TCA Awards

Since 1984, the members of the TCA have voted for outstanding achievements in television. As professional consumers of the medium, TV critics are often the first to spot exemplary work in television. Time and again their choices have anticipated later honors from the Emmy and Peabody award panels. In 2002 the TCA began honoring the iconic figures in TV with its Heritage Award. The TCA Awards are held during the July press tour.

TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION (TCA) AWARD WINNERS
(through 2013)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

1996-97 David Hyde Pierce
1997-98 David Hyde Pierce
1998-99 Ray Romano
1999-2000 Jane Kaczmarek
2000-2001 Jane Kaczmarek
2001-02 Bernie Mac
2002-03 Jon Stewart
2003-04 Ricky Gervais
2004-05 Jon Stewart
2005-06 Steve Carell
2006-07 Alec Baldwin
2007-08 Tina Fey
2008-09 Jim Parsons
2009-10 Jane Lynch
2010-11 Ty Burrell/Nick Offerman (tie)
2011-12 Louis C.K.
2012-13 Louis C.K.

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

1996-97 Andre Braugher
1997-98 Andre Braugher
1998-99 James Gandolfini/David E. Kelley (tie)
1999-2000 James Gandolfini
2000-01 James Gandolfini
2001-02 Michael Chiklis
2002-03 Edie Falco
2003-04 Ian McShane
2004-05 Hugh Laurie
2005-06 Hugh Laurie
2006-07 Michael C. Hall
2007-08 Paul Giamatti
2008-09 Bryan Cranston
2009-10 Julianna Margulies
2010-11 Jon Hamm
2011-12 Claire Danes
2012-13 Tatiana Maslany

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM

1997-98 “Ally McBeal” (Fox)
1998-99 “The Sopranos” (HBO)
1999-2000 “The West Wing” (NBC)
2000-01 “Gilmore Girls” (WB)
2001-02 “24” (Fox)
2002-03 “Boomtown” (NBC)
2003-04 “Arrested Development” (FOX)
2004-05 “Lost” (ABC)
2005-06 “My Name Is Earl” (NBC)
2006-07 “Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
2007-08 “Mad Men” (AMC)
2008-09 “True Blood” (HBO)
2009-10 “Glee” (Fox)
2010-11 “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
2011-12 “Homeland” (Showtime)
2012-13 “The Americans” (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

1984-85 “The Cosby Show” (NBC)
1985-86 “The Cosby Show” (NBC)
1986-87 “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (Showtime)
1987-88 “Frank’s Place”(CBS) & “The Wonder Years”(ABC)
1988-89 “Murphy Brown” (CBS)
1989-90 “The Simpsons” (FOX)
1990-91 “Murphy Brown” (CBS)
1991-92 “Seinfeld” (NBC)
1992-93 “Seinfeld” (NBC)
1993-94 “Frasier” (NBC)
1994-95 “Frasier” (NBC)
1995-96 “Frasier” (NBC)
1996-97 “The Larry Sanders Show” (HBO)
1997-98 “The Larry Sanders Show” (HBO)
1998-99 “Sports Night” (ABC)
1999-2000 “Malcolm In The Middle” (FOX)
2000-01 “Malcolm In The Middle” (FOX)
2001-02 “The Bernie Mac Show” (Fox)
2002-03 “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
2003-04 “Arrested Development” (FOX)
2004-05 “Arrested Development” (FOX)
2005-06 “The Office” (NBC)
2006-07 “The Office” (NBC)
2007-08 “30 Rock” (NBC)
2008-09 “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
2009-10 “Modern Family” (ABC)
2010-11 “Modern Family” (ABC)
2011-12 “Louie” (FX)
2012-13 (Tie) “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) and “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

