Congratulations are in order for Jason Sudeikis, who is taking home his first Emmy.
The 46-year-old earned the honor of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards for his role on Ted Lasso on Sunday, September 19.
"Thank you very much. This show is about family. This show is about mentors and teachers,” the actor — who is also the creator and executive producer of the Apple TV+ series — said during his acceptance speech. “This show is about teammates, and I wouldn't be here without those three things in my life."
"I'm only as good as you guys make me look,” the Horrible Bosses actor told his Ted Lasso colleagues. “So really, it means the world to me to be up here and just be a mirror of what you guys give to me and we reflect back and forth on each other."
The former Saturday Night Live lauded Lorne Michaels (joking the SNL creator, who was not at his seat, “went to go take a dump”) and his mentors at improv comedy troupe Second City. He also thanked Otis, 7, and Daisy, 4, who he shares with ex Olivia Wilde, who was noticeably left out of his speech.
Sudeikis and Wilde announced they were going their seperate ways after seven years together in November 2020. Although the two put on a united front in public following their split, Wilde stepped out shortly after with Harry Styles, who she directed in the upcoming Don't Worry Darling.
Sudeikis opened up about their split in July. "That's an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about," he told GQ. “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."
"You take some responsibility for it, hold yourself accountable for what you do," he added, "but then also endeavor to learn something beyond the obvious from it."
Sudeikis has since been linked to actress Keeley Hazell. Though Page Six reported in July that the two were no longer dating, the Ted Lasso costars were spotted enjoying a hike in Los Angeles last week.
Meanwhile, Wilde, 35, and Styles, 27, are still going strong: The Booksmart director attended his Las Vegas show earlier this month.