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Television Critics Association Awards 2017: Nominations – ATLANTA, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, THIS IS US, & More

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Television Critics Association Awards 2017 Nominations

Atlanta, The Handmaid’s Tale, This is Us, and the other nominations for the 2017 Television Critics Association Awards have been announced. The 33rd Annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards “recognize outstanding television programming in the 2016-2017 season, honoring actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories, including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy. Any show airing the majority of its season between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017 was eligible for consideration.”

The current incarnation of the Television Critics Association is comprised of “more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada.”

Atlanta, The Handmaid’s Tale, and This is Us all received four nominations each in various TCA Awards categories including Outstanding New Program. The Handmaid’s Tale getting this nomination was no surprise. It’s a fantastic, well-written, well-acted show. Regarding This is Us, I have heard great things about its unique narrative.

I was surprised that 13 Reasons Why was not nominated in the Outstanding New Program category. It must have been the “controversial” subject matter to which some of the nominators objected. Some may have believed that they would be prompting such material if 13 Reasons Why received a nomination.

Stranger Things nomination for Outstanding New Drama over 13 Reasons Why was dubious but The Americans nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Drama was a no-brainer. The Americans is one of the most unique TV shows on television and one of the medium’s most innovative dramas.

The Crown received three nominations and it deserved each one. It was an outstanding and compelling narrative whose secondary characters, e.g. Winston Churchill (John Lithgow), in many instances were better than the main characters.

For the second consecutive year, HBO is in the lead with 12 nominations; FX has 11; Netflix has 10; NBC has seven; Hulu has four; ABC and PBS have three; Amazon, Disney and Showtime each have two; and A&E, AMC, BBC America, CBS, CNN, ESPN, and TBS finish with one.

The full listing of the 2017 TV Critics Association Awards nominations:

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us,” NBC
Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers” & “Fargo,” HBO & FX
Claire Foy, “The Crown,” Netflix
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies,” HBO
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things,” FX
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None,” Netflix
Kristen Bell, “The Good Place,” NBC
Donald Glover, “Atlanta,” FX
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO
Issa Rae, “Insecure,” HBO
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag,” Amazon

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” TBS (2016 Winner in Category)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” HBO
“The Lead With Jake Tapper,” CNN
“O.J.: Made in America,” ESPN
“Planet Earth II,” BBC America
“Weiner,” Showtime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
“The Circus,” Showtime
“The Great British Baking Show,” PBS
“The Keepers,” Netflix
“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” A&E
“Shark Tank,” ABC
“Survivor: Game Changers,” CBS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS (2016 Winner in Category)
“Doc McStuffins,” Disney Junior
“Elena of Avalor,” Disney Channel
“Odd Squad,” PBS
“Sesame Street,” HBO
“Speechless,” ABC

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
“Atlanta,” FX
“The Crown,” Netflix
“The Good Place,” NBC
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“This Is Us,” NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
“Big Little Lies,” HBO
“Fargo,” FX
“Feud: Bette and Joan,” FX
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” Netflix
“The Night Of,” HBO
“Wizard of Lies,” HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“Better Call Saul,” AMC
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“The Americans,” FX (2015 & 2016 Winner in Category)
“The Crown,” Netflix
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“This Is Us,” NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“Atlanta,” FX
“black-ish,” ABC (2016 Winner in Category)
“Fleabag,” Amazon
“Master of None,” Netflix
“The Good Place,” NBC
“Veep,” HBO

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“Atlanta,” FX
“Big Little Lies,” HBO
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“The Leftovers,” HBO
“This Is Us,” NBC

NETWORK TALLY
HBO – 12
FX – 11
Netflix – 10
NBC – 7
Hulu – 4
ABC – 3
PBS/PBS KIDS – 3
Amazon – 2
Disney Channel/Disney Junior – 2
Showtime – 2
A&E – 1
AMC – 1
BBC America – 1
CBS – 1
CNN – 1
ESPN – 1
TBS – 1

PROGRAM TALLY- (denotes shows with more than one nomination)
“Atlanta,” FX – 4
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu – 4
“This Is Us,” NBC – 4
“Big Little Lies,” HBO – 3
“Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX – 3
“Stranger Things,” Netflix – 3
“The Good Place,” NBC – 3
“The Crown,” Netflix – 3
“Fargo,” FX – 2
“Fleabag,” Amazon – 2
“Master Of None,” Netflix – 2
“The Leftovers,” HBO – 2
“Veep,” HBO – 2

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  • Allan Puno

    Praying Nicole Kidman and Big Littles Lies win the awards! They’re like rare gems!

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