1984-85 “The Jewel In The Crown” (PBS)
1985-86 “Death Of A Salesman” (CBS)
1986-87 “L.A. Law” (NBC)
1987-88 “St. Elsewhere” (NBC)
1988-89 ”Lonesome Dove” (CBS)
1989-90 “Twin Peaks” (ABC)
1990-91 “Thirtysomething” (ABC)
1991-92 “I’ll Fly Away” (NBC)
1992-93 “I’ll Fly Away” (NBC)
1993-94 “NYPD Blue” (ABC)
1994-95 “My So-Called Life” (ABC)
1995-96 “Homicide: Life on the Street” (NBC)
1996-97 “Homicide: Life on the Street” (NBC)
1997-98 “Homicide: Life on the Street” (NBC)
1998-99 “The Sopranos” (HBO)
1999-2000 “The West Wing” (NBC)
2000-01 “The Sopranos” (HBO)/”The West Wing” (NBC) tie
2001-02 “Six Feet Under” (HBO)
2002-03 “Boomtown” (NBC)
2003-04 “The Sopranos” (HBO)
2004-05 “Lost” (ABC)
2005-06 “Lost” (ABC)
2006-07 “The Sopranos” (HBO)
2007-08 “Mad Men” (AMC)
2008-09 “Mad Men” (AMC)
2009-10 “Breaking Bad” (AMC)/”Lost” (ABC) (tie)
2010-11 “Mad Men” (AMC)
2011-12 “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
2012-13 “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION

1984-85 Ted Koppel, “Nightline” (ABC)
1985-86 Ted Koppel, “Nightline” (ABC) and Bill Moyers, “Crisis in Black America” (CBS)
1986-87 “Eyes on the Prize” (PBS)
1987-88 “Nightline” (ABC) & Cable News Network
1988-89 CNN
1989-90 CNN
1990-91 CNN, Persian Gulf War Coverage
1991-92 “Frontline” (PBS)
1992-93 “Frontline” (PBS)
1993-94 “Nightline” (ABC)
1994-95 “Frontline” (PBS) & “Nightline” (ABC)
1995-96 “Frontline” (PBS)
1996-97 “The American Experience” (PBS)
1997-98 “The American Experience” (PBS)
1998-99 “The Cold War” (CNN)
1999-2000 “ABC 2000”
2000-01 “Jazz” (PBS)
2001-02 “Frontline” (PBS)
2002-03 “Frontline” (PBS)
2003-04 “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
2004-05 “Frontline” (PBS)
2005-06 “Frontline” (PBS)
2006-07 “Planet Earth” (Discovery)
2007-08 “The War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick” (PBS)
2008-09 “The Alzheimer’s Project” (HBO)
2009-10 “Life” (Discovery)
2010-11 “Restrepo” (National Geographic Channel)
2011-12 “60 Minutes” (CBS)
2012-13 “The Central Park Five” (PBS)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINI-SERIES & SPECIALS

1984-85 “The Burning Bed” (ABC)
1985-86 “Live-Aid”
1986-87 “Robin Williams At The Met” (PBS)
1987-88 “Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam” (HBO)
1988-89 “What’s Alan Watching?” (CBS)
1989-90 “Sammy Davis Jr. Salute” (ABC)
1990-91 “The Civil War” (PBS)
1991-92 “Billy Crystal, Academy Awards” (ABC)
1992-93 “Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson” (NBC)
1993-94 “Prime Suspect 3” (PBS)
1994-95 “Baseball” (PBS)
1995-96 “Pride & Prejudice” (A&E)
1996-97 “Bastard Out of Carolina” (Showtime)
1997-98 “From the Earth to the Moon” (HBO)
1998-99 “Joan of Arc” (CBS)
1999-2000 “The Corner” (HBO
2000-01 “Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows” (ABC)
2001-02 “Band of Brothers” (HBO)
2002-03 “Taken” (Sci-Fi)
2003-04 “Angels In America” (HBO)
2004-05 “The Office Special” (BBC America)
2005-06 “American Masters: Bob Dylan: No Direction Home” (PBS)
2006-07 “Planet Earth” (Discovery)
2007-08 “John Adams” (HBO)
2008-09 “Grey Gardens” (HBO)
2009-10 “The Pacific” (HBO)
2010-11 “Masterpiece: Sherlock” (PBS)
2011-12 “Masterpiece: Downton Abbey” (PBS)
2012-13 “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

