'Mr. Robot' and 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' Top 2016 TCA Awards Nominations

2:20 PM 8/3/2016

by Kate Stanhope

Fellow freshmen series 'UnREAL,' 'Master of None' and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' also grabbed multiple nominations.

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USA; FX

Once again, new series led the nominations on Wednesday for the 2016 Television Critics Association Awards. Mr. Robot (USA) and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) each netted four mentions, including for program of the year.

For that honor, the two will compete against two other rookie series, UnREAL (Lifetime) and Making a Murderer (Netflix), as well as returning shows The Americans (FX), Fargo (FX) and Game of Thrones (HBO).

Both The Americans and UnREAL snagged three noms apiece, as did freshman comedies Master of None and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Other nominated new series include Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS), Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix) and Underground (WGN).

“TCA members have recognized a record number of first-time nominees for this year’s awards. In our 32-year history this is one of the most diverse slates of genres and programs we’ve ever had,” said TCA president Amber Dowling. “It’s been a banner year for fresh, noteworthy content and we’re looking forward to seeing which shows and actors grab top prizes following the difficult votes ahead.”

The awards are voted on by television critics across the country. Winners for the 32nd annual TCA Awards will be announced Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills during the TCA summer press tour. This year's ceremony will be hosted by Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil.

The full list of nominations is below.

  • Individual Achievement in Drama

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

  • 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