Goooaaalll! Warner Bros. Television’s Ted Lasso once again took top honors at the 74th Emmy Awards, with the global hit comedy winning four Emmys tonight, including Outstanding Comedy Series for the second year in a row. And WBTV’s Abbott Elementary made the grade with three Emmys total, including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for creator/star Quinta Brunson and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Sheryl Lee Ralph this evening.
Topline highlights include:
- Ted Lasso means (repeat) business. For the second year in a row, Ted Lasso scored the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Jason Sudeikis won once again for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Brett Goldstein again took home the trophy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And MJ Delaney won her first Emmy for Directing.
- With her win for Writing for a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honored in this category, after Lena Waithe in 2017 for Master of None.
- And with her win for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph received her first Emmy in her distinguished 45-year career. Sheryl becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honored in this category and the first in 35 years, since Jackée Harry in 1987 for 227.
Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey said: “We are thrilled for the Ted Lasso team on their richly deserved Emmy wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Through their brilliant storytelling, they continue to entertain and inspire viewers all over the world. Ted Lasso is a special show, and we are so incredibly fortunate to be a part of making the world ‘Believe.’”
Dungey continued: “And we are also incredibly excited for Quinta Brunson, winner for comedy writing tonight. With Abbott Elementary, Quinta shines a spotlight on a group of everyday heroes working at a public school, while never missing a single comedic beat. And last but certainly not least, what can you say about the incomparable Sheryl Lee Ralph?! I am overjoyed that the Television Academy has recognized Sheryl with her first Emmy Award tonight. Her portrayal of Barbara Howard in Abbott Elementary was an instant classic in a career full of indelible performances. We are so thankful that she is part of the incredible Abbott Elementary ensemble, and we look forward to going back to school with them next week.”
TED LASSO (WBTV for Apple TV+): 4 Wins
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein
- Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (WBTV and 20th Television for ABC): 3 Wins
- Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Quinta Brunson
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sheryl Lee Ralph
- Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
THE VOICE (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for NBC): 1 Win
- Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series