Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could snag Best Drama Directing because the Emmys love A-listers

Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could snag Best Drama Directing because the Emmys love A-listers
Though it may seem like a slam-dunk for “Game of Thrones,” the Emmy race for Best Drama Directing could have an interesting spoiler in the mix: Adam McKay, who’s in the running this year for HBO’s new series “Succession.” The TV academy loves to heap accolades on A-list movie directors, especially ones who’ve been on a role as of late.

After making a name for himself with the absurdist comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Step Brothers” (2008), McKay won critical acclaim and Oscar glory with the politically charged satires “The Big Short” (2015) and “Vice” (2018). The former brought him a win for screenwriting and a nomination for directing, while the latter earned him writing, directing and producing bids. Now he’s returned to television with this pertinent drama about a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul (Brian Cox) and his conniving family, for which he helmed the pilot.
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