“Ted Lasso”, “The Crown” win big at 2021 Emmy Awards

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“Ted Lasso” and “The Crown” were the big winners at last night’s Emmy Awards.

Jason Sudeikis was named best lead comedy actor for his performance in “Ted Lasso” while his British co-stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein won best supporting actress and actor in a comedy series.

The show also picked up the award for Outstanding comedy series.

Ted Lasso tells the story of a kind and well-intentioned American coach who is brought in to rescue a fictional Premiership football team AFC Richmond – despite a total lack of experience.

Meanwhile “The Crown” picked up the prizes for best drama series and four acting wins in the drama category, for Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor and Tobias Menzies.

The show is a historical drama focusing on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

The wins will be a boost for streaming services: “The Crown” is carried on Netflix, while “Ted Lasso” first premiered last year on Apple TV.

“The Queen’s Gambit” took the award for Outstanding limited series, however Kate Winslet picked up the prize for Lead actress in a limited series or movie for her work in “Mare of Easttown”, while Ewan McGregor won Lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in “Halston”.

For the full list of winners, see the following article from BBC News: Emmy Awards 2021: The winners and nominees