Apple TV+ scored a total of 35 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Tuesday, thanks largely to Ted Lasso. The show received 20 nominations, including Best Comedy Series. Jason Sudeikis is also up for an award in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category.
‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Servant’, and Apple TV+ Documentaries Receive Emmy Nominations
Furthermore, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, and Jeremy Swift, are nominated in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for their performances in the show. Both Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham are nominated in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category too. Ted Lasso also received Emmy nominations in production design, directing, and casting categories too.
Other Apple TV+ shows received recognition too. Servant episode ‘2:00’ is nominated in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) category. Meanwhile, Boys State is up for the Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program award, and Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry is nominated in the Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program category.
In total, 10 Apple TV+ shows received Primetime Emmy nominations:
- Mythic Quest
- Central Park
- Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry
- Boys State
- Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special
- Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You
- The Year Earth Changed
- Carpool Karaoke: The Series
Apple TV+ Bosses Welcome ‘Incredible Achievemet’ of Emmy Nominations
Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video, commented:
Since launching less than two years ago, perhaps what we have cherished most is watching programs like Ted Lasso, Mythic Quest, Central Park, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, Servant and more be embraced so passionately by audiences all over the world. We continue to be captivated by hearing the personal stories of viewers who have been deeply affected by these brilliant characters and the journeys they have taken with them. From all of us at Apple, we send our warmest congratulations to everyone involved in bringing these unique stories to life and for this well-earned distinction.
“Nothing is more exciting for us than witnessing our exceptionally talented cast and creative teams be recognized for their extraordinary work. We love the evolution and growth of the stories being told across all Apple Originals, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience even more in the upcoming seasons,” said fellow head of Worldwide Video Jamie Erlicht. “It is an incredible achievement for so many of our programs to be recognized by the Television Academy today across these different categories and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone involved.”
Apple Ads up For Awards
Away from TV+ content, two Apple adverts are nominated for Emmy awards too. The ‘Jump’ advert for AirPods pro and the ‘It Already Does That’ advert for the Apple Watch Series Six are both up for Outstanding Commerical.
The 2021 Emmy Awards winners will be announced in a show hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on September 19 that will air on CBS and Paramount Plus at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.