Jason Sudeikis ‘Surprised’ by ‘Ted Lasso’ Win Amid Drama

“Ain’t nobody in this room alone.” Jason Sudeikis couldn’t contain his surprise while accepting his trophy at the 2022 Emmy Awards despite winning the same honor last year.

The award for Outstanding Lead Actor In Comedy Series was won by the 46-year old actor for his work. Ted Lasso. Before Sudeikis took to the stage to accept the honor, Monday, September 12, 2012, Sudeikis shaken hands with fellow nominees Steve MartinAnd Martin Short.

“Aw nuts, OK,” he began his speech. “Thank you. I mean, I have sat at home and watched awards shows — my mom loves awards shows — and I always bust people’s balls when they get up here and say, ‘I didn’t think I had a chance [to win].’ And I really didn’t because, like, [it was]An amazing, amazing group with which I was nominated. So I’m not overly prepared.”

Sudeikis joked that his improv comedy background would be a benefit as he was finishing his speech under pressure. “Thank you to my incredible — our incredible — cast, it’s a joy to get to work with you guys. … And thank you so much to the people that watch this show and dig it as much as we dig making it. I’m truly, truly surprised and flattered. Thank you.”


Jason Sudeikis, at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2022.
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While he thanked his parents, Sudeikis did not mention his children — Otis, 8, and Daisy, 5 — whom he shares with ex-fiancée Olivia Wilde.

The Virginia native previously took home the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series trophy at last year’s Emmys for his role in the Apple TV+ show. “Thank you very much. So yeah, heck of a year,” he began at the September 2021 ceremony. “I would say that this show is about family. This show is about mentors. This show is all about teammates. And I wouldn’t be here without those three things in my life.”

Sudeikis shouted out Otis, Daisy and Daisy at the time. A year ago, Us WeeklyIt was confirmed in November 2020 that Saturday Night LiveThe alum and BooksmartDirector, 38, had ended their seven-year-old engagement.

“They’ve been separated for months now and there really is no drama. They’re handling this like adults,” a source exclusively revealed at the time. “It’s all about coparenting their kids, Daisy and Otis. That’s the priority for them.”

Sudeikis spoke out about his split in the August 2021 issue GQ, telling the outlet, “I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year and an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five, and it’ll go from being, you know, a book of my life to becoming a chapter to a paragraph to a line to a word to a doodle.”

He said that he saw the breakup as an opportunity to learn. “That’s an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about,” the DetroitersAn alum stated. “You take some responsibility for it, hold yourself accountable for what you do, but then also endeavor to learn something beyond the obvious from it.”

The couple were back in the news again the next year when they got into a heated argument over custody of their children. In April, Wilde received an envelope marked “personal and confidential” while on stage discussing her movie Don’t Worry DarlingCinemaCon Las Vegas UseAt the time, it was confirmed that there were custody papers inside.

The HouseAn alum addressed the drama in a VarietyInterview published August 24. “In any other workplace, it would be seen as an attack. It was really upsetting,” she claimed. “It shouldn’t have been able to happen. This is a scary breach of security. … This was something that required forethought.”

Wilde slammed her ex for attempting “to sabotage” her presentation, adding, “But, you know, sadly, it was not something that was entirely surprising to me. I mean, there’s a reason I left that relationship.”

Earlier that month, the actress called the document delivery “aggressive” and “extremely contrary to our children’s best interests” in her own set of legal paperwork filed in California. In his response, Sudeikis conceded, “Olivia’s talk was an important event for Olivia, both professionally and personally, and I am very, very sorry that the incident marred her special moment.”