Apple's Global Hit Comedy "Ted Lasso" Scores History-Making Win for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2021 Emmy Awards
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Last night Apple 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.
After leading the pack with the most-nominated series regulars ever for a freshman comedy, first-time nominees and stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein nabbed their first-ever Emmy Awards. Star and executive producer Sudeikis also became the first lead actor in a freshman comedy series to be honored with awards for both a lead performance and best series for a freshman comedy.
Emmy Awards 2021: The Big Moments
Brett Goldstein: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Hannah Waddington: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jason Sudeikis: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video: "While Ted Lasso taught us to believe that anything is possible, we are so genuinely moved that this has culminated in such a historic night for both Apple TV+ and the cast and crew of this special series. Thank you to the Television Academy for these honors and congratulations to all of our storytellers — both behind and in front of the camera — who have worked so tirelessly to bring unique perspectives to global audiences over this past year, delivering hope, light, humor, and compelling stories when we needed it most."
Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video: "What Jason, Bill, Brendan, Joe, and the entire creative team and cast of ‘Ted Lasso’ have accomplished within just one season speaks to the power of the intricately crafted storytelling that continues to inspire and uplift audiences all over the world. This recognition from the Television Academy is a testament to their tremendous talents, and we send our heartfelt congratulations to Team Lasso for their achievements."
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”
As global soccer fans would say: GOAL!
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