“Succession” leads 74th Emmy Awards nomination

Los Angeles, July 13 (FN Agency) HBO’s black comedy-drama television series “Succession” led nominees for the 74th Emmy Awards with 25 nods, the Television Academy announced on Tuesday. The series earned a nomination for Outstanding drama series and multiple nominations in the acting categories, including nominations for Outstanding lead actor in a drama series for Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong, Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen, and Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for J. Smith-Cameron and Sarah Snook. The series centers on the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of a global media and entertainment conglomerate. When Logan Roy, CEO of one of the conglomerates, considers retirement, each of his four grown children follows a personal agenda that doesn’t always sync with those of their siblings or of their father.Apple’s “Ted Lasso” and HBO’s “The White Lotus” tied for second place with 20 nominations, respectively. HBO’s “Hacks” and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” each earned 17 nominations.

“Television continues to keep the world entertained, informed, and connected. With production at a historic high, the Academy has received a record number of Emmy submissions this season,” said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma in a press release. The Television Academy noted in the press release that this year was “a year of notable achievement for women,” and that almost half of the directors nominated in the scripted directing categories were women. This season also saw women receive almost 40 per cent of the nominations in the scripted writing categories. Thirty-four percent of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Writing in all writing categories were women, according to the Television Academy. The 74th Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept 12.