TCA Awards Winners: ‘Fleabag’ Takes Home 3 Trophies, ‘Russian Doll’ Named Best Newcomer

HBO ties Amazon’s trifecta of awards thanks to “Chernobyl,” “Leaving Neverland” and “Last Week Tonight”

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The 35th annual Television Critics Association Awards were a big night Saturday for “Fleabag,” which was the evening’s only multi-trophy winner claiming top comedy, the top acting award in that genre for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and the ultimate program of the year honors.

Those three victories for Amazon were only matched by HBO, which earned one win apiece for “Chernobyl,” “Leaving Neverland” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” If you count the TCA’s Heritage Award, the lifetime achievement award — so to speak — for “Deadwood,” technically, tacked on a fourth honor for HBO.

Below are all the winners.

  • Individual Achievement in Drama: Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon,” FX)

  • Individual Achievement in Comedy: Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag,” Amazon)

  • Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “Leaving Neverland” (HBO)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “Arthur” (PBS Kids)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Sketch/Variety Shows: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

  • Outstanding New Program: “Russian Doll” (Netflix)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Movie Or Miniseries: “Chernobyl” (HBO)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: “Fleabag” (Amazon)

  • Program of the Year: “Fleabag” (Amazon)

  • Lifetime Achievement Honoree: David Milch

  • Heritage Award: “Deadwood” (HBO)

“A self-lacerating examination of the intersection of love and faith, explorations of private trauma both scripted and unscripted, tales of personal transformation both uplifting and tragic, period explorations of creativity and avoidable tragedy, this year’s TCA Awards winners are united in how different and how ambitious they are,” TCA President Daniel Fienberg said of the 2019 winners. “This is an exciting time for television and there’s no single formula for excellence, as our honorees include reputation restoring biopics, female-driven half-hours, the rare spinoff to equal its illustrious predecessor and a piece of difficult-to-watch history that couldn’t feel more vital and relevant, making for a special TCA Awards night.”

The 2019 TCA Awards were emceed by Showtime late-night hosts Desus & Mero. The ceremony takes place each summer in the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, the same venue as the Golden Globes.

The winners were determined based on votes cast by the TCA’s broad network of more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada.