Apple TV+ Wins seven Creative Arts Emmy Awards for “Boys State,” “Ted Lasso,” and “Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

Sep 13, 2021, 4:01 PM EDT
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Apple TV+ Wins seven Creative Arts Emmy Awards for “Boys State,” “Ted Lasso,” and “Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed today that Apple TV+ received seven Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the 73rd Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, ahead of the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19. Apple has received 143 award wins and 517 nominations in less than two years since its global premiere on November 1, 2019.


Apple TV+ makes history by becoming the first streaming service to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special in its first two years of eligibility with its win for “Boys State.” Furthermore, “Ted Lasso” won three Emmys, while “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” won Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama, or Variety Series for the fourth consecutive year.

  • “Boys State” — Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
  • “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
  • “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” — Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama Or Variety Series

“For All Mankind: Time Capsule” and “Calls,” both Apple Originals, received previously announced accolades this year in juried categories, including Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media for “For All Mankind: Time Capsule” and Outstanding Motion Design for “Calls.”

Apple previously received 35 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including 20 nominations for “Ted Lasso,” which set records as the most nominated comedy series of the year and the most nominated freshman comedy series in history. The remaining nominations will be announced at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place on September 19th.

About “Ted Lasso”

Jason Sudeikis plays “Ted Lasso,” a small-time American college football coach who is hired to coach a Premier League squad despite having no prior coaching expertise in the English game. Sudeikis also acts as executive producer on the show, which also features Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Juno Temple, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, and Nick Mohammed, all of whom have received Emmy nominations.


About “Boys State”

“Boys State” is a tremendously fun and constantly telling journey into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors assemble for an elaborate simulated exercise: constructing their own state government. Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine follow the escalating tensions within a particularly tense gubernatorial race, focusing their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands firm in his convictions amidst the sea of red.

In the process, they’ve constructed a complex portrayal of contemporary American manhood, as well as a microcosm of our nation’s often depressing political divisions, which manage to encourage the growth of hope.


In addition to winning the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2020, “Boys State” won Best Political Documentary at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, as well as best documentary awards from the Chicago Indie Critics, Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, Denver Film Critics Society Awards, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, and Phoenix Film Critics Society. Former President Barack Obama included the film on his list of favorite films from the year 2020.

About “Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

The series “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” based on the famous segment from “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series in 2018, 2019, and 2020, as well as the Critics’ Choice Award for Short Form Series in 2019. CBS Studios, in collaboration with Fulwell 73, is producing “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” for Apple. The show’s creators and executive producers are James Corden and Ben Winston, as well as executive producer Eric Pankowski.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is a prominent streaming service that delivers its wide-ranging content to customers across more than 100 countries and regions. The platform is accessible on various Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and Mac, as well as popular smart TVs from notable manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others. Additionally, it is available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and through the web portal at

The inception of Apple TV+ took place in November 2019, and it offers a subscription at a competitive price point of $6.99 per month (the price has been increased, previously $4.99), complemented by a seven-day free trial to entice potential subscribers. Notably, Apple TV+ is also part of the Apple One subscription service, which encompasses a range of services at various price tiers. The Individual plan starts at $16.95 per month (the price has been increased, previously $14.95), the Family plan is priced at $22.95 per month (previously $19.95), and the Premier plan at $32.95 per month (previously $29.95).

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