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The 2021 recipient: Michaela Coel
The 2021 recipient: Michaela Coel

The TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama is an award given by the Television Critics Association.[1]

Winners and nominees

Year Winner Program Other nominees
Andre Braugher Homicide: Life on the Street (NBC) Gillian AndersonThe X-Files (Fox)

David DuchovnyThe X-Files (Fox)

Anthony EdwardsER (NBC)

Dennis FranzNYPD Blue (ABC)

Joe PantolianoEZ Streets (CBS)

Andre Braugher Homicide: Life on the Street (NBC) Kevin AndersonNothing Sacred (ABC)

Anthony EdwardsER (NBC)

Dennis FranzNYPD Blue (ABC)

Kyle SecorHomicide: Life on the Street (NBC)

James Gandolfini
David E. Kelley
The Sopranos (HBO)

The Practice (ABC)
David ChaseThe Sopranos (HBO)

Dennis FranzNYPD Blue (ABC)

Camryn ManheimThe Practice (ABC)

Dylan McDermottThe Practice (ABC)

James Gandolfini The Sopranos (HBO) Allison JanneyThe West Wing (NBC)

Martin SheenThe West Wing (NBC)

Aaron SorkinThe West Wing (NBC)

Sela WardOnce and Again (ABC)

James Gandolfini The Sopranos (HBO) Edie FalcoThe Sopranos (HBO)

Sarah Michelle GellarBuffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB)

Chi McBrideBoston Public (Fox)

Martin SheenThe West Wing (NBC)

Michael Chiklis The Shield (FX) Lauren GrahamGilmore Girls (The WB)

Rachel GriffithsSix Feet Under (HBO)

Martin SheenThe West Wing (NBC)

Kiefer Sutherland24 (Fox)

Edie Falco The Sopranos (HBO) James GandolfiniThe Sopranos (HBO)

Jennifer GarnerAlias (ABC)

Neal McDonoughBoomtown (NBC)

Kiefer Sutherland24 (Fox)

Ian McShane Deadwood (HBO) Edie FalcoThe Sopranos (HBO)

James GandolfiniThe Sopranos (HBO)

Al PacinoAngels in America (HBO)

Kiefer Sutherland24 (Fox)

Hugh Laurie House (Fox) Kristen BellVeronica Mars (UPN)

Matthew FoxLost (ABC)

Ian McShaneDeadwood (HBO)

Kiefer Sutherland24 (Fox)

Hugh Laurie House (Fox) Alan AldaThe West Wing (NBC)

James GandolfiniThe Sopranos (HBO)

Kyra SedgwickThe Closer (TNT)

Kiefer Sutherland24 (Fox)

Michael C. Hall Dexter (Showtime) Connie BrittonFriday Night Lights (NBC)

Kyle ChandlerFriday Night Lights (NBC)

Hugh LaurieHouse (Fox)

Helen MirrenPrime Suspect: The Final Act (PBS)

Paul Giamatti John Adams (HBO) Connie BrittonFriday Night Lights (NBC)

Glenn CloseDamages (FX)

Jon HammMad Men (AMC)

David SimonThe Wire (HBO)

Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad (AMC) Glenn CloseDamages (FX)

Walton GogginsThe Shield (FX)

Jon HammMad Men (AMC)

Hugh LaurieHouse (Fox)

Julianna Margulies The Good Wife (CBS) Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad (AMC)

John LithgowDexter (Showtime)

Aaron PaulBreaking Bad (AMC)

Katey SagalSons of Anarchy (FX)

Jon Hamm Mad Men (AMC) Steve BuscemiBoardwalk Empire (HBO)

Peter DinklageGame of Thrones (HBO)

Julianna MarguliesThe Good Wife (CBS)

Margo MartindaleJustified (FX)

Timothy OlyphantJustified (FX)

Claire Danes Homeland (Showtime) Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad (AMC)

Peter DinklageGame of Thrones (HBO)

Jon HammMad Men (AMC)

Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story (FX)

Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black (BBC America) Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad (AMC)

Vera FarmigaBates Motel (A&E)

Monica PotterParenthood (NBC)

Matthew RhysThe Americans (FX)

Matthew McConaughey True Detective (HBO) Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad (AMC)

Julianna MarguliesThe Good Wife (CBS)

Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black (BBC America)

Matthew RhysThe Americans (FX)

Jon Hamm Mad Men (AMC) Viola DavisHow to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Taraji P. HensonEmpire (Fox)

Bob OdenkirkBetter Call Saul (AMC)

Matthew RhysThe Americans (FX)

Sarah Paulson The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Bryan CranstonAll the Way (HBO)

Rami MalekMr. Robot (USA)

Bob OdenkirkBetter Call Saul (AMC)

Keri RussellThe Americans (FX)

Courtney B. VanceThe People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Carrie Coon Fargo (FX) & The Leftovers (HBO) Sterling K. BrownThis Is Us (NBC)

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Nicole KidmanBig Little Lies (HBO)

Jessica LangeFeud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Elisabeth MossThe Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Susan SarandonFeud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Keri Russell The Americans (FX) Jodie ComerKilling Eve (BBC America)

Darren CrissThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Elisabeth MossThe Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Sandra OhKilling Eve (BBC America)

Matthew RhysThe Americans (FX)

Michelle Williams Fosse/Verdon (FX) Amy AdamsSharp Objects (HBO)

Patricia ArquetteEscape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Christine BaranskiThe Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Jodie ComerKilling Eve (BBC America)

Billy PorterPose (FX)

Regina King Watchmen (HBO) Cate BlanchettMrs. America (FX on Hulu)

Kaitlyn DeverUnbelievable (Netflix)

Mark RuffaloI Know This Much Is True (HBO)

Rhea SeehornBetter Call Saul (AMC)

Jeremy StrongSuccession (HBO)

Merritt WeverUnbelievable (Netflix)

Michaela Coel I May Destroy You (HBO) Ethan HawkeThe Good Lord Bird – (Showtime)

Thuso MbeduThe Underground Railroad (Prime Video)

Elizabeth OlsenWandaVision (Disney+)

Michaela Jaé RodriguezPose (FX)

Omar SyLupin (Netflix)

Anya Taylor-JoyThe Queen's Gambit (Netflix)

Kate WinsletMare of Easttown (HBO)

Multiple wins

3 wins
2 wins

Multiple nominees


  1. ^ "Past winners of the TCA Awards". Television Critics Association.