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‘Killing Eve,’ ‘The Americans’ Lead 2018 TCA Award Nominations

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The Television Critics Association has singled out their favorites of the small screen, a potential way of reading the tea leaves this summer in the midst of Emmy Awards season.

Of the many (many, many!) options available this year on TV, the 2018 TCA Awards have anointed “Killing Eve” with the most nominations of any show, with five. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s freshman BBC America series stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, both nominated for individual achievement in drama, in a cat-and-mouse tale of assassins and spies. In a similar vein, FX’s final season of “The Americans” also received TCA recognition with four nominations, including for stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell. FX led networks with the most TCA nods at 10, followed by Netflix’s nine and NBC’s seven.

Nominated in the Outstanding New Program category alongside “Killing Eve” is HBO’s “Barry,” Starz’s “Counterpart,” Netflix’s “GLOW,” Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and Netflix’s “Mindhunter.” Could any of these new offerings topple returning series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards come September? Last year’s drama and comedy series TCA Award winners were Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and FX’s “Atlanta,” respectively, both nominated again this year for their second seasons. Donald Glover went on to win for both acting and directing “Atlanta” at the 2017 Emmys, where both “The Handmaid’s Tale” and producer-star Elisabeth Moss also dominated.

As for the org’s top award, Program of the Year, the winner at the 34th TCA Awards ceremony will be anyone’s guess: “The Americans,” “Atlanta,” NBC’s “The Good Place,” “Killing Eve,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” or last year’s champion “The Handmaid’s Tale” are all vying for the honor. The 2018 TCA Awards will celebrate the best TV of the 2017-18 season Aug. 4, hosted by Robin Thede in Los Angeles. Winners will be selected by over 200 North American critics and journalists. For more information, visit tvcritics.org.

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