Emmy Awards 2021: The Crown and Ted Lasso sweep major categories (2023)

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Netflix's royal drama The Crown and Apple TV comedy Ted Lasso were the big winners at Sunday's Emmy Awards.

The Crown's prizes included best drama series and four acting wins - for Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Josh O'Connor and Tobias Menzies.

"What a lovely end to the most extraordinary journey with this lovely family," Colman said of her final series playing Queen Elizabeth II.

"I loved every second of it and I can't wait to see what happens next."

Becoming emotional, she added: "I wish my dad was here to see this. I lost my daddy during Covid, and he would've loved all of this."

The Crown's victory in the best drama series category is not the first time a streaming service has won the top prize at the Emmys, but it does mark the first victory for Netflix.

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Anderson won for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, Menzies for the Duke of Edinburgh, and O'Connor for Prince Charles.

Many of this year's nominated actors from The Crown left the show after its most recent series, including Emerald Fennell, who played the Duchess of Cornwall, and Colman, who will be replaced as the Queen in the forthcoming fifth season by Imelda Staunton.

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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles on Sunday and saw most nominees attend in person, although many British nominees appeared from a separate hub in London.

UK winners included Michaela Coel, who won outstanding writing for a limited series for her consent drama I May Destroy You. "I dedicate this story to every single survivor of sexual assault," she said as she collected her award.

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Coel also used her speech to address aspiring writers, telling them: "Write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that isn't comfortable, I dare you."

She said staying away from social media could help them to create their best work. "Do not be afraid to disappear, from it, from us, for a while, and see what comes to you in the silence," she said.


The British writer and actress was one of the few non-white stars to score a win at the awards, which was criticised online for its lack of diversity.

While many black actors were nominated, when it came to the ceremony itself, white performers took home all 12 acting awards across the comedy, drama and limited series categories.

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In contrast, three black stars were among the four winning guest actors at last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys, a prelude to this Sunday's main event - namely Saturday Night Live hosts Dave Chappelle and Maya Rudolph, and Lovecraft Country's Courtney B Vance.

The host of RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul Charles, however, did manage to become the most-awarded black artist in Emmy history on Sunday, bagging his 11th award for the outstanding competition programme.

If MJ Rodriguez from drag ball drama Pose had beaten Colman to the lead actress award, she would have become the first transgender performer to win in a lead acting category.

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Kate Winslet and Ewan McGregor were named best limited series actress and actor for Mare of Easttown and Halston respectively.

Winslet said: "I want to acknowledge my fellow nominees in this decade that has to be about women having each other's backs. I support you, I salute you, I am proud of all of you.

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The HBO crime drama saw the actress play a police detective who is investigating the murder of a girl in a working-class community in Pennsylvania.

"Mare of Easttown was this cultural moment, and it brought people together and gave people something to talk about other than a pandemic, and I want to thank everybody for watching our show," Winslet said.

Paying tribute to writer and creator Brad Ingelsby, she added: "You created a middle-aged, imperfect, flawed mother, and you made us all feel validated."

Her Mare of Easttown co-stars Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson also both won supporting actor and actress for their performances in the show.

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Jason Sudeikis was named best lead comedy actor for his performance in Ted Lasso, while his British co-stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein won best supporting actress and actor.

"This show is about family, it's about mentors and teachers, it's about team-mates," Sudeikis said. "And I wouldn't be here without those three things in my life."

His co-star Waddingham, a successful theatre actress, called for more stage stars to be given TV roles during her acceptance speech.

"West End musical performers need to be on screen more," she told the audience. "Please give us a chance because we won't let you down."

She paid tribute to co-star and fellow nominee Juno Temple, saying she wished she could share the prize with her.

Goldstein won outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of cantankerous club captain Roy Kent. The 41-year-old said starring in the show had been "one of the greatest honours" of his life.

Ted Lasso, which first aired on Apple TV last year, tells the story of a US football coach who moves to the UK to coach a fictional Premiership team.

Emmy Awards 2021: The biggest winners

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  • 11 - The Crown
  • 11 - The Queen's Gambit
  • 8 - Saturday Night Live
  • 7- Ted Lasso
  • 7- The Mandalorian
  • 6- Love, Death & Robots
  • 5- RuPaul's Drag Race
  • 4- Mare Of Easttown
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Includes Creative Arts Emmys, which were awarded last week

Jean Smart was named best lead actress in a comedy series for her performance in Hacks.

As well as taking the top drama prize of the night, The Crown's Peter Morgan and Jessica Hobbs also won for writing and directing respectively.

Collecting the writing prize, Morgan said: "I'm very proud, I'm very grateful, we're going to party. Goodnight."

