Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian thriller based on Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel, captured Program of the Year honors Saturday night at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards ceremony.
The first-year series starring Elisabeth Moss, also took the prize for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. The honors marked the first TCA awards ever for Hulu, an online streaming service.
The ceremony, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth at the Beverly Hilton, was dominated by first-year productions, including “This Is Us,” “Atlanta,” “Speechless,” and “Big Little Lies.”
For the second straight year, FX emerged as one of the biggest winners. The network snagged a TCA-leading three awards thanks to “Atlanta,” which earned Outstanding Achievement In Comedy, and scored an Individual Achievement In Comedy Award for series star and creator Donald Glover.
Rounding out the cable network’s big night was an Individual Achievement In Drama award for Carrie Coon, who made TCA Awards history by being recognized for two performances. Coon was honored for her standout roles as the tech-challenged police chief Gloria Burgle on FX’s “Fargo” and playing the emotionally resilient Nora Durst on HBO’s “The Leftovers.”
The results were determined from votes cast by the TCA’s membership, comprised of more than 220 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada. The winners represent a diverse lineup of series and stars in 12 distinct categories, putting the spotlight on the best in comedy, drama, reality, miniseries, news, and youth programming.
Here’s a complete list of TCA Award winners:
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