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FX, Killing Eve lead 2018 Television Critics Association Awards nominations

Other nominees include Donald Glover, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, and Ted Danson, among others

TCA Awards Nominations Donald Glover Atlanta Sandra Oh Killing Eve Keri Russell The Americans
Donald Glover, Sandra Oh, Keri Russell (FX/BBC America)
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    This morning, the Television Critics Association announced the nominees for the 34th Annual TCA Awards, which will celebrate the best of the 2017-2018 television season. Fittingly for a network that recently, and largely simultaneously, aired two of the best shows of the century so far, FX leads the pack with 10 overall nominations. BBC America’s freshman hit Killing Eve racked up the most nominations for an individual series, including nods for stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

    The TCA splits its individual awards into the categories of comedy and drama, but does not divide them by gender. As such, this year’s roster sees The Americans stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell nominated in the same category, while Consequence of Sound’s 2017 TV Performer of the Year, Rachel Bloom, is in a lineup that also includes The Good Place’s Ted Danson, and Donald Glover, who won the category in 2017. 2018 also marks the first year for a new category, Outstanding Achievement In Sketch/Variety Shows; nominees include Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, among others.

    One surprise: the single nomination for Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Movie or Miniseries. Other surprising showings include shutouts for both HBO’s Westworld and AMC’s critically-acclaimed (and dearly departed) Halt and Catch Fire.

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    Other highlights include nominations for Sarah Polley’s Margaret Atwood adaptation Alias Grace (Netflix), Bill Hader’s dark hitman comedy Barry (HBO), Darren Criss’ electric turn in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX), reality juggernauts RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) and Queer Eye (Netflix), and a bittersweet nod for CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

    The August 4th ceremony is set to be hosted by Robin Thede, of BET’s critically acclaimed series The Rundown with Robin Thede. Nominees (and later winners) are selected by the organization’s membership, which consists of more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from throughout the U.S. and Canada. The awards take place during the 2018 Summer TCA Press Tour, running from Wednesday, July 25th through Wednesday, August 8th.

    Read the nominees below. The winners of the Career Achievement and Heritage Award categories will be announced at a later date.

    For more TV news and commentary, check out Consequence of Sound’s TV Party podcast hosted by Allison Shoemaker and Clint Worthington.
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    ^ — indicates 2017 winner in category

    INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

    Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC America
    Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX
    Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
    Sandra Oh, Killing Eve – BBC America
    Matthew Rhys, The Americans – FX
    Keri Russell, The Americans – FX

    INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

    Pamela Adlon, Better Things – FX
    Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
    Ted Danson, The Good Place – NBC
    Donald Glover, Atlanta – FX ^
    Bill Hader, Barry – HBO

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION

    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN
    60 Minutes – CBS
    Blue Planet 2 – BBC America
    The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC
    The Vietnam War – PBS
    Wild Wild Country – Netflix

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    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY

    The Great British Baking Show – PBS
    Nailed It! – Netflix
    Project Runway – Lifetime
    Queer Eye – Netflix
    RuPaul’s Drag Race – VH1

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING

    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – PBS Kids
    Elena of Avalor – Disney Channel
    Muppet Babies – Disney Junior
    Odd Squad – PBS Kids
    Sesame Street – HBO
    Sofia the First – Disney Junior

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SKETCH/VARIETY SHOWS

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS
    Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO
    Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS
    Saturday Night Live – NBC

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    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIE OR MINISERIES

    Alias Grace – Netflix
    The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX
    Howards End – Starz
    Patrick Melrose – Showtime
    The Tale – HBO
    Twin Peaks: The Return – Showtime

    OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

    Barry – HBO
    Counterpart – Starz
    GLOW – Netflix
    Killing Eve – BBC America
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
    Mindhunter – Netflix

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

    The Americans – FX
    The Crown – Netflix
    The Good Fight – CBS All Access
    The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu ^
    Killing Eve – BBC America
    This Is Us – NBC

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    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

    Atlanta – FX ^
    Barry – HBO
    GLOW – Netflix
    The Good Place – NBC
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
    One Day at a Time – Netflix

    PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

    The Americans – FX
    Atlanta – FX
    The Good Place – NBC
    The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu ^
    Killing Eve – BBC America
    This Is Us – NBC

    Editor’s Note: TV Editor Allison Shoemaker is a voting member of the TCA.

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