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TCA Nominations 2016: ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Lead the Pack

The Television Critics Association shows some love to first time nominees.

Mr. Robot

“Mr. Robot”

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Two of this year’s best-reviewed series lead the 2016 Television Critics Association Awards nominations. USA’s “Mr. Robot” and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” dominated the annual TCA Awards race, announced Wednesday morning, with four nods each.

Key categories recognizing both shows include Program of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Drama.

HBO topped all networks this year with 12 nominations, with FX coming in close with 11 and Netflix following with six. A number of first-time nominees made the list, including “Mr. Robot,” FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Lifetime’s “UnREAL” also joins the pack for the first time, as does E!’s reality series “I Am Cait.”

The TCA Awards recognize exceptional television from the 2015-16 season in a variety of categories, including Drama, Comedy, News and Information, Reality and Youth. Members of the Television Critics Association, comprised of TV reporters and critics from across the country, nominate and vote on the winners.

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“TCA members have recognized a record number of first-time nominees for this year’s awards. In our 32-year history this is one of the most diverse slates of genres and programs we’ve ever had,” TCA President Amber Dowling said. “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.”

The 32nd Annual TCA Awards will take place Saturday, August 6 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and will be hosted by Jaime Camil of “Jane The Virgin.”

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Below is the complete list of the 2016 Television Critics Association nominees.

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Bryan Cranston, “All The Way,” HBO

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot,” USA

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” AMC

Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

Keri Russell, “The Americans,” FX

Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None,” Netflix

Samantha Bee, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW

Aya Cash, “You’re The Worst” FXX

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO

Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION

“CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS

“Jackie Robinson,” PBS

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO – (2015 Winner in Category)

“Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO

“United Shades of America,” CNN

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING

“I Am Cait,” E!

“The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth,” Showtime

“The Great British Baking Show,” PBS

“Making a Murderer,” Netflix

“MasterChef Junior,” Fox

“Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance,” CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS

“Doc McStuffins,” Disney Junior

“Nature Cat,” PBS

“Odd Squad,” PBS

“Sofia The First,” Disney Junior

 

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Netflix

“Master of None,” Netflix

“Mr. Robot,” USA

“Underground,” WGN America

“UnREAL,” Lifetime

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS

“All The Way,” HBO

“Fargo,” FX

“The Night Manager,” AMC

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

“Roots,” History

“Show Me A Hero,” HBO

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

“The Americans,” FX – (2015 Winner in Category)

“Better Call Saul,” AMC

“Game of Thrones,” HBO

“The Leftovers,” HBO

“Mr. Robot,” USA

“UnREAL,” Lifetime

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

“black-ish,” ABC

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW

“Master of None,” Netflix

“Silicon Valley,” HBO

“Veep,” HBO

“You’re The Worst” FXX

 

HERITAGE AWARD

“The Larry Sanders Show,” HBO

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” CBS

“Seinfeld,” NBC

“Star Trek,” NBC

“Twin Peaks,” ABC

 

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

“The Americans,” FX

“Fargo,” FX

“Game of Thrones,” HBO

“Making a Murderer,” Netflix

“Mr. Robot,” USA

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

“UnREAL,” Lifetime

 

NETWORK TALLY (includes Heritage Award nominees)

HBO – 12

FX/FXX – 11

Netflix – 6

PBS/PBS KIDS – 5

USA – 4

ABC – 3

AMC – 3

CBS – 3

Lifetime – 3

The CW – 3

Disney Junior – 2

NBC – 2

TBS – 2

CNN – 1

E! – 1

Fox – 1

History – 1

Showtime – 1

WGN America – 1

 

PROGRAM TALLY- (shows with more than one nomination)

“Mr. Robot,” USA – 4

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX – 4

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW -3

“Master of None,” Netflix -3

“The Americans,” FX – 3

“UnREAL,” Lifetime -3

“All The Way,” HBO – 2

“Better Call Saul,” AMC -2

“Fargo,” FX -2

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS – 2

“Game of Thrones,” HBO – 2

“Making a Murderer,” Netflix – 2

“You’re The Worst,” FXX -2

“Veep,” – 2

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