TCA Awards: Archive of Past Releases

Television Critics Association Awards Celebrate 25th Anniversary

HBO Leads With Three Awards

AUGUST 1, 2009, LOS ANGELES — The Television Critics Association marked the 25th anniversary of its awards with a ceremony looking back at the history of the organization and its tradition of honoring quality television programs.

HBO led all the networks with three trophies at the Television Critics Association Awards, winning for Outstanding New Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-Series & Specials and Outstanding Achievement in News & Information.

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Television Critics Association Announces 2009 Award Nominees

Chelsea Handler To Open The 25th Anniversary Of The Awards

NBC Leads with 11 Nominations

June 3, 2009 Los Angeles, CA — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2009 TCA Award nominations.

NBC leads the list with 11 nominations including comedies “30 Rock,” “The Office” and “Saturday Night Live,” which garnered 7 nominations total. “Friday Night Lights,” which initially aired on DirecTV, got a nomination along with long-time series “ER.” NBC also received a nomination for its coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Television Critics Association Announces 2008 Award Nominees

HBO Leads TCA Awards With 10 Nominations
AMC’s Freshman Series “Mad Men” Ties HBO’s “The Wire” To Top TCA Nominations With Four Each
Acclaimed Comedy Duo, The Smothers Brothers, Will Open The Ceremony

Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2008) — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2008 TCA Award nominations.

HBO leads the field with 10 nominations, followed by PBS with nine nominations.

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NBC Triumphs At TCA Awards

JULY 21, 2007, LOS ANGELES – Members of the Television Critics Association bestowed four TCA Awards on NBC tonight, including Outstanding Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding New Program of the Year.

In a ceremony introduced by John Oliver from Comedy Central’s hit series “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” NBC was the top trophy earner. HBO and The Discovery Channel came away with two awards per network; Showtime and ABC Family received one award each.

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Television Critics Association Announces 2007 Award Nominees

Freshmen Series Top TCA Nominations. PEACOCK FANS 13 Nominations

June 5, 2007 Los Angeles, CA — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2007 TCA Award nominations.

Once again, NBC leads the list with 13 nominations on the strength of its strong freshmen series, including, “30 Rock,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Heroes,” which garnered 12 nominations total. Third-year comedy “The Office” received the other nod.

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Proud as a Peacock: NBC Leads in 2006 TCA Awards

JULY 23, 2006, LOS ANGELES – Members of the Television Critics Association bestowed four TCA Awards on NBC tonight, including Outstanding New Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, Individual Achievement in Comedy and The Heritage Award.

In a ceremony introduced by Mary Lynn Rajskub from Fox’s hit series “24,” NBC was the top trophy earner. ABC and PBS came away with two awards per network; Fox and Disney Channel received one award each.

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2006 TCA Awards nominees

“Earl,” “Sopranos,” top TCA nominations

NBC Garners 10 Nominations

May 31, 2006 (Los Angeles, CA) — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2006 TCA Award nominations.

This year, NBC leads the list with 10 nominations on the strength of its strong comedy series. Freshmen series, “My Name Is Earl” and second year comedy “The Office” each received three nods. Long-running drama “The West Wing” received two nominations, including Heritage Award.

Veteran favorites, “The Sopranos” (HBO) and “24″ (Fox), also earned three nominations apiece.

PBS programs dominated the news and information category, locking up four of the five nominations. Public television received seven notices overall. Fox received six nods, including a nomination for newcomer “Prison Break.”

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2005 TCA Awards winners

“DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES” NOT DESPERATE ANYMORE

JULY 23, 2005, LOS ANGELES — The nation’s TV critics bestowed their praise on ABC, awarding the network four awards including the top three awards Program of the Year, Outstanding New Program of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Drama.

In a ceremony introduced by Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” at The Beverly Hilton, ABC was the top trophy earner with four, while Fox came away with two. BBC America, Comedy Central, PBS and The N received one award each.

ABC’s newcomers “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives” came away victorious with “Lost” winning two awards (Outstanding New Program and Outstanding Achievement in Drama) and “Desperate Housewives” awarded Program of The Year. The Fox comedy “Arrested Development” came away with a repeat win for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. In the individual achievement categories, Hugh Laurie (“House”) won for drama and Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) won for comedy. This is the second time Stewart has been honored in this category, with a previous win in 2003.

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2005 TCA Awards nominees

HOUSEWIVES CLEAN UP; ABC LEADS WITH ELEVEN NOMINATIONS

June 2, 2005, Los Angeles, CA — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2005 TCA Award nominations.

ABC’s smash hit “Desperate Housewives” had the most nominations, five. ABC’s “Lost” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” were next with 4 nominations each.

The 21st annual TCA Awards honor the finest work of the 2004-05 season as selected by the association’s 200-plus member critics and journalists. The winners will be announced at a July 23rd ceremony at Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” will open the awards show.

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2004 TCA Awards winners

TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 20th ANNUAL AWARDS

JULY 17, 2004, LOS ANGELES — The nation’s TV critics bestowed a pair of awards on three distinctly different programs, including an innovative comedy, a controversial miniseries and television’s most venerable newsmagazine at the 20th annual Television Critics Association Awards.

In a ceremony introduced by Bill Maher (HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”) at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel, HBO received four trophies while Fox and CBS won two apiece. BBC America, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon received one award each.

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2004 TCA Awards nominees

TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2004 AWARD NOMINEES

June 3, 2004, Los Angeles, CA — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2004 TCA Award nominations, and despite much Hollywood hand wringing over the state of the sitcom, the Fox comedy “Arrested Development” walked away with the most nominations of any series, five total.

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and HBO’s “The Sopranos” received four nominations each. HBO’s Western “Deadwood” and the gay-themed miniseries “Angels in America” received three nominations apiece.

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2003 TCA Awards winners

TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 19TH ANNUAL AWARDS

JULY 19, 2003, HOLLYWOOD, CA ­ The nation’s TV critics reached for the breadth and depth of programming this year, handing out 11 awards to 8 different cable and broadcast networks at the 19th annual Television Critics Association Awards.

In a ceremony guest-hosted by comedienne Wanda Sykes at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, Comedy Central, NBC and PBS nabbed two trophies each while FOX, HBO, and the SciFi Channel each received one.

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2003 TCA Awards nominees

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TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2003 AWARD NOMINEES

June 4, 2003, Los Angeles, CA — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2003 TCA Award nominations and as usual, critics showed their preference for cutting-edge TV with a flood of heavyweight dramas among the candidates.

Among them, NBC’s almost-axed series “Boomtown” led with four nominations.

But in a year overshadowed by war coverage, Comedy Central’s side-splitting — and split-personality — “The Daily Show” was right up there with its own quartet of nods.

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2002 TCA Awards winners

“BERNIE MAC” AND “24” EACH TAKE HOME TWO; “THE SHIELD” AND “SIX FEET UNDER” ALSO RECEIVE NODS (2002)

JULY 20, 2002 — PASADENA, CA – Never mind a tough ratings year: Fox proved the darling of TV journalists at the 18th annual Television Critics Association Awards.

In a ceremony guest-hosted by comic legend Bob Newhart, Fox received 5 awards for its new shows.

“The Bernie Mac Show” won for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Individual Achievement in Comedy for Bernie Mac’s performance. Fox’s innovative drama “24” was honored for Outstanding New Program and Program of the Year.

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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.

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Past winners of the TCA Awards

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