Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond nominated for 20 Emmys

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The AppleTV+ comedy Ted Lasso is up for major awards in this year’s Emmys, in a move that should not surprise anyone. 20 Emmy nominations total, to be exact. This breaks the record for most-nominated freshman comedy series—previously held by Glee, which was nominated 19 times. The show, about an American football coach from Merriam hired as the football (soccer) coach of AFC Richmond, captured the hearts of Kansas City and the world. 

Kansas City’s own Jason Sudeikis, who’s from Overland Park, is nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His co-stars Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple, who respectively play Rebecca and Keeley Jones on the show, are both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Rounding up the acting side of the nominations are Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent), Jeremy Swift (Higgins), Nick Mohammed (Nathan), and co-creator Brendan Hunt (Coach Beard). 

Ted Lasso is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. It’s up against Black-ish, Cobra Kaiii, Emily in Paris, Hacks, Pen15, The Flight Attendant, and The Kominsky Method.  

The other 12 nominations are: Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, three nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour), two nominations for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, and two nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Sudeikis previously won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Critics Choice Awards. The show also won Best Comedy Series at the Golden Globes. 

Grab some barbecue from one of the KC greats, or JoeArthur GateStack merch to celebrate these nominations and hopeful wins, which feel like nominations for Kansas City as well as Ted Lasso. Don’t forget to tune into the second season of Ted Lasso, which is set to premiere July 23. 

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