And the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series Goes to…

Talk about a stacked category

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Next up at the winner’s microphone is—drumroll, please—Kieran Culkin!

During tonight’s 81st annual Golden Globes, Culkin won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama for Succession.

He beat out Brian Cox for Succession, Gary Oldman for Slow Horses, Pedro Pascal for The Last of Us, Jeremy Strong for Succession and Dominic West for The Crown.

During his speech, the actor brought all the laughs by throwing in a few jokes. Culkin even called out his fellow nominee, Pedro Pascal, and said, “Suck it, Pedro.”

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This particular honor was first awarded at the 19th Golden Globe Awards on March 5, 1962, under the title Best TV Star-Male, grouping all genres of television series together. The award honored actors in both comedy and drama genres until 1969, when it was split into categories that honored comedic and dramatic performances separately (thank goodness).

Previous winners include Kevin Costner for Yellowstone, Jeremy Strong for Succession, Josh O'Connor for The Crown, Brian Cox for Succession, Richard Madden for Bodyguard, Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us, Billy Bob Thornton for Goliath, Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Damian Lewis for Homeland, Kelsey Grammer for Boss and Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire.

The 81st annual Golden Globes were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The ceremony was exclusively broadcast on CBS and Paramount+.

There’s no doubt there was some seriously steep competition this year, but Culkin definitely deserved the win. 


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...