Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

  • Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical


    Jason Sudeikis ‑ “Ted Lasso”

    Acceptance Speech:

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  Wow.  All right.  I talk now?  Yeah?  OK.  Yeah, I mean, that’s nuts.  Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  I mean, this is, for me, the coolest thing that a group of, like ‑‑ that’s nuts.  That’s crazy.  OK.  All right.  Wow.  Well, here’s what I’ll say.  I’ll say this:  I want to thank everybody that works on this show.  I read this book to my son Otis called “The Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy.  And he has these three questions:  When’s the best time to do things?  When’s the right thing to do ‑‑ what is the right thing to do?  And then who is the most important one?  And that last question, who is the most important one, is, like, whoever the person you’re with.  So I kind of reject the premise of being the best actor because, in my humble opinion, the best actor is the person you’re acting with.  So I want to give a shout‑out to all the people I get to act with on this show because they’re incredible, you know.  And do they make me the best?  No.  But I know for a fact they make me better, better than I am, better than I thought I could be, better than, you know ‑‑ than anything I could do.  And so I appreciate everybody looking out.

    (Don Cheadle makes winding‑up motion.)

    And Don’s right.  I got to wrap this puppy up.  Never been my forte.  A little windy.  A little windy, as my Aunt Loretta would say.  Thank you.  I appreciate you guys.  And shout‑out to my nominees, fellow nominees.  Thank you.

    Backstage Interview:

    QUESTION:  What’s up, brother?


    QUESTION:  Scott Evans from access Hollywood.  Listen, so many people have described this show as thoughtfully earnest and hilarious.  I wonder for you now, what parts of “Ted Lasso” are you carrying on in your life moving forward?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  The moustache currently, for sure.  But yeah, anything that’s in that show is something that I carried with me up to the point of creating that show and cocreating that show and cowriting that show and playing that character.  So, you know, that show’s catching up with my self, and if anything, leading me and my soul forward.

    QUESTION:  Hi, Jason.  Congrats on your win tonight.


    QUESTION:  You mentioned your son, Otis, in your speech.  Are your kids awake?  I am curious what their reaction to your win is tonight and how you guys will be celebrating?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  Their reaction is completely selfish because they are six and four, and the way they will want to celebrate is by having, you know, Cocoa Puffs cereal or Cocoa Puffs, they have here in the U.K.  But again, it will have nothing do with me because they are six and four.  They are selfish little demons.  I cannot believe they are going to give me any respect.

    QUESTION:  Hey there, Jason.  Good to talk to you.  Congratulations.  I just got to tell you, huge fan of the show, and it has been one of these shows that everyone I have talked to has caught on to it, sort of this slow burn, developing a huge fan following.

    And then watching the moment when your name was called, it feels like maybe you were just as surprised as everyone.  Are you surprised that it is getting this kind of love at the moment, and where can I get the hoodie?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  Yeah, no, that was genuine surprise.  It was quite the accolade.  I am not a good enough actor to pretend that well.  And the hoodie, I think you asked, you were cutting out a bit, is, I think.  It is my sister’s dance and workout place in New York, but I believe in the product.  It is a nice hoodie as much as the message.

    QUESTION:  Hi, Jason.  Congratulations.  I’m sorry, I missed that about the hoodie.  You said it is about product placement.  Can you explain that, please?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  Which one?

    QUESTION:  The hoodie, if you could explain the product placement.

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  It is not that.  It is family pride.  It is my sister’s company.  I don’t know if you have siblings, but when they do something you believe in, you encourage them to do it, and you don’t refer to it as product placement.

    We do use a lot of Apple products in our show, and maybe that’s what you’re confusing.

    QUESTION:  Jason, congratulations.  We love the show so much.  I have to ask, Ted is always going after that win.  He wants to win so bad.  So what would Ted Lasso say about this big win tonight?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  I think Ted’s impression of this win tonight would be that it was a little too singular for his taste, but still it’s nice that the show, you know, garnered any attention to its nomination for the show and for the acting thing, but we are on to the next one.

    QUESTION:  Jason, congratulations.  People have great affection for the show.  What did you think, and it is getting a lot of attention on social media, of Don Cheadle’s “Wrap it up” direction while you were speaking?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  Hey, that’s just Kansas City love.  If anybody’s going to tell me to wrap it up, he knew I’d listen to him, that’s all that is.  A lot of people don’t know he’s an excellent stage manager as well as an American acting icon.  The guy’s got chops.

    QUESTION:  Hello, Jason.  What can you tell us about Season 2 of “Ted Lasso”?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  Nothing.  Nothing.  What a waste of a question.

    QUESTION:  You can’t give us anything, not a hint, not a tidbit?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  Yes, of course I could, I know everything, but I’m not going to say a word.  I’ll get sued by Apple.  I don’t want that heat.  You don’t want that heat.  I’m saving both of us.

    QUESTION:  Pretty sure you made history being the first actor to win a Globe in a hoodie.  Does it mean more for that hoodie to be representing something that is so important to your sister and to your family?

    JASON SUDEIKIS:  I think you got to look back at Audrey Hepburn for “Funny Face.”  She also wore a hoodie.

    But yeah, I believe when people that you care about do cool, interesting things, that you should support them.  So this is no different than that.  I have a multitude of hoodies I could have worn for a multitude of things.  I believe in support.  This one seemed the most appropriate.


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