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

‘ted Lasso,’ ‘crown’ Among Early Winners At Emmy Awards

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.