On paper, there have been no main surprises on the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards as all of the winners had been both thought-about clear front-runners or runners-up on most prediction lists. Nonetheless, the dominant exhibiting for Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso in all probability qualifies as a shock.
Given the blended response to the second season, the very long time that had handed since its run and co-creator/star Jason Sudeikis’ ongoing private drama, it appeared just like the momentum had shifted away from the hit comedy. Add to that that Ted Lasso received zero awards on the Artistic Arts Emmys versus three final yr, and misplaced out the bellwether Casting In a Comedy Sequence class there to Abbott Elementary, and it regarded just like the ABC freshman was primed for an upset; the final seven reveals that received the Casting For a Comedy Sequence Emmy had gone to additionally take house Excellent Comedy Sequence.
Abbott Elementary did win the primary main face-off tonight, with Sheryl Lee Ralph named Excellent Supporting Actress In a Comedy Sequence over Ted Lasso‘s Hannah Waddingham, who had received the class final yr. It was a light shock, as Waddingham had been thought-about the odds-on favourite. However Ralph was a detailed second.
However then Ted Lasso‘s Brett Goldstein restored the steadiness by expectedly repeating within the Supporting Actor discipline, and the 2 reveals break up writing (Quinta Brunson for Abbott) and directing (Lasso’s MJ Delaney) till Sudeikis’ Lead Actor repeat set the stage for Ted Lasso‘s grand swell. Sudeikis regarded genuinely stunned by his win, and rightfully so.
A few different gentle upsets:
The massive awards push for Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Huge Grrrls paid off — Prime Video’s beginner was the shock winner within the Competitors Actuality Sequence class, snapping the four-year successful streak of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Tom outsmarted the Roy boys once more. Competing towards fellow Succession co-stars Kieran Culkin, who had been thought-about a frontrunner, and Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen walked out with the win, turning into the primary actor from the present to win within the class.
There have been shutouts for Apple TV+’s Severance, which was thought-about a contender in a number of classes together with directing for Ben Stiller, and Solely Murders Within the Constructing, whose stars delivered arguably the most effective presenter banter of the evening. (Of the three, solely Steve Martin and Martin Shore had been nominated, with Selena Gomez’s omission one of many largest snubs on Emmy nomination day.) Additionally left empty-handed was strong comedy contender Barry.