TWR TV Awards 2020!

The time has come to reveal my personal rankings and winners for the 2019/2020 TV season. I hope some of my choices make some strides at the Emmys this year as well. You can see my full ballot here: Personal Emmys Ballot 2020: Who Got My Votes?

Let’s get into it!

COMEDY

Images courtesy of: Pop TV/Hulu/FX/Apple TV+

Outstanding Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: Schitt’s Creek (Season 6, final) (Pop TV)
  2. Insecure (Season 4) (HBO)
  3. What We Do in the Shadows (Season 2) (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)
  2. Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
  3. Kayvan Novak, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
  2. Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
  3. Natasia Demetriou, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
  2. Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
  3. Alex Newell, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
  2. Yvonne Orji, Insecure (HBO)
  3. Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: Dev Patel, Modern Love (Prime Video)
  2. Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  3. Mark Hamill, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: Alysia Reiner, Better Things (FX)
  2. Loretta Devine, Black-ish (ABC)
  3. Reba McEntire, Young Sheldon (CBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: “I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain” – Patrick Norris, Dickinson (Apple TV+)
  2. “Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires” – Kyle Newacheck, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
  3. “Happy Ending” – Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  1. WINNER: “Happy Ending” – Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
  2. “You Are Naked in Front of Your Sheikh” – Rob Ulin and Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)
  3. “Lowkey Lost” – Prentice Penny, Insecure (HBO)

DRAMA

Images courtesy of: FX/ABC/Netflix/Showtime

Outstanding Drama Series

  1. WINNER: Pose (Season 2) (FX)
  2. Euphoria (Season 1) (HBO)
  3. The Crown (Season 3) (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: Billy Porter, Pose (FX)
  2. Dominic West, The Affair (Showtime)
  3. Jeremy Strong, Succession (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
  2. Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
  3. Mj Rodriguez, Pose (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: Tom Pelphrey, Ozark (Netflix)
  2. Josh O’Connor, The Crown (Netflix)
  3. Mel Rodriguez, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: Angelica Ross, Pose (FX)
  2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
  3. Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: Andrew Scott, Black Mirror (Netflix)
  2. Luke Kirby, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (Netflix)
  3. Alexander Skarsgård, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Affair (Showtime)
  2. Jen Richards, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (Netflix)
  3. Daniela Vega, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: “In My Heels” – Janet Mock, Pose (FX)
  2. “And Salt the Earth Behind You” – Sam Levinson, Euphoria (HBO)
  3. “Cri de Coeur” – Jessica Hobbs, The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  1. WINNER: “Never Knew Love Like This Before” – Janet Mock and Ryan Murphy, Pose (FX)
  2. “Days of Small Surrenders” – Lauren Morelli, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (Netflix)
  3. “Twyysog Cymru” – James Graham and Peter Morgan, The Crown (Netflix)

LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Images courtesy of: HBO/Hulu/Netflix

Outstanding Limited Series

  1. WINNER: Watchmen (HBO)
  2. Unbelievable (Netflix)
  3. Mrs. Fletcher (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie

  1. WINNER: Paul Mescal, Normal People (Hulu)
  2. Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True (HBO)
  3. Hugh Jackman, Bad Education (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie

  1. WINNER: Regina King, Watchmen (HBO)
  2. Michelle Dockery, Defending Jacob (Apple TV+)
  3. Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie

  1. WINNER: Jovan Adepo, Watchmen (HBO)
  2. Joe Mantello, Hollywood (Netflix)
  3. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie

  1. WINNER: Toni Collette, Unbelievable (Netflix)
  2. Tiffany Boone, Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
  3. Sarah Paulson, Mrs. America (FX)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series/TV Movie

  1. WINNER: “This Extraordinary Being” – Stephen Williams, Watchmen (HBO)
  2. Cory Finley, Bad Education (HBO)
  3. “Episode 1” – Lisa Cholodenko, Unbelievable (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series/TV Movie

  1. WINNER: “Episode 1” – Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable (Netflix)
  2. “A God Walks into Abar” – Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof, Watchmen (HBO)
  3. Mike Makowsky, Bad Education (HBO)

