Ted Lasso wins back-to-back Emmys alongside Severance and more
Several of Apple’s top TV+ shows won a total of nine Primetime Emmy Awards at the 74th Annual Awards, including a historic back-to-back win for Outstanding Comedy for Ted Lasso.
“Tonight at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, Apple TV+’s beloved hit series ‘Ted Lasso’ joined the ranks of comedy legends with its win for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first and second seasons” , celebrated the company in a press release.
As Apple notes, Ted Lasso is only the eighth Emmys series in 74 years to do this. Ted Lasso was also the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second year in a row, taking home four awards in total, including Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actor awards for Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) and Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent), as well as exceptional staging for showrunner MJ Delaney. .
Apple’s massive new hit, Severance, also won two awards for its title design and music composition.
Carpool Karaoke: The series won Best Short Comedy, Drama or Variety Series, Schmigadoon! won Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, and Home Before Dark won Outstanding Motion Design.
Apple had picked up a large number of nominations, 52 in total, however, it was beaten in a few key categories. Severance missed Outstanding Drama Series and Writes for a Drama Series on Succession, with lead actor Adam Scott being beaten by Lee Jung-Jae (Squid Game).
The Emmy recognition shows that Apple’s massive and continued investment in its lineup of original Apple TV+ content is paying off on the burgeoning streaming platform, which is about to reach its third anniversary after being announced in November 2019. This week’s scoops take Apple’s original movies, documentaries, and series to over 270 awards and over 1,150 nominations. The company was also the first streaming platform to win a Best Picture award at this year’s Oscars for CODA.
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