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The popular Apple TV+ comedy series "Ted Lasso" has been awarded four new Emmy awards, making history for Apple TV+ as it became the first streaming service to win an Emmy award in a program category in only its second year of eligibility. Ted Lasso has won a total of seven Emmy Awards in 2021.

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As Apple touted in a press release, "Ted Lasso" made history by becoming the most nominated freshmen comedy series in Emmy Award history, including awards 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.

Hannah Waddingham, who plays Rebecca Welton in the series, and Brett Goldstein, who takes on the role of Roy Kent, won Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively. The star of the show, Jason Sudeikis, who portrays Ted Lasso, was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show itself was crowned Oustanding Comedy Series.


Apple TV+ has previously won Emmy awards for "The Morning Show," "Ghost Writer," and "Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10."

Article Link: 'Ted Lasso' Wins Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series as Apple TV+ Captures 11 Total Awards
 
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markfc

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I’m guessing this is based on Season 1 which was absolutely outstanding.
Season 2 has been a bit hit and miss I feel although I loved the Christmas special which most people didn’t like.
Would love a Richmond FC shirt here in the UK though.
Apple sent us biscuits to our local team so who knows. ?
 

MhaelK

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Well deserved and season 2 has been even better than season 1.
Really, I think season 2 is not that great.

The whole focus and feel of the series has been changed from Comedy about an American coach training a UK soccerclub to “Comedy”-drama trying to give deeper meaning to side characters while a soccer-club being the workplace/background - but it could easily have been anything else than a UK soccerclub. While I have seen and enjoyed every episode until now, I stoppede halfway during the last episode and don’t think I will return to the show. For me the magic of what was Ted Lasso has kind of worn off.

But, we are all different, happy that you like it. Hope you keep enjoying the show ?
 

MuckrakerJG

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Really, I think season 2 is not that great.

The whole focus and feel of the series has been changed from Comedy about an American coach training a UK soccerclub to “Comedy”-drama trying to give deeper meaning to side characters while a soccer-club being the workplace/background - but it could easily have been anything else than a UK soccerclub. While I have seen and enjoyed every episode until now, I stoppede halfway during the last episode and don’t think I will return to the show. For me the magic of what was Ted Lasso has kind of worn off.

But, we are all different, happy that you like it. Hope you keep enjoying the show ?
So I just want to say in case you and anyone else didn't hear: Lots of people think the Christmas episode and the last one with Beard were a bit off the mark. But that is because the writers originally created a 10 episode arc like in Season 1. But then Apple gave them 2 more episodes because the show is so popular, but the writers didn't want to mess up the arc they had already completed.

So they wrote the Christmas episode and the Beard episode as two standalone stories that don't really touch the plot in the other 10 which are considered the main storyline. I personally think the Beard episode was OK as an experiment, but it should have been in the first half of the season like the Christmas one and not Episode 9 of 12 because it just killed the momentum of the plot that was building.

Anyway, my point is, kill off the two standalone episodes and I think the 10 episode main story is still pretty decent this year.
 

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Your loss Olivia Wilde
Not really. She was on a podcast a while back, and talked about how toxic he was to her in terms of berating in front of family and friends, and given they have a child in common, she said it was best to separate. He’s a successful actor, but it doesn’t make him a successful husband from the sounds of it. I’d hardly call that a loss if the allegations she made are accurate.
 

davidako

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I’m liking Season 2, but is lacking a bit. Season 1 had “villains” that made the show more interesting than Season 2, where the villains are inner demons.

Anyway, a fantastic show. I don’t watch or stream many shows at all (several each year), but Ted Lasso is definitely one worth watching.

The long term arc of turning everyone around, especially the owner, really gave season 1 some structure. With season 2 it’s almost over and while I’ve enjoyed the episodes it doesn’t feel like anything has really happened.
 

Pakaku

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I'll always feel weird hearing that something which started as a set of commercials is somehow getting all of this recognition and awards as a television show. It just feels off somehow.
 
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orbital~debris

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I'll always feel weird hearing that something which started as a set of commercials is somehow getting all of this recognition and awards as a television show. It just feels off somehow.

Inspiration can, and does, come from anywhere.

This TV programme tells a series of engaging stories with interesting & funny characters. Doesn't really matter if it had its inception in advertising.
 
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