Apple’s “Ted Lasso” comedy series wins four awards at Emmy

Sep 20, 2021, 3:21 PM EDT
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Apple’s “Ted Lasso” series wins four awards at Emmy
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Apple’s record-breaking comedy series “Ted Lasso” has won four awards at Emmy including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series.


Now “Ted Lasso” holds a total of seven Emmy Awards in 2021, including the three recent Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series.

First-time nominees and actors Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein won their first-ever Emmy Awards after topping the field with the most series regulars ever nominated for a freshman comedy.

Sudeikis, who also serves as an executive producer, is the first lead actor in a freshman comedy series to win honors for both a lead performance and best series for a freshman comedy. Theo Park, the casting director for “Ted Lasso,” was also honored with the Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.


Apple TV+ has scored a total of 11 Primetime Emmy Awards including 7 awards for “Ted Lasso” and 4 awards for other Apple TV+ originals including “Boys State,” “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “For All Mankind: Time Capsule,” and “Calls” 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

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,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “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.

About “Ted Lasso” comedy series

Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, an unskilled American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team. But he makes up for his lack of expertise with optimism, underdog determination, and biscuits. Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed appear in the critically praised series. This season, Sarah Niles joins the cast as Sharon, a sports psychologist hired in to assist with AFC Richmond.


Sudeikis also serves as executive producer alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in partnership with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a branch of Universal Studio Group, in addition to appearing in the film. Jeff Ingold of Doozer serves as executive producer, while Liza Katzer serves as co-executive producer. Sudeikis, Lawrence, Hunt, and Joe Kelly created the show, which is based on an existing format and characters from NBC Sports.

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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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