Succession takes top prize for drama at this year's Emmys #Succession #Emmys

The stellar second season of HBO comedy-drama Succession sweeped this year’s Emmys, including securing the top prize for Outstanding Drama Series. Lead star Jeremy Strong also nabbed an award for his performance as Kendall Roy. 

Jeremy Strong and Brian CoxSuccession wins Best Drama at this year's Emmy Awards (Image: Reach PLC)

The hit HBO series beat out its impressive competition to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama series at this year’s ceremony. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, TV stars beamed in via video chat to collect their coveted trophies. 

Succession’s critically-acclaimed second season took the top prize ahead of similarly beloved series such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Crown, Stranger Things and Better Call Saul.

Also among the pack were British-US series Killing Eve, and Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian.

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Jeremy Strong as Kendall RoySuccession: Jeremy Strong won the award for lead actor (Image: HBO)

Following the surprise success of the first season, Succession returned last year for a follow-up considered even more wickedly funny and sharply satirical than its first outing. 

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