The Handmaid’s Tale, Carrie Coon And Atlanta Big Winners At The 2017 TCA Awards

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Be it free-to-air, cable or streaming service, it has been one amazing year in television. We have been spoilt for choice with so many outstanding offerings this season, that it’s hard to favour one series or one actor over another. Luckily we don’t have to make that choice, but it was one that television critics recently had to suffer through.

Last night (August 5) the 2017 Television Critics Association Awards were handed out in Beverly Hills. Unsurprising, 4YE favourite The Handmaid’s Tale walked away with a couple of trophies as did FX’s Atlanta. However, it was actress Carrie Coon who made history on the night, taking home the Individual Achievement in Drama award for two performances: police chief Gloria Burgle in Fargo and as Nora Durst in The Leftovers.

Kristin Chenoweth was on hand as emcee for the evening, delighting the attendees as only she can do. Unfortunately these awards are not televised, but we certainly wish they were, if only to see Chenoweth’s opening monologue where she brought This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown to the stage and proceeded to belt out a “For Good” duet from Wicked. Yeah that is something we must see.

With the 2017 Emmys only six weeks away, it is very likely we will be seeing a fair number of yesterday’s winners up on stage again come September 17.

The 2017 Televisions Critics Association winners were as follows:

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Atlanta, FX
Big Little Lies, HBO
Stranger Things, Netflix
WINNER The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
The Leftovers, HBO
This Is Us, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Better Call Saul, AMC
Stranger Things, Netflix
The Americans, FX
The Crown, Netflix
WINNER The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
This Is Us, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
WINNER Atlanta, FX
black-ish, ABC
Fleabag, Amazon
Master of None, Netflix
The Good Place, NBC
Veep, HBO

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
Atlanta, FX
The Crown, Netflix
The Good Place, NBC
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Stranger Things, Netflix
WINNER This Is Us, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES & SPECIALS
WINNER Big Little Lies, HBO
Fargo, FX
FEUD: Bette and Joan, FX
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix
The Night Of, HBO
Wizard of Lies, HBO

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
WINNER Carrie Coon, The Leftovers and Fargo
Claire Foy, The Crown
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, FEUD: Bette and Joan
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Susan Sarandon, FEUD: Bette and Joan

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
WINNER Donald Glover, Atlanta
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Issa Rae, Insecure
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, TBS
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO
The Lead With Jake Tapper, CNN
WINNER O.J.: Made in America, ESPN
Planet Earth II, BBC America
Weiner, Showtime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
The Circus, Showtime
The Great British Baking Show, PBS
The Keepers, Netflix
WINNER Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, A&E
Shark Tank, ABC
Survivor: Game Changers, CBS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
Doc McStuffins, Disney Junior
Elena of Avalor, Disney Channel
Odd Squad, PBS
Sesame Street, HBO
WINNER Speechless, ABC

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ken Burns

HERITAGE AWARD
Seinfeld, NBC

Clare Sidoti
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