Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker makes Brexit joke during Emmys acceptance speech for Bandersnatch

Jacob Stolworthy
Rex Features

Charlie Brooker made a joke about Brexit during his acceptance speech after winning an Emmy for Black Mirror.

The showrunner, who picked up the trophy alongside executive producer Annabel Jones, made a joke of the fact that interactive Netflix film Bandersnatch beat Brexit: The Uncivil War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

“Being British, I think we were pre-conditioned for 52% of the Academy to vote for Brexit”, he quipped, to laughs from the crowd.

This is Black Mirror‘s third Emmy after winning for “San Juniper” and “USS Callister”.

The 2019 Emmys were a big success for the Brits with Phoebe Waller-Bridge picking up Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Fleabag and Ben Whishsaw winning Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for A Very English Scandal.

Elsewhere, Patricia Arquette and Michelle Williams had the audience on their feet for their respective speeches.

Find a full list of winners here.