Carrie Coon, ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Atlanta’ Take Home TCA Awards

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In a potential sign of things to come at the 2017 Emmy Awards, the Television Critics Association made their selections for this year’s best TV.

Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth Aug. 5 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, the 33rd annual awards show demonstrated that the group’s over 200 journalists sought to recognize mostly new series in the 2016–17 TV season. The big winners in the 11 categories included Hulu’s hit “The Handmaid’s Tale,” winning program of the year (the first streaming series to do so) and best drama; NBC’s “This Is Us,” which earned best new program; and FX’s “Atlanta,” which took home best comedy and Individual Achievement in Comedy for star and showrunner Donald Glover.

For the first time in the TCA Awards’ history, an actor earned recognition for Individual Achievement in Drama for dual performances. Carrie Coon, a first-time nominee, was honored for her work on both HBO’s “The Leftovers” and FX’s third season of “Fargo.” The leading actress is nominated for the latter at the upcoming Emmys, alongside her fellow TCA nominees Nicole Kidman (HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which won for best miniseries), Jessica Lange, and Susan Sarandon (FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan”).

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To see who ultimately triumphs in that category and others, we’ll have to wait until the 69th Emmy Awards ceremony Sept. 17. The TCA Award for program of the year has subsequently gone on to win a best series Emmy three times in the last six years. Does that mean “The Handmaid’s Tale” is next?

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