Golden Globes 2024: Best Actress in a Drama Series Goes to Sarah Snook


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First, it was Michaela Jaé Rodriguez for Pose. Then, it was Zendaya for Euphoria. And now, the Golden Globes has crowned another Best Actress in a Drama Series. 

During the 81st annual Golden Globes, Sarah Snook took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama for Succession.

Although it was her second Golden Globes win, she was still surprised to win the award. “I was kinda hoping I didn’t have to get up,” she said during her speech.

Other nominees included Helen Mirren for 1923, Bella Ramsey for The Last of Us, Keri Russell for The Diplomat, Emma Stone for The Curse and Imelda Staunton for The Crown.

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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-Female, grouping all genres of television series together. The award honored actresses 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 Zendaya for Euphoria, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez for Pose, Emma Corrin for The Crown, Olivia Colman for The Crown, Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid's Tale, Claire Foy for The Crown, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Ruth Wilson for The Affair, Robin Wright for House of Cards, Claire Danes for Homeland, Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Glenn Close for Damages, Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer and Geena Davis for Commander in Chief.

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

Congrats, Snook! Very well deserved. 


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