‘Ted Lasso’ Star Brett Goldstein Has to Beat 3 of His Co-Stars to Take Home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

“He’s here — he’s there — he’s every-f***ing-where — Roy Kent!” Brett Goldstein and the rest of the Ted Lasso team could win big at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards. But to do so, Goldstein will have to beat out three of his castmates. Can Goldstein bring home the Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, or should Ted Lasso fans prepare for another cast member to win?

Brett Goldstein smiles at the camera during Apple's 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 premiere
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‘Ted Lasso’ could do well at the 2021 Emmy Awards

The Jason Sudeikis‘-led Apple TV+ series has 20 nominations at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Sudeikis could win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. 

Ted Lasso Season 1 is also up for several other Emmys, including Outstanding: Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series; Original Main Title Theme Music; Comedy Series; Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-hour); Writing for a Comedy Series; Production Design for a Narrative Program; Casting for a Comedy Series; Directing for a Comedy Series; and Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-hour) and Animation.

Much of the Ted Lasso cast is also nominated for awards at the 2021 Emmys. Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple are up against each other for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. But even more cast members are up for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category. 

‘Ted Lasso’ cast has 4 nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

Four Ted Lasso cast members are nominated for the supporting actor category at the 2021 Emmy Awards: Goldstein (Roy Kent), Brendan Hunt (Coach Beard), Nick Mohammed (Nathan Shelley), and Jeremy Swift (Higgins). 

Goldstein plays fan-favorite character Roy Kent, AFC Richmond’s resident grump. But the actor is also a writer on the Apple TV+ series, which could give him the edge needed to take home the Emmy win. 

However, Hunt also works on the story and produces the series. Fans are eager for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards to find out who among the Ted Lasso cast will win — if they win at all in this category.

Emmy Award predictions for Brett Goldstein

Gold Derby predicts Goldstein to have the highest odds of the Ted Lasso cast nominated in the supporting category. The outlet lists Hunt and Mohammed in fourth and fifth place, respectively. While the nomination is for Goldstein’s performance in season 1, the prediction site believes his front and center performance in season 2 may have influenced the Television Academy’s voting this year.

Despite the memorable performances from the other actors in season 1, “they have not been as consistently memorable as Goldstein has been as Roy nor have they had the same amount of material as he has gotten,” says Gold Derby. 

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Right now, the odds are in Goldstein’s favor. But Ted Lasso‘s multiple nominations in one category could cause a split vote and culminate in a loss. The same situation took place at the 2019 Emmy Awards when several Game of Thrones actors were nominated in the supporting actress category, but did not win.

Find out if Goldstein or any of the Ted Lasso cast can snag the win in the supporting actor category. Watch the Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS Sept. 19, beginning at 8 PM EST.