In the battle between British pop stars Ed Sheeran and Sam Ryder — both nominated for Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso — it was Grammy winner Sheeran who walked away with the Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics.
This was the first Emmy nomination and first win for the “Perfect” and “Shape of You” singer-songwriter, who was not present at the Creative Emmy Awards Saturday to accept the statuette. He shared the award with his song co-writing team, prolific hitmaker Max Martin and Foy Vance.
The trio’s Emmy-winning song, “A Beautiful Game”, was featured in the Ted Lasso finale “So Long, Farewell.”
The other nominated song from Season 3 of Ted Lasso was “Fought & Lost”, co-written and performed by Ryder. The category also included original songs from Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia, Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q, Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as well as Roku’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.