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Brian Cox vs Jeremy Strong: Which Succession Lead Actor Would You Vote For?
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    There doesn’t seem to be a super clear consensus on here between which of Succession’s leading actors is more deserving come Emmy time. Even if you wouldn’t vote for one of them to win, who would you prefer: Brian Cox or Jeremy Strong?

    For me, it’s extremely close, but I just give Strong the tiniest edge over Cox. Cox’s work is absolutely towering and horrific. He manages to dominate every scene he’s in. But Strong had an amazing ability to quietly steal the show with his nuanced, heartbreaking work. Cox is always immediately clear, but your eyes can’t help but focus on Strong. Also, Cox already has a well deserved Emmy while Strong doesn’t, so that helped me form my opinion just a little bit. I’d be overjoyed to either one win, and I hope they both make the nominees.

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    I have preferred the less active lead both seasons:
    Strong in 2 > Cox in 2 > Cox in 1 > Strong in 1

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    Difficult… but i’d go with Strong. Jeremy Strong should’ve won the Emmy last year, he had a phenomenal episode with “Nobody Is Ever Missing” (a writing winner, we love to see it). Brian Cox was slightly better in season 2 (because he had more explosive moments… BOAR ON THE FLOOR!) but I still preferred Strong due to his perfect balance of quiet and showy moments.

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    I do wonder if we see a shake up in the acting submissions for season two with Snook and Strong deciding to compete in supporting instead.

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    If I can imagine Cox in supporting without it being fraud, then that automatically answers the question for me. Jeremy Strong deserves this more.

    This show has no Supporting Actress contender so Sarah Snook needs to wake up and go Supporting. She’s not a Lead actress on this show and she won’t have the easiest time getting nominated against all the powerhouses, famous ladies, Oscar winners and in some cases, sole leads of their show.

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    I do wonder if we see a shake up in the acting submissions for season two with Snook and Strong deciding to compete in supporting instead.

    It Strong and Snook went supporting, then I think they could earn easy wins. Snook’s case may be more ambiguous, but Strong would feel like a pretty certain luck there. However, I don’t think that’s gonna happen, specifically because of Snook’s placement (and to a lesser extent Cox’s placement) last year. Most people agree she wasn’t a lead in season one, but they submitted her there anyway. I think they did this to establish her as a contender in lead for season 2. Same could go for Cox, who several people thought felt more supporting there.

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    They are truly idiotic if they don’t submit Snook in Supporting.

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    Strong is better, but I would love to see Odenkirk finally win

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    I considered Strong lead and Cox supporting in season two, with both lead in season two. Cox was my personal supporting actor winner last year and Strong was my runner-up behind Richard Madden. This year, I’d pick Strong over Cox head-to-head, while recognizing they’re both better in season two than they were in season one.

    As for Snook (off topic but since others brought it up), I think I’d still consider her supporting although she’s closer to a lead in season two than she was in season one. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cox go lead and Strong and Snook go supporting this year.

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    It’s worth noting, if only one of them gets nominated, I think that actor will win. If both get in, I think a vote split is very possible.

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    It’s worth noting, if only one of them gets nominated, I think that actor will win. If both get in, I think a vote split is very possible.

    Maybe but I don’t see any other contenders actually having more votes than those two. I mean who do we have? Porter, whose show became a big no1curr and might miss all together, Brown whose show also fades with that SAG Ensemble snub and nobody cares about Menzies in The Crown. Bateman is I guess possible, but I think this may be Oh/Comer situation in that they propably both will be ahead of competition.

    EDIT: Forgot about Odenkirk, but Emmys really never cared for this show that much, but he’s a possibility.

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    Maybe but I don’t see any other contenders actually having more votes than those two. I mean who do we have? Porter, whose show became a big no1curr and might miss all together, Brown whose show also fades with that SAG Ensemble snub and nobody cares about Menzies in The Crown. Bateman is I guess possible, but I think this may be Oh/Comer situation in that they propably both will be ahead of competition. EDIT: Forgot about Odenkirk, but Emmys really never cared for this show that much, but he’s a possibility.

    I think Odenkirk and Menzies are real possibilities. Menzies performance was very well received, and unlike Colman and Bonham Carter, who were also acclaimed, there seems to be less people saying they find him inferior to the original actor. I’ve actually heard a few people saying that they preferred him to Matt Smith, which I don’t think I’ve heard anyone say about Colman and Bonham Carter.

    While Better Call Saul has struggled with wins, I think it’s come closer more times than people give it credit for. I’m fairly certain Odenkirk was second place for season three, and he might’ve been the runner up in some of his bouts for the Emmy. Also, this upcoming season has some very good early buzz, so maybe he could be the critical favorite. And even though people have claimed Better Call Saul is filler on here in the past, it’s still done fairly well in nominations each year it’s been eligible.

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    Hmmm… well maybe Menzies may win then. I based this opinion on the lack of SAG nom, which really he should’ve get and the fact that his performance is the lowest rated one from the quartet of Colman/Carter/O’Connor/Menzies on biggest Polish film portal lol.

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    Cox. Not even a question for me.

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