‘Succession’ Cast Makes History With Its 2022 SAG Awards Nominations

The 2022 awards season began in a quieter fashion than usual, with the Golden Globes handed out in a ceremony that wasn’t broadcast on NBC. What hasn’t changed is January’s onslaught of nomination announcements, which kicked off with contenders for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Jan. 12. Among the nominees were the cast members of HBO’s Succession. Several of them even made history in their category.

The ‘Succession’ cast marked a first with its SAG Awards nominations

'Succession' cast member Brian Cox. He's playing Logan Roy, and he's sitting in a chair and looks like he's thinking.
Brian Cox in ‘Succession’ | Macall B. Polay/HBO

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That’s right, after years of being locked out of the SAG Awards, the Succession cast scooped up a handful of nominations in 2022. And the actors behind the Roy family marked a first in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

As Variety points out, no show has ever received three nominations in this bracket before. With Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Brian Cox all named as contenders, Succession achieves an impressive milestone. Of course, with three stars up for one award, the HBO series also increases its chance of winning this honor.

The trio is competing against The Morning Show‘s Billy Crudup and Squid Game‘s Lee Jung-Jae. Even if they don’t pull through, they’ve already accomplished something big here. And Succession has a couple more chances to take home the gold as well.

What other awards are ‘Succession’ cast members up for?

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Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Brian Cox all find themselves in a unique situation heading into the 2022 SAG Awards. However, they aren’t the only Succession cast members to snag nominations.

Sarah Snook, who plays Shiv in the HBO show, is among the five stars competing for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. She’s joined by Squid Game‘s Jung Ho-yeon, The Handmaid Tale‘s Elizabeth Moss, and The Morning Show stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

Additionally, the Succession cast as a whole received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast (or Ensemble) in a Drama Series. With so many individual actors up for awards, the HBO show certainly stands a chance of taking home that honor. It does have some impressive competition with The Morning Show, Yellowstone, Squid Game, and The Handmaid‘s Tale in the running.

Only time will tell if the Succession stars win big during the SAG Awards this year. So, when will winners be announced?

When are the 2022 SAG Awards?

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Fans of Succession can see which cast members take home honors when the SAG Awards ceremony takes place. The event is currently scheduled for Feb. 27, 2022. According to The Hollywood Reporter, TBS and TNT will broadcast it live beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Succession finds itself among a number of impressive series vying for awards. The HBO show’s recent Golden Globes bode well for it, though.