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

Last month, Coffee Party USA invited you to watch these political movies while staying safe at home, which led to the 2019 Coffee Party Entertainment Awards for movies, AKA the Golden Coffee Cups for Movies. It is now time for the next phase of these awards.

The members will also be voting on the nominees and winners of the Golden Coffee Cups for television programs and their performers that demonstrate the best in politics and government on the small screen. Watch for an announcement of the shortlist of possible nominees from the 2018-2019 television season and an invitation to watch them next week, much like Coffee Party USA invites you to watch these political movies while staying safe at home, followed by the nominees of the 2019-2020 season in the summer.

Follow over the jump to read the shortlists for television shows in five categories along with a two-part activity involving them.

I present the shortlists for the Golden Coffee Cups for Television, beginning with the shortlist for Best Drama Series about Politics and Government.*

American Horror Story

Better Call Saul





Castle Rock

Game of Thrones



House of Cards

How to Get Away with Murder

Killing Eve

Madam Secretary

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






The Blacklist

The Expanse

The Good Fight

The Handmaid's Tale

The Man in the High Castle

The Red Line

The Sinner

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Last year's winner, Mindhunter, is not eligible this year, as it didn't air an episode between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, the eligibility period for these awards. That means there will be a new winner this year.  Which series do you think deserves the honor?

Next, the shortlist for Best Comedy Series about Politics and Government.

American Dad


Beto Breaks the Internet


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Drunk History

Family Guy

I Love You, America

My Cartoon President

One Day at a Time

Orange Is the New Black



Schitt's Creek

Saturday Night Live

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Orville


Who Is America?

Veep is the returning winner. Do you think it's still the best political comedy on U.S. television?

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

A Very English Scandal

Black Mirror




Deadwood: The Movie

Escape at Dannemora

King Lear

Sharp Objects

The Twilight Zone

True Detective

When They See Us

Black Mirror is the returning winner. Do you think its episodes are still the best short movies about politics and government for television?

Here's a new category, Best Talk Show.


Desus & Mero

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Late Night with Seth Meyers

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

Real Time with Bill Maher

The Daily Show

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Because this is a new category, there is no obvious favorite. Which is yours?

Finally, the shortlist for Best Comedy, Drama, Miniseries, or Movie for Television about Fantastic and Futuristic Politics and Government.

American Dad

American Horror Story


Black Mirror

Castle Rock


Game of Thrones




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

Mr. Mercedes


Star Trek: Discovery

Star Wars Resistance


The 100

The Expanse

The Handmaid's Tale

The Last Ship

The Man in the High Castle

The Orville

The Twilight Zone

The Purge

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won this category last year. Do you think it's the best speculative fiction series about politics and government?

The first part of the activity is to stream as many of these shows between now and June 30, 2020 to see which have the best portrayals of politics and government on television. The second is to become a member of Coffee Party USA by June 30, 2020, which you can do for as little as $30.00 per year. 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!

Vince Lamb

Coffee Party USA Secretary

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

*Shortlist was compiled from nominees at the 2019 Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards, and Saturn Awards plus nominees from last year's awards with episodes airing during the eligibility period.