LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Ted Lasso actors clinched two early Emmy Awards on Sunday (Sept 19), setting the stage for multiple potential wins for the warm-hearted comedy about a struggling British soccer team.
British actors Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein were named supporting actress and actor in a comedy for their performances as the club owner and ageing star player in Ted Lasso.
The comedy, starring Jason Sudeikis, is widely expected to win one of the top prizes – best comedy series – after winning over audiences with its optimism and folksy humour during the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic.
Julianne Nicholson and Evan Peters won Emmys for their supporting roles as a housewife and detective in the limited series Mare Of Easttown about a murder in a small Philadelphia town.
Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer got the ceremony off to a rousing start with a musical rap, helped by the likes of Billy Porter, LL Cool J and Billy Porter on the theme of “TV – you got what I need”.
Concerns over the Delta variant of the coronavirus forced Sunday’s ceremony to move to an outdoor tent in downtown Los Angeles, with a reduced guest list and mandatory vaccinations and testing.
Many of the British actors gathered in London to watch the ceremony there, but the Los Angeles red carpet looked much like pre-pandemic days, with stars posing maskless in plunging gowns and bold colours.Internet Explorer Channel Network