Jason Sudeikis won Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Ted Lasso, at the 2022 Primetime Emmys. He bagged this honour last year as well. 

Ted Lasso landed 20 nominations in this year’s award show, which is a testament to how popular the series is. Sudeikis amazes with his well-timed comic deliveries and sense of mimicry. The series is based on a 2013 NBC Sports advertisement campaign for the Premier League, where the 46-year-old plays the eponymous American football coach who doesn’t know a thing about English football but winds up in charge of Premier League team – AFC Richmond. 

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The show has various positives like strong supporting actors. Fellow cast member Brett Goldstein also won this year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Lasso’s optimism towards life, combined with his internal fragilities, made this series a favourite in the award show. 

Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso has a good track record at the Emmys, winning Outstanding Comedy Series in 2021. It has been nominated for the same category in the 2022 awards and had previous nominations for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series in 2021. 

When he got up to accept the award, Sudeikis joked that his mother watches the show and didn’t think he’d win it.”I am not overtly prepared. Thank you, my parents. I am truly truly suprised and flattered”, he added. 

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As a sports comedy, Ted Lasso scales uncharted waters and manages to portray the human side of the game, including issues like mental health among players. It has already been renewed for a third season and boasts of good acting and direction. MJ Delaney also bagged an Emmy for Ted Lasso in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category. 

Last year too, Ted Lasso had landed 20 nominations and won 7, which is the most nominations any show has landed in its first year of release.