Television Critics Association Announces Best in TV for 2016

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2015 TCA Awards Host, James Corden, getting the show started!

Historically the TCA Awards kick off the TV award season, and this summer’s round promises to be one of the most challenging and exciting in recent memory. The private event honors the best of the best (according to us opinionated critics) in television and celebrates modern and iconic shows. On Saturday, August 6th actors, producers, and critics rub elbows for an evening as we await the big reveals.

But, first we need to know what we’re getting ourselves into. Yesterday, the Television Critics Association announced the final list of nominations for the 2015-2016 season, and there were many standouts and a few surprises. The biggest challenge will be picking between FARGO, MR. ROBOT and UNREAL, a trio of shows that continue to elevate TV.

Below is the complete list of the 2016 Television Critics Association nominees.

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Bryan Cranston, “All The Way,” HBO

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot,” USA

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” AMC

Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

Keri Russell, “The Americans,” FX

Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None,” Netflix

Samantha Bee, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW

Aya Cash, “You’re The Worst” FXX

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO

Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION

“CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS

“Jackie Robinson,” PBS

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO – (2015 Winner in Category)

“Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO

“United Shades of America,” CNN

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING

“I Am Cait,” E!

“The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth,” Showtime

“The Great British Baking Show,” PBS

“Making a Murderer,” Netflix

“MasterChef Junior,” Fox

“Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance,” CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS

“Doc McStuffins,” Disney Junior

“Nature Cat,” PBS

“Odd Squad,” PBS

“Sofia The First,” Disney Junior

 

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Netflix

“Master of None,” Netflix

“Mr. Robot,” USA

“Underground,” WGN America

“UnREAL,” Lifetime

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS

“All The Way,” HBO

“Fargo,” FX

“The Night Manager,” AMC

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

“Roots,” History

“Show Me A Hero,” HBO

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

“The Americans,” FX – (2015 Winner in Category)

“Better Call Saul,” AMC

“Game of Thrones,” HBO

“The Leftovers,” HBO

“Mr. Robot,” USA

“UnREAL,” Lifetime

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

“black-ish,” ABC

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW

“Master of None,” Netflix

“Silicon Valley,” HBO

“Veep,” HBO

“You’re The Worst” FXX

 

HERITAGE AWARD

“The Larry Sanders Show,” HBO

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” CBS

“Seinfeld,” NBC

“Star Trek,” NBC

“Twin Peaks,” ABC

 

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

“The Americans,” FX

“Fargo,” FX

“Game of Thrones,” HBO

“Making a Murderer,” Netflix

“Mr. Robot,” USA

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

“UnREAL,” Lifetime

 

NETWORK TALLY (includes Heritage Award nominees)

HBO – 12

FX/FXX – 11

Netflix – 6

PBS/PBS KIDS – 5

USA – 4

ABC – 3

AMC – 3

CBS – 3

Lifetime – 3

The CW – 3

Disney Junior – 2

NBC – 2

TBS – 2

CNN – 1

E! – 1

Fox – 1

History – 1

Showtime – 1

WGN America – 1

 

PROGRAM TALLY- (denotes shows with more than one nomination)

“Mr. Robot,” USA – 4

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX – 4

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW -3

“Master of None,” Netflix -3

“The Americans,” FX – 3

“UnREAL,” Lifetime -3

“All The Way,” HBO – 2

“Better Call Saul,” AMC -2

“Fargo,” FX -2

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS – 2

“Game of Thrones,” HBO – 2

“Making a Murderer,” Netflix – 2

“You’re The Worst,” FXX -2

“Veep,” – 2

 

Past TCA Award winners are listed on the organization’s official website, tvcritics.org/tca-awards.

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