Ted Lasso, the hit Apple TV+ sports comedy series, keeps winning awards. On Sunday night it picked up four at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony, including Best Comedy, topping seven other nominees.
The streaming service’s indie film CODA also won a Critics Choice award, as well as a pair of BAFTA awards (aka the British Oscars) over the weekend.
Critics Choice Awards: 4 for Ted Lasso, 1 for CODA
Ted Lasso scored four wins in this year’s Critics Choice awards after taking three last year.
This year, the series won in four categories, the first three of which it also won last year:
- Best Comedy Series
- Best Comedy Actor: Jason Sudeikis (as Ted Lasso)
- Best Comedy Supporting Actress: Hannah Waddingham (as Rebecca Welton)
- Best Comedy Supporting Actor: Brett Goldstein (as Roy Kent)
Ted Lasso is now taping season three in the UK. Many of the cast attended a satellite London ceremony.
Waddingham used her speech to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Variety reported. She accepted the award standing alongside Goldstein and Juno Temple.
“It would be remiss of us to not throw the focus to the most important thing that is happening in the world at the moment,” she said. “Our beautiful brothers and sisters, and for me more importantly, the babies in the Ukraine that are being utterly decimated at the moment from this putrid, putrid torrent of abuse.”
She added, “Please think of them as much as you can and give as much as you can. We are so grateful for this [award], but may this stop. May this stop, please.”
The actress told People TV she’s trying to soak up all the love the show has received from both critics and fans.
“It is such a beautiful thing that Ted Lasso has brought into all our lives. You guys think that Ted Lasso is a beautiful thing that we brought into your life, but the reaction is just heavenly for us,” she said. “When you do a show, you don’t know what it’s going to bring to your life. And this one has had a real seismic change to our lives.”
CODA: Critics Choice award plus 2 BAFTAs
CODA, the three-time Academy Award-nominated film with a predominantly Deaf cast, also secured a Critics Choice award for Apple TV+. Troy Kotsur, who plays father Frank Rossi in the film, won in the Best Supporting Actor category.
But that wasn’t the only award Kotsur received over the weekend. The 2022 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards recognized CODA with two wins at its ceremony, also held on Sunday.
Kotsur again won in the Best Supporting Actor category. That made him the first Deaf actor to win a BAFTA in the category.
And writer and director Siân Heder won a BAFTA in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
Both Ted Lasso and CODA have enjoyed success during the awards season, including wins at the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, along with numerous other nominations.
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