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Coffee Party USA invites you to stream the political TV series on the 2019-2020 Golden Coffee Cups shortlists while staying safe at home

Golden Coffee Cup Awards -- Start Streaming!

The first part of the activity is to stream as many of the shows on the shortlists between now and March 13, 2021 to see which have the best portrayals of politics and government on television. The second is...

 

... become a member of Coffee Party USA by March 13, 2021, which you can do for as little as $10 per month. That's because the members will also vote on the nominees and winners this year. That means you!

That's your two-part activity. Now, have fun watching television while supporting the work of Coffee Party USA, whose core values include continuous learning on behalf of an informed citizenry, joining Coffee Party USA, and voting on the nominees!

With the 2018-2019 television season out of the way, the members and volunteers of Coffee Party USA will move on to the 2019-2020 television season. Watch for the posting of the shortlists for the show categories along with an invitation to stream them while staying safe at home. If you want to become one of the voters for this or future Golden Coffee Cups, such as for the best political movies of 2020, become a member. Voting will happen on a members-only Facebook group.

Before I present the shortlists, I'm sharing a two-part activity Coffee Party USA and I are proposing our readers and supporters do.

Without any further ado, I present the shortlists for the Golden Coffee Cups for Television, beginning with the shortlist for...

Best Drama Series about Politics and Government.*

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9-1-1

Big Little Lies

Billions

Doctor Who

Euphoria

Evil

Better Call Saul

Black Mirror

Carnival Row

David Makes Man

Designated Survivor

Godfather of Harlem

Homeland

How to Get Away with Murder

Hunters

Killing Eve

Madam Secretary

Mindhunter

Mr. Robot

Outlander

Ozark

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Pose

Snowpiercer

Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Short Treks

Star Wars Resistance

Stranger Things

Stumptown

Succession

S.W.A.T.

The Blacklist

The Boys

The Crown

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The Good Fight

The Handmaid's Tale

The Mandalorian

The Man in the High Castle

The Morning Show

The Outsider

The Rookie

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Vikings

Westworld

Last year's winners

Succession won last year and Mindhunter the year before. In addition, the first winner of Best Miniseries or Movie for Television about Politics and Government, Black Mirror, has been moved here based on the reclassification of the series by the Television Academy. The shortlist sets up a situation where they could go up against each other for the trophy. Of course, they have to be nominated first. Will you be one of the people to join so you nominate them and the rest of the field?

Follow over the jump to read the shortlists for television shows in the other four categories.

Next, the shortlist for...

Best Comedy Series about Politics and Government.

American Dad

Archer

Big Mouth

Black-ish

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Central Park

Dead to Me

Drunk History

One Day at a Time

Orange Is the New Black

Outlander

Ramy

Reno 911!

Saturday Night Live

Schitt's Creek

Space Force

The Great

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Politician

What We Do in the Shadows

Saturday Night Live won last year. Will it repeat? I'd bet money on it. What shows will it compete against? That's up to the members of Coffee Party USA.

Now, the shortlist for Best Miniseries or Movie for Television about Politics and Government.

American Son

Bad Education

Catherine the Great

Defending Jacob

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

The Loudest Voice

The Plot Against America

Unbelievable

Watchmen

Years and Years

Vince's Picks

If I hadn't reclassified Black Mirror, it would be the one series with a chance to repeat. Instead, it's Emmy winner Watchmen that I think is the favorite. Will it even be nominated? Again, that's up to you, should you join.

Best Comedy

The last shortlist for scripted series and movies is Best Comedy, Drama, Miniseries, or Movie for Television about Fantastic and Futuristic Politics and Government.

American Dad

Archer

Big Mouth

Black Mirror

Carnival Row

Central Park

Doctor Who

Evil

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Outlander

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Snowpiercer

Space Force

Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Short Treks

Star Wars Resistance

Stranger Things

The Boys

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The Handmaid's Tale

The Man in the High Castle

The Mandalorian

The Outsider

Watchmen

Westworld

What We Do in the Shadows

Years and Years

The Man in the High Castle won last year and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won the year before that, setting up a showdown between the two for their final seasons. Again, that's up to you.

Best Talk Show

Leaving fiction, here's a category returning for its second year, Best Talk Show.

Desus & Mero

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Real Time with Bill Maher

The Daily Show

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Last Week Tonight won last year. Whether it repeats is up to you, the reader.

I close with a category I'm proposing for this year, Documentary, Nonfiction, or Reality Series about Politics and Government.

Cheer

Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

Frontline

Hillary

Independent Lens

McMillions

POV

Tiger King

Vice

Why We Hate

Do you want this category or one that recognizes actors portraying government officials or activists? That's going to be the first question I ask the members of Coffee Party USA. If you want to help me make the decision, join!

*Shortlists were compiled from nominees at the 2020 Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards (including Critics Choice Super Awards), and Writers Guild of America Awards, plus nominees from last year's awards with episodes airing during the eligibility period.

Crossposted to Vince's personal blog, Crazy Eddie's Motie News.


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