Ted Lasso took one last lap around the pitch this past May as the beloved series closed out an epic run with its third and final season. To nobody’s surprise, when the Television Academy announced the nominees for the upcoming 75th annual Emmy Awards, the show was once again a frequent flyer on the list, garnering 21 nominations in total.
While Ted Lasso has been a force to be reckoned with across award shows since its premiere, what really stands out about today’s nods is one of the show’s stars finally getting their flowers. Phil Dunster, who portrays footballer Jamie Tartt, has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series.
Fans have long since been campaigning for Dunster to gain recognition for his incredible performance across the entire span of the series, and this now marks the actor’s very first Emmy nomination. The third season of Ted Lasso served as a backdrop for the culmination of many character arcs and various plot threads, but one of the most satisfying and impressive was arguably the redemption of Jamie Tartt (in case you missed it, read our deep dive into that powerful redemption arc here).
Dunster is up against his co-star Brett Goldstein, who portrays the one and only Roy Kent, in this category.
Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team — despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination … and biscuits.
All three seasons of Ted Lasso are streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. Make sure to check out our final review.
The 75th Emmy Awards will take place on September 18.