"Ted Lasso" Prepares to Continue Emmys Domination With 20 Nominations For 2022
The power of believing! Ted Lasso has once again scored a plethora of Emmy nominations, it was announced on July 12 ahead of the September ceremony. The beloved Apple TV+ show's second season received 20 nods in categories including outstanding comedy series and outstanding writing for a comedy series.
In the acting categories, stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Toheeb Jimoh, Juno Temple, Sarah Niles, and Nick Mohammed were all nominated for their work. Guest actors James Lance, Sam Richardson, and Harriet Walter also received guest actor nods for their appearances in season two.
Last year, the series dominated at the 2021 Emmy Awards, with the fictional AFC Richmond crew winning seven awards. Show creator and star Sudeikis won for his performance as the titular soccer coach Ted, while Waddingham won for her work as AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton, and Goldstein scored for his turn as veteran soccer player Roy Kent. The show also won outstanding comedy series.
Fans of the series might soon need to grapple with it coming to an end: Sudeikis told the "Today" show back in 2021 that they originally imagined the show running for three seasons with a clear beginning, middle, and end, but they said the plan could change going forward. However, Goldstein seemed to confirm that plan was still happening in an interview with the Sunday Times this year, saying, "It was planned as three."
The 74th annual primetime Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Sept. 12.