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2017 Television Critics Association Awards Winners: Handmaid's Tale, Atlanta & More

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale was the recipient of two awards during the 2017 Television Critic Association Awards, which was held tonight at the Beverly Hilton. Given the almost unanimous critical support it received, the streaming service's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel was something of a favorite going in, and, despite not taking home an award for acting, it was one of two multiple award winners for the night.

Acting honors were handed out to 2017 TV MVP Carrie Coon, for her roles in both HBO's The Leftovers and season 3 of FX's Fargo. Donald Glover won for Individual Achievement in Comedy for Atlanta, which also won for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, an award that helps offset its loss to NBC's ratings winner This Is Us, which took home the award for Outstanding New Program.

The night also honored acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns with the Career Achievement Award and Seinfeld with the Heritage Award –  the TCA's way of honoring iconic figures in television.

All in all, it was an exciting night for television critics, a fact summed up by said Amber Dowling, TCA President, who said:

“This was one of the most diverse seasons in recent memory, offering a wide range of programming that truly had a little something for everyone. It also treated us to some incredible performances and eclectic plotlines that challenged us, moved us, and thrilled us, reinvigorating the television landscape with bold and innovative subjects that we had rarely seen before.”

The full 2017 TCA Award recipients are as follows:

Individual Achievement in Drama:

Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, NBC)

Carrie Coon (The Leftovers & Fargo, HBO & FX) 

Claire Foy (The Crown, Netflix)

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies, HBO)

Jessica Lange (FEUD: Bette and Joan, FX)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu)

Susan Sarandon (FEUD: Bette and Joan, FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy:

Pamela Adlon (Better Things, FX)

Aziz Ansari (Master of None, Netflix)

Kristen Bell (The Good Place, NBC)

Donald Glover (Atlanta, FX)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)

Issa Rae (Insecure, HBO)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Amazon)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information:

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

The Lead With Jake Tapper (CNN)

O.J.: Made in America (ESPN)

Planet Earth II (BBC America)

Weiner (Showtime)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming:

The Circus (Showtime)

The Great British Baking Show (PBS)

The Keepers (Neflix)

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Survivor: Game Changers (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming:

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (PBS)

Doc McStuffins (Disney Jr.)

Elena of Avalor (Disney Channel)

Odd Squad (PBS)

Sesame Street (HBO)

Speechless (ABC) 

Outstanding New Program:

Atlanta (FX)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Good Place (NBC)

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials:

Big Little Lies (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Neftlix)

The Night Of (HBO)

Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama:

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

The Americans (FX)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy:

Atlanta (FX)

Black-ish (ABC)

Fleabag (Amazon)

Master of None (Netflix)

The Good Place (NBC)

Veep (HBO)

Program of the Year:

Atlanta (FX)

Big Little Lies (HBO)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

The Leftovers (HBO)

This Is Us (NBC)

Career Achievement Award:

Ken Burns

Heritage Award:

Seinfeld (NBC)

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