Hobbs thanked other female directors and her mother, who she said is still directing at the age of 77. Menzies was not present to collect his award.

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British comic John Oliver, host of US late night show Last Week Tonight, continued his Emmy streak when his show picked up its sixth straight win in the outstanding variety talk series category.

The final award of the night, outstanding limited or anthology series, went to Netflix's chess drama The Queen's Gambit.

In a highly competitive category, it won ahead of I May Destroy You, Mare Of Easttown, The Underground Railroad and WandaVision.

Netflix's combined total of 44 wins this year meant it towered above its nearest competitor - HBO and its HBO Max streaming service with 19.

That makes this year the first time Netflix had won more Emmys than HBO, which has dominated the ceremony for years. Disney+ was third on 14, while Apple TV won 10.

This year's In Memoriam section included tributes to stars including Larry King, Michael Apted, Alex Trebek, Helen McCrory, Jessica Walter, Cicely Tyson and Michael K Williams.

The ceremony, hosted by US comedian Cedric the Entertainer, was held after a year of increased TV viewing prompted by lockdown restrictions around the world.

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What Emmy categories did Ted Lasso win? ›

Ted Lasso

What are the 7 Emmys Ted Lasso won? ›

For its first season, Ted Lasso was nominated for 20 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning seven including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Sudeikis.
List of awards and nominations received by Ted Lasso.
Awards and nominations
NAACP Image Awards02
Peabody Awards11
People's Choice Awards01
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Why did Ted Lasso get so many Emmys? ›

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.

Who won Emmys for Ted Lasso this year? ›

Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis won Best Actor (Comedy) - also for the second year running.

What Emmy did Jason Sudeikis win? ›

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How many Emmys did Ted Lasso win in 2022? ›

“Ted Lasso” took home four wins at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, including back-to-back wins for Outstanding Comedy Series for both its first and second seasons.

What did Jason Sudeikis win for Ted Lasso? ›

He was seemingly stunned in winning the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, which included beating out Steve Martin, Martin Short, Bill Hader, Donald Glover and Nicholas Hoult. “I have sat at home and watched award shows,” Sudeikis said after receiving the Emmy.

Which series has won the most Emmys? ›

No show is ever going to catch “Saturday Night Live.” It will always have the most wins in Emmys history.

Which show won the most Emmys 2022? ›

Ted Lasso” and “Succession” came into the ceremony leading the pack with 25 and 20 nominations, respectively, and earned multiple wins alongside “The White Lotus,” “Squid Game” and “Abbott Elementary.”

Is Ted Lasso one of the best shows of all time? ›

However, it remarkably does, and surprised audiences with the quality of writing and acting in particular. At the end of the day, Ted Lasso is the ultimate wholesome show, nailing any genre it attempts (and they go through many) to form what might be the best sports show or movie ever made.

Did Jason Sudeikis get an Emmy for Ted Lasso? ›

Jason Sudeikis

Where is Ted Lasso filmed? ›

According to The Cinemaholic, the producers were adamant that it be shot in the U.K. to “feel authentic." As a result, they opted to shoot at the West London Film Studios in Hayes, Hillingdon, and used real sports venues throughout the show to make sure the games looked real.

Who won Best Actor Emmy 2022? ›

74th Primetime Emmy Awards

Who won lead actor Emmys? ›

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

What did Michael Keaton say at the Emmys 2022? ›

"You know what? We're cool. But I also have those people all these years, even when times were rough, that were the true believers. I f-----g love you, man!"

What did Tyra win an Emmy for? ›

Banks was the co-creator of True Beauty (2009–2010), and had her own television talk show, The Tyra Banks Show (2005–2010), which aired on The CW and won two Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Talk Show Informative. In 2015, she co-hosted the talk show FABLife for two months.

Did Jason Sudeikis win Best actor? ›

Then watch the series whose protagonist Jason Sudeikis has bagged the Best Actor award in a comedy role at the Emmy this year. After receiving the award for season 2 of Ted Lasso, he gave a thanking speech where he mentioned all the members of Ted Lasso, Warner Brothers, Apple as well as Doozer.

Did Katy Perry win an Emmy? ›

American singer Katy Perry has received various awards and nominations throughout her career.
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Eska Music Awards11
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Who won Best actress Emmy 2022? ›

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Did Zendaya win an Emmy? ›

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Who won best comedy series? ›

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series

Did Jason Sudeikis grow a mustache for Ted Lasso? ›

Jason Sudeikis, who portrays the lovable AFC Richmond soccer coach, grows out his facial hair for the Apple+ comedy, which is currently in season 3 of production. “There's pictures of Jason out and about. You can see it doesn't look exactly like Ted, but it is mainly him. I add to it a little bit.

