"Atlanta," "This Is Us" and "The Handmaid’s Tale" lead the way for this year’s TCA nominations


Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

From “Atlanta,” (L-R) Brian Tyree Henry, Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz – Courtesy Robin Lori for FX Networks(LOS ANGELES) — Leading the pack of this year’s Television Critics Association nominees is Donald Glover’s Golden Globe winning comedy, Atlanta, NBC’s hit drama This Is Us and Hulu’s dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale, all earning four nominations each.

Those three shows, plus Big Little LiesThe Leftovers and Stranger Things, will compete for Program of the Year at this year’s awards.

Glover, who won his first Golden Globe earlier this year for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy, is also nominated for a TCA in the Individual Achievement in Comedy category.  

He faces off against Insecure creator-actor Issa Rae, Aziz Ansari, Kristin Bell, Julia Louis-Drefyus and Fleabag breakout star Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the prestigious award. 

This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown is the only male actor nominated among a handful of female stars, including Nicole Kidman, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, in the Individual Achievement in Drama category.  

Sarandon and Lange both earned nods for their roles as late Hollywood actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, respectively, in Ryan Murphy’s FX docudrama, Feud: Bette and Joan

ABC’s black-ish is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy alongside Atlanta, Amazon’s FleabagMaster of NoneThe Good Place and Veep.  In the Drama category, AMC’s Better Call Saul will go up against Netfix’s Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us, The Crown and The Americans.

Awards will be presented at the 33rd annual TCA Awards on Saturday, August 5. Here’s the complete list of nominees: 

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
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
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
The Crown, Netflix
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
This Is Us, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Atlanta, FX
black-ish, ABC
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

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