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Ted Lasso Wins ‘Program of the Year’ at 2021 Television Critics Association Awards

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Blockbuster Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso has nabbed three awards at the 2021 Television Critics Association Awards, including Outstanding New Program, Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and Program of the Year (via Variety).

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“Television came through in a big way this year, serving up some much-needed entertainment that was a welcome distraction from the real-life dramas of the real world,” said Melanie McFarland, TCA President and TV Critic for Salon.

“The fact that comedic shows reigned supreme at the 2021 TCA Awards is a testament to this. From the folksy humor of ‘Ted Lasso’ and the sharp takes of ‘Hacks’, to the timeless laughs of ‘The Golden Girls’, this season’s offerings gave us plenty of reasons to smile in uncertain times.

Debuted in 2020, Ted Lasso has been recognized and nominated for many awards since its run. Sudekis, who plays the titular Ted Lasso, won a Golden Globe award for ‘Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy Series’, winning Apple its first Golden Globe.

Below is the full list of 2021 TCA Award recipients:

  • Individual Achievement In Drama: Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You,” HBO)
  • Individual Achievement In Comedy: Jean Smart (“Hacks,” HBO Max)
  • Outstanding Achievement In News and Information: “Framing Britney Spears” (FX/FX On Hulu)
  • Outstanding Achievement In Reality Programming: TIE: “Couples Therapy” (Showtime), “Deaf U” (Netflix)
  • Outstanding Achievement In Youth Programming: “The Baby-Sitters Club” (Netflix)
  • Outstanding Achievement In Variety, Talk Or Sketch: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO, 2018 & 2019 Winner In Category)
  • Outstanding New Program: “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
  • Outstanding Achievement In Movies, Miniseries, Or Specials: “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
  • Outstanding Achievement In Drama: “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Outstanding Achievement In Comedy: “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
  • Program of the Year: “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
  • Career Achievement Honoree: Jean Smart
  • Heritage Award: “The Golden Girls” (NBC)

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