|Rachel Bloom won for her work in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.|
“This was truly a landmark season –not just for television, but for women in television,” said Amber Dowling, TCA President. “We had an unprecedented amount of female winners this year, which is a testament to both the talented actresses who were honored tonight, as well as to the growing number of high-quality roles being created for and by women. It’s extremely encouraging to see this growing trend being embraced, accepted, and expanded upon, and I look forward to seeing even more of it in the future.”
FX emerged as one of the evening’s biggest winners on the strength of its true-crime thriller, The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story, which snagged three awards including Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials; Individual Achievement in Drama, given to star Sarah Paulson for her outstanding portrayal of troubled prosecutor Marcia Clark; and the night’s top honor of Program of the Year. Rounding out the network’s wins was acclaimed Soviet spy thriller The Americans, which captured the award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama for the second consecutive year.
The TCA also bestowed a Heritage Award upon CBS’ groundbreaking 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show for the tremendous cultural and social impact it has had on society, and presented legendary comedy pioneer Lily Tomlin with a Career Achievement Award for her diverse television legacy that spans more than 50 years.
Voting was conducted by the TCA’s membership, comprised of more than 220 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada.
Below are the winners of the 2016 TCA Awards:
Individual Achievement in Drama: Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story, FX)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: Making a Murder (Netflix)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS)
Outstanding New Program: Mr. Robot (USA)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: The Americans (FX) – second consecutive year
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Black-ish (ABC)
Career Achievement Award: Lily Tomlin
Heritage Award: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Program of the Year: The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)