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Press Release August 29, 2021

Apple's “Ted Lasso” shines as the most-winning series at the inaugural Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards, scoring four awards including Best Comedy Series

Apple Original drama series “Servant” wins for Best Supporting Actor
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“Ted Lasso” won four awards at the inaugural Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards, including Best Comedy Series.

The Hollywood Critics Association today announced the winners for the inaugural HCA TV Awards and the Apple TV+ comedy juggernaut “Ted Lasso,” starring and executive produced by Jason Sudeikis, scores as the most-winning series at the virtual ceremony. Additionally, Apple’s drama series “Servant,” from creator M. Night Shyamalan, takes the Best Supporting Actor prize for star Rupert Grint.

Apple’s HCA Award wins include:

  • Best Streaming Series, Comedy — “Ted Lasso”
  • Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy  — Jason Sudeikis – “Ted Lasso”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy — Brett Goldstein – “Ted Lasso”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy — Hannah Waddingham – “Ted Lasso”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama — Rupert Grint – “Servant”

Founded in late 2016, the Hollywood Critics Association’s mission is to bring together a passionate group of critics and journalists who represent the voices of a new era in Hollywood.

Last month, Apple landed 35 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including a historic 20 nominations for “Ted Lasso,” which broke records by becoming the most nominated comedy series this year, and the most nominated freshman comedy series ever. To date, “Ted Lasso” has been also honored with an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Award for Jason Sudeikis at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards; three Critics Choice Awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham, sweeping all categories in which the widely beloved series was nominated; a Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Golden Globe Awards for star Sudeikis; and, the Writers Guild of America crowned “Ted Lasso” with wins for both Best Comedy and Best New Series.

“Ted Lasso” stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time American college football coach hired to coach a Premier League team despite having no experience coaching the English game. Sudeikis also serves as executive producer on the show and is supported by an Emmy nominated ensemble including Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Juno Temple, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift and Nick Mohammed.

Seasons one and two of “Servant,” the acclaimed psychological thriller from Academy Award-nominated director and executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, are now streaming on Apple TV+. The second season of “Servant” takes a supernatural turn with a darker future for all lying ahead as Leanne returns to the brownstone and her true nature is revealed. “Servant” is created by BAFTA-nominated executive producer and writer Tony Basgallop. In addition to Shyamalan and Basgallop, “Servant” is executive produced by Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch. Taylor Latham and Patrick Markey serve as executive producers.

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