Jason Sudeikis Says Ted Lasso Would React to Emmy Nominations in the Most Ted Lasso Way

How would Jason Sudeikis’ title character on Ted Lasso celebrate the Apple show’s Emmy nominations? According to Sudeikis, coach Lasso wouldn’t be marking the occasion with any sort of celebration.

‘Ted Lasso’ is nominated for a record-breaking 20 Emmys

Brendan Hunt walks behind Cristo Fernández and Jason Sudeikis in a scene from 'Ted Lasso'
Brendan Hunt, Cristo Fernández and Jason Sudeikis in ‘Ted Lasso Season 2 | Apple TV+

Ted Lasso led the way when Emmy nominations were announced on July 13, 2021. The heartwarming 30-minute comedy series from Apple landed a whopping 20 nominations. 

In doing so the program broke a record previously held by Fox’s Glee, which received 19 Emmy nods in 2010. It also made history as the most nominated freshman comedy ever. 

Every Emmy Ted Lasso’s been nominated for, according to the Television Academy, is as follows:

  1. Outstanding Comedy Series
  2. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Jason Sudeikis
  3. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Brett Goldstein
  4. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Brendan Hunt
  5. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Nick Mohammed
  6. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Jeremy Swift
  7. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Juno Temple
  8. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,  Hannah Waddingham
  9. Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Zach Braff
  10. Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, M.J. Delaney
  11. Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Declan Lowney
  12. Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Ted Lasso pilot
  13. Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: “Make Rebecca Great Again”
  14. Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
  15. Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  16. Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
  17. Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation
  18. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, A.J. Catoline
  19. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, Melissa McCoy
  20. Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

The winners of the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Sept. 19, 2021, during a televised ceremony. 

Jason Sudeikis says Ted Lasso wouldn’t celebrate Emmy nods

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At the Ted Lasso Season 2 premiere — July 23, 2021, marked the start of new episodes — shortly after Emmy nominations were announced, Sudeikis provided some insight into how his title character would react. Warning: Don’t expect any dance moves from Lasso (and Sudeikis’ favorite SNL sketch) because the 45-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter coach Lasso wouldn’t celebrate but rather leave that up to the AFC Richmond players. 

“I think he’d let [the team] celebrate and just enjoy and clamor around them,” Sudeikis said. 

Ted Lasso executive producer Bill Lawrence agreed, saying Lasso “would be happy that the people around him were happy, but he wouldn’t care all that much.” 

Jamie Lee, a co-writer on the show added that if they were to win an Emmy, the mustache-clad character might have a Mean Girls moment where he’d “break off pieces of the statue and give it to everybody.” 

Jason Sudeikis isn’t thinking about the possibility of winning an Emmy for ‘Ted Lasso’

Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham in 'Ted Lasso' Season 1. Jason stands on the left in a navy blue sweater with a collared shirt underneath. Hannah stands on the right in a black suit and orange top. Their profiles face the camera. A floor-to-ceiling black-and-white photo of a crowded soccer stadium is behind them.
Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham in ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 1 | Apple TV+

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The Horrible Bosses alum is up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series but the father of two says the idea of winning hasn’t really crossed his mind. He said he “won’t even think about that until the moment it happens or doesn’t happen,” adding that he’ll “live in the moment.” 

It’s at this point Lasso might tell Sudeikis to believe.

New episodes of Ted Lasso drop every Friday on AppleTV+ at 3 a.m. EST.