‘Ted Lasso’ Star Jason Sudeikis Has Some Stiff Competition at the 2021 Emmy Awards — Himself!
Many news outlets predict that Jason Sudeikis will take home several Emmy Awards for Apple TV+’s comedy, Ted Lasso. He might be a shoo-in for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series; however, there is one category that he has serious competition. He’s nominated against himself in the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards for his writing in about AFC Richmond.
‘Ted Lasso’: Jason Sudeikis is up for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Twice
In the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, the academy nominated Jason Sudeikis twice in Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. He could win for his writing in the pilot episode of Ted Lasso or “Make Rebecca Great Again.” Although the second episode is a fan-favorite, it is more likely that Ted Lasso wins for the pilot of the heartwarming comedy.
Additionally, for the last three Emmy’s, the winner of Outstanding Writing went on to win the Outstanding Comedy Series category. At the 72 Primetime Emmy Awards, Schitt’s Creek won for both Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Comedy. Fleabag won both categories in 2019, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won in 2018.
Since many outlets predict that Ted Lasso will win the Outstanding Comedy Series in 2021, it’s likely that the Apple TV+ series also takes the statuette home for Outstanding Writing.
Unfortunately, the pilot episode is likely to win out over the later season’s episode. Either way, Jason Sudeikis could take home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing, even if he’s up against himself in the category.
Jason Sudeikis can only take home 3 Emmy Awards for ‘Ted Lasso’
Jason Sudeikis is nominated for four Emmy Awards for Ted Lasso; however, the most he could take home is three. As executive producer of Ted Lasso, Jason Sudeikis is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series 2021. If the series wins Outstanding Comedy Series, the cast will undoubtedly take the stage, and Sudeikis will share the statuette in a very Ted Lasso way. However, he is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He will have to take the stage alone for that one, and it looks like he’s a shoo-in for it.
Lastly, as indicated above, he’s nominated twice in the category Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, up against himself. So, even if he wins all of his categories, the 46-year-old actor, comedian, writer, and producer could only go home with three Emmys, not four.
If Ted Lasso won the Emmys, how would he react?
In a recent interview, several Ted Lasso cast members, and executive producer Bill Lawrence hypothesized how Ted would act if he won an Emmy Award in real life.
“I think he’d let [the team] celebrate and just enjoy and clamor around them,” Sudeikis told The Hollywood Reporter.
Lawrence agreed with Sudeikis when asked the same question.
He “would be happy that the people around him were happy, but he wouldn’t care all that much,” Lawrence added.
Co-writer of Ted Lasso, Jamie Lee, added that “He’d probably break off pieces of the statue and give it to everybody.”
After watching Ted Lasso, viewers understand every suggestion and imagine Ted breaking a statuette to share it with his team. Tune in to the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at 8 p.m. EST on Sept. 19, 2021.