Succession Wins Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama



  • Succession wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, tying with other major hits for most wins.
  • Creator Jesse Armstrong talks about the bittersweet decision to end the show, thanking the team behind its success.
  • The show also wins awards for performances by Matthew Macfadyen, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook.

The mega-hit drama series, Succession, continues to cement its legacy, taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. The HBO series’ victory ties the show, which follows the uber-wealthy, media and entertainment conglomerate-owning Roy family as they are thrown into a power struggle after their father steps down, with other major TV hits The X-Files and Mad Men for most Golden Globes wins for best drama.

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong talked about the “bittersweet” decision to end the show, which came to its conclusion last year with its fourth season, and commended all those who came together to make the show such a success.

“We decided this was the right time to end the show and that was very bittersweet, particularly for me, because I finally bought some shoes that are appropriate for award dos and this might be the last time I ever get to wear them. It is bittersweet, but things like this make it rather sweeter. Thank you very much indeed.

It’s a team effort this show, which is one of the reasons it’s so lovely to do and I’d like to accept this on behalf of the whole Succession writers’ room and directors led by Mark Mylod, my fellow producers, the extraordinary subtle and supple cast and the crew who so worked so dedicatedly and brilliantly on four seasons and we’ve been supported all the way through by HBO, by Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Nora Skinner, Max Hollman and Sally Harvey. It has been such a wonderful team to work with it.”

As well as winning for best drama, Succession also took home Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role on Television for Matthew Macfadyen, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Kieran Culkin, and Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Sarah Snook.

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Created by Jesse Armstong and first airing back in 2018, Succession centers on the Roy family, the all-powerful owners of the global media and entertainment conglomerate, Waystar RoyCo. A fight for control begins when the health of current family patriarch, Logan Roy, grows increasingly uncertain.

Starring a large ensemble cast that includes Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy, Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy, Natalie Gold as Rava Roy, Alan Ruck as Connor Roy, Sarah Snook as Siobhan “Shiv” Roy, Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch, Peter Friedman as Frank Vernon, Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans, and Brian Cox as Logan Roy, as well as Rob Yang, Dagmara Domińczyk, Arian Moayed, J. Smith-Cameron, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, and Fisher Stevens, Succession has been a huge critical success since the very beginning, and has now come to a successful end following the finale of its fourth season. A finale that was met with widespread critical acclaim.

The entire Succession saga is now available to purchase on home media or stream on Max.

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