‘Watchmen’, ‘Unbelievable’ Lead TCA Award Nominations With Four Apiece; HBO Tops With 16 Overall Noms

HBO’s Watchmen and Netflix’s Unbelievable led the field in the 36th annual Television Critics Association Awards nominations, netting four apiece.

HBO led all programmers in the nominations, which were announced Thursday, followed by Netflix with 10. (See the full list of nominees below.)

The TCA, a group of 200 journalists from the U.S. and Canada, opted to move forward with the awards despite canceling the TCA Summer Press Tour in May due to COVID-19. A week-long vestige of the usual tour panels will be convened online, though not by the TCA, in August.

The TCA honors work across a wide spectrum, including news and information, youth, reality, drama, comedy, miniseries, and sketch/variety shows.

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While Netflix did not top the charts, streaming overall had a sizable presence in the field, with nods going to The Mandalorian and Encore! on Disney+, The Morning Show on Apple TV+. Hulu also had seven overall nominations.

“This was an incredible year for television, offering a variety of groundbreaking new series with fresh perspectives and renewed vigor for some veteran favorites,” said TCA president Sarah Rodman, executive editor at Entertainment Weekly. “Although we sadly will not have the opportunity to gather to honor these creative achievements in person, we look forward to sharing our selections for the season’s top programs when the winners are unveiled later this summer.”

Career Achievement and Heritage Award winners will be announced along with the other TCA Award winners.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Individual Achievement in Drama

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America – FX on Hulu

Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable” – Netflix

Regina King, “Watchmen” – HBO

Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True” – HBO

Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” – AMC

Jeremy Strong, “Succession” – HBO

Merrit Wever, “Unbelievable” – Netflix

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” – FX

Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” – Netflix

Elle Fanning, “The Great” – Hulu

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV

Issa Rae, Insecure – HBO

Ramy Youssef, Ramy – Hulu

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION

“60 Minutes” – CBS (2012 Winner in Category)

“Frontline” – PBS (Eight-time Winner in Category)

“Hillary” – Hulu

“The Last Dance” – ESPN

 “McMillions” – HBO

“The Rachel Maddow Show” – MSNBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY

“Cheer” – Netflix

“Encore!” – Disney+

“Holey Moley” – ABC

“Making It” – NBC

“Top Chef All-Stars L.A.” – Bravo

“We’re Here!” – HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING

“Carmen Sandiego” – Netflix

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” – PBS Kids (2016 Winner in Category)

“Molly of Denali” – PBS Kids

“Odd Squad” – PBS Kids

“Wild Kratts” – PBS Kids

“Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” – PBS Kids

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SKETCH/VARIETY SHOWS

“A Black Lady Sketch Show” – HBO

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – Comedy Central

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” –TBS

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – HBO (2019 and 2018 Winner in Category)

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – NBC

“Saturday Night Live” – NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIE OR MINISERIES

“Little Fires Everywhere” – Hulu

“Mrs. America” – FX on Hulu

“Normal People” – Hulu

“The Plot Against America” – HBO

“Unbelievable” – Netflix

“Watchmen” – HBO

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

“The Great” – Hulu

“The Mandalorian” – Disney+

“The Morning Show” – AppleTV+

“Never Have I Ever” – Netflix

“Watchmen” – HBO

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” – NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

“Better Call Saul” – AMC (2019 Winner in Category)

“The Crown” – Netflix

“Euphoria” – HBO

“The Good Fight” – CBS All Access

“Pose” – FX

“Succession” – HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

“Better Things” – FX

“Dead to Me” – Netflix

“The Good Place” – NBC (2018 Winner in Category)

“Insecure” – HBO

“Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV

“What We Do in the Shadows” – FX

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

“Better Call Saul” – AMC

“Mrs. America” – FX on Hulu

“Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV

“Succession” – HBO

“Unbelievable” – Netflix

“Watchmen” – HBO

NETWORK TALLY 
HBO – 16

Netflix –10

FX/FX on Hulu – 7

Hulu – 6

PBS/PBS Kids – 6

NBC – 5

AMC – 3

Pop TV – 3

CBS/CBS All Access – 2

Disney+ – 2

ABC – 1

AppleTV+ – 1

Bravo TV – 1

Comedy Central – 1

ESPN – 1

MSNBC – 1

TBS – 1

PROGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS  

“Watchmen,” HBO – 4

“Unbelievable,” Netflix – 4

“Better Call Saul,” AMC – 3

“Mrs. America,” FX on Hulu – 3

“Schitt’s Creek”, Pop TV – 3

“Succession,” HBO – 3

“Better Things,” FX – 2

“Dead to Me,” Netflix – 2

“The Great,” Hulu – 2

“Insecure,” HBO – 2

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