Brian Cox (‘Succession’) is a serious threat to win Best Drama Actor at 2020 Golden Globes

It’s been nearly two decades since Brian Cox was last nominated for a Golden Globe. Now, not only does he look like he’s on track to get nominated again but he could be a very big threat to win his first career Globe as Best TV Drama Actor for Season 2 of HBO’s “Succession.”

“Succession” is in a perfect position to garner some major love from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Last year the show only netted a single nomination for Kieran Culkin in Best TV Supporting Actor. Since then, the show has exploded with its second season and Cox has been a huge part of that. His portrayal of family patriarch Logan Roy has become a deliciously menacing character that’s among the best on television, whether he’s telling someone to “F*** off!” or screaming “BOAR ON THE FLOOR!”

Right now, Cox is ranked second in our predictions center with 5/1 odds of winning the category, right behind this year’s Emmy winner Billy Porter for “Pose.” But the show is also well placed in the Best Drama Series category where it’s also ranked second with 4/1 odds of winning behind the new season of “The Crown.” This boosts Cox’s chances since shows that win Best Series at the Globes will usually take home an acting trophy as well.

Cox’s previous Globe nomination has been the only one of his career. He was nominated for Best Movie/Mini Actor in 2000 for playing Hitler’s deputy Hermann Göring in the limited series “Nuremberg.” While he lost that contest to Brian Dennehy for “Death of a Salesman,” he would go on to win the Emmy for that role in the Movie/Mini Supporting Actor race. Since then he’s also delivered well-received performances in projects such as “L.I.E.,” “Adaptation,” “25th Hour,” “Deadwood” and “Penny Dreadful.”

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