Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

TCA Awards: ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Watchmen’ dominate

The Television Critics Association (TCA) have chosen HBO’s Watchmen, HBO’s Succession and POP TV’ Schitt’s Creek as the top programs of the year, it was announced today.

Watchmen, which is up for 26 Emmy nominations, swept with four wins: program of the year; new program; outstanding achievement in movie, miniseries or special; and individual achievement in drama, for actor Regina King.

Schitt’s Creek followed with two wins, for comedy and Catherine O’Hara for individual achievement in comedy. In her video acceptance speech, O’Hara said, “I try not to take anything said about me too seriously, but your very kind encouragement and this award is making it very difficult to keep my head on straight.” Succession was chosen for outstanding achievement in drama.

HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch show topped the Sketch/Variety Show category, besting Saturday Night Live and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. “It’s just an honor to be nominated against all my friends, and I’m so happy that we beat them,” said Robin Thede, creator, writer, executive producer and actor of A Black Lady Sketch Show in her virtual acceptance speech.

Nomination leader Unbelievable, from Netflix, went home empty-handed.

The special career achievement honor went to Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, while CBS and Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek won the heritage award.

The TCA Awards are selected by more than 200 professional television critics and journalists from the United States and Canada, with voting having taken place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Both Watchmen and Schitt’s Creek were also big winners at the Dorian Awards toast this weekend, both dominating their categories. Each show is the favorite in their respective category at next weekend’s Emmy Awards.

Here is the full list of winners of the 2020 TCA Awards.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
Euphoria (HBO)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Pose (FX)
WINNER: Succession (HBO)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
WINNER: Regina King, Watchmen
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Better Things (FX)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
The Good Place (NBC)
Insecure (HBO)
WINNER: Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Elle Fanning, The Great
WINNER: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Issa Rae, Insecure
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
Normal People (Hulu)
The Plot Against America (HBO)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
WINNER: Watchmen (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY
WINNER: Cheer (Netflix)
Encore! (Disney+)
Holey Moley (ABC)
Making It (NBC)
Top Chef All-Stars L.A. (Bravo)
We’re Here! (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
Carmen Sandiego (Netflix)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS Kids)
WINNER: Molly of Denali (PBS Kids)
Odd Squad (PBS Kids)
Wild Kratts (PBS Kids)
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (PBS Kids)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
60 Minutes (CBS)
Frontline (PBS)
Hillary (Hulu)
WINNER: The Last Dance (ESPN)
McMillions (HBO)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SKETCH/VARIETY SHOWS
WINNER: A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
The Great (Hulu)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Never Have I Ever (Netflix)
WINNER: Watchmen (HBO)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
Succession (HBO)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
WINNER: Watchmen (HBO)

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