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‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Lead TCA Awards Nominations

The Television Critics Association has announced the nominations for the org’s 32nd Annual TCA Awards, recognizing outstanding television programming in the 2015-16 season.

USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” lead the pack with four nominations apiece, while premium cabler HBO has emerged as the network with the highest number of nominees, with 12 nods across its slate, including nominations for “Game of Thrones,” “The Leftovers,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “All the Way,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Contenders for Program of Year are FX’s Soviet spy caper “The Americans,” quirky anthology “Fargo,” and true crime anthology “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”; USA’s cyber-security thriller “Mr. Robot”; Netflix’s docu-series “Making a Murderer”; Lifetime’s “UnReal”; and HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” which won Program of the Year in 2012. The lineup also encompasses a wide range of first-time nominees, including “Mr. Robot”; FXX’s rom-com “You’re the Worst”; CW’s comedy-musical “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”; Lifetime’s drama “UnReal”; WGN America’s period-piece “Underground”; CNN’s doc series “United Shades of America”; and E!’s groundbreaking transgender reality series “I Am Cait.”

“TCA members have recognized a record number of first-time nominees for this year’s awards. In our 32-year history this is one of the most diverse slates of genres and programs we’ve ever had,” said TCA President Amber Dowling. “It’s been a banner year for fresh, noteworthy content and we’re looking forward to seeing which shows and actors grab top prizes following the difficult votes ahead.”

The TCA Awards will also bestow a Heritage Award trophy to one long-standing program that has had a major cultural or social impact. This year’s nominees include the late comedian Garry Shandling’s talk show satire “The Larry Sanders Show”; the revolutionary comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”; one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time “Seinfeld”; Gene Roddenberry’s influential sci-fi saga “Star Trek”; and the mind-bending small town murder mystery “Twin Peaks,” co-created by David Lynch and Mark Frost.

In addition to honoring this year’s best, the TCA presents a Career Achievement Award to an individual who has influenced the medium, which will be announced at the awards presentation.

The 2016 TCA Awards ceremony takes place Sat., August 6, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel as part of the group’s bi-annual industry conference, the summer press tour. “Jane the Virgin” star Jaime Camil will host the evening.

Check out the full list of TCA Awards nominees below.

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, “All The Way,” HBO
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot,” USA
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” AMC
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX
Keri Russell, “The Americans,” FX
Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None,” Netflix
Samantha Bee, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS
Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW
Aya Cash, “You’re The Worst” FXX
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO
Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
“CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS
“Jackie Robinson,” PBS
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO – (2015 Winner in Category)
“Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO
“United Shades of America,” CNN

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
“I Am Cait,” E!
“The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth,” Showtime
“The Great British Baking Show,” PBS
“Making a Murderer,” Netflix
“MasterChef Junior,” Fox
“Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance,” CBS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS
“Doc McStuffins,” Disney Junior
“Nature Cat,” PBS
“Odd Squad,” PBS
“Sofia The First,” Disney Junior

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Netflix
“Master of None,” Netflix
“Mr. Robot,” USA
“Underground,” WGN America
“UnREAL,” Lifetime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
“All The Way,” HBO
“Fargo,” FX
“The Night Manager,” AMC
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX
“Roots,” History
“Show Me A Hero,” HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“The Americans,” FX – (2015 Winner in Category)
“Better Call Saul,” AMC
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“The Leftovers,” HBO
“Mr. Robot,” USA
“UnREAL,” Lifetime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“black-ish,” ABC
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW
“Master of None,” Netflix
“Silicon Valley,” HBO
“Veep,” HBO
“You’re The Worst” FXX

HERITAGE AWARD
“The Larry Sanders Show,” HBO
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” CBS
“Seinfeld,” NBC
“Star Trek,” NBC
“Twin Peaks,” ABC

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“The Americans,” FX
“Fargo,” FX
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“Making a Murderer,” Netflix
“Mr. Robot,” USA
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX
“UnREAL,” Lifetime

NETWORK TALLY (includes Heritage Award nominees)
HBO – 12
FX/FXX – 11
Netflix – 6
PBS/PBS KIDS – 5
USA – 4
ABC – 3
AMC – 3
CBS – 3
Lifetime – 3
The CW – 3
Disney Junior – 2
NBC – 2
TBS – 2
CNN – 1
E! – 1
Fox – 1
History – 1
Showtime – 1
WGN America – 1

PROGRAM TALLY- (denotes shows with more than one nomination)
“Mr. Robot,” USA – 4
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX – 4
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW -3
“Master of None,” Netflix -3
“The Americans,” FX – 3
“UnReal,” Lifetime -3
“All The Way,” HBO – 2
“Better Call Saul,” AMC -2
“Fargo,” FX -2
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS – 2
“Game of Thrones,” HBO – 2
“Making a Murderer,” Netflix – 2
“You’re The Worst,” FXX -2
“Veep,” – 2

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