'People v. O.J. Simpson' Tops 2016 TCA Award Winners

8:00 PM 8/6/2016

by Lesley Goldberg

'Mr. Robot,' which tied with 'People' to lead the list of nominees, goes home with the prize for outstanding new series at Saturday's awards.

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clarke - H 2016
Courtesy of FX

FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led the pack of winners at the Television Critics Association's 32nd annual awards Saturday night. 

Going into the show with a leading four nominations (tied with USA Network's Mr. Robot), the Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk anthology took home three awards: individual achievement in drama for star Sarah Paulson; outstanding miniseries as well as program of the year.

The non-televised event, hosted by Jane the Virgin's Jamie Camil, was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, home of the three-week TCA summer press tour that is currently underway. Other winners included Mr. Robot — honored for outstanding new program — as well as FX's The Americans, which won the top drama prize for the second year in a row.  

Other winners included breakout Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom, TBS' Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and Netflix watercooler hit Making a Murderer. Grace and Frankie star Lily Tomlin was presented with the career achievement award, while The Mary Tyler Moore Show was honored with the heritage award.

“This was truly a landmark season — not just for television, but for women in television,” TCA president and THR contributor Amber Dowling said. “We had an unprecedented amount of female winners this year, which is a testament to both the talented actresses who were honored tonight, as well as to the growing number of high-quality roles being created for and by women. It’s extremely encouraging to see this growing trend being embraced, accepted, and expanded upon, and I look forward to seeing even more of it in the future.”

The full list of nominees — with winners in bold — is below.

  • Individual Achievement in Drama

    Bryan Cranston, All the WayHBO
    Rami MalekMr. RobotUSA
    Bob OdenkirkBetter Call SaulAMC
    Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryFX
    Keri Russell, The AmericansFX
    Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryFX

  • Individual Achievement in Comedy

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

  • Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

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

  • Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

    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

  • Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

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

  • Outstanding New Program

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

  • Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

    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

  • Outstanding Achievement in Drama

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

  • Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

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

  • Heritage Award

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

  • Program of the Year

    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