There are never enough opportunities for the people of Hollywood to tell one another how awesome they are, and the latest organization to dole out pats on the backs is the Television Critics Association (TCA). The group of some 200 television journalists today announced the nominations for its TCA Awards, and the field is full of familiar faces.
Leading all networks with nominations is perennial award winner HBO, which netted 10 nods. The final season of David Simon's The Wire tied for the lead for all shows with four nominations, including Program of the Year, Achievement in Drama, Individual Achievement in Drama (David Simon), and the annual Heritage Award, which is presented to the show that has displayed worthy social impact beyond the screen.
Matching The Wire for nominations was AMC's breakout hit Mad Men. The Golden Globe winner is up for Program of the Year, Achievement in ...Read more
The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history. Roots set the record for most Emmys won in a single season.moreless