'Pose' Co-Leads Television Critics Association Award Nominations, 'When They See Us' Also Gets Major Nods
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'Pose' Co-Leads Television Critics Association Award Nominations, 'When They See Us' Also Gets Major Nods

The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced the nominees for their 2019 awards Wednesday. TCA nominees compete for accolades across different categories honoring outstanding achievements in news and information, youth, reality, drama, comedy, miniseries, and sketch/variety shows. The winners will be announced at the invitation-only ceremony, hosted by Desus & Mero, on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Pose leads all nominations with four, a statistic that it shares with Netflix's Russian Doll. Netflix's limited series from Ava DuVernay, When They See Us, earned two major nominations, including the TCA's biggest award, Program of the Year. Pose's nominations include an Individual Achievement in Drama nomination for Billy Porter, the only Black actor/actress nominated for a solo acting award. Pose, like When They See Us, is also nominated for Program of the Year.

Per Shadow And Act's stated interest, other notable nominees include Homecoming (Outstanding Achievement in Drama) and Russian Doll (Program of The Year), both of which have Black co-leads in Stephan James and CharlieBarnettt, respectively. The Good Fight, which co-stars Cush Jumbo, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Boatman, Audra McDonald and Delroy Lindo, is also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. Desus & Mero is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sketch/Variety Shows and both America to Me and Surviving R. Kelly are nominated for Outstanding Achievement in News/Information.

“From departing juggernauts that changed the TV game to new shows that test the boundaries of what the medium can do and be, this has been a landmark season for television across all networks and platforms,” said Daniel Fienberg, TCA President and The Hollywood Reporter Chief TV Critic. “This strong nomination roster represents a diverse blend of talented performers, many of whom are also creators, and groundbreaking content that made us laugh, cry and gasp. Every category is bursting with hard choices, but we couldn’t ask for a better problem to have as we gather together to honor yet another terrific television season and celebrate 35 years of the TCA Awards.”

Check out the full list of nominees below (Black talent and shows with notable Black talent are underlined):

***The Television Critics Association (TCA) represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada. The members reach tens of millions of consumers each week, and are considered experts within the industry, representing their employers as moderators, panelists, radio/TV guests and more. The prestigious organization honors outstanding achievements in television and enduring contributions to the medium’s heritage through the TCA Awards each year.  Shadow And Act deputy editor Trey Mangum is a member of the Television Critics Association.***  

 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Amy Adams, "Sharp Objects" - HBO

Patricia Arquette, "Escape at Dannemora" - Showtime

Christine Baranski, "The Good Fight" - CBS All Access

Jodie Comer, "Killing Eve" - BBC America

Billy Porter, "Pose" - FX

Michelle Williams, "Fosse/Verdon" - FX

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Pamela Adlon, "Better Things" - FX

Bill Hader, "Barry" - HBO

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" - HBO (2014 Winner in Category)

Natasha Lyonne, "Russian Doll" - Netflix

Catherine O'Hara, "Schitt's Creek" - Pop TV

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, "Fleabag" - Amazon

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION

"60 Minutes" - CBS (2012 Winner in Category)

"America To Me" - Starz

"Leaving Neverland" - HBO

"Our Planet" - Netflix

"The Rachel Maddow Show" - MSNBC

"Surviving R. Kelly" - Lifetime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY

"The Great British Baking Show" - PBS

"Making It" - NBC

"Nailed It!" - Netflix

"Queer Eye" - Netflix

"Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" - Netflix

"Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" - Netflix

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING

"Arthur" - PBS Kids

"Carmen Sandiego" - Netflix

"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" - PBS Kids (2016 Winner in Category)

"Muppet Babies" - Disney Junior

"Odd Squad" - PBS Kids

"Sesame Street" - HBO (2018, 2011, 2001 Winner in Category)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SKETCH/VARIETY SHOWS

"Desus & Mero" - Showtime

"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" -TBS

"I Think You Should Leave" - Netflix

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" - HBO (2018 Winner in Category)

"Late Night with Seth Meyers" - NBC

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" - CBS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIE OR MINISERIES

"Chernobyl" - HBO

"Deadwood: The Movie" - HBO

"Escape at Dannemora" - Showtime

"Fosse/Verdon" - FX

"Sharp Objects" - HBO

"When They See Us" - Netflix

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

"Dead to Me" - Netflix

"The Other Two" - Comedy Central

"Pose" - FX

"Russian Doll" - Netflix

"Succession" - HBO

"What We Do in the Shadows" - FX

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

"Better Call Saul" - AMC

"The Good Fight" - CBS All Access

"Homecoming" - Amazon

"Killing Eve" - BBC America

"Pose" - FX

"Succession" - HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

"Barry" - HBO

"Fleabag" - Amazon

"The Good Place" - NBC (2018 Winner in Category)

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" - Amazon

"Russian Doll" - Netflix

"Schitt's Creek" - Pop TV

"Veep" - HBO (2014 Winner in Category)

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

"Chernobyl" - HBO

"Fleabag" - Amazon

"Game of Thrones" - HBO (2012 Winner in Category)

"Pose" - FX

"Russian Doll" - Netflix

"When They See Us" - Netflix

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