Apple’s global phenomenon “Ted Lasso” joins ranks of the most celebrated comedies in history with back-to-back Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards
“Ted Lasso” once again becomes the most Emmy Award-winning comedy
Apple TV+ land’s nine Emmys total, including four wins for “Ted Lasso,” and honours for “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “Severance,” “Schmigadoon!,” and “Home Before Dark”
CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA Tonight at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 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 in the genre in 74 years of Emmy history to do so. The second time of “Ted Rope” likewise turned into the most Emmy-winning parody for the second year straight with four all out wins, including Emmy Grants for Extraordinary Lead Entertainer in a Satire Series (Jason Sudeikis), Exceptional Supporting Entertainer in a Parody Series (Brett Goldstein), and Remarkable Coordinating for a Parody Series (MJ Delaney).
Apple’s “Ted Lasso” now joins the ranks of only 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 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,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “It has been such a distinction for us all at Apple to team up with the incredibly gifted cast and inventive group to bring this inspiring, amusing, and kind series to the screen. We earnestly thank the TV Foundation for perceiving the show and value everybody for accepting.”
“It is incredibly rewarding to see ‘Ted Lasso’ join the ranks of legendary comedies with best comedy wins for its first two seasons,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “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 TV Institute and furthermore our dynamite groups who have worked enthusiastically to carry this exceptionally extraordinary series to watchers across the globe.”
In total, Apple TV+ landed nine Emmy Awards this year, including five Creative Arts Emmy Awards with “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” earning the top honor for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, its fifth win in a row; celebrated Best Drama Series nominee “Severance” making its Emmy debut with two wins including Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Design; Apple’s critically acclaimed “Schmigadoon!” winning Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics; and dramatic mystery series “Home Before Dark” landing the previously announced juried award for Outstanding Motion Design.
In addition to this year’s honors for the sophomore season of “Ted Lasso,” the first season of the series also made history at last year’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards as the most-nominated freshman comedy series in history, nabbing 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 Unique series, movies, and narratives have now been regarded with 275 successes and 1,152 honor designations and then some, including the current year’s notable success at the Oscars as “CODA” brought back home Best Picture and made Apple the principal decoration to win the class.
In 2022, Apple scored 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 Main Title Design
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
- Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series
- Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
“Home Before Dark”
- Outstanding Motion 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” costars Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario and Sydney Sweeney; Anitta and Saweetie; Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, who initially met on “Carpool Karaoke”; the stars of All First class Wrestling; and the D’Amelio family.
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” which has won an Emmy for each of its previous four seasons, along with 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 dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak. Directed and executive produced by Jon M.Chu, the series follows a little kid named Hilde (played by Brooklynn Sovereign) who moves from the city of Brooklyn to the little lakeside town her dad abandoned. While there, her hounded quest for reality drives her to uncover a virus case that everybody around, including her own dad, made a respectable attempt to cover.
The series is executive 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 nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. 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 coordinates and co-chief produces. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Artist act as leader makers, Micah Forthright fills in as co-chief maker, and star Serious areas of strength for cecily Caroline Maroney act as makers.
In “Severance,” Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of 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 executive produce through Red Hour Productions, and both Patricia Arquette and Adam Scott serve as producers. Endeavor Content serves as the studio.
Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team — despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination — and biscuits. The widely acclaimed series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed.
In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.Doozer’s Jeff Ingold likewise fills in as a leader maker, with Liza Katzer as co-chief maker. The series was created by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Chase, and Joe Kelly, and depends on the prior organization and characters from NBC Sports.