First of all Congratulations to the team of New Amsterdam! You deserve it!
After being delayed a week and switched from an in-person event to a virtual ceremony, the Hollywood Critics Association revealed the winners for its first-ever HCA TV Awards — and Apple TV Plus’ “Ted Lasso” led the pack with four victories.
“Ted Lasso” was named best streaming comedy, best comedy actor in a streaming series (Jason Sudeikis), best comedy supporting actor in a streaming series (Brett Goldstein) and best comedy supporting actress in a streaming series (Hannah Waddingham, tied with “Hacks” star Hannah Einbinder). HBO was the most awarded outlet, with seven wins overall, followed by NBC (six).
The HCA Awards separated streaming from broadcast and cable, making for multiple wins among shows and performers who are going head-to-head in the Emmy race next month — for example, in drama actress, both Emma Corrin (streaming) and Mj Rodriguez (cable) picked up wins at the HCA TV Awards, but they will face off at the Emmys.
The decision to split broadcast, cable and streaming into separate categories allowed network shows — which rarely receive awards love these days — to get a bit of the spotlight. NBC’s “New Amsterdam” won for broadcast drama, and also picked up an honorary “impact award,” while NBC’s “Young Rock” was named best broadcast comedy. Cable shows also getting some attention were Syfy’s “Resident Alien,” for cable comedy, and Freeform’s “Cruel Summer,” for cable drama.
The event was streamed virtually on Sunday on the official HCA Facebook page and YouTube channel. Here is a roundup of winners:
Best Broadcast Network Series, Drama
“New Amsterdam” (NBC)
Impact Award – “New Amsterdam “