Break out the guinea pigs! “Fleabag” dominated the 35th Annual Television Critics Association Awards with three victories on Saturday, including Program of the Year.
The acclaimed Amazon series, which is up for 11 Emmys, won every category in which it was nominated, also taking home the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy prize and Individual Achievement in Comedy honors for creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. “Fleabag” beat out “Chernobyl,” “Game of Thrones,” “Pose,” “Russian Doll” and “When They See Us” for the top program award.
In the comedy category, “Fleabag” bested “Barry,” “The Good Place,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Russian Doll,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Veep. Waller-Bridge triumphed over Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”) and Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”).
This is the second TCA Awards in a row at which a show nabbed three statuettes; “The Americans” swept the drama races last year along with Program of the Year.
Other winners this year include “Better Call Saul” in Outstanding Achievement in Drama, following in the footsteps of mothership series and two-time champ “Breaking Bad”; Michelle Williams in Individual Achievement in Drama for “Fosse/Verdon”; “Chernobyl” in Outstanding Achievement in Movie or Miniseries; and “Russian Doll” in Outstanding New Program.
As previously announced, “Deadwood” and series creator David Milch were recognized with the Heritage and Career Achievement Awards, respectively.
The awards were handed out Saturday night at a non-televised ceremony hosted by Desus & Mero.
See the full list of winners below.
Individual Achievement in Drama: Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “Leaving Neverland”
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “Queer Eye”
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “Arthur”
Outstanding Achievement in Sketch/Variety Shows: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
Outstanding New Program: “Russian Doll”
Outstanding Achievement in Movie or Miniseries: “Chernobyl”
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: “Fleabag”
Program of the Year: “Fleabag”
Career Achievement: David Milch
Heritage Award: “Deadwood”
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