Carrie Coon Earns Top TCA Acting Honor for The Leftovers, Makes History

Awards season is heating up, and over the weekend, the Television Critics Association hosted its 33rd-annual ceremony to honor the year’s best of TV. TCA members include today’s accredited print and digital television journalists — and 2017 marked a first for both the association and actor Carrie Coon, whose work on The Leftovers and FX’s Fargo earned her a dual win for Individual Achievement in Drama.

Coon, who Leftovers fans know all-too-well as the post-Departure’s cursed Nora Durst, has paved new ground for the award show with her double-win. Variety notes, “the Television Critics Association, whose 220-plus members vote to choose these winners, does not separate male and female actors into two categories — nor does it separate drama performers from those in limited series or TV movies.” Coon not only beat out the competition, but doubled-down on it.

When asked about her performance and what the series has come to mean for her, Coon told Watching The Leftovers:

“I’ve always found the show hopeful. I’ve always felt it’s a testament to how resilient we really are. Collective grieving is really powerful, but it’s a process we move through all the time. We have so many examples in our country right now, unfortunately, of entire communities grieving losses. To me the show has always felt very real because of that.”

Read the full interview and watch every episode of The Leftovers on HBO.