Paul Mescal's father reveals his family are 'absolutely delighted' by BAFTA win for Normal People

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‘We were all quite emotional’: Paul Mescal’s father reveals his family are ‘absolutely delighted’ by his BAFTA win for Normal People

Paul Mescal’s father has said his family were ‘absolutely delighted’ by his BAFTA win.    

The actor, 25, took home the award for Best Actor for his role as Connell in Normal People at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday.

Speaking on the Marty Morrissey Show on RTÉ Radio 1, Paul Mescal Sr said the family were all ’emotional’ as they watched Paul take to the stage.

Proud: Paul Mescal's father has said his family were 'absolutely delighted' by his BAFTA win

Proud: Paul Mescal’s father has said his family were ‘absolutely delighted’ by his BAFTA win

He said: ‘We were all quite emotional. It was a great event.’

‘That was quite an achievement alright and it’s a great buzz for us here as well.’

Paul Sr said his son made sure to call his family in Ireland following his win.

He said: ‘When he rang us, we heard it on the night, and it was the first we heard of it. We couldn’t really say that much to him because he was gone again in a heartbeat. 

Family: Paul posed with his BAFTA award alongside his brother Donnacha and sister Nell (pictured) in a heartwarming snap she shared to Instagram

Family: Paul posed with his BAFTA award alongside his brother Donnacha and sister Nell (pictured) in a heartwarming snap she shared to Instagram

‘We are hoping to get a proper chat with him at some stage today.’

The Mescal clan watched the BAFTAs at Paul’s aunts house where they had a family barbeque.

Paul posed with his BAFTA award alongside his brother Donnacha and sister Nell in a heartwarming snap she shared to Instagram.  

Nell recently moved to London and met her brother after the ceremony, captioning the photo: ‘Epic’.  

Sweet: Paul won the Best Actor gong for his performance as Connell in Normal People at Sunday's BAFTA TV Awards and dedicated his win to co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones

Sweet: Paul won the Best Actor gong for his performance as Connell in Normal People at Sunday’s BAFTA TV Awards and dedicated his win to co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones

Emotional: Daisy, 23, was watching the ceremony live from a New Orleans hotel room and became emotional during his speech, wiping away tears

Emotional: Daisy, 23, was watching the ceremony live from a New Orleans hotel room and became emotional during his speech, wiping away tears

The actor was stunned as he took to the stage to collect his award, telling the small audience: ‘I want to dedicate this to Daisy.’

23-year-old Daisy Edgar-Jones – who starred as Marianne in the steamy series and was watching the ceremony live from a New Orleans hotel room – became emotional during his speech and wiped away tears.

Taking to the stage in a smart black suit, Paul said in full: ‘I fully was not expecting to be here so I have no clue what I’m going to say. I want to thank everyone at Hulu and the BBC. 

‘I want to thank everyone at Element. I want to thank Lenny and Hetty. Lenny, thank you for trusting me with this. Lara Beach, you’re the best agent out there. I want to thank the cast.

Speech: Taking to the stage in a smart black suit, Paul said: 'I fully was not expecting to be here so I have no clue what I'm going to say. I want to thank everyone at Hulu and the BBC'

Speech: Taking to the stage in a smart black suit, Paul said: ‘I fully was not expecting to be here so I have no clue what I’m going to say. I want to thank everyone at Hulu and the BBC’

‘I want to dedicate this to Daisy, who is the best scene partner and one of the best people I know. 

‘I’m probably forgetting people and I’m incredibly nervous, so erm… my mum and dad at home, I love you.’

He concluded: ‘So thank you, I don’t know what else to say.’

The actors have won acclaim all over the world for their portrayal of friends-turned-lovers Marianne and Connell in the drama – picking up nominations at the Critics’ Choice, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

Worldwide success: The actors have won acclaim all over the world for their portrayal of friends-turned-lovers Marianne and Connell in the drama

Worldwide success: The actors have won acclaim all over the world for their portrayal of friends-turned-lovers Marianne and Connell in the drama

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