On Tuesday evening at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, the well-loved Apple TV+ hit series “Ted Lasso” joined the list of comedy legends after it has won the Outstanding Comedy Series award for its first and second seasons, becoming only the eighth series in the genre 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 consecutive year with four total wins, including: Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney).
Apple’s head of Worldwide Video Zack van Amburg said, “We’re so grateful and humbled to see ‘Ted Lasso’ honored with back-to-back wins for best comedy as audiences around the world continue to love the show and these characters as much as we do. It has been such an honor for all of us at Apple to collaborate 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.”
Apple’s head of Worldwide Video Jamie Erlicht added, “It is incredibly rewarding to see ‘Ted Lasso’ join the ranks of legendary comedies with best comedy wins for its first two seasons. We send our warmest congratulations to everyone on the cast and crew, and to Jason, Brett, and MJ for their individual Emmy Awards. We thank the Television Academy and also our spectacular teams who have worked tirelessly to bring this very special series to viewers across the globe.”
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
- The Golden Girls
- All in the Family
- The Phil Silvers Show
In total, Apple TV+ scores nine Emmys this 2022, including four wins for Ted Lasso, and honors for “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “Severance,” “Schmigadoon!” and “Home Before Dark”.
Apple Original series, movies and documentaries have now been bestowed with 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations. This number continues to grow, which includes this year’s historic win at the Oscars as “CODA” took home Best Picture and made Apple the first streamer to win the category.