Emmys 2020: Billy Crudup wins Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for 'The Morning Show'
The Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama has gone to Billy Crudup for his role as Cory Ellison in 'The Morning Show', a show about a morning news show in which Crudup plays an executive who's recently taken over news operations. Crudup has previously been nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Crudup accepted the award from his home and thanked everyone involved in the project as well as his family in his speech.
The other nominations see 'Succession' leading the pack, and the nominations include:
Giancarlo Esposito for his role as Gus Fring on 'Better Call Saul', a spin-off and prequel series to 'Breaking Bad' following the story of a greedy criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman whose final season is set to air in 2021. Espositon has previously been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series on 'Breaking Bad' in 2012. Nicholas Braun for his role as Greg Hirsch on 'Succession', a satirical comedy-drama that centers on the Roy family and their struggles to control their global media company Waystar Royco through the bad health of the family patriarch. Greg Hirsch, the grandnephew of Logan Roy and grandson of Ewan Roy. This is Braun's first Emmy nomination.
Kieran Culkin for his role as Roman Roy in 'Succession'. Roman Roy is the immature third and youngest son of Logan Roy, from his second marriage. The role has previously seen Culkin nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2019. Matthew Macfadyen for his role as Tom Wambsgans in 'Succession'. Tom Wambsgans is the people-pleasing husband of Shiv Roy and a Waystar executive who is promoted from heading the amusement park and cruise division to running the global news outlet. The role has previous won Macfadyen a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Bradley Whitford for his role as Commander Joseph Lawrence in 'The Handmaid's Tale', a dystopic tale based on the book series by Margaret Atwood, where women are forced into child-bearing slavery. Whiftord has previously won an Emmy in 2019 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Mark Duplass for his role as Charles "Chip" Black in 'The Morning Show'. "Chip" Black is the excecutive producer of 'The Morning Show' on the series. This is Duplass' first major nomination.
Jeffrey Wright for his role as Bernard in 'Westworld', a show about a theme park featuring lifelike androids who slowly gain self-awareness in their roles as cowboys. Bernard began the series as one of the scientists working on the androids, or "hosts", before it was being revealed that he was a host himself. Wright has received several nominations for his role on 'Westworld' over the show's three seasons.