Sometimes it seems like there’s just so much TV out there, doesn’t it? Like, there is crazy amount of new shows to start watching… old ones to catch up on… and then the classic ones we just want to spend crummy weekends binge-watching. It can certainly be a lot to keep up with.
That’s where the annual Television Critics Association Awards come in handy. Each year in Los Angeles the organization — which is made up of about 200 TV critics from Canada and the U.S. — names the best shows and actors of the year. As it turns out the non-televised show went down this weekend at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, where Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil hosted. Loads of other celebs, like Cuba Gooding Jr., Jane Fonda and Samantha Bee where there too, as critics gave awards to the best of the best.
Hey, if anyone should have an idea of what’s good TV, it’s them, right?
Here’s what they picked to celebrate for the 2015-16 season. It may be something to keep in mind the next time you’re looking for a new show to watch.
Here’s what TV critics named the best shows of the year
Individual Achievement in DramaMost of us know Sarah Paulson from American Horror Story, but it was her role as Marcia Clark in The People vs O.J. Simpson that got critics attention. FX
Individual Achievement in ComedyThere's a reason Rachel Bloom racked up a TCA Award for her role in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, she's crazy good in the part!The CW
Outstanding Achievement in News and InformationIf anyone could prove there should be more women in late night, its Samantha Bee in Full Frontal.TBS
Outstanding Achievement in Reality ProgrammingDid Steven Avery do it? We still don't know... and we're still obsessed. So clearly Making A Murderer deserved this award.Netflix
Outstanding Achievement in Youth ProgrammingWe don't watch a ton of kids' programming, but no one can argue that Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood is one of the cutest shows out there. PBS
Outstanding New ProgramWe'll admit, the name threw us off, but Mr. Robot Rami Malek is so darned good in this that we forgive the awkward title. USA Network
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and SpecialsO.J. Simpson continues to be in the spotlight this year, so it makes complete sense that The People vs. O.J. Simpson take home this award. FX
Outstanding Achievement in DramaWe've seen the chemistry between Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell offscreen, so obviously it makes sense for their show, The Americans, to win this award for the second year running. FX
Outstanding Achievement in ComedyAnthony Anderson has always been a gem, so we're behind black-ish taking home this title. ABC
Career Achievement AwardLily Tomlin can do no wrong in our books, so we're kind of jazzed that she won an award for her impressive array of work. Netflix
Heritage AwardThe Mary Tyler Moore Show was a game-changer, that's for sure. Females in newsrooms? Sign us up. Fox Studios
Program of the YearGiven how much buzz The People vs. O.J. Simpson has received this past year, we're not shocked by this win. As it turns out, you can recreate lightning in a bottle. Who knew?!FX