Aziz Ansari vies with Constance Wu for comedy honors at Television Critics Association Awards

Awards night on Aug. 6 in Beverly Hills.

AB Wire

Aziz Ansari (courtesy of his website)
Aziz Ansari (courtesy of his website)

It’s going to be a battle between ‘Master of None’ vs. ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ – Indian American actor Aziz Ansari, co-creator and star of the popular show on Netflix and Chinese American Constance Wu, who stars in ABC’s ‘’Fresh Off the Boat’ will vie for the award for individual achievement in comedy at the 32nd Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards, to be held in California.

Wu was nominated last year in the same category, with Amy Schumer winning the award with her performance in Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” Since the commencement of the TCA Awards in 1985, no Asian American actor has won the individual achievement in comedy award. This year is also the first year where more than one Asian actor was nominated in the category, reported NBC News.

Netflix’s “Master of None” and The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” are also nominated for outstanding new program.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-creator and lead Rachel Bloom won a Golden Globe earlier in 2016 for best actress in a TV comedy. Bloom is also nominated for individual achievement in comedy in this year’s TCA Awards. The show features Filipino-American actor Vincent Rodriguez III as Bloom’s character’s love interest on the show — one of the very few representations of male Asian-American love interests on TV.

According to the organization, the TCA represents more than 220 journalists who write about television for print and online outlets in the United States and Canada. The 32nd Annual TCA Awards will take place on August 6 at the Beverly Hilton and will be hosted by “Jane the Virgin” actor Jaime Camil.

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