According to the Television Critics Association, it was a big year for women, people of color, dystopias and the afterlife. At least, that’s what can be gleaned from the nominees for the 2017 TCA Award nominees, announced this morning.
In terms of total nominees, FX’s “Atlanta,” Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and NBC’s “This Is Us” led the pack with four each. Following, with three nominations each, were HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” FX’s “Feud: Bette And Joan,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” and NBC’s “The Good Place.”
Notably, the Individual Achievement in Drama and Comedy nominees, which don’t specify gender, were dominated by women in a variety of key roles, and the only men recognized were men of color, including Sterling K. Brown, Aziz Ansari, and Donald Glover. (That’s right, MTV, the Television Critics Association has been doing gender-neutral awards for quite some time — so slow your roll.)
Justin Theroux’s stunning work on “The Leftovers” did not make the cut for Individual Achievement in Drama, though the seminal HBO series did receive nominations for Program of the Year, as well as Carrie Coon’s incredible work for both her role as Nora Durst as well as her performance in FX’s “Fargo” …read more