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Jason Sudeikis took home another awards season trophy on Sunday night.
The star of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won best performance by a male actor in a comedy series at the SAG Awards, beating out Nicholas Hoult (The Great), Daniel Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) and Ramy Youssef (Ramy).
“Thank you to all of my fellow actors,” said Sudeikis, who again made a statement with his attire in an acceptance speech. He donned a Gucci sweater that said, “My body. My choice.” He was also sporting his character’s recognizable mustache.
“I want to thank my mom for bringing me to plays and musicals in Kansas City when every touring company came through,” he said. “I want to thank my dad for taking me to see Beverly Hills Cop when I was 9 years old. I knew at that point that I wanted to be a Black cop from Detroit. [I’m] gettin’ there. And, again, I thank my fellow castmates because they make me better, which is half the job.”
Sunday’s shortened one-hour show was pre-recorded — meaning the SAG-AFTRA winners were informed of their wins a few days before the telecast — and the acceptance speeches were also pre-taped. The changes were a COVID-era decision in order to protect the guild’s nominees and presenters.
Sudeikis’ Sunday night moment follows a memorable recent win at the Golden Globes, where he went viral over his casual hoodie attire (an item supporting his sister’s fitness studio) during that acceptance speech. “I 100 percent knew that was going to be a whole to-do. That’s me, I’m a rabble-rouser,” he said, while wearing a casual plaid button-down, during the SAGs pre-show of the Globes moment.
On Ted Lasso, the actor and co-creator plays the titular football coach on the comedy, which is currently in production on season two. The SAG Awards opened with a sketch from the Ted Lasso set that saw Sudeikis and his ensemble warming up for the show by discussing the greatest ensembles of all time. The show later returned to Ted Lasso for a brief closing bit.
The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday. An encore aired on TNT at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.
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