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‘Succession’ Creator Takes Shot At Trump With First-Ever Un-Thank You Speech At Emmys


“Succession” gained the Emmy for Excellent Drama Collection on Sunday evening, giving present creator Jesse Armstrong a platform to un-thank a number of alternative politicians, the coronavirus pandemic and nationalist governments.

The hit HBO drama scooped up 4 awards on the 72nd annual Primetime Emmys, together with Excellent Lead Actor in a Drama Collection for Jeremy Robust, Excellent Writing for a Drama Collection for Armstrong and Excellent Directing for a Drama Collection for Andrij Parekh.

Upon receiving the award for Excellent Drama Collection, Armstrong provided an unconventional un-thank you by way of his telecast speech.

“Being robbed of the chance to spend time with our friends and the forged and crew, I believe possibly I’d love to do a few un-thank yous,” he mentioned. “Un-thank you to the virus for conserving us all aside this yr. Un-thank you to President Trump for his crummy and uncoordinated response. Un-thank you to Boris Johnson and his authorities for doing the identical in my nation. Un-thank you to all of the nationalists and type of quasi-nationalist governments on this planet doing precisely the alternative of what we want proper now. And un-thank you to the media moguls who accomplish that a lot in conserving them in energy.”

“Succession,” which facilities on the tumultuous media dynasty of the fictional Roy household, was nominated for a whopping 18 statues with seven nominations in main classes ― together with particular person nods for Robust and Brian Cox for Excellent Lead Actor in a Drama Collection, Sarah Snook for Excellent Supporting Actress in a Drama Collection and Matthew Macfadyen, Kieran Culkin and Nicholas Braun for Excellent Supporting Actor in a Drama Collection.

Final yr, the present acquired a nomination for Excellent Drama Collection, which it misplaced, and one for Armstrong for Excellent Writing for a Drama Collection, which he gained. 

The present aired its second-season finale means again in October 2019. It’s unclear when the third season will air, as manufacturing went on hiatus due to the pandemic. 

“Succession” will resume manufacturing “when it’s protected and wholesome for everybody engaged on our reveals to take action,” HBO mentioned in assertion to The Wrap earlier this yr.