Mr. Robot, People v. O.J. Top TCA Nominations


LOS ANGELES: Mr. Robot and The People v. O.J. Simpson have landed four nominations each for this year’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards, taking place this August.

The nominations for the 32nd Annual TCA Awards run across all five U.S. broadcast networks, PBS, 12 cable channels and Netflix. HBO is the most nominated platform with 12, followed by FX (11), Netflix (6), PBS (5) and USA (4).

“TCA members have recognized a record number of first-time nominees for this year’s awards,” said TCA’s president, Amber Dowling. “In our 32-year history this is one of the most diverse slates of genres and programs we’ve ever had. It’s been a banner year for fresh, noteworthy content and we’re looking forward to seeing which shows and actors grab top prizes following the difficult votes ahead.”

Facing off for the program of the year are FX’s The Americans and Fargo, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s Making a Murderer, USA’s Mr. Robot, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Lifetime’s UnREAL.

In the movies, miniseries and specials category, the contenders are HBO’s All the Way and Show Me a Hero, FX’s Fargo, AMC’s The Night Manager, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and HISTORY’s Roots.

Last year’s winner in the outstanding achievement in drama category, FX’s The Americans, is up against AMC’s Better Call Saul, HBO’s Game of Thrones and The Leftovers, USA’s Mr. Robot and Lifetime’s UnREAL.

The comedy contenders are ABC’s black-ish, The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Netflix’s Master of None, HBO’s Silicon Valley and Veep, and FXX’s You’re the Worst.

For individual achievement in drama, the contenders are Bryan Cranston for HBO’s All The Way, Rami Malek for USA’s Mr. Robot, Bob Odenkirk for AMC’s Better Call Saul, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance for FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Keri Russell for FX’s The Americans.

Up for individual achievement in comedy are Aziz Ansari on Netflix’s Master of None, Samantha Bee on TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Rachel Bloom on The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Aya Cash on FXX’s You’re the Worst, Julia Louis-Dreyfus on HBO’s Veep and Constance Wu on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat.

News and information nominations went to CBS Sunday Morning, Full Frontal with Samantha BeeJackie Robinson, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Real Time with Bill Maher and United Shades of America.

The reality programming nominees are I Am Cait on E!, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth on Showtime, The Great British Baking Show on PBS, Making a Murderer on Netflix, MasterChef Junior on FOX and Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance on CBS.

The youth nominees are PBS’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Nature Cat and Odd Squad, and Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins and Sofia The First.

The category for outstanding new program includes The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Netflix’s Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Master of None, USA’s Mr. Robot, WGN America’s Underground and Lifetime’s UnREAL.