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The 'Succession' Effect: Do Other Dramas Have a Chance at an Emmy?

Awards The strategists managing this season’s Emmys campaign may have had a collective exclamation on the night of April 9th ​​- at least those who were watching The third episode is like this*)Succession

Live aired that night. Logan Roy (played by Emmy winner Brian Cox, nominated twice for his role in the HBO drama) collapsed while traveling on a plane with little warning and off-camera – Leaving his children Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Schiff (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Karkin) stranded on a boat attending their half-brother Connor’s wedding, Trying to come to terms with his sudden death and what it means for the future of Waystar Royco.

Logan Roy, died in episode three! A tragedy for some (inevitable given the premise of the entire series), but for those with a stake in the Emmy race, it sparked how Cox will play The question of playing his character in season four — and the latest twist has to do with one of the strongest frontrunners in the drama category. The shocking events in Succession’s third episode of season four raised questions about the Emmys race.

Creator and show host Jesse Armstrong dropped the first bomb in February 06 About The New Yorker

, A month ahead of the Season 4 premiere. He admits he had trouble deciding to announce that season 4 would be the last of Succession – he considered saying nothing and letting the show take its course It’s over, without warning the fans. “Hopefully the show stands against the bullshit, and I don’t want to talk about it when it’s bullshit,” said Armstrong, acknowledging that the cast and creatives would be doing the press throughout the season, “which might be weird” and boldly sidestepping the truth. (A writers’ strike on May 2 means Armstrong won’t be able to promote the show in interviews for the rest of the season.)

What competition for the show means What Best Serial? With House of the Dragon , The Last of Us

and White Lotus in the remix (last one, at 2023, is now considered TV series), HBO may be the four most representative contenders in this category.

Their main competition includes Netflix’s The Crown

(whose fourth season earned the streamer 1000), AMC’s Better Call Saul(The Forever Bridesmaids show, which finished the second half of its final season last summer, has been nominated for 06 Emmys did not win a trophy), Disney+’s The Mandalorian (twice won the most Best Drama nominee) and Showtime’s Yellowjackets (series nominated for its first season last year). While these shows are undeniably dramas, many of them have previously Nominations in the category, but Succession this behemoth when it comes to it might scare off other networks submitting their new shows for Emmy consideration.

The shocking events in Succession’s third episode of season four raised questions about the Emmys race.

The shocking events in Succession’s third episode of season four raised questions about the Emmys race.

Shocking events in succession’ Season 4, third episode raises questions about Emmy contenders. Provided by HBO

Peacock’s Poker Face

, a film by Natasha Lyonne Lyonne’s hour-long irreverent procedural as a Colombo-style detective (albeit an amateur) is competing as a comedy. Another new series from the streamer, Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof created Mrs. Davis – starring Betty Gilpin A Nun Battling Artificial Intelligence – Submitted as a limited series before the May 9 deadline. (Is this a PR friendly way to announce a series cancellation while making the show more competitive outside of the drama category? Ms. Davis might be A worthy AI opponent, but probably not Succession.)

Netflix is ​​also retaining its campaign muscle The sixth season of The Crown airs later this year. With Succession off the air next year, Netflix is ​​expected to grapple with the final season of the Peter Morgan-created show about American drama in its Emmy campaign British monarchy. The drama will prove especially explosive as upcoming episodes grapple with the death of Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). After all, The Crown

won an Emmy for Drama of the Year Succession is out operating despite disruptions due to the pandemic.

Now, back to Logan’s death: Some awards pundits wonder if Cox’s limited screen time this season means he’ll be placed in the supporting actor category— — Cox himself told Vulture that he will appear in flashbacks later in the season, but director Mark Mylord told Variety Those scenes were filmed as “misleading” and “didn’t actually exist”. The supporting actor submission will go for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Cox’s co-star Strong (in 1000 ) and Culkin to clear the way (he was nominated twice in the supporting actor category before, but he was promoted to lead this season along with Snook), or maybe help the nonsuccession The actor won the award.

Cox eventually bowed out in the lead category – and lamented in a BBC interview feeling “a little bit rejected” after Logan’s disrespectful death . We may now see a showdown between him and his two on-screen sons. Emmy win? Life, it seems, does imitate inheriting .

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