We spoke to the stars of the hit show about its success with both viewers, critics and Emmy voters...
Ted Lasso's first season ended on a low note: the Richmond football club lost the match against Manchester City. Despite the disappointing loss on the pitch, the cast is celebrating the victory of the show's success, which includes awards, critical acclaim and huge streaming numbers during the pandemic.
Hanna Waddingham, who plays Rebecca Welton, wasn't expecting the show to have as great an impact on people's lives during the coronavirus pandemic. She shares:
"Who knew that that would be such a tonic for everyone stuck in their houses and feeling like the world was closing in."
Jeremy Swift, who's the Director of Football Operations on the show spoke about the excitement of the show's success:
"It's very exciting, but you have to take the ethic of the show and just kind of swallow any kind of probably childish excitement."
Both Waddingham and Swift, have been nominated for their performances. Their nominations are part of the 20 for Ted Lasso, including Best Comedy Series.
We spoke to fellow Emmy nominees; Juno Temple, Nick Mohammed, Brett Goldstein and Brendan Hunt about the show's popularity. Juno Temple is still in awe for being able to live through her character's eyes.
"I can't imagine life without them anymore and to get to put on Keeley's fantastic wardrobe and see the world from her perspective was something that couldn't have been more welcomed."
Nick Mohammed shared the immense privilege of working on a show that provided such escapism for people.
"What a joyful show to be involved with. It did provide some escapism for people in what was undoubtedly, such a tough year. That was really humbling and heartwarming."
Brett Goldstein was head over heels before the show went out into the world and is now extremely grateful that the audience have mutual feelings about it.
"Jason and I, when we said goodbye to each other on the last day, we were like 'something happened here, didn't it? And if no one sees it, we were here.' So the fact that people seem to have really taken to it is really something special."
And Brendan Hunt shared the gratification of being part of the hit show.
"It's come to mean a lot for them [people] and that's just incredibly gratifying." -- Brendan Hunt.
The 73rd Emmy Awards will air Sunday September 19th at 8pm ET on CBS.
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