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Jason Sudeikis Thanks Olivia Wilde For Pushing Him to Make Ted Lasso: “She Was Right”

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Jason Sudeikis is giving credit where it’s due. While accepting the best comedy series Critics’ Choice Award for Ted Lasso on Sunday night, the actor gave a sweet shout-out to ex-fiancée Olivia Wilde, explaining that she inspired him to write the funny series in the first place.

After thanking Apple TV+ and his entire team, Sudeikis said, “I want to thank my kids, Otis and Daisy. I want to thank their mom, Olivia, who had the initial idea to do this as a TV show. It was like, ‘Wow, you and Brendan [Hunt] and Joe [Kelly] like doing that so much, you should do it as a movie or TV show.'” He added with a smirk, “I was like, ‘No.’ She was right.”

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During the show, Sudeikis also won the award for best actor in a comedy series, and his Ted Lasso costar Hannah Waddingham secured the award for best supporting actress in a comedy series. He wound up pulling yet another casual sweatshirt for the evening after his tie-dye Golden Globes fashion statement last week — this time, he rocked a blue hoodie with the emblem for Crockett High School, the fictional school he’s the principal of in the Wilde-directed movie Booksmart.

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UNSPECIFIED LOCATION – MARCH 7: (L-R) In this screengrab, Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt, winners of Best Comedy Series Award, arrive at the press room at the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards on March 07, 2021. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for the Critics Choice Association)

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