On paper, there have been no main surprises on the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards as all of the winners have been both thought of clear front-runners or runners-up on most prediction lists. Still, the dominant exhibiting for Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso most likely 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 Creative Arts Emmys versus three final 12 months, and misplaced out the bellwether Casting In a Comedy Series 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 Series Emmy had gone to additionally take residence Outstanding Comedy Series.
Abbott Elementary did win the primary main face-off tonight, with Sheryl Lee Ralph named Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series over Ted Lasso‘s Hannah Waddingham, who had received the class final 12 months. It was a light shock, as Waddingham had been thought of the odds-on favourite. But Ralph was a detailed second.
But then Ted Lasso‘s Brett Goldstein restored the stability 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 huge awards push for Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls paid off — Prime Video’s beginner was the shock winner within the Competition Reality Series class, snapping the four-year profitable 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 of a frontrunner, and Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen walked out with the win, changing into the primary actor from the present to win within the class.
There have been shutouts for Apple TV+’s Severance, which was thought of a contender in a number of classes together with directing for Ben Stiller, and Only Murders In the Building, whose stars delivered arguably the very best presenter banter of the evening. (Of the three, solely Steve Martin and Martin Shore have been nominated, with Selena Gomez’s omission one of many greatest snubs on Emmy nomination day.) Also left empty-handed was stable comedy contender Barry.