Dark comedy dominates Emmy nominations again


The dark comedy Succession picked up the most nominations for the second consecutive year at the annual Emmy nomination event, TV’s version of the Oscars.

This series tells the story of a media mogul and his dysfunctional family. The seventh and final season was nominated for a total of 27 awards, even better than last year’s 25 nominations.

Succession also made history and became the first series to win three of the six available awards for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

The post-apocalyptic series, The Last Of Usreceived the second most nominations (24) and was also the first series based on a computer game to achieve this feat.

The Last Of Us is based on the computer game of the same name and takes place during a pandemic that turns people into zombies due to a mass fungal infection.

The White Lotusa stylish satirical series about the doings of the ragtag rich,’s second season received more than double the number of nominations as its first installment.

Jennifer Coolidge, who this year was already awarded a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her role in this program, was nominated this year for best supporting actress in a drama.

Sir Elton John also landed a nomination for his live TV concert recording, Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium.

Should he win, he will finally become a member of the prestigious and exclusive EGOT club: entertainment stars who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

RNews reported earlier that the singer held his last farewell concert this month in Stockholm, Sweden, after a career of more than 50 years.

Fans of the hit Netflix series Wednesday also cheered when this series’ lead actress – Jenna Ortega – received her first Emmy nomination on Wednesday evening.

Wednesday is based on the famous cartoon The Adams Family and became one of this streaming service’s most watched programs of all time.

The 75th Emmy Awards will take place on September 18.

Here are some more notable nominations:

Lead actor in a drama series

Jeff Bridges, The Old Man (FX)

Brian Cox, Succession (HBO Max)

Kieran Culkin, Succession (HBO Max)

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Pedro Pascal, The Last Of Us (HBO Max)

Jeremy Strong, Succession (HBO Max)

Lead actress in a drama series

Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)

Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets (show time)

Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Bella Ramsey, The Last Of Us (HBO Max)

Keri Russell, The Diplomat (Netflix)

Sarah Snook, Succession (HBO Max)

Lead actor in a comedy series

Bill Hader, Barry (HBO Max)

Jason Segel, Shrinking (Apple TV+)

Martin Short, Only Murders In The Building (Hulu)

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Jeremy Allen White, The Bear (FX)

Lead actress in a comedy series

Christina Applegate, Dead To Me (Netflix)

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face (Peacock)

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday (Netflix)

  • Sources: AFP, The Hollywood Reporter, BBC