“Making a Murderer” nominated for two TCA Awards

Netflix's 10-part crime series (pictured) is the sole non-fiction nominee in the Program of the Year category, while CNN's United Shades of America has earned a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information.
June 22, 2016

Netflix’s Making a Murderer (pictured) is up for the Program of the Year prize at this year’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards.

The 10-part series, which was directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, is the category’s sole non-fiction nominee. It will go up against HBO’s Game of Thrones, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lifetime’s UnREAL, FX’s The Americans, FX’s Fargo and USA’s Mr. Robot.

The crime series is also up for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming, alongside E!’s I Am Cait, Showtime’s The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, Fox’s MasterChef Junior and CBS’ Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance.

Elsewhere, CNN’s latest original series United Shades of America has also nabbed a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information.

The TCA Awards will be announced on August 6 during the group’s bi-annual industry conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

HBO leads this year’s nominations with 12, followed by FX with 11, Netflix with six, PBS with five and USA with four.

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