The Television Critics Association named Hulu's “The Handmaid's Tale” as the best television show to date. The dystopian drama took home the top prize at the 33rd Annual Tca Awards on Saturday, August 5. It also won the Outstanding Achievement in Drama award.

“The Handmaid's Tale” is created by Bruce Miller, based on a novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. Hulu ordered it with a straight-to-series order for ten episodes, with the production beginning in late 2016. Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, and O.

T. Fagbenle played the leading characters in this series.

Other winners of the Television Critics Association

HBO's “Big Little Lies” received the Outstanding Achievement in Miniseries, Movies and Specials award, NBC's “This Is Us” won the Outstanding New Program award, and FX's “Atlanta” brought home the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Individual Achievement in a Comedy award. Carrie Coon made history by winning TCA Awards for two different shows: “The Leftovers” and “Fargo.” Kristin Chenoweth was forefront as the host while Ken Burns was honored with a Career Achievement Award.

2017 Television Critics Association Awards

As already mentioned, “The Handmaid’s Tale” was the recipient of two awards at the 2017 Television Critic Association Awards.

Given the unanimous critical support it received, Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book was something of a favorite going in. Acting honors were handed out to Carrie Coon for her works in HBO’s “The Leftovers” and FX’s “Fargo.”

Donald Glover received the Individual Achievement in Comedy award for “Atlanta.” By the whole, it was a fun-filled and exciting night for television critics.

TCA President Amber Dowling called it one of the most diverse award ceremonies to date.

The 2017 Television Critics Association Awards highlights the incredible works and eclectic plotlines that reinvigorate the television landscape with innovative and bold subjects. The 33rd TCA Awards were held on August 5, 2017, in Beverly Hills.

The Television Critics Association announced the nominees on June 19, 2017.

Moreover, a Heritage Award is given out to a series that revolutionize television every year and a person receives a Career Achievement Award that celebrates his legacy in the entertainment space. It’s safe to say that “The Handmaid's Tale” has won most of the awards this year. Its second season will reportedly begin filming this fall. Alexis Bledel may return as a series regular, but there is no information about whether Bruce Miller is returning as showrunner or not.