“A big week for successions: A new King in the UK, this for us. Evidently a little bit more voting involved in our winning than Prince Charles,” Armstrong joked.
The former Prince of Wales became King following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.
Armstrong added: “I’m not saying that we’re more legitimate in our position than he is. We’ll leave that to other people.”
Surrounded by the show’s cast and crew on stage, he concluded by thanking everyone involved, from the “engine room” of writers to the network, HBO.
HBO collected 12 of the 25 statuettes awarded on the evening, including this win for “Succession” — this year’s most nominated show. (Like CNN, HBO is a unit of Warner Bros. Discovery.)
“Succession” beat competition from fellow outstanding drama series nominees “Better Call Saul,” “Euphoria,” “Ozark,” “Severance,” “Squid Game,” “Stranger Things” and “Yellowjackets.”