Actor Brian Cox as Favorite "Succession" Tops Emmy Nominations

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Emmy nominations have been announced, with the elite trio of "Succession," "The White Lotus" and "The Last of Us" combining for a staggering 74 mentions, but the issue darkening the picture is the writers' strike in progress and the possibility that the actors could join them in just one day.

“Succession” and its deeply dysfunctional and privileged dynasty topped all Emmy nominees in its fourth and final season with 27, including the category for best drama series, which it has won two of the past three years.

He earned three nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series, with Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin receiving nominations for playing Clansmen Roy, and Sarah Snook receiving a Best Actress nomination. The series also led to four nominations for its supporting actors.

However, the cursed vacationers at a Sicilian resort in the second part of “The White Lotus” really dominated the supporting categories, earning five nominations for best supporting actress in a drama, including nods for Jennifer Coolidge and Aubrey Plaza. , and four more for best supporting actor.

Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal, the duo on a mushroom quest in “The Last of Us,” each earned nominations for their leading roles.

The show was second behind “Succession” with 24 nominations. “The White Lotus” had 23.

“Ted Lasso” led comedies with 21 nominations, including best comedy series and best actor for Jason Sudeikis.

The Apple TV+ series won both awards for each of its first two seasons, and is arguably the favorite for the three-time championship with its third and final.

The nominations suggested that HBO may still dominate the Best of TV awards, even as streaming services have taken over much of elite television, though the distinction is increasingly blurred, with a large segment of viewers. watching “Succession” and the cable channel's other offerings on the streaming service now known as Max.

Cox, 77, earned his nomination for best actor in a drama series despite appearing in less than half of the episodes of “Succession” this season, though as the patriarch of the Roy family he loomed just as imposing. in the episodes in which he did not appear. Winning would be his first since three nominations for the role, he previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a TV Movie in 2001.

Strong won in 2020 for playing "big kid" Kendall Roy. Culkin earned his first best actor nomination after two previous nominations in the supporting category.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, who gave an emotional speech at last year's ceremony in which she sang about winning the best supporting actress Emmy for the comedy "Abbott Elementary," said it's an "emotional jumble" after being nominated again. in such a troubled environment.

“Change is hard. Change is hard. And in the midst of a new great moment in my life, I am surrounded by a difficult moment," Ralph told The Associated Press. "This is a fight for art, this is not a fight to make people rich."

The nominations were announced by “Community” star Yvette Nicole Brown and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences CEO Frank Scherma, who referenced the labor disputes during the live broadcast of the nominations.

This was not a strong year for diversity at the Emmys, with the main categories dominated by shows with mostly white casts. Pascal, who was born in Chile, is the first Latino nominated for best actor in a drama series in more than two decades, he was the only minority nominee in any of the drama series categories.

That FX series displayed some of the quirks of the Emmys with its 13 nominations. Appeared in the categories of

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