Jason Sudeikis won his second lead actor in a comedy series Emmy for his titular role in Ted Lasso, a win he says he did not expect given the other nominees in his category, and therefore did not come overly prepared.
“Thank you my parents… our incredible cast. It’s a joy to work with you guys. You guys are amazing,” Sudeikis said on stage following his win at the 2022 Emmy Awards. “Thank you so much for the people that watch the show and dig it as much as we did making it. I’m truly, truly surprised and flattered — and, thank you.”
Other nominees in the category were Donald Glover (Atlanta), Bill Hader (Barry), Nicholas Hoult (The Great), Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building) and Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building).
Sudeikis won his first Emmy last year. Ted Lasso received a whopping 20 nominations this year, with Brett Goldstein having won in the supporting actor in a comedy series category (at the time of publication of this article).
In the Warner Bros. Television-produced series, Sudeikis plays an optimistic coach of a struggling college football team who goes to London — despite having no experience with British soccer — to try his hand with a European team.
Sudeikis co-developed Ted Lasso using a character he first portrayed in a series of NBC sports promos in 2013.
The 74th Annual Emmy Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and were hosted by Kenan Thompson.