Succession wins big at the Golden Globes!
In between Ricky Gervais’s roasts at last night’s Golden Globes, there were, in fact, a few awards handed out. The biggest winner in the world of TV was Succession, with the oh so vogue HBO satire picking up the coveted Best Television Series – Drama award for its second season.
One could refer to it as The Little Show That Could; after struggling to find an audience in its first season, Succession seemingly hit its stride in 2019 with increased ratings and online buzz.
Following the Roy family, owners of the conglomerate Waystar Royco, as the health of its patriarch Logan (played by the ever-forceful Brian Cox) falters and a power struggle within the business unfolds, Succession beat The Crown, Killing Eve, The Morning Show, and Big Little Lies for the win.
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Cox also took home the Best Actor – Drama, and Kieran Culkin (who plays Cox’s son Roman) had his hopes for Best Supporting Actor dashed for a second straight year as Stellan Skarsgård won for his performance in Chernobyl.
But don’t feel too bad for Culkin – he did get to kiss Brian Cox after the latter’s victory was announced, and who hasn’t wanted to do that?
It was a banner night for HBO, with the network winning four awards out of its fifteen nominations. Its miniseries Chernobyl also grabbed two awards: the aforementioned Skarsgård’s as well as Best Miniseries or Television Film.
HBO has renewed Succession for a third season, meaning we will finally see the outcome of the fateful cruise on the Roy family’s yacht from the season 2 finale.
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