Ted Lasso, an Apple TV+ programme that had 20 nominations this year, a record for a first-year show, concluded a successful night at the Primetime Emmys on Sunday by winning the Outstanding Comedy Series award.
The win gives the series, which was created by Kelly, Brendan Hunt, Jason Sudeikis, J, and Bill Laurence, a total of seven Emmy nominations this year, including three acting nominations tonight: Brett Goldstein for Supporting Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Sudeikis for Lead Actor.
The win brings the series, which was developed by Jason Sudeikis, Joe Kelly, Brendan Hunt, and Bill Laurence, a total of seven Emmy nominations this year, including three acting nods tonight for Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein.
The reason behind the staggering success of Ted Lasso
The fictional Ted Lasso is based on a real-life American football coach. Ted coaches a North American club in the NFL's lower level in the series, but he is subsequently signed by an English soccer team. AFC Richmond is a professional soccer team based in Richmond, Virginia. The club's managers have heard of his popularity and creativity and conclude that he is the answer to all of their issues since the team is going through a long period of transition. Ted will have to acclimate to his new life in England as well as persuade his players that his strange and crazy methods are the key to success, in addition to dealing with President Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham).
People have adored the series' concept, to the point that it is presently one of the highest-rated series on IMDB, with an 8.8/10 rating. The series is referred to as a "comfort watch." It is centred on love, warmth, and a sense of humour, but it does not shy away from dealing with the more difficult aspects of life, such as mental health issues. Coach Ted, who is based on football, wins everyone over with his optimism and man-management abilities.
Even the owner, who had been on a self-destructive road, admits her mistakes and wholeheartedly supports the squad. Players learn a lot from Lasso, even if their first season under him ends with them being demoted to a lower level. However, after some squad and coaching staff adjustments, the team returns to winning ways.
In this series, the script and acting work really well together. The writing, in particular, is excellent throughout the series, with each episode growing better and better and the plot becoming increasingly riveting. This is the difference between excellent and outstanding concerts. Most good programmes lose steam as the series progresses, but after a long, they grow stale; in the meantime, the greatest ones have that consistency, which the Apple series certainly has.
How are Apple Players Feeling?
“While Ted Lasso showed us that everything is possible, we are truly moved that this has culminated in such a momentous night for both Apple TV+ and the actors and crew of this unique series,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple's Worldwide Video head. “Thank you for these honours, and congratulations to all of our storytellers those who have worked behind and in front of the camera who have worked relentlessly over the last year to offer distinct views to worldwide audiences, giving hope, light, humour, and riveting tales when we needed it most.”
“What Jason, Joe, Brendan, Bill and the entire creative team, as well as the cast of ‘Ted Lasso', have actually achieved in just one season demonstrates the power of meticulously crafted storytelling that aims to affect and uplift audiences around the world,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple's head of Worldwide Video. “We congratulate Team Lasso on their accomplishments, and this honour from the Television Academy is a testament to their exceptional abilities.”
In addition to the Emmys, the first season of "Ted Lasso" received a Peabody Award, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for Sudeikis, and three Critics Choice Awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Sudeikis, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham sweeping all three categories.