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TCA Winners: Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, Big Little Lies Take Top Honors; Carrie Coon Makes History

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale was the top winner at tonight’s TCA (Television Critics Association) Awards, taking home the Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Program of they Year. It was a first for the network. The Handmaid’s Tale was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards last month. FX’s Atlanta also won two awards, Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Individual Achievement in Comedy for Donald Glover. Both Glover and Atlanta are multi-nominated for Emmys this year. NBC’s This Is Us won Outstanding New Program, beating out the two winners in the Drama and Comedy categories.

HBOs Big Little Lies bested the likes of Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan and The Night Of for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials.

Carrie Coon won Individual Achievement in Drama for both the series The Leftovers (HBO) and the limited series Fargo (FX). It was the first time in TCA history that a person won for a dual performance.

Seinfeld took the Heritage Award for classic television and Ken Burns received the the Career Achievement Award.

Here is the complete list of 2017 TCA Award recipients:

Individual Achievement in Drama: Carrie Coon (THE LEFTOVERS & FARGO, HBO & FX)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Donald Glover (ATLANTA, FX)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA (ESPN)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH (A&E)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: SPEECHLESS (ABC)
Outstanding New Program: THIS IS US (NBC)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: ATLANTA (FX)
Program of the Year: THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
Career Achievement Award: Ken Burns
Heritage Award: SEINFELD (NBC)

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

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