Atlanta (Photo: FX)

The small screen will have its big summer night—as opposed to its winter revelry at the Golden Globes, and autumnal celebration at the Emmys—on August 5, when the 33rd Annual Television Critics Association Awards will be held in Los Angeles. These awards recognize individual and series achievements in comedy, drama, telemovies, and more. The TCA comprises over 200 TV critics and journalists from all over North America, including some of us here at The A.V. Club. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Tony and Emmy winner—and Germanic goddess—Kristin Chenoweth.

Atlanta retains much of its 2016 luster, walking away with four nominations, including Program Of The Year. Donald Glover’s FX series ties with The Handmaid’s Tale for most nominations; while they’re nominated in the comedy and drama categories, respectively, the two series will duke it out in the Outstanding New Series group. Other TCA Awards newcomers basking in the adulation are Insecure star and co-creator Issa Rae and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The Good Place maintains its vaunted position among the best new comedies, while The Keepers’ search for truth has engrossed many a critic.


It’s a big year for FX overall, which garnered 11 nods for original offerings like Atlanta, The Americans, and Fargo. But HBO was the big network winner, edging out its basic-cable competitor with 12 nominations. The full list of nominees is below, and the awards will be handed out on August 5.

Individual Achievement In Drama

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us, NBC
Carrie Coon, The Leftovers and Fargo, HBO and 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