‘American Crime Story’ and ‘Mr. Robot’ Top TCA Awards


The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story topped the winners at the Television Critics Association’s 32nd annual awards Saturday night, tied with USA’s Mr. Robot. The event was hosted by Jane the Virgin‘s Jamie Camil. The true crime-inspired anthology took home three awards, including individual achievement in drama for star Sarah Paulson and program of the year. Sam Esmail’s hacking thriller Mr. Robot also won outstanding new program, with individual achievement in drama honors recognizing star Rami Malek. Other winners included Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, starring Rachel Bloom (ye of the epic “Heavy Boobs” anthem) and Netflix’s Making a Murderer. Heritage awards went to five series, including Twin Peaks — which makes a return to television on Showtime in 2017 with showrunner David Lynch directing all 18 episodes (according to star Ray Wise). See the complete list of winners, 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