Andrij Parekh bagged the 72nd Primetime Emmy Award for Directing for A Drama Series. The award was announced by host Jimmy Kimmel and presented to the director on what he announced was his birthday.
Parekh won the award for the episode titled 'Hunting'. The show was nominated for directing alongside some stellar giants in the genre. The show had stiff competition from shows such as 'The Crown' (Netflix), 'Homeland' (Showtime), 'The Morning Show' (Apple TV+) and 'Ozark' (Netflix). It was quite a well-deserved win as many fans of the show were rooting for 'Succession' to win. A lot of fans also took to Twitter to express their joy over the victory.
According to its official synopsis, "'Succession' follows the Roy family, owners of media conglomerate Waystar Royco. The family patriarch, Logan Roy (Cox), has experienced a decline in health. His four children – removed oldest son Connor (Ruck), power-hungry Kendall (Strong), irreverent Roman (Culkin), and politically savvy Siobhan (Snook) – all with varying degrees of connection to the company, begin to prepare for a future without their father, and each begins vying for prominence within the company."
The most recent second season won a total of three awards including Outstanding directing, Outstanding Drama Series, and Lead Actor — Drama Series. The show was also nominated for Supporting Actress — Drama Series and Supporting Actor — Drama Series where the cast's golden trio Matthew Macfadyen, Kieran Culkin and Nicholas Braun all made it.
After scoring the best drama, creator Jesse Armstrong, who accepted the honor from his hotel room in London offer a barrage of "un-thank yous". "Un-thank you to the virus, for keeping us all apart this year, un-thank-you to President Trump for his crummy and uncoordinated response to it," said Armstrong, who also won Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Emmy for the episode 'This Is Not For Tears'.
He also made sure to offer special thanks saying, "And un-thank you to the media moguls who do so much to keep them in power." The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and aired live on September 20, at 8 pm on ABC.