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'Ted Lasso' is the Big Winner at the 1st Annual HCA TV Awards

The Hollywood Critics Association held their inaugural HCA TV Awards Sunday and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso led with four wins, The Crown scored three wins and Disney+'s The Mandalorian, Young Rock and Cruel Summer were among the winners. See the complete list of winners below.

The first HCA TV Awards was held virtually on the official HCA Facebook page and YouTube Channel. The Hollywood Critics Association was created to acknowledge the importance of online critics and encourage, support, and promote underrepresented voices within the industry.

Along with the winners, the HCA presented Honorary Awards to the producers and cast behind Cobra Kai, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Bo Burnham, Lucifer's Tom Ellis and showrunner Marta Kauffman also received recognition.

Press Release and Winners

Sunday, August 29, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) -– The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) announced today the winners of the inaugural HCA TV Awards including Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso (Best Streaming Series - Comedy, Best Actor in a Streaming Series - Comedy, Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series - Comedy, and Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series -Comedy), Netflix’s The Crown (Best Actor in a Streaming Series - Drama, Best Actress in a Streaming Series - Drama, and Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series,- Drama), NBC’s Young Rock (Best Broadcast Network Series, Comedy), SYFY’s Resident Alien (Best Cable Series, Comedy), NBC’s New Amsterdam (Best Broadcast Network Series, Drama), Freeform’s Cruel Summer (Best Cable Series, Drama), and Disney+’s The Mandalorian (Best Streaming Series, Drama).


The HCA also bestowed Honorary Awards including the “Legacy Award” presented to Cobra Kai, the “Spotlight Award” presented to Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, the “Impact Award” presented to New Amsterdam, the “Pop Culture Icon Award” presented to Tom Ellis, the “TV Icon Award” to Marta Kauffman and the “Virtuoso Award” presented to Bo Burnham.
 
“All of the nominees that we celebrated and honored tonight are amongst some of the best in television history,” notes HCA Chairman Scott Menzel. “While these past 17 months have been incredibly difficult for many of us, television has once again become our best friend. Series like Ted Lasso, Hacks, and Young Rock provided us with a sense of joy and happiness during these troubled times. Dramatic series such as New Amsterdam, Lovecraft Country, and Pose were as entertaining as they were educational. These are only a few of the shows that were nominated, but it is so inspiring to see all of these passionate stories being told from diverse storytellers that aren’t afraid to touch upon timely issues including racism, COVID-19, and LGBTIQ rights.
  
Below is a full list of the 2021 award winners, announced by the Hollywood Critics Association:  
 
Best Animated Series or Animated Television Movie
 
Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
 

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series
 
Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)
 

Best Streaming Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series
 
Kid 90 (Hulu)
 

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Sketch Series, Variety Series, Talk Show, or Comedy/Variety Special
 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
 

Best Streaming Sketch Series, Variety Series, Talk Show, or Comedy/Variety Special
 
Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)
 

Best Broadcast Network Reality Series, Competition Series, or Game Show
 
The Masked Singer (FOX)
 

Best Cable or Streaming Reality Series, Competition Series, or Game Show
 
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
 

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Live-Action Television Movie
 
Mare of Easttown (HBO)
 

Best Streaming Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Live-Action Television Movie
 
WandaVision (Disney+)
 

Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie
 
Colman Domingo – Euphoria Two-Part Special (HBO)
 

Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie
 
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
 

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie
 
Evan Peters – Mare of Easttown (HBO)
 

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie
 
Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision (Disney+)
 

Best Broadcast Network Series, Comedy
 
Young Rock (NBC)
 

Best Cable Series, Comedy
 
Resident Alien (SYFY)
 

Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
 
Ted Danson – Mr. Mayor (NBC)
 

Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
 
Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
 

Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
 
Nico Santos – Superstore (NBC)
 

Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
 
Mary Steenburgen – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
 

Best Streaming Series, Comedy
 
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
 

Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy
 
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
 

Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy
 
Jean Smart – Hacks (HBO Max)
 

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy
 
Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
 

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy (tie)
 
Hannah Einbinder – Hacks (HBO Max)
Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
 

Best Broadcast Network Series, Drama
 
New Amsterdam (NBC)
 

Best Cable Series, Drama
 
Cruel Summer (Freeform)
 

Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
 
Billy Porter – Pose (FX)
 

Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
 
Mj Rodriguez – Pose (FX)
 

Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
 
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)
 

Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
 
Tatiana Maslany – Perry Mason (HBO)
 

Best Streaming Series, Drama
 
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
 

Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama
 
Josh O’Connor – The Crown (Netflix)
 

Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
 
Emma Corrin – The Crown (Netflix)
 

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama
 
Rupert Grint – Servant (Apple TV+)
 

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
 
Gillian Anderson – The Crown (Netflix)
 

Special Honorary Awards
 
Legacy Award - Cobra Kai
 
Spotlight Award - Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
 
Impact Award - New Amsterdam
 
Pop Culture Icon Award - Tom Ellis
 
TV Icon Award - Marta Kauffman
 
Virtuoso Award - Bo Burnham
 

Number of nominees broken down by network or streamer
 
Apple TV+ - 5
Disney+ - 3
FOX -  1
Freeform - 1
FX - 2
HBO - 7
HBO Max - 3
Hulu - 1
NBC - 6
Netflix - 5
SYFY - 1
VH1 - 1
 
For more information regarding this year’s inaugural event, please visit www.HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com and follow on social media:
 

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