Succession star tells The Last of Us to ‘suck it’ after Golden Globes
It's all a bit of friendly banter, isn't it? In the cutthroat world of television, everyone is vying to be at the top of their game. There's been something of a TV resurgence over the last few years, with Breaking Bad, The Leftovers, Fargo, and more bringing us back to the small screen.
When it comes to TV powerhouses, HBO largely has the competition licked, boasting Westworld, Big Little Lies, Watchmen, and House of the Dragon (to name just a few). Two goliaths stole the show for the network in 2022, with Succession rounding off its final season and The Last of Us making its debut.
Kieran Culkin tells Pedro Pascal to "suck it"
They say that when a new Supreme rises, the old one fades away, and that could be the cast with The Last of Us and Succession. Succession had a near-perfect run across four seasons, but it was in Season 4 that it really came into its own. In particular, the infamous "Connor's Wedding" was worth all the awards on its own.
At January 8's 81st Golden Globes, the stars were out in force. Succession tied with Barbie for the most nominations (nine in total), and unsurprisingly, the former won a slew of them. The big one was Succession beating the likes of The Last of Us, 1923, and The Crown for Best Television Series.
Matthew Macfadyen got Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as Tom Wambsgans, Sarah Snook won Best Actress for her portrayal of Shiv Roy, and Kieran Culkin bagged Best Actor - outshining Brian Cox (Logan Roy) and Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy) in the same category.
As well as pipping his costars to the post, Culkin also beat Gary Oldman in Slow Horses, Dominic West in The Crown, and Pedro Pascal in The Last of Us. Roman Roy deserves the wind as one of the best TV characters in living memory, but for some reason, he's put Pascal in his sights.
Accepting the award to Best Actor, Culkin said, "Thanks to Succession I've been in here a couple of times. It's nice but I'd sort of accepted that I was never going to be on this stage. So this is a nice moment." Gripping his award, he added, "Suck it, Pedro! Sorry! Mine!"
Don't feel too bad for The Last of Us
It's clear that Culkin was joking - channelling his inner Roman Roy. Award ceremony drama is nothing new, but this is classic Culkin, and the look on Pascal's laughing face says it all. The Last of Us was nominated for three awards at The Golden Globes but sadly came away with no wins.
Thankfully, awards season has been kind to The Last of Us. The 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony saw the zombie series land an unprecedented eight wins, securing everything from Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Storm Reid) to Outstanding Special Visual Effects for in a Season or a Movie.
Taking to social media afterwards, Nick Offerman thanked fans for his win as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for playing Bill in the beloved episode, "Long, Long Time." Still, Offerman has a slight problem with his win.
Costar Murray Bartlett was nominated in the same category for his role as Frank, but (obviously) only one could win. Offerman said it doesn't feel right to win without Bartlett, but sadly, that's what was decided. As for Pascal, don't feel too bad about Cullkin's gloating, we're sure plenty more wins are on the way.