Fox censors audio of Succession writer's acceptance speech at the Emmys because he quoted Trump's remark about 's***thole countries' while criticizing the president's immigration policy

  • Succession writer Jesse Armstrong took the stage during Sunday's show to accept the award for best writing in a drama series
  • 'Quite a lot of British winners. Maybe too many. Maybe you should have a think about those immigration restrictions,' Armstrong, who is British, said
  • He was cut off right before apparently saying 's**thole countries' 
  • It was a reference to a comment Trump made on immigration in January 2018  

Fox censored audio during Succession writer Jessie Armstrong's Emmy acceptance speech after he mentioned immigration.  

Armstrong took the stage during Sunday's show after clinching the award for best writing in a drama series. 

'Quite a lot of British winners. Maybe too many. Maybe you should have a think about those immigration restrictions,' Armstrong, who is British, said. 

The next several seconds of his speech appeared to have been bleeped out, igniting outrage on Twitter.

Attendees reported that Armstrong made a jab at Donald Trump's restrictive immigration policies by repeating the president's comment about 's**hole countries'.  

Fox censored part of Succession writer Jessie Armstrong's Emmy acceptance speech after he mentioned immigration and quoted Donald Trump's remark about 's**thole countries'

Discussing immigration reform in January 2018, Trump asked a group of reporters: 'Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?' 

The question - referencing African countries and Haiti - was widely labeled as racist, especially since Trump followed it up by suggesting that the US should encourage immigration from countries like Norway. 

Armstrong apparently suggested that Trump should apply the same disdain he has for 's**thole countries' to the UK. 

Armstrong apparently suggested that Trump (above on Sunday) should apply the same disdain he has for 's**thole countries' to the UK

Armstrong apparently suggested that Trump (above on Sunday) should apply the same disdain he has for 's**thole countries' to the UK

Several viewers called out the censored audio on Twitter

Several viewers called out the censored audio on Twitter

The Succession writer was among a long list of Brits to take home awards during the 71st annual Emmys.  

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and the show - directed by British-born Harry Bradbeer - won Best Comedy Series. 

HBO's Chernobyl - led primarily by Brits - won for Outstanding Limited Series.  

Ben Whishaw won best supporting actor for A Very English Scandal and Jodie Comer won best supporting actress for Killing Eve.

The British host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won for variety talk show.

Armstrong's speech was the second of the night to be censored by Fox. Peter Dinklage was bleeped out for saying 'mofuhhh' while accepting his award for best supporting actor in a drama series for Game of Thrones.  

Armstrong, who is British, was among a long list of Brits to take home awards at the Emmys

Armstrong, who is British, was among a long list of Brits to take home awards at the Emmys

HBO's Succession was nominated for three Emmys but only took home one

HBO's Succession was nominated for three Emmys but only took home one

PRIMETIME EMMY WINNERS 2019 - KEY CATEGORIES

DRAMA SERIES: 

Better Call Saul

Bodyguard

Game of Thrones - WINNER

Killing Eve

Ozark

Pose

Succession 

This is Us

COMEDY SERIES:

Barry

Fleabag - WINNER

The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll 

Schitt's Creek

Veep

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:

Jason Bateman - Ozark

Sterling K. Brown - This is Us

Kit Harington - Game of Thrones

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

Billy Porter - Pose - WINNER

Milo Ventimiglia - This is Us

Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose

Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES: 

Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito - Better Call Saul

Alfie Allen - Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones - WINNER

Michael Kelly - House of Cards

Chris Sullivan - This is Us

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:

Emilia Clarke - Game of Thrones

Robin Wright - House of Cards

Jodie Comer - Killing Eve - WINNER

Sandra Oh - Killing Eve

Laura Linney - Ozark

Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder

Mandy Moore - This Is Us

Jodie Comer won Best Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve

Jodie Comer won Best Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES: 

Gwendoline Christie - Game of Thrones

Julia Garner - Ozark - WINNER

Lena Headey - Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw - Killing Eve

Sophie Turner - Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES: 

Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll

Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag - WINNER

Christina Applegate - Dead to Me

Catherine O'Hara - Schitt's Creek

Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row

Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES: 

Anthony Anderson - Black-ish

Don Cheadle - Black Monday

Ted Danson - The Good Place

Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader - Barry - WINNER

Eugene Levy - Schitt's Creek

Alex Borstein (right) won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alex Borstein (right) won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:

Anthony Carrigan - Barry

Stephen Root - Barry

Henry Winkler - Barry

Alan Arkin - The Kominsky Method

Tony Shalhoub - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Tony Hale - Veep

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:

Sarah Goldberg - Barry

Sian Clifford - Fleabag

Olivia Colman - Fleabag

Betty Gilpin - GLOW

Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Marin Hinkle - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky - Veep 

ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: 

Mahershala Ali - True Detective

Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal 

Benicio Del Toro - Escape at Dannemora

Jared Harris - Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome - When They See Us - WINNER

Sam Rockwell - Fosse/Verdon

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:

Stellan Skarsgard -  Chernobyl

Paul Dano - Escape at Dannemora

Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal

Asante Blackk - When They See Us

John Leguizamo - When They See Us

Michael K. Williams - When They See Us 

LIMITED SERIES:

Chernobyl  - WINNER

Escape at Dannemora

Fosse/Verdon

When They See Us

Sharp Objects

Chernobyl won the coveted Best Limited Series for HBO

Chernobyl won the coveted Best Limited Series for HBO

TELEVISION MOVIE:

Black Mirror

Bandersnatch - WINNER

Brexit

Deadwood 

King Lear

My Dinner with Herve

VARIETY TALK SERIES:

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - WINNER

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES: 

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

Saturday Night Live - WINNER

Who Is America?

RuPaul's Drag Race won Best Reality-Competition Program

RuPaul's Drag Race won Best Reality-Competition Program

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM: 

Antiques Roadshow 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Queer Eye - WINNER

Shark Tank

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Who Do You Think You Are?

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM:

Born This Way

Deadliest Catch

Life Below Zero

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked

Somebody Feed Phil

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell - WINNER

REALITY- COMPETITION PROGRAM: 

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

RuPaul's Drag Race - WINNER

Top Chef

The Voice

Nailed It 

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: 

Luke Kirby - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Rufus Sewell - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Adam Sandler - Saturday Night Live

John Mulaney - Saturday Night Live

Matt Damon - Saturday Night Live

Robert De Niro - Saturday Night Live

Peter MacNicol - Veep

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Fiona Shaw - Fleabag

Kristin Scott Thomas - Fleabag

Maya Rudolph - The Good Place

Jane Lynch - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Emma Thompson - Saturday Night Live

Sandra Oh - Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:

Michael Angarano - This Is Us

Ron Cephas Jones - This Is Us

Michael McKean - Better Call Saul

Kumail Nanjiani - The Twilight Zone

Glynn Turman - How To Get Away With Murder

Bradley Whitford - The Handmaid's Tale - WINNER

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:

Laverne Cox - Orange Is the New Black 

Cherry Jones - The Handmaid's Tale - WINNER

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Phylicia Rashad - This Is Us

Cicely Tyson - How To Get Away With Murder

Carice van Houten - Game of Thrones

Michelle Williams won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Michelle Williams won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:

Amy Adams - Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora

Aunjanue Ellis - When They See Us

Joey King - The Act 

Niecy Nash - When They See Us

Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon - WINNER

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: 

Patricia Arquette - The Act - WINNER

Marsha Stephanie Blake - When They See Us

Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects

Vera Farmiga - When They See Us

Margaret Qualley - Fosse/Verdon

Emily Watson - Chernobyl    

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Act

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Act

 

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