Ted Lasso makes Emmy history, most nominated freshman comedy series ever


Apple today landed 35 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including 20 nominations for “Ted Lasso,” which broke records by becoming the most nominated comedy series this year, and the most nominated freshman comedy series in history.

Another sign that Apple TV+ is on the right path in its bid to stand alongside Netflix, HBO, Amazon Video, and friends as a first tier streaming service.

Apple’s global comedy phenomenon “Ted Lasso” dominated across major categories with 20 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis; two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple; four nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein, Jeremy Swift, and Nick Mohammed; three nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series; two nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series; and two nominations for Outstanding Single-Picture Editing in a Comedy Series.

Every review I’ve read says that Ted Lasso’s about-to-be-released Season 2 (starts a week from Friday) is every bit as good as Season 1. That’s certainly great news for Apple TV+.

Apple also earned nominations across 10 total programs, including “Mythic Quest,” “Central Park,” “Servant,” “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry,” “Boys State,” “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You,” “The Year Earth Changed,” and “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

Not too shabby. Follow the headline link for all the nomination details. The winners will be announced September 19.