Succession set to win Critics Choice Award for Drama Series

Hang on, guys. The “Succession” reward train has only just begun. The HBO series about a wildly dysfunctional family that controls a giant media conglomerate has already won a few trophies this winter, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Dramatic Ensemble, for its excellent third season. Now he’s looking to add more accolades to his name with the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday.

The show received eight nominations in total, the most of any program. He was recognized in Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor (Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong), Best Actor in a Dramatic Supporting Role (Nicholas Brown, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen) and Best Actress in a Dramatic Supporting Role (J. Smith-Cameron and Sarah Snook). It’s an impressive showing for the series and an improvement over its Season 2 offerings (three nominations). Right now it’s expected to win in each category in which it is nominated. But if “Succession” triumphs in the drama series race, it will become the fourth show to win it twice, following its previous win in 2020 for its second season.

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“Breaking Bad” was the first drama to bring home matching bookends, and so far it’s the only show to do so in consecutive years. Vince GilliganThe heart-pounding crime drama won both halves of the show’s final season in 2013 and 2014. But that first year, the AMC series shared the honors with HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones.” It’s the only tie in best drama series so far, and “Thrones” won again in 2016. FX’s acclaimed Soviet-era spy drama “The Americans” is the show most recent to double, after winning the award. both in 2015 and 2019.

Currently, “Succession” is well placed to follow in their footsteps. the Jesse Armstrong-the show created ranks first in Gold Derby’s combined odds at 4/1 and with 10 experts and seven editors predicting its triumph. Meanwhile, Netflix’s popular Korean import “Squid Game,” which won two acting awards at the SAG Awards, is just behind the series in second place (5/1 rating). It is followed by Paramount+’s “The Good Fight” (15/2) in third, FX’s “Pose” (15/2) in fourth and Showtime’s hit “Yellowjackets” (8/1) in fifth. . Rounding out the category are Paramount+’s horror series “Evil,” Apple TV+’s “For All Mankind” and NBC’s veteran family drama “This Is Us.”

Considering the overall strength and popularity of the third season of “Succession,” which concluded in December, this is shaping up to be a very good year for the HBO drama (even if the Roy family themselves are currently in ruins). Can the show pull off a single-season sweep? Only time will tell, but the Critics Choice Awards may continue the winning streak.

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