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Brian Cox Submits for Lead Actor Drama Emmy for Succession Season 4



Comfortable Emmy season, “you clock-watching fucks” — Logan Roy continues to be main the best way.

Brian Cox has submitted his efficiency as Logan Roy, the lately departed Waystar Royco CEO on HBO’s “Succession,” into the lead actor (drama) class. Cox’s crew solely confirmed to Selection that the actor’s iconic flip because the daring father and media mogul will probably be thought-about alongside his two co-stars, Jeremy Sturdy and Kieran Culkin, who opted to modify into the class for the present’s fourth and remaining season.

Learn: Selection’s Awards Circuit for the most recent Emmy predictions in all classes.

Cox’s character died within the third episode of this season, “Connor’s Wedding,” which left many pundits speculating the Scottish actor, who acquired two earlier noms within the lead drama actor area, would downgrade to both the supporting actor or visitor classes. That gained’t be the case, which places the drama collection uniquely positioned to make historical past in a number of methods.

With Cox, Culkin and Sturdy opting for a similar class, the present may make historical past as the primary to land three lead drama actor noms in a 12 months. As well as, it could be the primary for any main male class.

In any lead actress classes, that has already occurred thrice: NBC’s “The Golden Girls” did it in 1986-87 with Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur (who coincidentally walked away with one award every throughout their respective years); and in 2005, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” landed noms for Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and eventual winner Felicity Huffman (and nonetheless egregiously unbelievable, not Eva Longoria).

Cox’s acclaimed efficiency has acquired a number of accolades for the HBO drama, together with two earlier Emmy noms for the second and third seasons, alongside co-star Sturdy as his eldest son Kendall. Sturdy gained in 2020.

This information doesn’t verify that Logan will seem in any of the three remaining episodes, though he did pop up for a brief flashback stint on final week’s “Living+.” Nonetheless, if he does seem in any, he wouldn’t be eligible to submit into the visitor class, because the eligibility states an actor can not happen in additional than 50% of a season’s episodes. Cox has already appeared in 4.

Restricted display screen time might not make a distinction, with the aura of Cox’s presence being felt in every dramatic weekly outing. In Emmy historical past, actors have gained lead performing statuettes for fewer tv episodes, albeit throughout years when the visitor classes have been inactive. For instance, Christopher Lloyd gained lead drama actor for his single visitor look in 1992 for Disney Channel’s “Road to Avonlea.” He was coincidentally nominated alongside Kirk Douglas for “Tales from the Crypt” and Harrison Web page for “Quantum Leap,” who additionally had single-episode appearances.

This 12 months’s Emmys is shaping to be considered one of trendy reminiscence’s most jam-packed in aggressive races. HBO’s “Succession” is predicted to dominate this 12 months’s Emmy nominations, with many actors thought-about front-runners of their respective classes.

Along with Culkin’s zing-master Roman Roy transferring to the lead actor area, Selection additionally solely reported Sarah Snook’s political fixer Shiv (cementing her front-runner standing by the day) is switching to the lead drama actress race. (Her co-star J. Smith Cameron stays in supporting.)

Sunday night time’s “Tailgate Party” episode marked Alexander Skarsgård’s fifth look this season as GoJo head Lukas Mattson. Meaning the Emmy winner (“Big Little Lies”), who additionally picked up a nom for visitor drama actor in 2022 for “Succession,” will vie for supporting drama actor with Nicholas Braun, Alan Ruck and final 12 months’s winner, Matthew Macfadyen.

“Succession” has been nominated for 48 Emmys in three earlier seasons, profitable 13 — together with twice for excellent drama collection. Created by Jesse Armstrong, the present made historical past in 2022 by breaking the document for many performing nominations in a 12 months, with 14.

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