‘Ted Lasso’ Scores First Two Emmys For Debut Season At Creative Arts Ceremony

Jason Sudeikis in 'Ted Lasso'
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Ted Lasso kicked off its first Emmys season with a strong showing at the first night of the Creative Arts ceremony on Saturday, as the Apple TV+ comedy scored its first pair of Emmy Awards.

The series stars Jason Sudeikis, who developed the series with Bill Lawrence and Brendan Hunt based on the popular character Sudeikis played in NBC Sports videos several years ago.

On Saturday, Ted Lasso won the Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation and Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series Emmys, both for the Season 1 ender “The Hope That Kills You.”

Ted Lasso came into Saturday as a comedy front runner with 20 nominations, breaking the record for most Emmy nominations scored by a freshman comedy series.

The series also is competing tomorrow and during the main Primetime Emmy ceremony next week, and a major part of Ted Lasso‘s cast will be up for acting Emmys including leading man Sudeikis (up for lead actor in a Comedy Series) and supporting sextet Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Hunt, Jeremy Swift and Nick Mohammed.

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In Ted Lasso, Sudeikis stars as an American football coach who tries to replicate his success in the UK with a much rounder ball. He joins AFC Richmond, a team that has echoes of its neighbor AFC Wimbledon meets Chester City FC, a struggling Premier League team recently taken over by Rebecca Welton (Waddingham).

Ted Lasso returned for its second season on July 23 and has been renewed for Season 3.

Sudeikis executive produces alongside Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an exec producer, with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer.

Highlights of the two-night Creative Arts Emmys will be edited into a two-hour broadcast to air Saturday, September 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.

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