Ted Lasso scores 8 nominations in inaugural HCA TV Awards


Jason Sudeikis plays a clueless college football coach in the comedy series.
Jason Sudeikis, center, plays a clueless college football coach in the Apple TV+ comedy.
Photo: Apple TV+

The popular Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso notched more nominations than any other show for the inaugural HCA TV Awards, with eight. Apple TV+ got 15 nominations overall.

Actors Mckenna Grace (Ghostbusters: Afterlife) and Brooklynn Prince (Home Before Dark) announced the list of nominees for the 1st Annual HCA TV Awards via a live stream earlier today on the organization’s YouTube Channel. Watch the video below.

HCA stands for the Hollywood Critics Association, founded in 2016 “to acknowledge the importance of online critics and encourage, support, and promote underrepresented voices within the industry,” according to the organization’s website.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on August 22.

Ted Lasso for the win(s), maybe

Ted Lasso leads the nominations list in the streaming category. Its potential awards include Best Streaming Comedy Series, Best Actor for Jason Sudeikis, dual nominations in Best Supporting Actress for Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham, and four nominations in Best Supporting Actor for Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein, Jeremy Swift, and Nick Mohammed.

Ted Lasso will compete in the streaming comedy category against Apple TV+ show Mythic Quest, Netflix’s Cobra Kai, Peacock’s Girls5Eva, and HBO Max’s Hacks and The Flight Attendant.

Apple TV+ scored seven other nominations, for a total of 15, the same number HBO Max received. In addition to Ted Lasso and Mythic Quest, Apple TV+ shows Dickinson, Servant and 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything are on the list. All of the award categories have between five and nine nominees.

Here’s the complete list of all Apple TV+ nominations:

Best Streaming Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series

1971: The Year Music Changed Everything

Best Streaming Series, Comedy

Mythic Quest

Ted Lasso 

Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy 

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso

Rob McElhenney – Mythic Quest 

Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Hailee Steinfeld – Dickinson

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Brendan Hunt – Ted Lasso

Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso

Danny Pudi – Mythic Quest

Jeremy Swift – Ted Lasso 

Nick Mohammed – Ted Lasso 

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso

Juno Temple – Ted Lasso 

Best Streaming Series, Drama


Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama

Rupert Grint – Servant

NBC leads the field

NBC received the most nominations out of all of the traditional broadcast networks, with a total of 29. Popular series like Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Superstore, Young Rock, Mr. Mayor, and This is Us all received multiple nominations.

HBO leads the Cable categories, with 29 nominations going to shows like Mare of Easttown, I May Destroy You, and The Undoing.

As more networks expand into streaming, Netflix continued to lead the way with a total of 28 nominations spread across multiple categories. The Crown received the most nominations of all Netflix submissions, with six, including Best Streaming Series, Drama.

More love for Apple TV+

Apple’s streaming service has racked up lots of honors lately. It recently received 25 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for its original series. Ted Lasso got a Peabody Award for countering toxic masculinity and won a prize for writing, in addition to nabbing Apple TV+’s first Golden Globe and other honors. The kids show Stillwater also got a Peabody.


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