Instead, Heartstopper co-stars Sebastian Croft and Will Gao accepted the Emmy on Connor's behalf, giving an endearingly awkward speech.
"Kit, wherever you are, um, hi!" said Croft.
"Kit has been so inspiring for us, and he really led the company of actors, and this is so well deserved, and I can't wait to give this to him," said Gao.
\u201ckit connor you're not allowed to talk bad about your acting anymore. you are now an emmy winner!! you've changed so many lives and continue to do so everyday. im beyond proud of you thank you for everything<3\u201d