With 14 nominations in a single year, “Succession” sets a new record for acting nominations at the Emmys.
The well-liked drama got a total of 25
With 25 nominations, HBO’s “Succession” got the most Emmy nominations on Tuesday. It also broke the record for the most acting nominations in a single year.
The much-praised show about the inner workings of a very wealthy family got 14 acting nominations, which was enough to beat “Roots” and “Rich Man, Poor Man,” which both had 13 nominations.
All of the main cast members won awards: Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong for lead actor in a drama, J. Smith-Cameron and Sarah Snook for supporting actress, and Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, and Matthew Macfadyen for supporting actor. Hope Davis, Sanaa Lathan, and Harriet Walter were honored as guest actresses in a drama, while Adrien Brody, James Cromwell, Arian Moayed, and Alexander Skarsgard were honored as guest actors in a drama.
Given how much the Academy has loved “Succession” in the past, this isn’t too much of a surprise. It got 18 nominations for the second season, which was last year. This year, the third season won the SAG Award for an ensemble cast, the Producers Guild Award for drama series, two Writers Guild Awards, and the Directors Guild Award for drama directing. Brian Cox told us that the SAG Award meant the most to him of all the awards.
Mark Mylod was in charge of the first episode of Season 4, which was shot in June. HBO said this about the new season’s plot: “In Season 4, which has 10 episodes, the sale of media giant Waystar Royco to tech genius Lukas Matsson gets closer and closer. When the Roy family thinks about what their lives will be like once the sale is done, they feel existential anxiety and fight with each other. As the family considers a future in which their cultural and political influence will be greatly reduced, a power struggle breaks out.”
Here is the complete list of Emmy nominations.