Brian Cox is set to go head-to-head with his Succession co-stars as the drama made Emmy award history with three lead actor nominations.
The hit HBO drama’s final season has drawn leading actor nods for Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Cox at the 75th annual awards.
It marks the first time ever that three actors from the same series have been nominated at the same time for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.
The trio all play members of the scheming Roy family in the drama, which wrapped up its fourth series earlier this year.
Sarah Snook, who plays Shiv Roy, has also been nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, while the show was also nominated for outstanding drama series.
Succession has already earned 13 Emmy awards, including two best drama series awards for seasons two and three.
Cox and Strong have competed in the lead actor category twice, with Strong defeating the Scottish actor in 2020.
It is Culkin’s first nomination in the outstanding lead actor category, though he has been nominated in the best supporting actor Emmy category twice.
Succession actors Alexander Skarsgard and Nicholas Braun also received Emmy nominations in the outstanding supporting actor category.
The show holds this year’s top spot with 27 Emmy nominations followed by The Last Of Us, with 24, The White Lotus, with 23, and Ted Lasso, with 21.
The 75th annual Emmy awards will take place on September 18 2023.