'Ted Lasso' Among Apple TV+ Series Nominated for Golden Globe Awards
The hit Apple TV+ show "Ted Lasso" received a Golden Globe Award nomination today for "Best Television Series" in the "Musical or Comedy" category, with Jason Sudeikis also landing a nomination for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series" in the "Musical or Comedy" category for his starring role in the show, according to CNN.
Sudeikis plays the title character Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. The show has received positive reviews, with many viewers finding solace in Lasso's unrelenting positivity amid the trying times of late.
Ted Lasso, already renewed for two more seasons, is up against "Schitt's Creek," "Emily in Paris," "The Flight Attendant," and "The Great."
Apple TV+ landed a few other Golden Globe nominations this year, with Bill Murray among the candidates for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture" for his role in the film "On the Rocks," and animated series "Wolfwalkers" landing a nomination for "Best Motion Picture" in the "Animated" category.
Apple highlighted its Golden Globe nominations in a press release:
In total, Apple was recognized with Golden Globe nominations for:
- Best Motion Picture, Animated – “Wolfwalkers”
- Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy – “Ted Lasso”
- Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture – Bill Murray in “On The Rocks”
- Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy Series – Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso”
The 78th Golden Globe Awards will honor the best of American film and television of 2020, as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The ceremony will be hosted on Sunday, February 28 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on NBC.
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