Baz Ashmawy and his legendary mum Nancy have achieved Emmys success, as 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy scooped a top award last night.
The pair travelled to New York for the ceremony and were ecstatic when it was announced their show got the gong for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment Show.
Speaking about the massive win, Baz commented: “As soon as they mentioned that 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy was the one that won she says she doesn’t remember anything, it was like floating up on stage.”
Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio One, he said: “She said a few words and spoke to a crowd of very sophisticated television people from all around the world and she nailed it. I’m so proud of her. She’s great.”
— Baz Ashmawy (@bazashmawy) November 24, 2015
The show, which has just finished its fourth series, became hugely popular due to the mother & son duo visiting the world and tackling death defying challenges – despite Nancy’s age of 72.
Speaking about the success of the programme, the RTE star said: “It’s a few things, Nancy for one. It’s this amazing 70-year-old doing these insane things and just being a complete inspiration.
He added: “It’s the story of a mother and son and everyone has a mammy and we can all relate to it wherever we’re from. There’s a lot of luck goes into it as well. We could have easily lost it but we won tonight and we’re delighted.”
And while most celebrities would be heading to glamorous afterparties after winning such a prestigious award, Baz admitted Nancy was happy to have a modest celebration.
“My mam is in O’Lunny’s, downstairs in an Irish bar eating chicken wings! We’re keeping it real!” he joked.