For the past three weeks, the members and volunteers of Coffee Party USA have been voting on the nominees for the 2019-2020 Golden Coffee Cups for television. Voting closed Sunday so it’s time to announce the winners in seven categories showcasing the best in politics and government on the small screen during the 2019-2020 television season.

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 2019-2020 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

Madam Secretary
Mr. Robot
Outlander
The Blacklist
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale (WINNER!)

Best Comedy Series about Politics and Government

Orange Is the New Black
Saturday Night Live
Schitt’s Creek (WINNER!)
Space Force
The Great
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Miniseries or Movie for Television about Politics and Government

Bad Education
Catherine the Great
Mrs. America
The Loudest Voice
The Plot Against America
Watchmen (WINNER!)

Best Comedy, Drama, Miniseries, or Movie for Television about Fantastic and Futuristic Politics and Government

Outlander
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Star Trek: Picard
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Mandalorian (CO-WINNER!)
Watchmen (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

Frontline (WINNER!)
Independent Lens
McMillions
POV
Vice
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

Vince Lamb
Former Secretary of Coffee Party USA

Cross-posted to Vince’s personal blog, Crazy Eddie’s Motie News.

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