TCA Awards Nominations 2016

TCA Awards: Mr. Robot, People v. O.J., Americans, Crazy-Ex Lead Nominees

The Television Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual TCA Awards, and USA Network’s Mr. Robot and FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story lead the pack with four nods each.

FX’s The Americans, The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Netflix’s Master of None and Lifetime’s UnREAL followed with three nominations apiece.

Network-by-network, HBO came out on top with 12 total nominations, while FX/FXX amassed 11.

Among the shows looking to succeed Empire as Program of the Year, which honors the project “that made the biggest cultural impact, are Game of Thrones, People v. O.J., UnREAL, Making a Murderer, Mr. Robot, The Americans and Fargo.

The 32nd Annual TCA Awards will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. The non-televised ceremony will be hosted by Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil.

The Americans, FX
Fargo, FX
Game of Thrones, HBO
Making a Murderer, Netflix
Mr. Robot, USA
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX
UnREAL, Lifetime

The Americans, FX (2015 winner)
Better Call Saul, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
The Leftovers, HBO
Mr. Robot, USA
UnREAL, Lifetime

black-ish, ABC
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW
Master of None, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Veep, HBO
You’re The Worst, FXX

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW
Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Netflix
Master of None, Netflix
Mr. Robot, USA
Underground, WGN America
UnREAL, Lifetime

All The Way, HBO
Fargo, FX
The Night Manager, AMC
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX
Roots, History
Show Me A Hero, HBO

Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Keri Russell, The Americans
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Samantha Bee, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Aya Cash, You’re The Worst
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat

CBS Sunday Morning, CBS
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TBS
Jackie Robinson, PBS
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO (2015 winner)
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
United Shades of America, CNN

I Am Cait, E!
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, Showtime
The Great British Baking Show, PBS
Making a Murderer, Netflix
MasterChef Junior, Fox
Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance, CBS

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
Doc McStuffins, Disney Junior
Nature Cat, PBS
Odd Squad, PBS
Sofia The First, Disney Junior

The Larry Sanders Show, HBO
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS
Seinfeld, NBC
Star Trek, NBC
Twin Peaks, ABC


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  1. Evan says:

    Great nominees!!! So many deserving shows and actors. In particular, the love for “Fargo,” “Thrones,” “Mr. Robot,” “American Crime Story,” “UnReal,” “The Leftovers,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Veep,” “You’re the Worst,” “Full Frontal,” and “Last Week Tonight” makes me thrilled!

  2. webly3 says:

    The Leftovers should be in Program of the Year (instead of UnReal and should win). Lady Dynamite should be in Achievement in Comedy. American Crime should be in over All the Way. Other than that, these are fairly solid nominees.

    • jakis says:

      And Justin Theroux should be in the individual achievement category for The Leftovers, too. Although I wouldn’t argue with Regina King.

    • mooshki says:

      UnREAL absolutely deserves to be in there. One of the bravest new shows in years.

  3. Wow, love so much of these choices! The Americans, Fargo, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Mr. Robot, American Crime Story, Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, Jessica Jones, Master of None! So fantastic.

    However, I am kind of surprised to see UnReal with SO many noms. I really like the show, but I am not entirely on the awards buzz train for it.

    And so happy that Keri Russell got the individual nom!!

    I wish Jane the Virgin got some noms :(

  4. Marissa L says:

    Excited to see MasterChef Junior getting some recognition! It’s such a fun show to watch, good for all ages and those kids come up with some SERIOUSLY impressive dishes!

  5. Amanda says:

    Why can’t this be televised or live streamed?!?! I want to see Jaime!

  6. mc says:

    Crazy nominations list! You just can’t seem to choose they’re all excellent and brilliant and amazing this year.

  7. James says:

    Nothing for Bates Motel or Penny Dreadful?

  8. dan says:

    Survivor: Second Chance! Didn’t see that one coming. Glad it was recognized by the critics because the Academy doesn’t seem to know that Survivor still exists when it comes to Emmy nominations.

  9. The Beach says:

    Very good slate of nominees but…I Am Cait? seriously?
    And where are Tatiana Maslany and Matthew Rhys?

  10. Guilherme says:

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ♥

  11. Gerald says:

    I only watch UnReal.
    So not really interested, but impressed they are individual performances in drama and comedy and don’t separate by gender.

  12. danoregon says:

    Always a great list of nominees that goes out of it’s way to draw attention to overlooked shows. Glad I don’t have to choose.

  13. A fan of TV says:

    What are the qualifications for a Heritage Award nom, and what are the considerations for selecting a winner, out of curiosity? Seems slightly odd to have a category for classics that would normally just be honoured, that’s all, so I’m wondering…

  14. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Mr. Robot, Better Call Saul, Fargo, UnReal, and American Crime Story got nominated!

  15. Matty says:

    They couldn’t throw a single nomination to the final season of The Good Wife?

  16. RJ says:

    Jane the Virgin should have been in a couple of these categories. But I’m happy to see Crazy Ex Girlfriend, The Americans and Fargo here.

  17. M says:

    I like The Americans, but “biggest cultural impact’? Should not have been nominated in that category.

  18. Adrian says:

    Mr. Robot deserves all awards… best show ever