1984-85 “Faerie Tale Theatre” (Showtime)
1985-86 “Wonderworks” (PBS)
1986-87 “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” (PBS)
1987-88 “Degrassi Junior High” (PBS)
1988-89 “The Jim Henson Hour” (NBC)
1989-90 Jim Henson
1990-91 “War in the Gulf: Questions & Answers with Peter Jennings” (ABC)
1991-92 Peggy Charren, Action for Children’s Television
1992-93 Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
1993-94 Linda Ellerbee Specials (Nickelodeon)
1994-95 Nick News (Nickelodeon)
1995-96 “Wishbone” (PBS)
1996-97 “Wishbone” (PBS) & “Bill Nye the Science Guy” (PBS)
1997-98 “Blue’s Clues” (Nickelodeon)
1998-99 “Blue’s Clues” (Nickelodeon)
1999-2000 “Between The Lions” (PBS)
2000-01 “Between The Lions” (PBS)/”Sesame Street” (PBS) tie
2001-02 “Spongebob Squarepants” (Nickelodeon)
2002-03 “Reading Rainbow” (PBS)
2003-04 “Nick News” (Nickelodeon)
2004-05 “Degrassi: The Next Generation (The N)
2005-06 “High School Musical” (Disney Channel)
2006-07 “Kyle XY” (ABC Family)
2007-08 “WordGirl” (PBS)
2008-09 “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)
2009-10 “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)
2010-11 “Sesame Street” (PBS)
2011-12 “Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)
2012-13 “Bunheads” (ABC Family)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING

2010-11 “Amazing Race” (CBS)
2011-12 “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
2012-13 “Shark Tank” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORTS

1984-85 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Coverage (ABC)
1985-86 No award given
1986-87 America’s Cup Coverage (ESPN)
1987-88 1988 Winter Olympic Coverage (ABC)
1988-89 1988 Summer Olympic Coverage (NBC)
1989-90 1989 World Series (ABC)
1990-91 NCAA Final Four (CBS)
1991-92 “When It Was a Game” (HBO)
1992-93 Bob Costas
1993-94 1994 Winter Olympic Coverage (CBS)
1994-95 “Baseball” (PBS)
1995-96 “SportsCenter” (ESPN)
1996-97 “SportsCenter” (ESPN)

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

1984-85 “The Jewel in the Crown” (PBS)
1985-86 “Death of a Salesman” & “Crisis in Black America” (CBS)
1986-87 “Eyes on the Prize” (PBS)
1987-88 “Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam” (HBO)
1988-89 “Lonesome Dove” (CBS)
1989-90 “Twin Peaks” (ABC)
1990-91 “The Civil War” (PBS)
1991-92 “Northern Exposure” (CBS)
1992-93 “Barbarians at the Gate” (HBO)
1993-94 “The Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS)
1994-95 “ER” (NBC)
1995-96 “Homicide: Life on the Street” (NBC)
1996-97 “EZ Streets” (CBS)
1997-98 “From the Earth to the Moon” (HBO)
1998-99 “The Sopranos” (HBO)
1999-2000 “The West Wing” (NBC)
2000-01 “The Sopranos” (HBO)
2001-02 “24” (Fox)
2002-03 “American Idol” (Fox)
2003-04 “Angels In America” (HBO)
2004-05 “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
2005-06 “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
2006-07 “Heroes” (NBC)
2007-08 “Mad Men” (AMC)
2008-09 “Battlestar Galactica” (Syfy)
2009-10 “Glee” (Fox)
2010-11 “Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
2011-12 “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
2012-13 “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

1984-85 Grant Tinker, Chairman, NBC
1985-86 Walter Cronkite, CBS News
1986-87 “Hill Street Blues” (NBC)
1987-88 David Brinkley, ABC News
1988-89 Lucille Ball
1989-90 Jim Henson
1990-91 Brandon Tartikoff, President, NBC Entertainment
1991-92 Johnny Carson
1992-93 Bob Hope
1993-94 Charles Kuralt
1994-95 Ted Turner
1995-96 Angela Lansbury
1996-97 Fred Rogers
1997-98 Roone Arledge
1998-99 Norman Lear
1999-2000 Dick Van Dyke
2000-01 Sid Caesar
2001-02 Bill Cosby
2002-03 Carl Reiner
2003-04 Don Hewitt
2004-05 Bob Newhart
2005-06 Carol Burnett
2006-07 Mary Tyler Moore
2007-08 Lorne Michaels
2008-09 Betty White
2009-10 James Garner
2010-11 Oprah Winfrey
2011-12 David Letterman
2012-13 Barbara Walters

HERITAGE AWARD

2001-02 “The Simpsons” (Fox)
2002-03 “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (The WB/UPN)
2003-04 “60 Minutes” (CBS)
2004-05 “Nightline” (ABC)
2005-06 “The West Wing” (NBC)
2006-07 “The Sopranos” (HBO)
2007-08 “The Wire” (HBO)
2008-09 “ER” (NBC)
2009-10 “M*A*S*H*” (CBS)
2010-11 “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (CBS)
2011-12 “Cheers”
2012-13 “All in the Family” (CBS)