Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale was the big winner at the 33rd annual Television Critics Associations Awards on Saturday in Beverly Hills hosted by Kristin Chenoweth.
The dystopian drama, starring Elisabeth Moss, was named both program of the year and outstanding achievement in drama. It marked the streaming service’s first TCA win.
FX, however, was the most-honored network, taking home three TCA awards for Atlanta and Fargo. Atlanta was awarded outstanding achievement in comedy, while creator and star Donald Glover took home the individual achievement in comedy award. Carrie Coons was dually recognized for her starring roles in Fargo and HBO’s The Leftovers.
HBO’s Big Little Lies won the prize for outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials, while NBC’s This Is Us was named this season’s outstanding new program. ABC’s Speechless was honored for its achievement in youth for the unique family dynamic the show portrays as well as “strong, heartfelt storylines,” according to the TCA.
In the unscripted categories, A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath won outstanding achievement in reality programming, while ESPN’s Oscar-Winning five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America continued to take home awards, being named outstanding achievement in news and information.
Ken Burns, whose The Vietnam War premieres on PBS this fall, was honored with the Career Achievement Award, while NBC’s Seinfeld was given the Heritage Award.
“This was one of the most diverse seasons in recent memory, offering a wide range of programming that truly had a little something for everyone,” said Amber Dowling, TCA President, in a statement. “It also treated us to some incredible performances and eclectic plotlines that challenged us, moved us, and thrilled us, reinvigorating the television landscape with bold and innovative subjects that we had rarely seen before.”