Ted Lasso, everyone’s favorite nice (but not only nice) show about a cheery (but also wounded) football (which is to say soccer) coach, fared well at the Emmys. The Apple TV+ comedy-drama won four Oscars, including Outstanding Comedy Series and honors for lead Jason Sudeikis (who mocked his former Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels) and supporting players Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein (who is not CGI). After that, they all left the event, which presenter Seth Rogen described as “crazy” because it was hosted during a pandemic, and had their own private, Ted Lasso-esque party.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s guests enjoyed a strictly “friends and family”-style bash at Sunset Tower’s Tower Bar, where many Emmys guests stayed, including many of the mostly foreign Ted Lasso cast. Ted’s excellent biscuits were present. Sudeikis’ birthday, which was the day prior, was celebrated. There was also karaoke.
Brendan Hunt, who plays Ted’s longtime assistant Coach Beard, changed out of his finery and into his character’s after dark get-up, which included an orange Adidas track jacket and those sparkly, striped trousers he wore on the previous week’s episode, during a performance of The Walker Brothers’ “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore).”
They weren’t just rejoicing after a terrific performance at a major awards show. The group was also rejoicing at being back in the same time zone. They even stayed in the same hotel (or largely in the same hotel).
“It is a real family feel on the show and I know that every single show says that and fair enough, but [it’s true for us]. Being able to be together feels very special,” Phil Dunster, who plays striker Jamie Tartt, told THR. “Particularly after the year that we’ve had. It’s very difficult feeling separate but we all text each other all the time. Being together [here in L.A.], we plan on celebrating, sitting by the pool and drinking lots.”