2015 TCA Awards Nominations

Television critics continue to come out in full-force for FX’s The Americans, their “cause du jour.” In today’s Television Critics Association awards nominations, the series received three major nominations for Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, and Individual Achievement in Drama for Matthew Rhys (a nomination they’ve bestowed upon him for three years in a row). It remains to be seen what kind of impact this attention and love will have on its Emmy fortunes.

It’s going to have a tough uphill fight, particularly since the newest drama entry, Fox’s Empire, continues to burn up the awards circuit. Today, the TCA’s surprisingly nominated it for a leading four nominations including Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Individual Achievement in Drama for Taraji P. Henson, and Outstanding New Program. Also leading with four nominations is Amazon’s Transparent in the same categories with the exception of Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

A few other notable awards mentions include Bob Odenkirk showing up for Better Call Saul, pretty much solidifying the general sense that he will factor into the Emmys later this summer, and Mad Men‘s critical resurgence after years of near-neglect. Jon Hamm showed up in the Individual Achievement in Drama category for the first time since 2012 after winning in 2011. Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt appeared in the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy category, the first time critics have really stood up for the series itself. Finally, it’s kind of amazing how Constance Wu continues to show up in critic’s awards considering the relatively muted critical reaction to the series (she is the best thing about it by far).

Here are the nominees for the 2015 Television Critics Association Awards.

Program of the Year
The Americans
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
The Americans
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Inside Amy Schumer
Jane the Virgin
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Individual Achievement in Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat

Individual Achievement in Drama
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
CBS Sunday Morning
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
60 Minutes

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
The Amazing Race
The Chair
Dancing with the Stars
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Shark Tank

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
The Fosters
The Legend of Korra
Sesame Street
Switched at Birth

Outstanding New Program
Better Call Saul
The Flash
Jane the Virgin

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
The Honorable Woman
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
Olive Kitteridge
Wolf Hall

Heritage Award
Late Show/Late Night with David Letterman
The Shield
Star Trek
Twin Peaks

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