Win Statistics by Show:

Comedy

TotalShowPlacementCategory
8Schitt’s Creek1st – 5

2nd – 1
3rd – 2
Series, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Writing
Lead Actor
Supporting Actress, Directing
2Ramy1st – 1
2nd – 1
Lead Actor
Writing
1Better Things1st – 1Guest Actress
1Dickinson1st – 1Directing
1Modern Love1st – 1Guest Actor
6What We Do in the Shadows2nd – 2
3rd – 4
Supporting Actor, Directing
Series, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Guest Actor
4Insecure2nd – 3
3rd – 1
Series, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress
Writing
1Black-ish2nd – 1Guest Actress
1The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel2nd – 1Guest Actor
1Young Sheldon3rd – 1Guest Actress
1Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist3rd – 1Supporting Actor


Drama

TotalShowPlacementCategory
6Pose1st – 5

3rd – 1
Series, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Directing, Writing
Lead Actress
2The Affair1st – 1
2nd – 1
Guest Actress
Lead Actor
2Ozark1st – 1
2nd – 1
Supporting Actor
Lead Actress
1Black Mirror1st – 1Guest Actor
1How to Get Away with Murder1st – 1Lead Actress
4Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City2nd – 3
3rd – 1
Guest Actor, Guest Actress, Writing
Guest Actress
2Euphoria2nd – 2Series, Directing
5The Crown2nd – 1
3rd – 4
Supporting Actor
Series, Supporting Actress, Directing, Writing
1The Morning Show2nd – 1Supporting Actress
2On Becoming a God in Central Florida3rd – 2Supporting Actor, Guest Actor
1Succession3rd – 1Lead Actor

Limited Series/TV Movie

TotalShowPlacementCategory
6Watchmen1st – 4
2nd – 1
3rd 1
Series, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Directing
Writing
Supporting Actor
5Unbelievable1st – 2
2nd – 1
3rd – 2
Supporting Actress, Writing
Series
Lead Actress, Directing
1Normal People1st – 1Lead Actor
3Bad Education2nd – 1
3rd – 2
Directing
Lead Actor, Writing
1Defending Jacob2nd – 1Lead Actress
1Hollywood2nd – 1Supporting Actor
1I Know This Much Is True2nd – 1Lead Actor
1Little Fires Everywhere2nd – 1Supporting Actress
1Mrs. America3rd – 1Supporting Actress
1Mrs. Fletcher3rd – 1Series

Win Statistics by Network:

TotalNetworkPlacementShow
14FX1st – 6

2nd – 2

3rd – 6
Pose (5), Better Things (1)

What We Do in the Shadows (2)

What We Do in the Shadows (4), Mrs. America (1), Pose (1)
8Pop TV1st – 5

2nd – 1

3rd – 2
Schitt’s Creek (5)

Schitt’s Creek (1)

Schitt’s Creek (2)
18HBO1st – 4

2nd – 8


3rd – 6
Watchmen (4)

Insecure (3), Euphoria (2), Bad Education (1), I Know This Much Is True (1), Watchmen (1)

Bad Education (2), Insecure (1), Mrs. Fletcher (1), Succession (1), Watchmen (1)
18Netflix1st – 4

2nd – 7


3rd – 7
Unbelievable (2), Black Mirror (1), Ozark (1)

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (3), The Crown (1), Hollywood (1), Ozark (1), Unbelievable (1)

The Crown (4), Unbelievable (2), Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (1)
4Hulu1st – 2

2nd – 2
Normal People (1), Ramy (1)

Little Fires Everywhere (1), Ramy (1)
3Apple TV+1st – 1

2nd – 2
Dickinson (1)

Defending Jacob (1), The Morning Show (1)
4Showtime1st – 1

2nd – 1

3rd – 2
The Affair (1)

The Affair (1)

On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2)
2ABC1st – 1

2nd – 1
How to Get Away with Murder (1)

Black-ish (1)
2Prime Video1st – 1

2nd – 1
Modern Love (1)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (1)
1CBS3rd – 1Young Sheldon (1)
1NBC3rd – 1Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (1)

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