Brett Goldstein took home the award for best supporting actor in a comedy at Monday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards.
Goldstein won for Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, in which he plays player-turned-coach Roy Kent. The actor won the award last year as well, making him the category’s first back-to-back winner since Jeremy Piven won three consecutive Emmys for HBO’s Entourage from 2006 to 2008.
“Thank you so much,” Goldstein said as he took the stage, adding he was going to try not to swear, a reference to his 2021 acceptance speech where he cursed, causing the feed to cut out.
“Thank you to the Academy and to Apple. Thank you to Jason [Sudeikis] and Bill [Lawrence] and Brendan [Hunt] and especially Joe Kelly, for creating this magical thing and letting me be a little part of it. I will never take it for granted,” he continued. “It’s incredible.”
This year’s other nominees in the category included Goldstein’s Ted Lasso co-stars Toheeb Jimoh and Nick Mohammed, Barry stars Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Tony Shalhoub, Abbott Elementary’s Tyler James Williams and Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang.
In his speech, Goldstein took a moment to thank his fellow nominees from the Apple TV+ series, saying, “The hardest part of being in Ted Lasso is being in a scene with anyone from this cast and not ruining the take by just staring at them and going, ‘God, you’re good.’”
Ted Lasso follows an American college football coach who is unexpectedly recruited to coach an English Premier League soccer team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
Goldstein’s win marked the first for the series on Monday night. Ted Lasso was nominated for 20 Emmys this year, the same number of nominations it scored last year.