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Television Critics Association announces 2017 TCA Award nominees

June 19, 2017 Updated: June 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm
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THIS IS US -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Metz as Kate, Justin Hartley as Kevin -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Today the Television Critics Association (TCA) announced the nominations for the annual TCA Awards. Held once a year during the summer, the TCA Awards recognize outstanding TV programming for the 2016-2017 season and honors actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories.

 This year “Atlanta,” “This is Us” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” are the series with the most nominations, earning four each. For networks, HBO leads with 12 nominations, FX has 11, and Netflix has 10. 

"This was truly a landmark season for diversity in television, and the TCA nominations reflect this. Our members have chosen a variety of series that celebrate and represent a wide spectrum of performances,” said TCA President Amber Dowling. “With so many great programs - both new and returning - it was a real challenge for our members to whittle these nominees down. We're excited to see which programs and performers make the cut as voting now gets underway to determine the TV standouts of the 2016-17 season.”

The winners of the 33rd Annual TCA Awards will be announced at the invitation-only presentation on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as part of the group’s summer press tour. Kristin Chenoweth will serve as host for the evening’s festivities.

Below is the list of the 2017 Television Critics Association nominees, excluding the Career Achievement and Heritage Award winners, which will be announced on the night of the awards.

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

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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