FX’s “The Americans” won the 2019 Golden Globe for drama series.
On-stage to accept the trophy at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sunday, creator, executive producer and writer Joe Weisberg thanked his cast, including lead actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, both of whom were also nominated individually in acting categories at the Globes this year, as well as “all the writers, directors, editors, the best crew in the universe.”
He also thanked “the amazing team at FX, saying, “You nurtured and loved this show, and we love you guys.”
Continuing, Weisberg thanked former Fox Networks Group chief Peter Rice and “everyone at Fox 21” for “constant support,” as well as exec producers Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg and Graham Yost, the veteran showrunner who he said “started it all” in helping get the series off the ground.
“Thank you everyone. The more I learn, the more I understand what you did for us and me personally,” Weisberg said.
Backstage, Weisberg and Fields said there were still in the early stage of figuring out the next project they plan to write together. “We’ve been taking a lot of long walks thinking about what the next show is we want to write together,” Weisberg said. The pair’s surroundings have changed significantly as the moved to an office in New York’s SoHo district after wrapping six seasons in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn.
Fields jokingly suggested that they pitch the crowd of backstage reporters on their next big project but stopped short when Weisberg suggested it wasn’t the best idea.
“Americans” exec producer and director Chris Long struck a serious note when asked about what the group missed since production on the show ended earlier this year.
“The absolute camaraderie of being together every day — that’s really what you miss,” Long said. “It’s the day-to-day-ness of it. It’s everything about being around such a creative force.”
The spy drama set in the 1980s saw only its second nomination in its six-year run for its final season. This marks its first win. Since the series came to an end in May, this Golden Globe is the second-to-last award for which it is eligible. (It was also nominated for a 2019 SAG drama ensemble award.)
“The Americans” was created by Weisberg, who was co-showrunner with Fields. It also starred Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Costa Ronin and Noah Emmerich.
“The Americans” prevailed over “Bodyguard” (Netflix), “Homecoming” (Amazon), “Killing Eve” (BBC America) and “Pose” (FX).