"The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" picked up three awards at the "32nd Annual Television Critics Association Awards' presented Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The FX limited series was honored as Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials; Individual Achievement in Drama while Sarah Paulson picked up the award for Individual Achievement in Drama for her portrayal of head prosecutor Marcia Clark. The series was also named Program of the Year.
Paulson credit executive producer Ryan Murphy for the win.
"I wouldn't be standing here if it wasn't for you," Paulson says of Murphy. "I owe you everything."
The Television Critics Association (TCA) honored the top programs and actors from the 2015-2016 television season in ceremonies hosted by "Jane the Virgin" star Jaime Camil. Voting was done by the 220 members of the organization who write about television.
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For the second consecutive year, "The Americans" was selected as the Outstanding Achievement in Drama while "black-ish" took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
“This was truly a landmark season—not just for television, but for women in television,” Amber Dowling, TCA President, says. “We had an unprecedented amount of female winners this year, which is a testament to both the talented actresses who were honored tonight, as well as to the growing number of high-quality roles being created for and by women. It’s extremely encouraging to see this growing trend being embraced, accepted, and expanded upon, and I look forward to seeing even more of it in the future.”
Other winners included:
- Individual Achievement in Comedy: Rachel Bloom ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend")
- Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
- Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: "Making a Murderer"
- Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" Outstanding New Program: "Mr. Robot"
- Career Achievement Award: Lily Tomlin
- Heritage Award: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"