Matthew Macfadyen won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Tonight for his portrayal of Tom Wambsgans on the HBO series. succession. It was Macfayden’s second nomination in the character category and his first Emmy win.
Macfadyden’s character Tom is the son-in-law of Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the head of media conglomerate Waystar Royco. Tom’s shocking betrayal at the end of Season 3 certainly contributed to his victory today and generated some interesting reactions from fans. “My favorite reaction was a picture message from my agent,” he says, showing a shocked face.
He says he is “deeply honored and thrilled” by this victory and pays tribute to succession creator Jesse Armstrong. “It’s really such a pleasure and privilege for me to play this crazy role on this wonderful show,” Macfadyen says. “My admiration and gratitude for Jesse Armstrong and his wonderful writing team is boundless.”
Macfayden won tonight succession co-stars Kieran Culkin and Nicholas Brown for today’s victory, as well as Billy Crudup, Park Haw-soo, John Turturro, Christopher Walken and Oh Yeon-soo.
McFayden gives his last thanks for the evening as he is played off stage. “Certainly the most talented and beautiful crew and cast I could ever imagine.”
Postage Award, McFayden teased about how shocking Tom’s betrayal of his wife at the end succession Season 3 will affect the next season. “It sets the story up for the future,” he says. “We’ll buy some time after the dust sort of settles. Although not very. He thinks he’s just taking care of himself [but] it can be argued that he suffered at the hands of his brother-in-law and wife. I’m afraid to give out spoilers. It is beautiful.