Tue. Aug 11th, 2020

‘Unbelievable,’ ‘Watchmen’ lead 2020 TCA nominations

Netflix’s Unbelievable and HBO’s Watchmen limited series’ led the nominations for the 2020 Television Critics Association (TCA) today, earning four apiece, including Outstanding Achievement in Movie or Miniseries and Program of the Year.

Each female-led show also earned individual acting nominations for Regina King (Watchmen) and a pair for Unbelievable actresses Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever.

AMC’s Better Call Saul, FX on Hulu’s Mrs. America, Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek and HBO’s Succession were next with three nominations each, followed by FX’s Better Things, Netflix’s Dead To Me, Hulu’s The Great and HBO’s Insecure, each with two noms each. All earned individual achievement nominations for their performers including Catherine O’Hara, Jeremy Strong and Issa Rae.

HBO earned the most nominations, with 16, followed by Netflix at 10, FX and FX on Hulu picked up seven, Hulu and PBS/PBS Kids both earned six, and NBC picked up five.

The TCA Awards nominees are selected by more than 200 professional television critics and journalists from the United States and Canada, with voting having taken place virtually last month.

The 36th Annual TCA Awards winners will be announced later this summer but not in a live and in-person event as is normally done due to the coronavirus pandemic. Career Achievement and Heritage Award winners will also be announced in the coming months.

Here is the full list of 2020 TCA Awards nominations:

Individual Achievement in Drama
Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America” – FX on Hulu
Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable” – Netflix
Regina King, “Watchmen” – HBO
Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True” – HBO
Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” – AMC
Jeremy Strong, “Succession” – HBO
Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable” – Netflix

Individual Achievement in Comedy
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” – FX
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” – Netflix
Elle Fanning, “The Great” – Hulu
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV
Issa Rae, “Insecure” – HBO
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” – Hulu

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
“60 Minutes” – CBS (2012 Winner in Category)
“Frontline” – PBS (Eight-time Winner in Category)
“Hillary” – Hulu
“The Last Dance” – ESPN
“McMillions” – HBO
“The Rachel Maddow Show” – MSNBC

Outstanding Achievement in Reality
“Cheer” – Netflix
“Encore!” – Disney Plus
“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 (2016 Winner in Category)
“Molly of Denali” – PBS Kids
“Odd Squad” – PBS Kids
“Wild Kratts” – PBS Kids
“Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” – PBS Kids

Outstanding Achievement in Sketch/Variety Shows
“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 (2019 and 2018 Winner in Category)
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – NBC
“Saturday Night Live” – NBC

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
“Watchmen” – HBO

Outstanding New Program
“The Great” – Hulu
“The Mandalorian” – Disney Plus
“The Morning Show” – Apple TV Plus
“Never Have I Ever” – Netflix
“Watchmen” – HBO
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” – NBC

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
“Better Call Saul” – AMC (2019 Winner in Category)
“The Crown” – Netflix
“Euphoria” – HBO
“The Good Fight” – CBS All Access
“Pose” – FX
“Succession” – HBO

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
“Better Things” – FX
“Dead to Me” – Netflix
“The Good Place” – NBC (2018 Winner in Category)
“Insecure” – HBO
“Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV
“What We Do in the Shadows” – FX

Program of the Year
“Better Call Saul” – AMC
“Mrs. America” – FX on Hulu
“Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV
“Succession” – HBO
“Unbelievable” – Netflix
“Watchmen” – HBO

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