“Progression” maker Jesse Armstrong dissed King Charles III in his acknowledgment discourse for Best Drama Series at the Emmys 2022 on Monday night.
“Enormous week for progressions. New lord in the UK … for us,” the UK local said before an elegant crowd at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
“Uh, obviously somewhat more democratic engaged with our triumphant than Prince Charles,” he kept, recognizing the Television Academy’s votes that procured his group a brilliant statuette.
As cheers and pants occupied the room, Armstrong added, “I’m not saying we’re more authentic in our place that he is. We’ll surrender that to others.”
He then continued on from illustrious talk and hailed those associated with the progress of his HBO series. “We are amazingly thankful to have this honor,” Armstrong said. “This gathering is remarkable. It’s a collaboration.”
s extraordinary. It’s a team effort.”
Emmys viewers had mixed feelings about his dig at Charles.
“winning Best Drama and cracking a joke about the royal succession on national TV is quite a choice,” one person tweeted, while another echoed, “the royal family succession bit during Succession’s best drama speech I cringe.”
Meanwhile, some fans seemed amused.
“Why is the dude accepting the award for Succession looking for enemies in the royal family omgndjsksmddjj,” one person wrote.
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“it’s so funny bc ik those ppl watch succession and laugh at all the f–ked up jokes and they can’t laugh at this even though it’s literally the truth there IS in fact more voting done for the emmy’s compared to making a british royal in charge of the country get a grip LMAO,” another individual added.
His Majesty’s two-part accession council took place at the State Apartments of St. James’ Palace in London.
“I know how deeply you and the entire nation and I think I may say the whole world sympathizes with me in the irreparable loss we have all suffered,”
the king said in part.
“My mother’s reign was unequaled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion. Even as we grieve we give thanks for this most faithful life. I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty which have now passed to me.”