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2018 TCA Award Nominees Unveiled


The Television Critics Association (TCA) has revealed the nominees for the 34th annual TCA Awards, with FX leading all networks, garnering ten nods, and Killing Eve notching up the most series nominations.

FX is followed by Netflix with nine nominations and NBC with seven. BBC America and HBO both earned six nods, while PBS/PBS Kids has four. Hulu, Amazon and CBS/CBS All Access have three; Starz, Showtime and Disney Channel/Disney Junior two; and TBS, VH1, Lifetime, MSNBC, CNN and The CW round out the lineup with one nomination each.

BBC America’s freshman thriller Killing Eve has the most nominations out of all the series with five, including a pair of individual achievement in drama nods for stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. Other series up for awards include HBO’s Barry; Netflix’s GLOW, Mindhunter and Nailed It; Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Starz’s Counterpart; and FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

The program of the year category highlights groundbreaking series. This year’s nominees are The Handmaid’s Tale, The Americans, The Good Place, Atlanta, Killing Eve and This Is Us.

In addition to longstanding categories honoring outstanding achievement in news and information, youth, reality, drama, comedy and miniseries, the 2018 ceremony will introduce a new category: the best in sketch/variety shows. The nominees are Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Saturday Night Live.

Other 2018 TCA nominees include Donald Glover, Ted Danson and Rachel Bloom. Additional titles that are up for awards are The Crown, The Vietnam War, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Blue Planet II, Sesame Street, Elena of Avalor, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Twin Peaks: The Return.

Winners will be presented their awards at the invitation-only event on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The TCA Awards will be hosted by Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede).

“The success of shows like Killing Eve and The Americans and Barry all underline what a killer year this was for TV,” said Daniel Fienberg, TCA’s president and TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter. “My sincerest apologies for that pun. It’s an exciting time for television and the TCA Awards nominations show how much great programming there is and how it can be found anywhere and for every audience. We’ve recognized shows from broadcast, cable, premium cable, streaming and PBS, series aimed for the youngest of children, the most mature of adults and for viewing by the entire family. From sexy assassins to brooding spies to babies who are Muppets, I’m excited to see which series will rise to the top when we gather together on August 4.”

About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at


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