Emmys 2019: 'Succession' writer Jesse Armstrong wins award for Outstanding Writing for Drama Series
Jesse Armstrong created the show based on the real-life media mogul Murdoch family
The award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series was won by Jesse Armstrong for the 'Succession' episode 'Nobody Is Ever Missing'. The awars was presented by actress Cherry Jones ('The Handmaid's Tale') at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. The nominations included Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz for 'Better Call Saul', Jed Mercurio for 'Bodyguard', David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for 'Game of Thrones', Emerald Fennell for 'Killing Eve', Jesse Armstrong for 'Succession', and Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'.
The show was created by Armstrong and is based on the real-life Rupert Murdoch and family. He quipped that there might be too many British winners at the Emmy Awards tonight. Armstrong thanked the writers and cast of the show and HBO. 'Succession' is also nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series tonight. Nicholas Britell won the Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for 'Succession'.
In addition to writing for television, Jesse Armstrong also writes novels and films. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 for his work in the film, 'In the Loop'.