SCOTTISH actor Brian Cox has been nominated in the television category of the Golden Globes as HBO drama Succession swept the shortlist.

The series, which follows the Roy family’s media empire headed up by patriarch Logan (Cox), was nominated for five awards at the upcoming ceremony – the most of any TV show.

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The films Belfast, which stars Outlander actress Caitriona Balfe, and The Power of the Dog, were the most nominated movies with seven nods each.

Meanwhile another Scottish actor, Ewan McGregor, was shortlisted for Best Actor in a Limited Series for his role in biographical Netflix series Halston.

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Cox previously won the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama in 2020, following the release of the second season of Succession.

He is now nominated again in the same category for his portrayal of Roy in the third season of the critically acclaimed hit show.

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His co-star Jeremy Strong, who plays the role of his troubled son Kendall, is nominated for the same award. Kieran Culkin, who plays Roman, another of Logan’s children vying to become successor, has been shortlisted for best supporting actor in a TV drama. Sarah Snook, who plays Logan's aspirational daughter Shiv, is nominated in the supporting actress category.

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Succession itself is up for best TV drama series.

Elsewhere, Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman and Sir Kenneth Branagh are among the British stars in the running for Golden Globe awards.

The winners of the prizes will be announced next year, but without the usual star-studded, red carpet event.

Earlier this year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was heavily criticised after it emerged it had no black members.

Its ethics were also called into question over alleged shady practices including accepting inappropriate “freebies”, revealed in an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.

NBC, which pays millions of dollars to broadcast the ceremony each year, said it would not do so in 2022.

HFPA president Helen Hoehne admitted it has been a “year of change and reflection” as she introduced the nominations for the 2022 ceremony, adding: “For eight months we have worked tirelessly as an organisation to be better.”

The winners will be announced on January 9.