Newswire: The Television Critics Association gave trophies to Empire and The Americans

For years, the Television Critics Association Awards have been the Emmys’ cooler older sibling, the television award ceremony that zigs when the other guy zags, mostly because it’s voted on by people who actually watch tons of television. 2015’s ceremony was no different, with the TCA handing out awards to almost none of last year’s winners and to shows too cool to make the Emmys’ cut. The Program of the Year award went to Empire, the buzziest, most watched new show of the year, which is a coup for the show considering it’s been more commercially successful than critically praised. Outstanding Achievement in Drama went to The Americans, offering cold comfort to a show criminally overlooked by Emmy voters. Inside Amy Schumer took Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, suggesting Schumer also gives television critics a reasonable chub.

Schumer also won for Individual Achievement in Comedy, while Mad …

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