Kieran Culkin and Sarah Snook were considered frontrunners by many going into the 75th Emmy Awards on Monday for their work in the final season of “Succession.
They’d won at the Golden Globes and followed those up with wins at the Critics Choice Awards. And yes, they won best lead actor and best lead actress at the Emmys, too, as it turned out, too.
What wasn’t expected was that both had babies on their minds during their acceptance speeches.
Culkin, who took his tuxedo jacket off and dropped it on the floor once he reached the stage, thanked his mother and his manager among others. Then he thanked his wife Jaz, with whom he has two children.
“And Jaz, I want more,” Culkin said as his wife, and the audience, broke out laughing. “You said maybe if I win. I love you so much.”
Snook, who played Culkin’s sister on “Succession,” also thanked her team and family at the start of her speech.
“Thank you for having a dress-up box when I was kid,” she said to her parents. “I think this is where it gets you.”
Snook, who filmed the final season while pregnant, and welcomed her first child in May, then spoke directly of her child.
“I carried her with me in this last season, and really it was her who carried me,” she said. “It’s very easy to act when you’re pregnant because you’ve got hormones raging. I love you so much, and it’s all for you from here on out.”