2017 ACCA TV Nominees: ‘FEUD’ Leads Series, HBO Leads the Networks

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NEW YORK (August 5th, 2017) – Today Awards Circuit announced its nominees for the 2017 Awards Circuit Community Awards for Television. The awards are voted on by Awards Circuit’s community of readers from all over the world.

Ryan Murphy’s period drama, “FEUD: Bette and Joan,” led the nomination count with 10 nominations. The series is about the making of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” and stars nominees Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. It also features nominees in Jackie Hoffman, Judy Davis, Alfred Molina, and Stanley Tucci. It led the way for FX, which received 26 nominations overall.

HBO remained king of ACCA, with 11 shows and TV movies making up its 35 nominations. Leading the way for HBO are “Westworld” and “Big Little Lies,” which both took home 8 nominations. Netflix was just behind, with 32 nominations across 10 series. “The Crown” took home 7 nominations, and “Stranger Things” took home 6.

Voting for the winners will take place from Saturday August 5th, 2017,  through Saturday August 19th, 2017. The winners will be announced on the Circuit Breaker Podcast.

Click here to see the list of past winners and nominees of ACCA.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Atlanta” (FX)
  • “black-ish” (ABC)
  • “Master of None” (Netflix)
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schhmidt” (Netflix)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Televison Movie

  • “Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution” (BBC)
  • “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix)
  • “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)
  • “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (BBC)
  • “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO)

Outstanding Limited Series

  • “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (FX)
  • “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • “The Night Of” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown – “This is Us” (NBC)
  • Anthony Hopkins – “Westworld” (HBO)
  • Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot” (USA Network)
  • Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Aziz Ansari – “Master of None” (Netflix)
  • Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)
  • Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
  • Neil Patrick Harris – “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Netflix)
  • Jim Parsons – “Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Riz Ahmed – “The Night Of” (HBO)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (BBC)
  • Jude Law – “The Young Pope” (HBO)
  • Ewan McGregor – “Fargo” (FX)
  • John Turturro – “The Night Of” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Carrie Coon – “The Leftovers” (HBO)
  • Claire Foy- “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Elisabeth Moss – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld” (HBO)
  • Robin Wright – “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Kristen Bell – “The Good Place” (NBC)
  • Rachel Bloom – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” (HBO)
  • Ellie Kemper – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – “Fleabag” (Amazon)

Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Carrie Coon– “Fargo” (FX)
  • Jessica Lange – “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Nicole Kidman – “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Susan Sarandon – “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Reese Witherspoon– “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Ed Harris – “Westworld” (HBO)
  • Jared Harris – “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • David Harbour – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • John Lithgow – “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Jeffrey Wright – “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Ty Burrell – “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • Tony Hale – “Veep” (HBO)
  • Brian Tyree Henry – “Atlanta” (FX)
  • Timothy Simons – “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Alfred Molina – “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Alexander Skarsgard – “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg – “Fargo” (FX)
  • David Thewlis – “Fargo” (FX)
  • Stanley Tucci – “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • Vaness Kirby – “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Aubrey Plaza – “Legion” (FX)
  • Thandie Newton – “Westworld” (HBO)
  • Winona Ryder – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Anna Chlumsky – “Veep” (HBO)
  • Leslie Jones – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • Carol Kane – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Jane Krakowski – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • Judith Light – “Transparent” (Amazon)
  • Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Judy Davis – “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Laura Dern – “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Jackie Hoffman – “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead – “Fargo” (FX)
  • Shailene Woodley – “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • “Atlanta” (FX)
  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FX)
  • “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Ensemble in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (FX)
  • “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (Netflix)
  • “The Night Of” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • “Atlanta” (FX)
  • “Fleabag” (Amazon)
  • “Master of None” (Netflix)
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series

  • “American Crime” (ABC)
  • “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (Netflix)
  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (FX)
  • “The Night Of” (HBO)

Outstanding Animated Series

  • “Bob’s Burgers” (FOX)
  • “Bojack Horseman” (Netflix)
  • “Samuri Jack” (Adult Swim)
  • “The Simpsons” (FOX)
  • “South Park” (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • “Billy on the Street” (truTV)
  • “Documentary Now!” (IFC)
  • “Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
  • “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (Netflix)
  • “Portlandia” (IFC)
  • “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • “Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
  • “Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee” (TBS)
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
  • “Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver” (HBO)
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
  • “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
  • “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (LOGO)
  • “Survivor” (CBS)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality Competition Program

  • Alec Baldwin- “The Match Game” (ABC)
  • RuPaul Charles – “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (LOGO)
  • Carson Daly – “The Voice” (NBC)
  • Steve Harvey – “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC)
  • Jeff Probst – “Survivor” (CBS)
  • Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg- “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” (VH1)

Outstanding Structured Reality Series

  • “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network)
  • “Lip Sync Battle” (SPIKE)
  • “Little Big Shots” (NBC)
  • “Impractical Jokers” (truTV)
  • “Mythbusters: The Search” (Science)
  • “Shark Tank” (ABC)

Outstanding Structured Reality Series

  • “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
  • “Expedition Unknown” (Travel)
  • “Gaycation with Ellen Page” (Viceland)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (LOGO)
  • “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)
  • “Wahlbugers” (A&E)

Shows with Multiple Nominations

  • “FEUD: Bette and Joan” – 9
  • “Big Little Lies” – 8
  • “Westworld” – 8
  • “Fargo” – 8
  • “The Crown” – 7
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 7
  • “Veep” – 7
  • “Stranger Things” – 6
  • “Atlanta” – 5
  • “The Night Of” – 5
  • “Better Call Saul” – 4
  • “Saturday Night Live” – 4
  • “black-ish” – 3
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” – 3
  • “House of Cards” – 3
  • “Master of None” – 3
  • “American Horror Story: Roanoke” – 2
  • “Fleabag”- 2
  • “Gilmore Girls” – 2
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” – 2
  • “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” – 2
  • “Survivor” – 2
  • “The Voice” – 2

Network Count

  • HBO – 35
  • Netflix – 32
  • FX – 26
  • ABC – 10
  • NBC – 10
  • CBS – 5
  • AMC – 4
  • Amazon – 3
  • BBC – 3
  • Comedy Central – 3
  • Hulu – 3
  • LOGO- 3
  • FOX- 2
  • IFC – 2
  • truTV- 2
  • A&E – 1
  • CNN – 1
  • CW – 1
  • Discovery – 1
  • Food Network – 1
  • Science – 1
  • SPIKE – 1
  • Travel – 1
  • USA – 1
  • Viceland – 1

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