How did Olivia Wilde meet Jason Sudeikis? ›

Wilde and Sudeikis meet in 2011

They first met while at a Saturday Night Live finale party in May 2011. According to Sudeikis, they "hit it off that night" but it would take a while -- coupled with a friend getting in the middle of things -- before they'd exchange numbers.

Which actor or actress has the most Emmys? ›

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Joint top of the ranking of female performers with the most Emmy wins ever are Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus with eight wins each.

Is Emmy higher than an Oscar? ›

The Oscars are considered one of the most prestigious award shows in the world, and they are presented each year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Emmy Awards are also highly acclaimed, but the awards are distributed to distinguished individuals, shows, and series in the television industry.

Who has won the most Oscars? ›

As of 2022, Katharine Hepburn maintained her lead as the actor with the most Oscar wins of all time. While the "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" star scored four acting accolades during her career, six fellow actors tied for the second spot with three wins each.

Who won best actress in a drama series 2022? ›

Best lead actress in a drama series

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Who swept the Emmys 2022? ›

'Succession,' 'Ted Lasso' and 'The White Lotus' swept up many of the awards, while 'Squid Game's' Lee Jung-jaw won the award for best lead actor in a drama series. ¿Qué ver ahora? The cast of 'The White Lotus' at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Who won 4 Emmys? ›

Over the course of her lengthy career in Hollywood, Lucille Ball earned 13 Emmy nominations and won four times.

What does 1236 mean in Ted Lasso? ›

Ted and Coach Beard's record at the paper-tossing game is 1,236. Earlier in the episode, 1,236 is also the number of pounds Roy owes his niece for swearing. Both figures are commented (by Sharon and Keeley respectively) as "Impressive".

What accent does Jamie Tartt have? ›

Dunster, who is nothing like Jamie in real life, discovered the character's Mancunian accent, which was not originally scripted, as he began to make Jamie his own. The regional dialect, akin to a strong Boston accent in the U.S., stuck.

Why do people love Ted Lasso? ›

Each character could've been a cliche, but not in the hands of this cast. Indeed, Ted Lasso happily subverts every trope that comes its way, and keeps challenging its characters in the process—making the end result infectiously insightful, tender, funny, and charming.

Is Ted Lasso Based on a true story? ›

Ted Lasso is not based on a true story, but the show does draw from real-life inspirations. The show was initially conceived by stars Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt – who play Lasso and Coach Beard, respectively – over 20 years ago, when the pair were performing as improv comedy troupe Boom Chicago.

Has Apple TV Plus won an Emmy? ›

The show's creator Mike White won the trophies for best writing and best directing. Apple TV+ also walked away with one of the top awards of the night, with its hit show Ted Lasso winning the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for the second consecutive year.

Did coach win an Emmy? ›

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 1990.

What neighborhood does Ted Lasso live? ›

Paved Court apartment – Aka Ted Lasso's London home

The apartment – or flat as it's often referred to in the UK – where Ted Lasso lived can be seen at Paved Court. This is actually located in the real Richmond – or Richmond-Upon-Thames to give it the full title.

Is Dubai Air real? ›

Dubai Air is a fictional airline featured in the Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso and was the main sponsor of AFC Richmond. Their logo got pride of place on the club's team jerseys, and within the Dogtrack.

Is AFC Richmond based on a real team? ›

The popular soccer video game FIFA will soon let players choose to play with a new team: AFC Richmond, the fictional team featured in the Emmy Award-winning streaming TV show "Ted Lasso."

Who won best actor in the series? ›

Jeremy Allen White has won the 2023 Golden Globe for best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy.

Who won Emmys 2023? ›

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Who all won Emmys last night? ›

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Why is Ted Lasso so successful? ›

Each character could've been a cliche, but not in the hands of this cast. Indeed, Ted Lasso happily subverts every trope that comes its way, and keeps challenging its characters in the process—making the end result infectiously insightful, tender, funny, and charming.

What's so special about Ted Lasso? ›

The show's titular lead character offers compassion, humility and decency, even in the face of insults and abuse. His unshakeable good mood could have been an irritating trait in the wrong hands, but Sudeikis gave the character an endearing quality which lifted viewers' spirits.

Why is Ted Lasso such a good show? ›

The show is warm, laugh-out-loud funny, beautifully constructed and written, and has a massive amount of heart and aroha in every frame. Hugely recommended. A comedy series about sports as an arena for goodness, kindness, and hope.

What mental illness does Ted Lasso have? ›

This became the overarching theme of Ted's second season arc. His depression and panic became that vicious circle that closed him off from the rest of the world, quite literally once—running off the pitch after a panic attack during a game.


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