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2020 TCA Award Nominations Announced
July 11, 2020  | By Mike Hughes
 


Pamela Adlon and Ramy Youssef (top) now have two more things in common. This week, both:

– Had their shows – Better Things on FX and Ramy on Hulu – renewed for another season; and
– Received Television Critics Association (TCA) nominations. In fact, Adlon received two.

These two are from different generations, different backgrounds. Youssef is 29, Egyptian-American and Muslim, a fresh force as a comedian turned actor; Adlon is 54 and Jewish, with a previous life as a child star and voice actor.

But both have mastered the new trend: Create subtle comedy-dramas close to real life. Both actors have a low quantity of shows – just ten half-hours a season – but high quality with a personal touch. Both produce, co-write and star in their shows; Youssef directs some of his episodes, Adlon directs all of hers.

Now they'll be back for new seasons – the third for Youssef and the fifth for Adlon, whose deal also has her possibly doing other projects for FX and Disney.

And now they're both nominated in the TCA's Individual Achievement in Comedy category. In addition, Adlon's Better Things is nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy category.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 36th Annual TCA Awards:

PROGRAM OF THE YEARBetter Call Saul, AMC; Mrs. America, FX on Hulu; Schitt's Creek, Pop TV; Succession, HBO; Unbelievable, Netflix; Watchmen, HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Better Things, FX; Dead to Me, Netflix; The Good Place, NBC; Insecure, HBO; Schitt's Creek, Pop TV; What We Do in the Shadows, FX

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Pamela Adlon, Better Things, FX; Christina Applegate, Dead to Me, Netflix; Elle Fanning, The Great, Hulu; Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek, Pop TV; Issa Rae, Insecure, HBO; Ramy Youssef, Ramy, Hulu

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Better Call Saul, AMC; The Crown, Netflix; Euphoria, HBO; The Good Fight, CBS All Access; Pose, FX; Succession, HBO

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America, FX on Hulu; Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable, Netflix; Regina King, Watchmen, HBO; Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True, HBO; Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul, AMC; Jeremy Strong, Succession, HBO; Merrit Wever, Unbelievable, Netflix

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Little Fires Everywhere, Hulu; Mrs. America, FX on Hulu; Normal People, Hulu; The Plot Against America, HBO; Unbelievable, Netflix; Watchmen, HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SKETCH/VARIETY SHOWS: A Black Lady Sketch Show, HBO; The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central; Saturday Night Live, NBC; Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TBS; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO; Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM: The Great, Hulu; The Mandalorian, Disney+; The Morning Show, AppleTV+; Never Have I Ever, Netflix; Watchmen, HBO; Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION: 60 Minutes, CBS; Frontline, PBS; Hillary, Hulu; The Last Dance, ESPN; McMillions, HBO; The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY: Cheer, Netflix; Encore! Disney+; Holey Moley, ABC; Making It, NBC; Top Chef All-Stars L.A., Bravo; We're Here! HBO

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING: Carmen Sandiego, Netflix; Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, PBS Kids; Molly of Denali, PBS Kids; Odd Squad, PBS Kids; Wild Kratts, PBS Kids; Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, PBS Kids

The winners of the Television Critics Awards will be announced later this summer.

 
 
 
 
 
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