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Succession took home the Golden Globe for best television drama on Sunday night.
While accepting the award at the Beverly Hilton ceremony, showrunner Jesse Armstrong said, after giving some thanks, “For everyone else working on the show, it’s a TV show and I’m here as a representative to represent all of us, so if you’ve ever appeared on the call sheet or titles of Succession: Congratulations, we’ve won a Golden Globe.”
Succession beat out four other nominees for the prize, including HBO’s Big Little Lies, Netflix’s The Crown, BBC America’s Killing Eve and Apple TV+’s The Morning Show.
In 2020, two of the show’s actors were also nominated at the Globes: Brian Cox, for best actor in a TV drama and Culkin, for supporting actor in a TV drama. Cox won in his category, and during his speech, he thanked Armstrong and his wife “for putting up with me for all this crappy time.” The drama about the family behind a Fox News-like media giant was previously nominated for a supporting actor prize in 2019, when Kiernan Culkin got a nod for supporting actor.
Going into the evening, The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg argued that Succession should win. “This should be the moment HBO’s Succession moves from critical and social media darling to being recognized as TV’s most scathing, best-acted drama (one that’s actually a dark comedy),” he wrote.
Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 77th annual Golden Globes aired live coast-to-coast on NBC from 8 to 11 p.m. ET.
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