We believe in believe, and so does the Television Academy it seems.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso took home a top prize at the 2021 Emmys: the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. While Ted Lasso was certainly a frontrunner in this category, with 20 nominations heading into the awards show, they weren’t necessarily a shoo-in.
We’re, of course, referring to Ted Lasso‘s fellow nominees and laugh-out-loud comedies Black-ish, Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, Hacks, The Flight Attendant, The Kominsky Method and Pen15.
So, it’s no wonder the cast of Ted Lasso was so elated by their big win Sunday evening. As the cast—which includes Emmy winner Jason Sudeikis, Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham, Emmy winner Brett Goldstein and more—flooded the stage, co-creator Bill Lawrence stepped up to the mic and gave a heartwarming speech.
“I’d most like to thank this amazing cast, crew, writers, staff,” Lawrence said after thanking Apple and Warner Brothers. “My co-creators Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, and Ted Lasso himself, our fearless leader, Jason Sudeikis.”