It was a big night for Ted Lasso and Apple TV+ at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which received a record-breaking twenty nominations going into the event. The show took home four awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, which went to Jason Sudeikis. With the four wins on the night, it takes the total Emmy wins for Ted Lasso to seven, including the Creative Arts Emmy awards that were announced last week.
Brett Goldstein won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Hannah Waddingham earned Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The two delivered emotional acceptance speeched with Goldstein dropping several signature Roy Kent f-bombs on stage.
In an interview following the awards ceremony, co-creator Bill Lawrence also shared that season 3 of Ted Lasso will feature 12 episodes, similar to the show’s second season. Season 3 will premiere on Apple TV+ sometime in 2022.
Earlier this year, Ted Lasso also received a prestigious Peabody award, a SAG award, three Critics Choice awards and three Television Critics Association awards, including Program of the Year.
With the ceremony now in the books, Apple has become the first streaming service to win an Emmy Award in a program category in only its second year of eligibility.
In a press release, Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of worldwide video said:
“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,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “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.”
“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.”
Apple earned 11 Emmy Awards in total 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”
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.