34th TCA Awards Name ‘The Americans’ Program of the Year

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As Sept. 17, the date of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, approaches, the Television Critics Association has named their champions in the race to determine TV’s best.

FX’s “The Americans” earned top honors from the organization’s 34th TCA Awards, hosted by Robin Thede in Los Angeles Aug. 4. Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, and Individual Achievement in Drama all went to the Joe Weisberg series about Soviet spies in 1980s America. The latter award went to the show’s leading actor, Keri Russell.

BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” which earned the most TCA Award nominations this year, took home the Outstanding New Program prize. FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” scored in the limited series and TV movie category, while NBC’s “The Good Place” and Rachel Brosnahan of Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned the awards for comedy series and Individual Achievement in Comedy, respectively.

Rita Moreno was the 2018 recipient of the org’s Career Achievement honor, given to a screen legend in recognition of years of superlative work.

As for whether any of the TCA’s results will repeat at the upcoming Emmy Awards, it remains to be seen whether Russell, who has been nominated a third time in a row for “The Americans,” and Brosnahan, Golden Globe winner for a freshman series, will triumph. “The Americans,” which aired its final episodes amid critical acclaim this past season, is also in the running for best drama series.

For more information on the TCA Awards and a list of winners in the awards’ 34-year history, visit tvcritics.org.

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