‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Tops Television Critics Association Awards

The TCA also recognized newbies "Mr. Robot," "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

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“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” scored some of the best reviews of the TV season, so it’s no surprise that the FX limited-run series led all programs with the most wins at this year’s Television Critics Association Awards.

The 32nd annual event, held Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton, also featured big victories for dramas “Mr. Robot” and “The Americans,” plus comedy “Black-ish.”

“People v. O.J. Simpson” landed three awards, including program of the year and outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials. Sarah Paulson, who played Marcia Clark on the series, was awarded top individual achievement in drama.

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USA’s “Mr. Robot” was named outstanding new program,  “The Americans” took its second consecutive win for outstanding achievement in drama, and ABC’s “Black-ish” was handed the top comedy prize. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom won for individual achievement in comedy.

The TCA awards also bestowed legendary comedy pioneer Lily Tomlin with a Career Achievement Award for her diverse television legacy that spans over 50 years and includes seven Emmy wins. Groundbreaking 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” was given the Heritage Award, “for the tremendous cultural and social impact it has had on society.”

The CW’s “Jane The Virgin” star Jaime Camil, hosted the event and had his character, telenovela superstar Rogelio De La Vega, on-hand to make a special cameo appearance.

The event recognized the exceptional television from the 2015-16 season in a variety of categories, including Drama, Comedy, News and Information, Reality and Youth. Members of the TCA, comprised of TV reporters and critics from across the country, nominated and voted for the season’s best. 

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“This was truly a landmark season—not just for television, but for women in television,” said Amber Dowling, TCA President. “We had an unprecedented amount of female winners this year, which is a testament to both the talented actresses who were honored tonight, as well as to the growing number of high-quality roles being created for and by women. It’s extremely encouraging to see this growing trend being embraced, accepted, and expanded upon, and I look forward to seeing even more of it in the future.”

 Check out the full list of TCA Award nominees and winners (in bold) below.

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
“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

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Lily Tomlin

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