Atlanta, Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us Lead TCA Nominations


FX’s Atlanta, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and NBC’s This Is Us each received four nominations for this year’s TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association.

Each one is up for outstanding new program alongside Netflix’s The Crown and Stranger Things and NBC’s The Good Place, all of which secured three nods each, as did HBO’s Big Little Lies and FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan. By network, HBO is in the lead for the second year in a row with 12 nominations, followed by FX with 11 and Netflix with 10. Among the broadcast networks, NBC did the best, landing seven nominations, while Hulu landed four. ABC and PBS have three each; Amazon, Disney and Showtime each have two, and A&E, AMC, BBC America, CBS, CNN, ESPN and TBS each landed one.

The contenders for program of the year are Atlanta, Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Leftovers and This Is Us. For outstanding achievement in drama, the nominees are Better Call Saul, Stranger Things, The Americans, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us. In the movies, miniseries and specials category, the contenders are Big Little Lies, Fargo, Feud: Betta and Joan, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, The Night Of and Wizard of Lies. The comedy nominees are Atlanta, black-ish, Fleabag, Master of None, The Good Place and Veep.

For individual achievement in drama, the contenders are Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us on NBC, Carrie Coon for HBO’s The Leftovers and FX’s Fargo, Claire Foy for Netflix’s The Crown, Nicole Kidman for HBO’s Big Little Lies, Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon for FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan and Elisabeth Moss for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. In the comedy category, nominations went to Pamela Adlon for FX’s Better Things, Aziz Ansari for Netflix’s Master of None, Kristen Bell for The Good Place on NBC, Donald Glover for FX’s Atlanta, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for HBO’s Veep, Issa Rae for HBO’s Insecure and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Amazon’s Fleabag.

In the reality category, nominations went to Showtime’s The Circus, PBS’s The Great British Baking Show, Netflix’s The Keepers, A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, ABC’s Shark Tank and CBS’s Survivor: Game Changers. PBS’s Planet Earth II picked up a nomination in the news and information category alongside TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, ESPN’s O.J.: Made in America and Showtime’s Weiner.

TCA also recognizes youth programming, with nominations for PBS’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Odd Squad, Disney’s Doc McStuffins and Elena of Avalor, HBO’s Sesame Street and ABC’s Speechless.