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Apple scores 35 Emmy nominations

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Apple has landed 35 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including 20 nominations for “Ted Lasso,” which broke records by becoming the most nominated comedy series this year, and the most nominated freshman comedy series in history. The winners of the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced at a televised ceremony on September 19, 2021.

Apple’s global comedy phenomenon “Ted Lasso” dominated across major categories with 20 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis; two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple; four nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein, Jeremy Swift, and Nick Mohammed; three nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series; two nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series; and two nominations for Outstanding Single-Picture Editing in a Comedy Series.

Apple also earned nominations across 10 total programs, including “Mythic Quest,” “Central Park,” “Servant,” “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry,” “Boys State,” “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You,” “The Year Earth Changed,” and “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

“Since launching less than two years ago, perhaps what we have cherished most is watching programs like ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Mythic Quest,’ ‘Central Park,’ ‘Billie Eilish:The World’s A Little Blurry,’ ‘Servant’ and more be embraced so passionately by audiences all over the world,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We continue to be captivated by hearing the personal stories of viewers who have been deeply affected by these brilliant characters and the journeys they have taken with them. From all of us at Apple, we send our warmest congratulations to everyone involved in bringing these unique stories to life and for this well-earned distinction.”

“Nothing is more exciting for us than witnessing our exceptionally talented cast and creative teams be recognized for their extraordinary work. We love the evolution and growth of the stories being told across all Apple Originals, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience even more in the upcoming seasons,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “It is an incredible achievement for so many of our programs to be recognized by the Television Academy today across these different categories and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone involved.”

In total, Apple scored 35 Emmy Award nominations for:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Jason Sudeikis
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Brett Goldstein
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Brendan Hunt
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Nick Mohammed
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Jeremy Swift
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Juno Temple
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Hannah Waddingham
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour): “Servant”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Zach Braff
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” M.J. Delaney
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Declan Lowney
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Pilot
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” “Make Rebecca Great Again”
  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso”
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: “Ted Lasso”
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour): “Ted Lasso”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation: “Ted Lasso”
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” A.J. Catoline
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso,” Melissa McCoy
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation: “Ted Lasso”
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program: “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”
  • Outstanding Music Direction: “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera): “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera): “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: “Central Park,” Stanley Tucci
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: “Central Park,” Tituss Burgess
  • Outstanding Narrator: “Mythic Quest,” Anthony Hopkins
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation: “Mythic Quest”
  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: “Boys State”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program: “Boys State”
  • Outstanding Narrator: “The Year Earth Changed,” David Attenborough
  • Outstanding Contemporary Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program (Non-Prosthetic): “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special”
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special – “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You”
  • Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series – “Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

Last year, in its first year of eligibility, Apple made its Primetime Emmy debut with a historic 18 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for programs “The Morning Show,” “Beastie Boys Story,” “Defending Jacob,” “Central Park,” “Home,” and “The Elephant Queen.” Apple Original series, films, and documentaries have now been honored with 117 wins and 471 awards nominations in less than two years.

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