Apple TV+ on Sunday became the first streaming service to pick up an Emmy Award in a program category, thanks to lovable football-cum-soccer coach Ted Lasso.
The series scooped prizes for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series.
Ted Lasso wins big at Emmy Awards
“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, in a press release on Sunday.
After previously picking up the Creative Arts Emmy Award, Ted Lasso has now won a total of seven Emmy Awards in 2021. It is the most-nominated freshman comedy ever, Apple said, and it has earned Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein their first-ever Emmy honors. Casting director Theo Park also earned the award for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.
“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.”
Apple TV+ a hit with Emmy Awards
Ted Lasso is just one of a number of Apple TV+ shows and movies that have been recognized by the Emmy Awards. Others include Boys State, Carpool Karaoke: The Series, For All Mankind, and Calls in 2021.
Last year, Apple picked up Emmy Awards for The Morning Show, Ghostwriter, Peanuts in Space, Stillwater, Helpsters, and more. Apple TV+ has received almost 520 award nominations and more than 150 award wins since it launched on November 1, 2019.