Writer Jesse Armstrong, creator and showrunner of Succession, will receive the 2023 International Emmy® Founders Award at the 51st International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 20, 2023 in New York City.
“Since its debut, Succession has entered the cultural zeitgeist – obsessing audiences around the world with its highly original cast of characters and Machiavellian plots,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “We look forward to honoring Jesse Armstrong’s extraordinary talent and global impact with our Founders Award.”
Armstrong is a British author, screenwriter and producer with nearly two decades of experience in film and television. He is the co-creator of the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Babylon. He has also written one of the most acclaimed episodes of British anthology science fiction series Black Mirror: The Entire History of You.
Succession has been universally recognized by the press and global audiences as one of the best television series ever and a golden standard for writing. The series finale, aired on May 28 with the show’s largest audience ever.