Slugfest Emmy Experts: How Much Will Ted Lasso Make?
This is the world of “Ted Lasso” and we are living in it right now. Fresh out of its 20 Emmy nominations last week, the hit Apple TV + kicks off its second season on Friday, so what better time than now for editors and Gold Derby pundits Christophe rosen and Joyce Eng to discuss the exact number of statuettes Ted & Co. can take home?
Best Comedy Series and Best Comic Actor for Jason Sudeikis we feel like sure things are safe, especially the latter that we don’t know if we’ve even discussed the comedy actor category in depth before. Season 2 taking place over the next 12 weeks – the final Emmy voting takes place August 19-30 – will only help that, too.
The next category “Ted Lasso” expected to win is the Best Supporting Comedy Actress for Hannah waddingham, who opened up a big lead on the pitch, but one of us will fight for the other Hannah – Hannah einbinder for “Hacks”. She is in second place, which is in stark contrast to the nomination phase when she was sixth. But the nominations told us that “Hacks” is really one thing as it has won 15 offers, including two more little-anticipated acting nominations for. Carl Clemons Hopkins as a supporting actor and Jane adams as a guest actress.
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Best Supporting Comedy Actor is where “Ted” has the most four-way nominees, but the guys could all vote split because there really isn’t an overwhelming favorite among them. In this case, is it really between two “Saturday Night Live” stars at opposite ends of their tenure there, Kenan thompson and Bowen Yang? And did we just convince ourselves to switch to the other?
“Ted” also has multiple nominations in directing and writing, so vote shares are also possible there, especially with the alleged # 2 series “Hacks” only fielding a single nominee in each, as well as “The Flight Attendant,” which beat several “Ted” titles at the Directors Guild of America Awards.
Elsewhere, we marvel Smart jeans seemingly becoming a fatality in Best Comedy Actress for “Hacks,” but also let’s hope we don’t hurt her yet again by predicting her to win.
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