Watchmen earned two awards, Best Miniseries or Movie for Television about Politics and Government and split Best Comedy, Drama, Miniseries, or Movie for Television about Fantastic and Futuristic Politics and Government with The Mandalorian. The Handmaid's Tale won Best Drama Series about Politics and Government. Schitt's Creek defeated last year's winner Saturday Night Live for Best Comedy Series about Politics and Government. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returned as Best Talk Show. Frontline won the initial award for Best Documentary, Nonfiction, or Reality Series about Politics and Government. Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman on Designated Survivor and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live will share the office of Best Television President for 2018-2019 Season, replacing Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep, whose term expired. Sorry, this category does not go to the House of Representatives to break the tie. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of our members and volunteers who voted for the best shows and performances about politics and government during the 2019-2020 television season!
With the 2019-2020 television season out of the way, the members and volunteers of Coffee Party USA will move on to the best political movies of the 2020 awards season. Watch for the posting of the shortlists for the show categories on our blog along with an invitation to stream them while staying safe at home.
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Follow over the jump for the nominees in each category.
Best Drama Series about Politics and Government
The Handmaid's Tale (WINNER!)
Best Comedy Series about Politics and Government
Orange Is the New Black
Saturday Night Live
Schitt's Creek (WINNER!)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Miniseries or Movie for Television about Politics and Government
Catherine the Great
The Loudest Voice
The Plot Against America
Best Comedy, Drama, Miniseries, or Movie for Television about Fantastic and Futuristic Politics and Government
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Star Trek: Picard
The Handmaid's Tale
The Mandalorian (CO-WINNER!)
Best Talk Show
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (WINNER!)
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Documentary, Nonfiction, or Reality Series about Politics and Government
Why We Hate
Best TV President
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump in Saturday Night Live (CO-WINNER!)
Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden in Saturday Night Live
Téa Leoni as President Elizabeth Adams McCord in Madam Secretary
Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden in Saturday Night Live
Kiefer Sutherland as President Thomas Adam Kirkman in Designated Survivor (CO-WINNER!)
Sam Trammell as President Ben Hayes in Homeland
Modified from the original at Coffee Party USA's blog.