Broadchurch Nominated For A Television Critics Association Award



Broadchurch has been nominated for a top critics award in the US. The series, which aired on BBC America last year is up for the  Television Critics Association Award in the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials category.

The TCA Awards have been running annually since 1984, and are voted for by the members of the TCA  for outstanding achievements in television. The awards will be held during the July press tour.

The full shortlist for the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials category is as follows:

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Broadchurch” (BBC America)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The Returned” (SundanceTV)
“True Detective” (HBO)

Broadchurch, led by David Tennant, Olivia Colman explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.

Bloodied and dirty, Danny Latimer has been found dead on an idyllic beach, surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where he may have fallen. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque coastal town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.The sadness of losing a child consumes Danny’s family, Beth and Mark Latimer (Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan), their daughter 15 year old Chloe and Beth’s mum, Liz as they attempt to cope with their grief. Understandably they struggle to cope with the unwarranted attention heaped upon them. Devastated by their loss, they struggle to relate to their friends, neighbours, the church, the press, and the police.

David Tennant takes the role of DI Alec Hardy; an out-of-town, newly promoted police detective who takes the job local girl DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) believes should have been hers.  Ellie has to find reserves of patience and toughness to negotiate a professional relationship with the difficult and unyielding Hardy. Yet as the drama progresses, Hardy’s own secrets are laid bare.  Ellie is also emotionally involved with this case. Ellie’s son Tom was the dead boy’s best friend and she’s known Danny all his young life. How could she not be drawn in? But Hardy’s clinical methods force Ellie to see the community she grew up in through a different prism. One by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry. Local hoteliers and business people are implicated as the effects of a death in the community begins to impact on their hard-earned livelihoods. But can the town survive such a seismic shock during its economically crucial summer months? As the case drags on, the whole town will come under pressure: personal, economic, professional and emotional.

The second series of Broadchurch is currently filming in the UK, whilst it's American version, Gracepoint will air on FOX in the fall. David Tennant will star in both series.

Source: Deadline


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