‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Crown’ among early winners at Emmy Awards

‘ted Lasso,’ ‘crown’ Among Early Winners At Emmy Awards
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In this video grab issued Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, Brett Goldstein accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for "Ted Lasso" at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Emmy Awards kicked off with music Sunday and and wins for a pair of “Ted Lasso” supporting actors.

Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein won the best supporting actors in a comedy series trophies in the show’s opening moments and were followed up by wins for “The Crown” stars Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies.

The show opened with a musical number that featured Cedric the Entertainer rapping a modified version of the Biz Markie hit “Just a Friend” with lyrics like “TV, you got what I need.” LL Cool J bounded from the audience as stars like Rita Wilson, Mandy Moore and more dropped verses celebrating the breadth of television.

The Emmys aired live on CBS from Los Angeles.