BBC – 13 July 2022

Succession leads the charge for this year’s Emmy Awards with 25 nominations, including outstanding drama series and lead actor for Scotsman Brian Cox’s portrayal of media mogul Logan Roy.

Cox will go up against his co-star and on-screen son, US actor Jeremy Strong.

Elsewhere, English actress Lily James is nominated for best actress in a limited series for playing Pamela Anderson in Pam and Tommy.

GETTY IMAGES | Image caption,Succession’s Brian Cox (left) and Jeremy Strong are both nominated for best lead actor in a drama

And fellow Brit Jodie Comer is up for outstanding actress in a drama series.

The Liverpudlian is up against her Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh for the award, as well as Euphoria actress Zendaya plus Laura Linney and Reese Witherspoon.

The shows with the most nominations:

  • Succession – 25
  • Ted Lasso – 20
  • The White Lotus – 20
  • Hacks – 17
  • Only Murders In The Building – 17
  • Euphoria – 16

Succession, about a ruthless family media dynasty that has been compared to the Murdochs, was created by Peep Show’s Jesse Armstrong and won best drama series at the 2020 Emmys.

This time, Kieran Culkin and Sarah Snook also have acting nominations, as do British cast members Matthew Macfadyen and Dame Harriet Walter, who plays Logan Roy’s ex-wife Caroline.

GETTY IMAGES | Image caption,Zendaya has four nominations for her work on teen drama Euphoria

Dame Harriet is also nominated for playing Deborah in Anglo-American football series Ted Lasso, which is the most-nominated comedy.

Jason Sudeikis is shortlisted for playing the show’s titular coach, while there are also nods for British co-stars Brett Goldstein, Toheeb Jimoh, Nick Mohammed, Sarah Niles, Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham.

Of the other top shows, The White Lotus is a Hawaiian-set satire about wealthy hotel guests, and has acting nominations for Murray Bartlett, Jennifer Coolidge and Sydney Sweeney, among others.

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