Emmys 2021: From Underdog to Top Dog, Can Anything Topple ‘Ted Lasso’?

If you’ve paid any attention to the past few months of awards ceremonies, you know that Apple TV+ has found a winner in “Ted Lasso,” a comedy series featuring Jason Sudeikis as a clueless American recruited to coach soccer in England.With its blend of skillfully deployed humor and general niceness, the series has proven itself as a perfect antidote to pandemic-induced malaise and has seen plaudits roll in accordingly.In fact, “Ted Lasso” and Sudeikis have won so many plaudits, including big wins at the Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, and Writers Guild Awards, that it not only seems like the series is the frontrunner as we head into Emmy season, but it might well be unbeatable in comedy series.Now, it’s not quite as clear cut an argument to make as with Netflix’s “The Crown” in drama series, which has thus far won just about

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