By Neha Prakash published
The Ted Lasso cast charmed the pants off of viewers Sunday night at the 2021 Emmys, sweeping the comedy series categories and being—much like the AppleTV+ show itself—absolutely endearing and moving in the process of winning big. From Jason Sudeikis's suave blue velvet suit to acceptance speeches we actually didn't want played off, here are all the adorable moments the Ted Lasso stars served tonight.
Hannah Waddingham won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Rebecca, and her acceptance speech was so sincere, emotional, and funny.
During the exuberant speech, she thanked show creator Jason Sudeikis, saying, "Jason, you've changed my life with this and more importantly my baby girl's [life]." She continued, "And I will work with you for as long as you let me because, honestly, I'm so privileged to work with you. I really am." Waddingham also sweetly thanked co-star Juno Temple and even gave a nod to Cady's big Mean Girls dance speech.
"Juno Temple...if I could break off one of [this Emmy's] arms and give it to you because that's what you are to me. There's no Rebecca without Keeley, and if you ever leave my life, I'm going to stalk you." She added, "To my parents, I nearly lost you during the filming of this season. I'm so glad that you are here to see this moment."
Temple, who is Waddingham's real life best friend after meeting on the show, gave Waddingham a very, very long congratulatory hug.
Women supporting women! 👏#TedLasso #Emmys2021 pic.twitter.com/af3JE8Bt8WSeptember 20, 2021
Then Brett Goldstein won for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and delivered a Roy Kent-worthy speech that mostly got censored by CBS but still managed to be adorable.
"I was very, very specifically told I'm not allowed to swear," Goldstein joked. "So this speech is going to be f*cking short... To my teammates that I'm nominated with. This cast made me sick, they're so good."
The actor continued, "It has been one of the greatest honors, privileges, and privileges—I just said that twice, but it's a double privilege. It's the most privileged privilege and pleasures of my life. And this is the f*cking icing on the cake."
Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham’s reactions to Brett Goldstein winning an Emmy is truly so perfect and adorable #Emmys pic.twitter.com/tHlqvC0LlKSeptember 20, 2021
And Sudeikis, who did not wear a hoodie, looked so proud watching his cast win.
When i tell you i sob at the little smiles he keeps giving to his castmates when they win 🥺🥺 #Emmys2021 #TedLasso pic.twitter.com/lhpo8atchpSeptember 20, 2021
📸 | jason sudeikis giving congrats to ted lasso co-star, brett goldstein, for winning best supporting actor at the #emmys! pic.twitter.com/TTLD9q0vrcSeptember 20, 2021
MY HEART #tedlasso pic.twitter.com/EhOXYuFx9GSeptember 20, 2021
And, of course, Jason himself won for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and his acceptance speech gave us all serious Ted-locker-room-pep-talk-vibes.
"I would say that this show is about family," Sudeikis said while accepting the award. "The show is about mentors and teachers. This show’s about teammates. And I wouldn't be here without those three things in my life."
He also thanked the rest of the series' cast saying, "I'm only as good as you guys make me look, and so, really, it means the world to me to be up here and just be a mirror of what you guys give to me and we reflect back and forth on each other. So thank you so much."
Ted Lasso closed out the evening by picking up the trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series. We're not mad about any of this.
ted lasso tonight at the emmys: pic.twitter.com/xqMBpMm3CNSeptember 19, 2021
As Marie Claire’s senior news and culture editor, Neha oversees all things entertainment, pop culture, and current events from TV shows and movies we can’t stop bingeing to celebrities we can’t stop 'shipping. She loves a hot-take, has an extensive knowledge of award shows, and knows the astrological signs of everyone in the royal family and the 'Friends' cast. Before joining Marie Claire, she held positions at Glamour, Brides, Condé Nast, and Mashable, and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
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