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Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Named Program of the Year at the 33rd Annual TCA Awards

FX Leads with Three Wins; NBC's 'This Is Us' Outstanding New Program

The Television Critics Association (TCA) has recognized the top programs and actors from the 2016-2017 television season at its 33RD Annual TCA Awards presentation on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, the results were determined from votes cast by the TCA’s membership, comprised of more than 220 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu took home top honors for Program of The Year and Outstanding Achievement in Drama, while ABC sitcom “Speechless,” also a freshman series, won in the category of Outstanding Achievement In Youth. For the second year in a row, FX emerged as one of the evening’s biggest winners, with two wins for “Atlanta” (Outstanding Achievement in Comedy; Donald Glover for Individual Achievement in Comedy) and Carrie Coon for both FX drama “Fargo” and HBO drama “The Leftovers.”

The TCA also bestowed a Heritage Award to NBC sitcom “Seinfeld.” And Ken Burns for Career Achievement Award.

“This was one of the most diverse seasons in recent memory, offering a wide range of programming that truly had a little something for everyone,”
said Amber Dowling, TCA President. “It also treated us to some incredible performances and eclectic plotlines that challenged us, moved us, and thrilled us, reinvigorating the television landscape with bold and innovative subjects that we had rarely seen before.”

What follows is a complete listing of winners:

Individual Achievement in Drama: Carrie Coon (THE LEFTOVERS & FARGO, HBO & FX)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Donald Glover (ATLANTA, FX)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA (ESPN)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH (A&E)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: SPEECHLESS (ABC)
Outstanding New Program: THIS IS US (NBC)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: ATLANTA (FX)
Program of the Year: THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
Career Achievement Award: Ken Burns
Heritage Award: SEINFELD (NBC)

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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