Ted Lasso Receives Prestigious Peabody Award

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22 Jun
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Apple TV+ smash Ted Lasso has received yet another award. Following on from fellow Apple TV+ show Dickinson's win last year, Jason Sudeikis and the show were awarded for special recognition in the 'Entertainment' category.

The Peabody's are a very prestigious program that accepts entries every year into categories for news, entertainment, documentaries, children's programming, education, interactive programming, and public service. As the categories accept entries from pretty much any format or in almost any form they are judged by a panel of jurors on their own merit.

The Peabody Awards awarded Ted Lasso with the following praise:
“Ted Lasso” (produced by Apple / Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television): “What this presumably Ugly American, fish-out-of-water tale offers us is a charming dose of radical optimism, with an equally endearing Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso. It turns out that more than simply a sports coach, Ted is remarkably good at honest communication with others, affecting change by being a deeply good human, one with his own quiet anxieties and pain. The Apple TV Plus series is the perfect counter to the enduring prevalence of toxic masculinity, both on-screen and off, in a moment when the nation truly needs inspiring models of kindness.”

You can watch Will Ferrell, star of the upcoming Apple TV+ show 'The Shrink Next Door', present the award and Jason Sudeikis giving an acceptance speech below.

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‍Jonathan Reed
Jonathan, ScreenTimes’ Contributing Editor has been lucky enough to work on Apple products his whole life, ever since his Dad brought home a Mac Performa aged 11 (him, not his Dad). Apple is just engrained in his life, especially nowadays, as a graphic designer. His nerdy enthusiasm for Apple is only matched by his love of TV and film. Whether a buzz-worthy new show or blockbuster, a small cult show or an indie film, he’ll watch it. So Apple TV meets right in the middle of that Venn diagram! He also writes on his personal site, smallbites.me. He lives in London and is writing his own bio in the third person.