'Handmaid's Tale,' 'This Is Us' and 'Atlanta' Lead 2017 TV Critic Awards Nominations

10:00 AM 6/19/2017

by Kate Stanhope

Carrie Coon also received a first-ever double nomination for her performances in 'The Leftovers' and 'Fargo.'

Hulu grabbed its first-ever TCA award nomination Monday thanks to The Handmaid's Tale. Along with This Is Us, and Atlanta, Handmaid's Tale led the nominations for the 2017 Television Critics Association award nominations, with four apiece including the prestigious program of the year.

In that category, the three series will compete against Big Little Lies, Stranger Things and The Leftovers.

Big Little Lies and Stranger Things each scored three nominations, as did Feud: Bette and Joan and The Good Place.

On the performer side, Carrie Coon made history with her double nomination for individual achievement in drama, the first ever at the TCA Awards, for her performances in Fargo and The Leftovers. 

"This was truly a landmark season for diversity in television, and the TCA nominations reflect this. Our members have chosen a variety of series that celebrate and represent a wide spectrum of performances,” said TCA president and THR contributor Amber Dowling. “With so many great programs—both new and returning—it was a real challenge for our members to whittle these nominees down. We're excited to see which programs and performers make the cut as voting now gets underway to determine the TV standouts of the 2016-17 season.”

The awards are voted on by television critics across the country. Winners for the 33rd annual TCA Awards will be announced Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills during the TCA summer press tour. Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth is set to host this year's ceremony, where the career achievement and Heritage award winners will also be announced.

The full list of nominations is below.

  • Individual Achievement in Drama

    Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us, NBC
    Carrie Coon, The Leftovers & Fargo, HBO & FX
    ?Claire Foy, The Crown, Netflix
    Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies, HBO?
    Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX
    ?Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s TaleHulu
    Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette And Joan, FX

  • Individual Achievement in Comedy

    Pamela Adlon, Better Things, FX
    Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix
    Kristen Bell, The Good Place, NBC
    Donald Glover, Atlanta, FX
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
    Issa Rae, Insecure, HBO
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag, Amazon

  • Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

    Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, TBS 
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO
    The Lead With Jake Tapper, CNN
    O.J.: Made in America, ESPN
    Planet Earth II, BBC America
    Weiner, Showtime

  • Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

    The Circus, Showtime
    The Great British Baking Show, PBS
    The Keepers, Netflix
    Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, A&E
    Shark Tank, ABC
    Survivor: Game Changers, CBS

  • Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
    Doc McStuffins, Disney Junior
    Elena of Avalor, Disney Channel
    Odd Squad, PBS
    Sesame Street, HBO
    Speechless, ABC

  • Outstanding New Program

    Atlanta, FX
    The Crown, Netflix
    The Good Place, NBC
    The Handmaid’s TaleHulu
    Stranger Things, Netflix
    This Is Us, NBC

  • Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

    Big Little Lies, HBO
    Fargo, FX
    Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
    Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix
    The Night Of, HBO
    Wizard of Lies, HBO

  • Outstanding Achievement in Drama

    Better Call Saul, AMC
    Stranger Things, Netflix
    The Americans, FX 
    The Crown, Netflix
    The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
    This Is Us, NBC



  • Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

    Atlanta, FX
    black-ish, ABC 
    Fleabag, Amazon
    Master of None, Netflix
    The Good Place, NBC
    Veep, HBO



  • Program of the Year

    Atlanta, FX
    Big Little Lies, HBO
    Stranger Things, Netflix
    The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
    The Leftovers, HBO
    This Is Us, NBC