'Ted Lasso' has won three gongs at the Television Critics Association Awards
The hit comedy-drama series - which stars Jason Sudeikis as the titular character - won in the categories of Outstanding New Program, Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and Program of the Year at the awards ceremony on Wednesday (15.09.21)
19 September 2021
Elsewhere, Michaela Coel - the creator, writer, ex ecutive producer and star of 'I May Destroy You' - won the award for Individual Achievement In Drama.
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HBO enjoyed further success with 'Mare of Easttown'.
The Brad Ingelsby-created crime-drama series - which stars Kate Winslet
- won the accolade for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, or Specials.
'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' - the late-night satire show on HBO
- claimed the accolade for Outstanding Achievement in Variety, Talk or Sketch for the third consecutive year.
Meanwhile, the NBC sitcom 'The Golden Girls' was handed the Heritage Award, while Jean Smart claimed the Career Achievement Award.
Melanie McFarland, the President of the Television Critics Association, observed that TV has been "a welcome distraction" for the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Melanie said: "Television came through in a big way this year, serving up some much-needed entertainment that was a welcome distraction from the real-life dramas of the real world.
"The fact that comedic shows reigned supreme at the 2021 TCA Awards is a testament to this."
Melanie also admitted she can't wait to be reunited with the award winners in 2022.
She explained: "From the folksy humour of ‘Ted Lasso’ and the sharp takes of ‘Hacks’, to the timeless laughs of ‘The Golden Girls’, this season’s offerings gave us plenty of reasons to smile in uncertain times.
"We are excited to honour these outstanding programmes as we celebrate
37 years of the TCA Awards, and we look forward to being together again in person in 2022."
Television Critics Association Award winners:
Individual Achievement In Drama:
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Individual Achievement In Comedy:
Jean Smart, Hacks
Outstanding Achievement In News and Information:
Framing Britney Spears
Outstanding Achievement In Reality Programming:
Couples Therapy/Deaf U
Outstanding Achievement In Youth Programming:
The Baby-Sitters Club
Outstanding Achievement In Variety, Talk Or Sketch:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding New Program:
Outstanding Achievement In Movies, Miniseries, Or Specials:
Mare of Easttown
Outstanding Achievement In Drama:
Outstanding Achievement In Comedy:
Program of the Year:
Career Achievement Honoree:
The Golden Girls