Jason Sudeikis wins Golden Globe for Ted Lasso role
Jason Sudeikis has won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in brilliant Apple TV+ comedy, ‘Ted Lasso’, a nice testament to arguably the most charming show the service has released thus far.
Sudeikis took ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series’ at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (virtual) Golden Globes awards event.
It’s for his performance as Ted Lasso, a college football coach to takes over an English pro soccer team and turns it around. The show won hearts because of its gentle homespun humor positive outlook, particularly as we’ve all been struggling across recent months, and will likely continue to do so in the incoming recession.
Significantly, this is the first Golden Globe award taken by an Apple TV+ show.
You can watch his acceptance speech below. He thinks the award is “nuts”, but also manages to squeeze a little Tolstoy and takes a few moments to thank his co-stars.
The Ted Lasso cast will take part in a panel discussion on April 1 at 7am PT. The show has been renewed for two additional seasons, with season two expected to appear on TV+ in summer.
Building up for the summer
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, discussed TV+ during the recent shareholder’s conference.
He shared his opinion that streaming has space for several players, stressed Apple’s focus on delivering ‘high quality content’ and noted the service’s shows have so far achieved over 240 award nominations and 70 wins.
The company recently extended its free TV+ subscription offer into July 2021 as it works toward what I expect will be a major content-driven push for the service later this year. I think of this phase as the equivalent of introducing the iPhone 6 – Apple will want to create waves when it makes its move, particularly now the service is available pretty much anywhere. To be a network takes content – and it really, really looks as if Apple is on the fast road to flooding us with content come summer.