2001 TCA Awards announcement

TELEVISION CRITICS HAIL CAESAR!

JAMES GANDOLFINI AND JANE KACZMAREK
ALSO HONORED AT TCA AWARDS

PASADENA, CA — JULY 21, 2001 — The FOX series Malcolm in the Middle was honored for the second consecutive year as Outstanding Comedy at the 17th annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards ceremony held at Pasadena’s Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel and Spa.

Malcolm co-star Jane Kaczmarek won the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy for the second year in a row, while The Sopranos star James Gandolfini garnered the award for Individual Achievement in Drama for the third consecutive year.

The WB’s Gilmore Girls took home its first TCA award, as Outstanding New Program of the Year.

Filmmaker Ken Burns was honored for the acclaimed PBS documentary series Jazz, and ABC’s Life with Judy Garland: Me & My Shadows won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-Series and Specials. Television comedy pioneer Sid Caesar was the recipient of this year’s TCA Career Achievement Award.

Other nods went to NBC’s The West Wing and HBO’s The Sopranos, which tied for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, and PBS’s Between the Lions and Sesame Street, which won awards for Outstanding Children’s Programming.

Among those accepting awards were David Chase (The Sopranos); Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford and John Spencer (The West Wing); Jane Kaczmarek and Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle); Ken Burns (Jazz); Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), and Sid Caesar. Comedian Christopher Titus from the FOX show Titus opened the ceremony.

The 2001 Television Critics Awards recipients are as follows:

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY:
Jane Kaczmarek

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA:
James Gandolfini

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY:
Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA:
The Sopranos (HBO)
The West Wing (NBC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN
NEWS & INFORMATION:
Jazz (PBS)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING:
Between the Lions (PBS)
Sesame Street (PBS)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES,
MINI-SERIES & SPECIALS:
Life with Judy Garland: Me & My Shadows (ABC)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR:
Gilmore Girls (WB)

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR:
The Sopranos (HBO)

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:
Sid Caesar

Founded in 1978, the Television Critics Association is composed of more than 200 reporters and columnists in the print media from the United States and Canada.

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