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'Ted Lasso,' 'The Crown' among HCA TV Awards winners

'Ted Lasso,' 'The Crown' among HCA TV Awards winners
Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso on the Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Apple TV+ comedy series Ted Lasso and Netflix historical drama The Crown were among the winners at the HCA TV Awards.

The Hollywood Critics Association announced the winners for its first-ever HCA TV Awards during a virtual ceremony Sunday.

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Ted Lasso led with four awards: Best Streaming Comedy, Best Comedy Actor in a Streaming Series for Jason Sudeikis, Best Comedy Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series for Brett Goldstein and Best Comedy Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series for Hannah Waddingham, who tied with Hacks star Hannah Einbinder.

HBO was the most-awarded network with seven wins, followed by NBC with six awards.

Other winners included The Mandalorian (Best Streaming Series Drama), WandaVision (Best Streaming Limited/Anthology/TV Movie), Mare of Easttown (Best Broadcast or Cable Limited Series/Anthology/TV Movie, New Amsterdam (Best Broadcast Network Series Drama), and Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin, who took home Best Actor and Best Actress in a Streaming Series Drama for The Crown.

The HCA TV Awards split broadcast, cable and streaming into separate categories.

"While these past 17 months have been incredibly difficult for many of us, television has once again become our best friend," HCA chairman Scott Menzel said. "Series like Ted Lasso, Hacks and Young Rock provided us with a sense of joy and happiness during these troubled times. Dramatic series such as New Amsterdam, Lovecraft Country and Pose were as entertaining as they were educational. These are only a few of the shows that were nominated, but it is so inspiring to see all of these passionate stories being told from diverse storytellers that aren't afraid to touch upon timely issues including racism, COVID-19 and LGBTQI rights."

Special honorary award winners included Lucifer star Tom Ellis (Pop Culture Icon Award), Mara Kauffman (TV Icon Award) and Bo Burnham (Virtuoso Award).

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