September 13, 2022
Apple’s global phenomenon “Ted Lasso” joins the ranks of history’s most famous comedies with back-to-back Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards
‘Ted Lasso’ Becomes Most Emmy-Awarded Comedy Again
Apple TV+ lands nine Emmys in total, including four wins for “Ted Lasso” and honors for “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “Severance,” “Schmigadoon!” and “Home Before Dark”
CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA Tonight at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, beloved Apple TV+ hit series “Ted Lasso” joined the ranks of comedy legends with its win for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first and second seasons, becoming only the eighth series of its kind in 74 years of Emmy history to do so. The second season of “Ted Lasso” also became the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second year in a row with four wins overall, including Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Best Actor support in a comedy. Series (Brett Goldstein) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney).
Apple’s “Ted Lasso” now joins the ranks of just seven other comedy series in history that have landed outstanding comedy series wins in their first two years: “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” ” Frasier”, “The Golden Girls”, “Cheers”, “All in the Family” and “The Phil Silvers Show”.
“We’re so grateful and honored to see ‘Ted Lasso’ rewarded with back-to-back Best Comedy wins as audiences around the world continue to love the show and these characters as much as we do,” said Zack Van Amburg, Head of of global video at Apple. “It was such an honor for all of us at Apple to partner with the exceptionally gifted cast and creative team to bring this heartwarming, hilarious and kind series to the screen. We sincerely thank the Television Academy for recognizing the show and appreciate everyone for believing.
“It’s incredibly gratifying to see ‘Ted Lasso’ join the ranks of legendary comedies with top comedy wins for its first two seasons,” said Jamie Erlicht, head of Worldwide Video at Apple. “We send our warmest congratulations to all of the cast and crew, plus Jason, Brett and MJ on their individual Emmy Awards. We thank the Television Academy and our spectacular crew who have worked tirelessly to deliver this very special series to viewers around the world.
In total, Apple TV+ snagged nine Emmy Awards this year, including five Creative Arts Emmy Awards with “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” taking home the highest honor for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, its fifth straight win; acclaimed Outstanding Drama Series nominee “Severance” making its Emmy debut with two wins, including Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Design; The “Schmigadoon!” Apple’s critically acclaimed winner of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics; and the drama mystery series “Home Before Dark” which won the previously announced Jury Prize for Outstanding Motion Design.
In addition to this year’s honors for the second season of “Ted Lasso,” the series’ first season also made history at last year’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards as the most popular freshman comedy series. most nominated in history, winning seven awards in total, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Waddingham), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.
Apple Original series, movies and documentaries have now been honored with 275 wins and 1,152 nominations and counts, including this year’s historic Oscar win as “CODA” won Best Picture and made Apple the first streamer to win the category.
In 2022, Apple won nine Primetime Emmy Awards in the following categories:
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein
- Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney
- Outstanding Comedy Series Main Title Design Outstanding
- Outstanding Musical Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
- Best Short-lived Comedy, Drama or Variety Series
- Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
“Home Before Dark”
- Outstanding movement design
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
Each episode of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” features celebrities sharing a car, singing along to their personal playlists and embarking on adventures. Season five kicks off with Simu Liu and Jessica Henwick; “The White Lotus” co-stars Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario and Sydney Sweeney; Anitta and Saweetie; Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, who first met on “Carpool Karaoke”; the stars of All Elite Wrestling; and the D’Amelio family.
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” which won an Emmy for each of its previous four seasons, as well as multiple Producers Guild Awards and a Critics Choice Award, is produced for Apple by CBS Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions, with executive producers James Corden, Eric Pankowski and Ben Winston.
“Home Before Dark”
“Home Before Dark” is a crime drama series inspired by the reports of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak. Directed and produced by Jon M. Chu, the series follows a young girl named Hilde (played by Brooklynn Prince) who moves from the city of Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. There, her relentless pursuit of the truth leads her to uncover a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, has been working hard to bury.
The series is produced by showrunner Dana Fox, Jon M. Chu, Joy Gorman Wettels, Howard Deutch, Dara Resnik, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner and Sharlene Martin. It was co-created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. The cast includes: Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Aziza Scott, Michael Weston, Joelle Carter, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Rio Mangini.
A parody of iconic musicals, “Schmigadoon!” is a new musical comedy series starring Emmy Award-nominated Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winning Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship as they discover a magical town where everyone lives in a 1940s music studio. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love”.
The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, “Schmigadoon!” is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Robert Luketic directs and co-produces. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers, Micah Frank serves as co-executive producer, and stars Cecily Strong and Caroline Maroney serve as producers.
In “Severance”, Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a layoff procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and their personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is challenged as Mark finds himself at the center of an unfolding mystery that will force him to come to terms with the true nature of his job…and himself. .
“Severance” is written and created by Dan Erickson. Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron and Andrew Colville are executive producers alongside Erickson. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn are executive producers through Red Hour Productions, and Patricia Arquette and Adam Scott are producing. Endeavor Content serves as a studio.
Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to lead a British football team, despite his lack of experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for in optimism, underdog determination – and cookies. The widely acclaimed series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.
In addition to acting, Sudeikis serves as an executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence through his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as executive producer, with Liza Katzer serving as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, and is based on NBC Sports’ pre-existing format and characters.
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