Adjust your white bonnet and throw on your red robe because the nominations for the 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards have arrived. This year, Hulu’s breakout show The Handmaid’s Tale tied with Donald Glover’s Atlanta and the NBC juggernaut your parents love This Is Us for four nominations each.
"This was truly a landmark season for diversity in television, and the TCA nominations reflect this, said TCA President Amber Dowling. "Our members have chosen a variety of series that celebrate and represent a wide spectrum of performances. With so many great programs—both new and returning—it was a real challenge for our members to whittle these nominees down. We’re excited to see which programs and performers make the cut as voting now gets underway to determine the TV standouts of the 2016-17 season.”
Among the networks up for awards this year, HBO led the pack for the second year in a row with 12 nominations followed by FX with 11 and Netflix with 10. While the usual heavyweights like Veep, The Americans, and Black-ish found their way back into their respective categories, a heavy slate of new, critically-acclaimed shows found recognition. The awards won’t be handed out until August 5th so, until then, we picked five essential shows up for TCA awards that you need to catch up this summer. Click here to check out the full list of nominations.