HBO, ‘The Bear’ Top TV Critics’ Picks – See the Full List

Fresh off of a record-breaking second season opener, “The Bear” is celebrating more good news. The FX on Hulu series leads the 2023 Television Critics Association Awards nominations announced Friday, tied with HBO hits “Succession” and “The Last of Us” for five nods apiece.

Voted for by more than 200 professional journalists from the United States and Canada, each covering television, the 39th Annual TCA Awards will highlight outstanding performances, series, creators and stars spanning all genres and platforms. The upcoming ceremony will announce the winners of 14 categories recognizing outstanding achievement in theatre; Comedy; mini-series; News and information; Reality; Variety, sketch or talk shows, and more, including the all-new Outstanding Achievement In Children’s Programming, which rewards programming for children seven and under; and Outstanding Achievement In Family Programming, which recognizes shows created for young people age seven and older.

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The combination of HBO and Max leads the nominations overall for the second consecutive season, with 20, including the two aforementioned series entering the Most Coveted Program of the Year category alongside “Andor”, “Better Call Saul “, “Poker Face”, “The Bear”, “The Other Two”, “The White Lotus” and last year’s big winner “Abbott Elementary”.

“The 2023 nominees for the TCA Awards offer an eclectic lineup from across the entertainment spectrum,” said Melanie McFarland, TCA President and TV Critic for, in a statement accompanying the nominations announcement. “This season truly had something for everyone, from innovative comedies and gripping dramas, to immersive documentaries and refreshing cerebral storytelling set in a galaxy far, far away. I can’t wait to see which stars and series our members have chosen to honor when the winners are revealed.

Below is the list of 2023 Television Critics Association nominees, excluding the Career Achievement and Heritage Award winners, which will be announced on August 7 along with all the winners.

Individual Achievement in Theater

Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight” – Paramount+
Kieran Culkin, “Succession” – HBO | Max
Dominique Fishback, “Swarm” – Prime Video
Betty Gilpin, “Mrs. Davis” – Peacock
Pedro Pascal, “The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” – AMC
Sarah Snook, “Succession” – HBO | Max
Jeremy Strong, “Succession” – HBO | Max

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” – ABC (2022 category winner)
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” – FX
Harrison Ford – “Shrinkage” – Apple TV+
Bill Hader, “Barry” – HBO | Max
Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary” – ABC
Natasha Lyonne, “Poker Face” – Peacock
James Marsden, “Jury Duty” – Amazon Freevee
Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear” – FX

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“30 for 30” – ESPN
“Free Chol Soo Lee” – PBS
“Frontline” – PBS (eight-time winner in the category)
“Pepsi, where’s my jet?” -Netflix
“Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence” – Hulu
“Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi” – Hulu
“The 1619 Project” – Hulu
“The United States and the Holocaust” – PBS

Outstanding Realization Achievement

“Couple therapy” – Showtime (2021 winner in the category)
“Jury Duty” – Amazon Freevee
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” – MTV (2014 category winner)
“The Rehearsal” – HBO | Max
“The Traitors” – Peacock
“Top Chef” – Well done
“Vanderpump Rules” – Bravo
“Welcome to Wrexham” – FX

Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming (new category for 2023)

“Alma’s Way” – PBS KIDS
“Bluey” – Disney+
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” – PBS KIDS (2016 Winner in the Youth Category)
“Donkey Hodie” – PBS KIDS
“Eva the Owl” – Apple TV+
“Molly of Denali” – PBS KIDS (2020 Winner in the Youth Category)
“Ridley Jones” – Netflix
“Sesame Street” – HBO | Max (2018, 2011 and 2001 winner in the youth category)
“Star Wars: Adventures of the Young Jedi” – Disney Junior/Disney+

Outstanding Achievement in Family Programming (new category for 2023)

“Chinese American” – Disney+
“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” – Disney+
“Jane” – Apple TV+
“Love, Victor” – Hulu
“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur” – Disney Channel
“SP. Marvel” – Disney+
“I Never Have” – ​​Netflix
“Star Trek: Prodigy” – Paramount+
“The Mysterious Benedict Society” – Disney+

Outstanding New Program

“Andor” – Disney+
“Interview with the Vampire” – AMC
“Jury Duty” – Amazon Freevee
“Mrs. Davis” – Peacock
“Poker Face” – Peacock
“Shrink” – Apple TV+
“The Bear” – FX
“The Last of Us” – HBO | Max

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, or Specials

“A Little Light” – National Geographic
“Beef” – Netflix
“Black Bird” – Apple TV+
“Daisy Jones and the Six” – Prime Video
“Fleishman is in Trouble” – FX
“Mrs. Davis” – Peacock
“The Patient” – FX

“Weird: The Story of Al Yankovic” – The Roku Channel

Outstanding Achievement in Theater

“Andor” – Disney+
“Better Call Saul” – AMC (2019 Category Winner)
“Interview with the Vampire” – AMC
“Succession” – HBO | MAX (2022 and 2020 winner in the category)
“The Good Fight” – Paramount +
“The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
“The White Lotus” – HBO | Max
“Yellow Vests” – Showtime

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“Abbott Elementary” – ABC (2022 Category Winner)
“Barry” – HBO | Max
“Poker Face” – Peacock
“Reservation Dogs” – FX
“Shrink” – Apple TV+
“The Bear” – FX
“The Other Two” – HBO | Max
“What We Do in the Shadows” – FX

Outstanding Achievement in Variety, Conversation, or Sketch

“The Amber Ruffin Show” – Peacock
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” – HBO | Max (2020 Winner in the category)
“I Think You Should Go With Tim Robinson” – Netflix (2022 Category Winner)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – HBO | Max (2021, 2019 and 2018 winner in the category, and 2015 winner in news and information)
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – NBC
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – CBS
“Saturday Night Live” – NBC
“Ziwe” – Showtime

program of the year

“Abbott Elementary” – ABC (2022 Category Winner)
“Andor” – Disney+
“Better Call Saul” – AMC
“Poker Face” – Peacock
“Succession” – HBO | Max
“The Bear” – FX
“The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
“The Other Two” – HBO | Max
“The White Lotus” – HBO | Max

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