Jesse Armstrong won the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Emmy yesterday, and in turn gave his audience an incredibly unconventional acceptance speech. It began with a brief thank you for the award, but quickly devolved into a series of “un-thank you”s, prompted by his inability to be with the Succession cast and crew as he accepted his award for the finale of the show.

“Un-thank you to the virus, for keeping us all apart this year,” Armstrong began, before switching to a more political standpoint. “Un-thank you to President Trump for his crummy and uncoordinated response, un-thank you to Boris Johnson and his government for doing the same in my country, un-thank you to all the nationalists and sort of quasi-nationalist governments in the world who are sort of the opposite of what we need right now, and un-thank you to the media moguls who do so much to keep them in power. Un-thank you,” he finished with a bow towards the camera.

Generally, Twitter viewers seemed to be in support of Armstrong’s speech, both praising and making fun of his brashness at the show.


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Nonetheless, there were still users upset with the speech, primarily because of contradictory political views.

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