The Television Critics Association (TCA) has announced the nominees for the organization’s 38th Annual TCA Awards and Disney has picked up 20 nominations for its shows including “Abbott Elementary”, “Dopesick”, “Only Murders In The Building”, “The Beatles: Get Back” and “The Dropout”.

The 2022 TCA Awards showcase a diverse roster of TV content across a wide array of platforms and genres, spotlighting outstanding creators, series, and stars of the 2021-2022 TV season. The TCA, made up of more than 200 professional journalists covering television, nominated programming available on broadcast, cable and streaming outlets.

The TCA presents awards in 13 distinct categories, honoring outstanding achievements in Drama; Comedy; Miniseries; Youth; News and Information; Reality; and Variety, Sketch or Talk Shows, among others. Winners will be announced at the invitation-only presentation on Saturday, August 6, at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA, marking the first time that the TCA Awards will be held in-person since 2019.

HBO earned 12 nominations while HBO Max grabbed nine, resulting in 21 combined nominations. Netflix garnered 13 nominations and Apple TV+ followed with 10. Hulu racked up eight, and Showtime scored six. Elsewhere, ABC, CBS, and FX are tied with five apiece; AMC and NBC have four; Bravo, Paramount+, and PBS have two; and Disney+, Disney Junior, Peacock, and PBS Kids close out the rankings with one each.

 

On the series front, ABC’s public school comedy “Abbott Elementary” is at the top of the class with five nominations. The sitcom’s high marks include a pair of Individual Achievement In Comedy nods for series creator, producer, writer, and star Quinta Brunson, and scene-stealing comic Janelle James; in addition to Outstanding New Program, Outstanding Achievement In Comedy, and the TCA’s top prize: Program Of The Year.

The coveted Program Of The Year category is dominated by first-year favorites this season. “Abbott Elementary” is joined by fellow freshmen offerings, Apple TV+’s mind-bending office mystery “Severance,” Netflix’s global megahit “Squid Game,” HBO’s sharp satire “The White Lotus,” and Showtime’s thriller “Yellowjackets.” The newcomers face stiff competition as they look to overcome a trio of returning titans, AMC’s beloved “Better Call Saul,” HBO Max’s biting showbiz comedy “Hacks,” and HBO’s captivating family drama “Succession.”

Elsewhere, Showtime’s timely doc series “We Need To Talk About Cosby” and Disney+’s acclaimed rockumentary “The Beatles: Get Back” are up for the honor of Outstanding Achievement In News And Information; Bill Hader, Steve Martin, and Jason Sudeikis vie for Individual Achievement In Comedy. “Dopesick ” star Michael Keaton leads an all-star Individual Achievement In Drama field featuring Lee Jung-jae, Mandy Moore, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott, and Amanda Seyfried. “The Amazing Race” seeks to cross the finish line and claim its second win in Outstanding Achievement In Reality. John Oliver defends his Outstanding Achievement In Variety, Talk Or Sketch crown against late-night mainstays Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and “Saturday Night Live.” CBS’ supernatural sitcom “Ghosts” tries to scare up its first Outstanding Achievement In Comedy award against recent winners “Atlanta” and “Ted Lasso.”

Melanie McFarland, TCA President and TV Critic for Salon said:

“The 2022 TCA Awards are an exciting landmark for the organization and its members, as it will be the first time in three years that we are finally able to celebrate together in person. It’s fitting, then, that we should ring in this long-awaited occasion with one of the most competitive, talented, and star-heavy nominee rosters in recent memory. This lineup is a testament to how diverse and innovative the modern television landscape has become. We cannot wait to see who will rise above the rest when the winners are revealed at the 38TH Annual TCA Awards on August 6.”

 

Below is the list of 2022 Television Critics Association nominees, excluding the Career Achievement and Heritage Award winners, which will be announced later this summer.


INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

  • Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game” – Netflix
  • Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” – Hulu/Disney
  • Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets” – Showtime
  • Mandy Moore, “This Is Us” – NBC
  • Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” – AMC
  • Margaret Qualley, “Maid” – Netflix
  • Adam Scott, “Severance” – Apple TV+
  • Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” – AMC
  • Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout” – Hulu/Disney
  • Jeremy Strong, “Succession” – HBO

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

  • Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” – FX/Disney
  • Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” – ABC/Disney
  • Bridget Everett, “Somebody Somewhere” – HBO
  • Bill Hader, “Barry” – HBO
  • Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary” – ABC/Disney
  • Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building” – Hulu/Disney
  • Jean Smart, “Hacks” – HBO Max (2021 Winner in Category)
  • Jason Sudeikis – “Ted Lasso” – Apple TV+

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION

  • “The Beatles: Get Back” – Disney+
  • “Benjamin Franklin” – PBS
  • “Frontline” – PBS (Eight-time Winner in Category)
  • ​​“George Carlin’s American Dream” – HBO
  • “How To with John Wilson” – HBO
  • “Prehistoric Planet” – Apple TV+
  • “60 Minutes” – CBS (2012 Winner in Category)
  • “The Tinder Swindler” – Netflix
  • “We Need To Talk About Cosby” – Showtime


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY

  • “The Amazing Race” – CBS (2011 Winner in Category)
  • “Cheer” – Netflix (2020 Winner in Category)
  • “Finding Magic Mike” – HBO Max
  • “Legendary” – HBO Max
  • “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” – Bravo
  • “Real World Homecoming: New Orleans” – Paramount+
  • “Take Out with Lisa Ling” – HBO Max
  • “Top Chef: Houston” – Bravo

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING

  • “Ada Twist, Scientist” – Netflix
  • “The Baby-Sitters Club” – Netflix (2021 Winner in Category)
  • “El Deafo” – Apple TV+
  • “Mira, Royal Detective” – Disney Junior
  • “Octonauts: Above & Beyond” – Netflix
  • “Odd Squad” – PBS Kids
  • “Ridley Jones” – Netflix
  • “Sesame Street” – HBO Max


OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

  • “Abbott Elementary” – ABC/Disney
  • “Ghosts” – CBS
  • “Only Murders in the Building” – Hulu/Disney
  • “Pachinko” – Apple TV+
  • “Reservation Dogs” – FX/Disney
  • “Severance” – Apple TV+
  • “The White Lotus” – HBO
  • “Yellowjackets” – Showtime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES OR SPECIALS

  • “Dopesick” – Hulu/Disney
  • “The Dropout” – Hulu/Disney
  • “The Girl From Plainville” – Hulu/Disney
  • “Maid” – Netflix
  • “Midnight Mass” – Netflix
  • “The Staircase” – HBO Max
  • “Station Eleven” – HBO Max
  • “Under the Banner of Heaven” – FX/Disney

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

  • “Better Call Saul” – AMC (2019 Winner in Category)
  • “The Good Fight” – Paramount+
  • “Pachinko” – Apple TV+
  • “Severance” – Apple TV+
  • “Squid Game” – Netflix
  • “Succession” – HBO (2020 Winner in Category)
  • “This Is Us” – NBC
  • “Yellowjackets” – Showtime

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

  • “Abbott Elementary” – ABC/Disney
  • “Atlanta” – FX (2017 Winner in Category)/Disney
  • “Barry” – HBO
  • “Ghosts” – CBS
  • “Hacks” – HBO Max
  • “Only Murders In The Building” – Hulu/Disney
  • “Reservation Dogs” – FX/Disney
  • “Ted Lasso” – Apple TV+ (2021 Winner in Category)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY, TALK OR SKETCH

  • “The Amber Ruffin Show” – Peacock
  • “A Black Lady Sketch Show” – HBO (2020 Winner in Category)
  • “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson” – Netflix
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – HBO (2021, 2019 & 2018 Winner in Category)
  • “Late Night with Seth Meyers” – NBC
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – CBS
  • “Saturday Night Live” – NBC
  • “Ziwe” – Showtime

 

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

  • “Abbott Elementary” – ABC/Disney
  • “Better Call Saul” – AMC
  • “Hacks” – HBO Max
  • “Severance” – Apple TV+
  • “Squid Game” – Netflix
  • “Succession” – HBO
  • “The White Lotus” – HBO
  • “Yellowjackets” – Showtime

NETWORK TALLY

  • Netflix – 13
  • HBO – 12
  • Apple TV+ – 10
  • HBO Max – 9
  • Hulu/Disney – 8
  • Showtime – 6
  • ABC/Disney – 5
  • CBS – 5
  • FX/Disney -5
  • AMC – 4
  • NBC – 4
  • Bravo – 2
  • Paramount+ – 2
  • PBS – 2
  • Disney+ – 1
  • Disney Junior – 1
  • Peacock – 1
  • PBS Kids – 1

 

PROGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

  • “Abbott Elementary,” ABC/Disney – 5
  • “Better Call Saul,” AMC – 4
  • “Severance,” Apple TV+ – 4
  • “Yellowjackets,” Showtime – 4
  • “Hacks,” HBO Max – 3
  • “Only Murders In The Building,” Hulu/Disney – 3
  • “Squid Game,” Netflix – 3
  • “Succession,” HBO – 3
  • “Barry,” HBO – 2
  • “Dopesick,” Hulu/Disney – 2
  • “The Dropout,” Hulu/Disney – 2
  • “Ghosts,” CBS – 2
  • “Maid,” Netflix – 2
  • “Pachinko,” Apple TV+ – 2
  • “Reservation Dogs,” FX/Disney – 2
  • “Ted Lasso,” Apple TV+ – 2
  • “This Is Us,” NBC – 2
  • “The White Lotus,” HBO – 2




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