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Matthew Macfadyen called Nicholas Braun his 'on-screen' wife in his Emmys speech

Matthew Macfadyen called Nicholas Braun his 'on-screen' wife in his Emmys speech

Matthew Macfadyen; Nicholas Braun at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards
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The Succession fans who shipped Tom and Greg are living for it!

Tom and Greg hive, rise up!

On Monday, Jan. 15, Matthew Macfadyen won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Tom Wambsgans on Succession. This is his third Emmy nomination overall, and second win.

During his acceptance speech, Macfadyen gave a shout-out to his on-screen wife, actress Sarah Snook, who played Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy on Succession. But Macfadyen didn’t stop there, as he immediately followed that up with a shout-out for his “other on-screen wife,” Nicholas Braun, who played Greg Hirsch in the series.

“I must make special mention to my on-screen wife, Sarah Snook, and my other on-screen wife, Nicholas Braun,” Macfadyen said. “Thank you to my actual wife, Keeley.”

Throughout the entire run of Succession, Tom and Greg had an authentic bromance that was nearly always messed-up but often ended up being beneficial to both of them. Though both characters identified as straight and nothing romantic or sexual ever happened between them, their dynamic sometimes came off as a little homoerotic.

During the series finale of Succession on HBO, Tom ended up being the CEO of Waystar RoyCo instead of the actual heirs who spent four seasons fighting amongst themselves to run their father’s company one day.

As Shiv’s husband, some people interpreted that she was the winner of Succession between the three siblings who wanted that position of power. On the other hand, many viewers also saw that ending as a very tragic result for Shiv given that she’d have to stay married to Tom — despite wanting a divorce — after he was chosen to run Waystar.

HBO’s Succession wasn’t the most LGBTQ-inclusive series, but we loved this little shout-out from Macfadyen acknowledging the fans who did see Tom and Greg as a toxic but entertaining pair.

Succession is now streaming on Max.

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.