Jason Sudeikis wins career first Emmy with Best Comedy Actor award for 'Ted Lasso'

Jason Sudeikis finally grabbed his first-ever Emmy trophy


                            Jason Sudeikis wins career first Emmy with Best Comedy Actor award for 'Ted Lasso'
Jason Sudeikis wins Best Actor in a Comedy for 'Ted Lasso' at Emmy Awards 2021 (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

After winning the Golden Globe and SAG Award earlier this year, ‘Ted Lasso’ star Jason Sudeikis finally grabbed his first-ever Emmy trophy on Sunday, September 19. The comedian, writer, and producer won the Emmy for Best Actor in Comedy Series for his pivotal role in Apple TV+ ‘Ted Lasso’. Sudeikis’ co-star Hannah Waddingham too grabbed the coveted Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award.

The awards for ‘Ted Lasso’ continued pouring in as another co-star of Sudeikis bagged the trophy. Brett Goldstein, who plays the role of an aging soccer player on the series, won Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The show also won the Best Comedy Series. ‘Ted Lasso’ had overall scored a whopping 20 nods this year. ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ tied for the top spot in nominations with 24 each followed by Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ with 23. The 2021 Emmy Awards were hosted by Cedric the Entertainer from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and were aired live on CBS.
 
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Jason Sudeikis, winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Ted Lasso', poses in the press room during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

'I would say this show is about family, mentors and teachers’

Sudeikis, who looked dapper in a green velvet suit also gave a speech at the award ceremony where he dubbed the show as a tribute to family, teachers, and mentors. While accepting his award, the 46-year-old actor said, “I would say that this show is about family, this show is about mentors and teachers, this show is about teammates. And I wouldn't be here without those three, you know things in my life.”

During the speech, Sudeikis also mentioned his seven-year-old son Otis and his four-year-old daughter Daisy, whom he shares with his former partner Olivia Wilde. He also thanked his former ‘SNL’ boss Lorne Michael, who he joked “went to take a dump now.” Speaking of the Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Sudeikis was pitted against Anthony Anderson for ‘Black-ish’, Michael Douglas for ‘The Kominsky Method’, William H. Macy for ‘Shameless’ and Kenan Thompson for ‘Kenan’. In ‘Ted Lasso’, Sudeikis plays the title character of an American football coach who's enlisted to lead an English soccer team despite having no experience with the sport.

Jason Sudeikis attends the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

 



 

'So well deserved, you are funny'

Social media users erupted with joy as they congratulated Sudeikis for his big win of the evening. One user posted, “Totally awesome Congratulations #JasonSudeikis for best actor comedy series. So well deserved You are funny!” Another person tweeted, “My man needed this after the year he’s had. Well deserved!”
 
The next one shared, “Yessss!!!!!! I screamed! He deserves this and I love LOVE the crew and thanks to everyone!!” Meanwhile, one added, “So guess i should check out this show at some point. *late to the party*” One user claimed, “#TedLasso is the perfect show for today’s era.” And, another stated, “Well deserved! Love this show!!!” While, one person concluded, “So glad Jason Sudekis won an Emmy for Ted Lasso!”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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