Apple’s Ted Lasso wins four for Season One (videos)

From Apple’s Newsroom: “Apple’s global hit comedy series “Ted Lasso” scores history-making win for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards” posted Sunday:

Apple today became the first streaming service to secure an Emmy Award in a program category in only its second year of eligibility. After Apple’s “Ted Lasso” broke records as the most nominated freshman comedy in Emmy Award history, tonight the beloved series landed four Emmy Awards, earning prizes for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series. Including the previously announced Creative Arts Emmy Awards, “Ted Lasso” took home a total of seven Emmy Awards in 2021.

Cue Jason Sudeikis’ award speech (more for Jennifer Coolidge than Sudeikis):

Cue Haddah Waddingham’s speech (mostly for her screams):

In 2021, Apple scored 11 Primetime Emmy Awards in the following categories:

    • Outstanding Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso”
    • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
    • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour): “Ted Lasso”
    • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso”
    • Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso”
    • Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special: “Boys State”
    • Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama Or Variety Series: “Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
    • Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media: “For All Mankind: Time Capsule,” “For All Mankind”
    • Outstanding Motion Design: “Calls”

My take: Good thing Ted Lasso won for the first season. Second seasons are hard, and judging from the first nine episodes, Lasso’s S2 is having a hard time keeping up with S1.


  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    S1 got Ted Lasso’s cherry. S2 is good, very good, maybe Emmy good, but it’s round two and it isn’t new and different anymore. That said I find it deeper intellectually and still can’t wait for the next episode.

    September 20, 2021

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