2015 TCA Award winners: 'Empire,' 'Better Call Saul' dominate
The 2015 TCA Award winners have been announced, and Empire and Better Call Saul are leading the pack. The Fox hip-hop drama earned the coveted Program of the Year award from the Television Critics Association, while AMC’s Breaking Bad spin-off took home Outstanding New Program.
Another big winner was Amy Schumer. The Trainwreck star received the Individual Achievement in Comedy award for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, while the show as a whole won Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
In addition, the TCA honored The Late Show with David Letterman with the Heritage Award for the “cultural and social impact it has had.” The talk show host recently wrapped his 33-year run back in May. Stephen Colbert will succeed him on the CBS show, to be renamed The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, starting on Sept. 8.
Here is the full list of winners:
Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: The Chair (Starz)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: The Fosters (ABC Family) – second consecutive year
Outstanding New Program: Better Call Saul (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: The Americans (FX)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Career Achievement Award: James L. Brooks
Heritage Award: Late Show/Late Night with David Letterman (CBS/NBC)
Program of the Year: Empire (Fox)
“This was truly a monumental year for television,” TCA President Scott D. Pierce said in a statement. “There were a lot of difficult choices to be made, but there’s no doubt that the nominees and winners all deserve their accolades. I’m excited to see what the next year of television has in store.”
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