James Corden scooped the award for best leading actor for hit show ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at the 66th Tony Awards in New York last night.
The 33 year-old claimed he was “overwhelmed” by the accolade which received seven nominations. He has become the toast of the theatre world thanks to the hit comedy and transformed himself from TV funny man to fully-fledged ‘luvy’ on both sides of the Atlantic.
"Honestly, I am overwhelmed,” he said according to the Huffington Post.
"To be on a list with you was enough and holding this, it honestly just reminds me that there is no such thing as best.”
Corden dedicated the award to his fiancé Julia and chocked up as he spoke of her and their son Max.
"My girlfriend Julia gave birth to our son five days before we started rehearsals. She is my baby mama and I can't wait to marry her,” he gushed.
"Seriously, I would not be holding this if it wasn't for her. She made me say 'us' instead of 'I' and 'we' instead of 'me', and I love her. Thank you very much."
Corden, who found fame in BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey took the show to Broadway earlier this year after a hugely successful run in the West End.
"Your city, the audiences here who have embraced our show like we never ever imagined they could, every night is a joy,” he told the audience at the Beacon Theatre in New York.
He went on to thank producer Bob Boyett who he said, “took a huge risk bringing this ridiculously silly play to your city".
Corden Scoops Tony Award...