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Kansas City native Jason Sudeikis wins Emmy for outstanding lead actor in comedy series

Awards Season 2022
Posted at 9:28 PM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 16:04:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Sudeikis continues to represent the Kansas City area on the national stage.

Sudeikis, a Shawnee Mission West graduate, won a Television Academy Emmy award on Monday night.

He took home the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his role in the show Ted Lasso. Sudeikis also won the award last year.

Sudeikis told KSHB 41 News that the impact Kansas City has had on him influenced both the Ted Lasso character and the award-winning series.

"The collective wisdom of the character and the show was a combination of the people creating it...Kansas City is just part of my soul. It's where I'm from. It's where I was raised. It's where my folks live and where a lot of good and bad things have happened to me and many other people. It just had to be in there. Just like the other experiences that people brought from their hometowns," he said.

Sudeikis edged out Donald Glover, Bill Hader, Nicholas Hoult, Steve Martin and Martin Short.

KSHB 41 reporter Jordan Betts spoke with Brett Goldstein (plays Roy Kent), who won outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his role in Ted Lasso.

Goldstein weighed on the impact the Shawnee graduate has had on his life.

"Jason and this show completely changed my life," Goldstein said. "I am forever indebted to him."

For the second year in a row, Ted Lasso also won an Emmy for outstanding comedy series.

M.J. Delaney, a director with Ted Lasso, also brought home an Emmy, for outstanding director for a comedy series. Delaney was nominated for the 10th episode of season two, titled "No Weddings and a funeral."