The creator of Succession may take the crown for many awkward joke on the Emmy Awards.
Succession‘s Jesse Armstrong made a jab at King Charles III whereas on stage to simply accept the prize for Excellent Drama Collection at the 2022 Emmys on Sept. 12. Additionally nominated within the class this yr have been Higher Name Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Squid Sport, Stranger Issues and Yellowjackets. (See all of the 2022 Emmys winners right here.)
On the ceremony, which was held 4 days after the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, Armstrong made a joke about about Charles’ succession to the throne.
Suggesting it has been “large for successions within the U.Okay.,” Armstrong stated, “Evidently, a bit extra voting concerned in our successful than Prince Charles’. I am not saying we’re extra authentic than that place—we’ll depart that to different folks. We’re extremely grateful to have this glorious honor.”
Star Brian Cox appeared to attempt to put a cease to it, saying, “Hold it royalist, maintain it royalist.”
Armstrong continued by shouting out his “extraordinary” forged and crew, which incorporates Jeremy Robust, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen.