BEVERLY HILLS — The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, won two top Television Critics Association awards, and NBC’s breakout hit This is Us won best new series at the group’s annual ceremony Saturday.
Handmaid’s, which stars Elisabeth Moss, won the critics’ award for program of the year and outstanding achievement in drama. And new FX comedy Atlanta was another two-time winner, for outstanding achievement in comedy and individual achievement for its creator, director, writer and star Donald Glover.
NBC’s Seinfeld, the “show about nothing” that went from struggling summer fill-in to nine-season hit, won the TCA’s Heritage award. And acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, whose latest PBS project, The Vietnam War, airs in September, won the Career Achievement Award.
- Carrie Coon, for outstanding achievement in drama, who (in a TCA first) was honored for separate performances in FX’s Fargo and HBO’s The Leftovers.
- HBO’s Big Little Lies, for outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials.
- ESPN’s O.J.: Made in America, a documentary on O.J. Simpson, for outstanding acheivement in news and information.
- A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, for outstanding achievement in reality programming.
- ABC’s family comedy Speechless, for outstanding achievement in youth programming.