UK Markets open in 3 hrs 14 mins

‘Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham Scores First Career Emmy, Says Jason Sudeikis “Changed My Life With” Apple TV+ Series

·2-min read

Hannah Waddingham added to Ted Lasso‘s Emmy win streak on Sunday as the actress took home her first honor for the Apple TV+ comedy.

73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Deadline’s Full Coverage

More from Deadline

Upon receiving the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award from Seth Rogen (who accidnetally mispronounced her name), Waddingham thanked her co-star Jason Sudeikis.

“Jason, you changed my life with this and more importantly my baby girl’s,” she said. “I’m honestly so privileged to work with you. I really am,” she said.

In Ted Lasso, Waddingham stars alongside Sudeikis’ titular character as AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton. She seeks to use Ted, and his cheery outlook, to help run her ex-husband’s beloved soccer into the ground. She appears alongside Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Jeremy Swift and more.

Emmys TV Review: Slog Of A Show Was Way Too Status Quo, Full Of Time Fillers

Waddingham bested fellow nominees The Flight Attendant‘s Rosie Perez, Hacks‘ Hannah Einbinder, Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon; and Ted Lasso co-star Temple.

The newly-minted Emmy winner also paid tribute to Temple’s Keeley Jones. While on stage, she said that “if I could break one [of the statuette’s] arms” she would share the award with her co-star.

“There is no Rebecca without Keeley,” she continued.

Lastly, she urged the industry to give more stars of the West End musical theater, her alma mater, more opportunities to be on screen.

Gallery: See Anya Taylor-Joy And Other Emmy Nominees On The Red Carpet

Heading into the Sunday party, Ted Lasso earned a record-breaking 20 nominations for its debut season. The series is also won the Outstanding Comedy Series honor.

The 73rd annual Emmys, which saw Cedric the Entertainer serve as host, aired Sunday on CBS. Watch Waddingham’s acceptance speech above.

Emmys Scorecard: Wins By Program & Network

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--40TEbZ9Is?version=3&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://deadline.com&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=360]

Best of Deadline

Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting