Apple TV+’s ‘Ted Lasso’ wins rare back-to-back Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series

Tonight at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, Apple TV + ‘s beloved hit series “Ted Lasso” has joined the ranks of comedy legends by winning Best Comedy Series for its first and second seasons, becoming only the eighth series. like that in the 74-year Emmy story to do it. The second season of “Ted Lasso” also became the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second consecutive year with four total wins, including the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series (Brett Goldstein) and outstanding direction for a comedy series (MJ Delaney).

"Ted Lasso" stars Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent) (left) and Jason Sudekis (Ted Lasso) (right)
“Ted Lasso” is played by Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent) (left) and Jason Sudekis (Ted Lasso) (right)

Apple’s “Ted Lasso” now joins the ranks of only seven other comedy series in history that have garnered Best Comedy Series wins in their first two years: “Modern Family”, “30 Rock”, “Frasier”, “The Golden” Girls “” Hello “,” All in the family “and” The Phil Silvers Show “.

“We are so grateful and honored to see ‘Ted Lasso’ honored with consecutive victories for Best Comedy as audiences around the world continue to love the show and these characters as much as we do,” said Zack Van Amburg, Division Chief Apple’s Worldwide Video. “It has been a real honor for all of us at Apple to collaborate with the exceptionally gifted cast and creative team to bring this moving, hilarious and kind series to the screen. We sincerely thank the Television Academy for recognizing the show and we appreciate everyone for believing. “

“It is incredibly rewarding to see ‘Ted Lasso’ join the ranks of legendary comedies with the best winning comedies for his first two seasons,” said Jamie Erlicht, head of Apple’s Worldwide Video. “We send our warmest congratulations to all of the cast and crew, and to Jason, Brett and MJ on their single Emmy Awards. We thank the Television Academy and also our spectacular teams who have worked tirelessly to bring this very special series to viewers around the world. “

In total, Apple TV + garnered nine Emmy Awards this year, including five Creative Arts Emmy Awards with “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” which garnered top accolade for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, its fifth consecutive win; the acclaimed Best Drama Nominee “Severance” making his Emmy debut with two wins including Best Musical Composition for a Series and Best Leading Title Design; The acclaimed “Schmigadoon!” Apple winning outstanding original music and lyrics; and the mysterious drama series “Home Before Dark” which garnered the previously announced jury award for Outstanding Motion Design.

In addition to this year’s honors for the second season of “Ted Lasso”, the first season of the series also made history at last year’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards as the most nominated freshman comedy series in history, earning seven awards in total, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Waddingham), Best sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (Half Hour), outstanding single camera image editing for a comedy series, and outstanding casting for a comedy series.
Apple Original series, films and documentaries have now been honored with 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations, including this year’s historic Oscar win as “CODA” which took home the best movie and made Apple the first streamer to win the category.

In 2022, Apple earned nine Primetime Emmy Awards in the following categories:

“Ted Lasso”
• Outstanding comic series
• Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis
• Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein
• Outstanding Direction for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney

“Separation”
• Outstanding main title design
• Outstanding musical composition for a series (original soundtrack)

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
• Outstanding comedy, drama or variety series in short form

“Schmigadoon!”
• Outstanding original music and lyrics

“Home before sunset”
• Outstanding movement design

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

Each episode of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” features celebrities who share a car, sing along to their personal playlists and embark on adventures. Season 5 begins with Simu Liu and Jessica Henwick; “The White Lotus” co-stars Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario and Sydney Sweeney; Anitta and Saweetie; Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, who first met on “Carpool Karaoke”; the stars of All Elite Wrestling; and the D’Amelio family.

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” which has won an Emmy in each of the previous four seasons, along with numerous Producers Guild Awards and a Critics Choice Award, is produced for Apple by CBS Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions, with executive producers James Corden. , Eric Pankowski and Ben Winston.

“Home before sunset”

“Home Before Dark” is a mysterious and dramatic series inspired by the reports of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak. Directed and produced by Jon M. Chu, the series follows a young girl named Hilde (played by Brooklynn Prince) who moves from the city of Brooklyn to the lakeside town her father left behind. While she’s there, her dogged pursuit of her truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her father, tried to bury.

The series is produced by showrunner Dana Fox, Jon M. Chu, Joy Gorman Wettels, Howard Deutch, Dara Resnik, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner and Sharlene Martin. It was co-created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. The cast includes: Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Aziza Scott, Michael Weston, Joelle Carter, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Rio Mangini.

“Schmigadoon!”

A parody of iconic musicals, “Schmigadoon!” is a new musical comedy series with Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical city in they all live in a 1940s studio musical. They then find that they cannot leave until they find “true love”.

The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, “Schmigadoon!” is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul acts as showrunner and wrote all the original songs in the series. Robert Luketic directs and co-executive producer. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer are the executive producers, Micah Frank is the co-executive producer, and star Cecily Strong and Caroline Maroney are the producers.

“Separation”

In “Severance,” Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a layoff procedure, which surgically divides their memories between work and personal life. This daring experiment of “work-life balance” is called into question when Mark finds himself at the center of an unfolding mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work … and of himself.

“Severance” is written and created by Dan Erickson. Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron and Andrew Colville are executive producers along with Erickson. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn are executive producers of Red Hour Productions, while Patricia Arquette and Adam Scott are the producers. Endeavor Content acts as a studio.

“Ted Lasso”

Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to head a British football team, despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, losing determination, and cookies. The acclaimed series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.

In addition to acting, Sudeikis is the executive producer, along with Bill Lawrence through his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold is also executive producer, with Liza Katzer serving as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.

MacDailyNews takes: Congratulations to the cast and crew of all these Apple TV + series and especially the cast and crew of “Ted Lasso” for making what is now recognized as a landmark television series, Jason Sudeikis (of course) and Brett Goldstein, who becomes first consecutive winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series since 2008 (Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”).

“Severance” has obviously been largely cut down, but it’s now on people’s radar and the biggest awards will flow if the cast and crew simply continue to perform at the very high level of the first season, much less improve further.

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