James Corden is no stranger to winning plaudits, but he was overcome with emotion when he picked up a Tony Award for his hit show One Man, Two Guvnors.
The 33-year-old, who is one of Britain's best-loved comedy actors, beat a host of Hollywood heavyweights to the award for Best Leading Actor in a Drama.
He paid a loving tribute to his girlfriend Julia in his acceptance speech, telling the audience he was "overwhelmed".
He told the audience: "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.
"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 was not the only Tony winner from this side of the Atlantic, as a stage version of the low-budget Irish film hit Once won in nine of the 12 categories in which it was nominated.