Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein shoots and scores, again. At Monday night’s Emmys ceremony, the actor in the sunny AppleTV+ series won the best supporting actor in a comedy category for the second year in a row, kicking off the show’s first win of the night.
“I’m really going to try not to swear,” Goldstein said in his acceptance speech, shortly before dropping a sweet F-bomb anyway. The actor, who plays the stern Roy Kent in the series, then thanked everyone involved for letting him “be part of this magical thing.”
Starring Jason Sudeikis as a kindly American soccer coach who leaps across the pond to lead a British team, Ted Lasso was nominated for 20 Emmys total this year, including the best comedy category. The show faces stiff competition, including newcomers like Abbott Elementary and genre-pushing prestige hits like Barry. The show is also up against Hacks, Only Murders in the Building, What We Do in the Shadows, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Aside from best comedy, the show is also up for best lead actor in a comedy for Sudeikis, best supporting actress for Hannah Waddingham (who won this category last year), best directing, best writing, and more. “The hardest part of being in Ted Lasso is being in a scene with anyone in this cast and not ruining the take by staring at them and going, ‘God, you’re good,” Goldstein later said in his speech.
Ted Lasso was a sleeper hit at last year’s ceremony, picking up seven Emmy statuettes. The TV academy readily embraced the show’s bouncy tone and abundant themes of kindness, treating it as a balm amid the peak darkness of the pandemic. The show is led by Sudeikis, turning in a cheery, mustachioed performance as the encouraging and occasionally daffy titular team leader. (That saintly image has been somewhat dampened recently for myriad reasons.) The show‘s second season was similarly well-received, burnishing Ted Lasso’s rep as the nicest show on television.
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