When the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations had been introduced at present, Apple TV+’s feel-good hit Ted Lasso, because it did final yr, dominated. The comedy matched its earlier whole of 20 nominations, although this time included first-time nominees like Sarah Niles, Toheeb Jimoh and Trent Crimm himself, James Lance. But when these nominations proved something, it’s that — regardless of being nominated for Excellent Supporting Actor In A Comedy Sequence — Toheeb Jimoh has what it takes to be a number one man.
The at present 25-year-old actor was a hilarious breakout because the earnest Sam Obisanya in Season 1 of the collection. However Season 2 jumped him as much as romantic lead, because of a operating plotline that discovered the younger footballer unknowingly romancing his boss Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) on a courting app. And whereas many (possibly all) Ted Lasso followers ship Ted (Jason Sudeikis) with Rebecca, the sparks between Sam and Rebecca were so good, even Ted was into it.
In reality, with Ted taking a backseat within the motion because of a psychological breakdown within the present’s second season, it actually was as much as Sam to tackle the majority of constructive power Ted left behind. Toheeb soared within the position. Whether or not it was the romance with Rebecca or interacting with an aggressive billionaire performed by Sam Richardson, Toheeb’s character supplied the identical kind of constructive endorphin rush Ted Lasso (the character) did within the first season.
Look, the present is known as after Sudeikis’s character. He’s clearly the lead position. But when something was confirmed by this second season, it’s that Jimoh has the chops to step up into, if not the lead of Ted Lasso, then a starring position once the show presumably wraps up in Season 3. With this Emmy nomination beneath his belt, and certainly extra to return, it’s clear that Jimoh’s profession is just getting began. Subsequent time, let’s see that nomination nix the “supporting.”