Quinta Brunson’s Favorite ABC Comedy Abbott Elementary School led all the winners Saturday at the 38th Annual Television Critics Association Awards, taking home four awards, including the prestigious show of the year award.
The awards, announced virtually after a semi-annual press tour altered in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Southern California, were chosen by members of a team of more than 200 journalists. television throughout the United States and Canada.
Abbott Elementary School won for Brunson (personal achievement in comedy), new show, achievement in comedy and show of the year. The comedy, which offers a renewal for a super-superior second season, is the only show to earn multiple wins this year. The series went into the awards with five nominations leading the way, with co-star Janelle James losing to Brunson for individual comedy.
Before TCA switched to virtual press tour, Abbott Elementary School stars James, Lisa Ann Walter and Sheryl Lee Ralph are ready to host the ceremony in person.
Other winners include This is us Mandy Moore stars for personal achievement in drama after her surprising sneak at the Emmys; By HBO Heir for achievements in TV series and Hulu’s Dopesick like the best miniseries.
Melanie McFarland, TCA president and TV critic for Salon said: “Tonight was supposed to be the first time we’ve hosted the TCA Awards in person since 2019 – unfortunately, it didn’t have to be. “. “Despite this development, we are proud to announce this year’s list of talented TCA Award winners. Each of them played a key role in making the 2021-2022 TV season one of the best TV seasons in recent memory. We sincerely congratulate all of our honorees, and we look forward to meeting in person again in 2023.”
TCA also presents its Heritage Award to CBS’ I love Lucywith Ted Danson and Steve Martin both recognized with career achievement titles.
The following is the full list of winners.
- Personal Achievement in TV Series: Mandy Moore (THIS IS WENBC)
- Personal Achievement in Comedy: Quinta Brunson (ABBOTT BIOGRAPHYABC)
- Notable Achievements in News and Information: THE BEATLES: BACK (Disney +)
- Outstanding Achievement in Practical Programming: TIE: EXCITING RACES (CBS), LEGENDARY (HBO Max)
- Outstanding Achievements in Programming for Teens: CLUB-SITTERS (Netflix)
- Outstanding Achievement in Variety, Talk or Sketch: I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE WITH ROBINSON’S HEART (Netflix)
- New program highlights: ABBOTT BIOGRAPHY (ABC)
- Outstanding Achievement in Film, Novel or Special: DOPESICK (Hulu)
- Outstanding Achievement in Drama: SUCCESSFUL (HBO)
- Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: ABBOTT BIOGRAPHY (ABC)
- Program of the year: ABBOTT BIOGRAPHY (ABC)
- Career Achievement Honors: TIE: Ted Danson & Steve Martin
- Heritage Award: I LOVE LUCY (CBS)