‘Succession’ bids farewell with six Emmys


The last season of the dark comedy Succession dominated the Emmy Awards on Monday night, picking up six of the night’s top prizes for a television drama.

This series tells the story of a media tycoon and his dysfunctional family, and has been particularly successful at this awards event for the past three years.

Succession-actors Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen all took home statuettes in the drama category, while the show also won overall best drama series and best director.

Jesse Armstrong, creator of the series, said it was “a great sadness to end the show”, but it was a great pleasure to be able to produce it.

“This is a show about family, but it’s also about when partisan news coverage becomes intertwined with divisive, right-wing politics,” Armstrong added.

In the comedy categories The Bear, Beef and The White Lotus dominate respectively.

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 and secured Jennifer Coolidge the statuette for best supporting actress in a comedy.

Sir Elton John won an award for his live TV concert recording, Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.

This means that the British music legend is finally a member of the prestigious and exclusive EGOT club: entertainment stars who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

The annual “In Memoriam” section honored TV stars who died in the past year, including Angela Lansbury, Strictly Come Dancing said Len Goodman, the 25-year-old Euphoria-actor Angus Cloud, Andre Braugher of Brooklyn Nine-Nine-fame and the Friends-star Matthew Perry.

Pop singer Charlie Puth and the duo, The War and Treaty, sang together Puth’s tear-jerking hit, “See You Again”, before opening with an acoustic version of the famous Friends-theme song, “I’ll Be There for You”, concluded on the Emmy stage.

RNews earlier reported that the 75th Emmy Awards event, which was scheduled to take place on September 18, 2023, has been postponed until January 15 due to Hollywood’s writers and actors’ crippling strikes last year.

The Emmys usually take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a US federal holiday, and were last postponed in 2001 due to the 9/11 attacks.

Sources: AFP, BBC, Variety.