Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations Announced

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The nominations were announced for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. This announcement was made on May 6, by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA).

HBO is the leader of the networks with 27 nominations. The second highest network was FX, with 16 Critic’s Choice nominations. Two series tied for the most nominations with five each, Olive Kitteridge, as well as Justified. Five programs followed close behind with four nominations each. Those programs were The Good Wife, The Americans, Wolf Hall, Bessie and Transparent. A number of other programs received multiple Critics’ Choice nominations, including The Big Bang Theory, Jane the Virgin, American Horror Story: Freak Show and Stockholm, Pennsylvania, amongst others. All of these programs also received three nominations a piece. One actor even received two nominations for his work in two different programs. Walton Goggins was nominated for his work in both Justified and Sons of Anarchy.

The president of the BTJA, Joey Berlin, said that the contenders for the Critics’ Choice Awards run the gamut, from the more high-end drama series, to the reality series best described as inventive. Berlin said that it is thrilling to see the continued diversity and creativity of the nominated programming. He also said, that it was exciting to share the favorites of the BTJA with the viewers.

Although there is one category that is still accepting submissions, The Most Exciting New Series, all of the other nominations have already been set. In order to be considered for a Critics’ Choice Award, the program must have an air date between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015. The only exception is The Most Exciting New Series. The nominations for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards include:

Best Comedy Series

  • The CW’s Jane the Virgin
  • Comedy Central’s Broad City
  • FX’s You’re the Worst
  • CBS’s Mom
  • HBO’s Veep
  • Amazon’s Transparent
  • HBO’s Silicon Valley

Best Actor for a Comedy Series

  • Chris Messina from Fox’s The Mindy Project
  • Johnny Galecki from CBS’s The Big Bang Theory
  • Anthony Anderson from ABC’s Blackish
  • Jeffrey Tambor from Amazon’s Transparent
  • Will Forte from FOX’s The Last Man on Earth
  • Thomas Middleditch from HBO’s Silicon Valley

Best Actress for a Comedy Series

  • Lisa Kudrow from HBO’s The Comeback
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO’s Veep
  • Amy Schumer from Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer
  • Gina Rodriguez from The CW’s Jane the Virgin
  • Constance Wu from ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat
  • Ilana Glazer from Comedy Central’s Broad City

Best Supporting Actress for a Comedy Series

  • Eden Sher from ABC’s The Middle
  • Allison Janney from CBS’s Mom
  • Melanie Lynskey from HBO’s Togetherness
  • Mayim Bialik from CBS’s The Big Bang Theory
  • Carrie Brownstein from IFC’s Portlandia
  • Judith Light from Amazon’s Transparent

Best Supporting Actor for a Comedy Series

  • Tony Hale from HBO’s Veep
  • Adam Driver from HBO’s Girls
  • Tituss Burgess from Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Cameron Monaghan from Showtime’s Shameless
  • T.J. Miller from HBO’s Silicon Valley
  • Jaime Camil from The CW’s Jane the Virgin

Best Guest Performer for a Comedy Series

  • Susie Essman from Comedy Central’s Broad City
  • Becky Ann Baker from HBO’s Girls
  • Peter Gallagher from HBO’s Togetherness
  • Bradley Whitford from Amazon’s Transparent
  • Laurie Metcalf from CBS’s The Big Bang Theory
  • Josh Charles from Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer

Best Movie Made for Television

  • Lifetime’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania
  • HBO’s Bessie
  • BBC America’s A Poet in New York
  • National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus
  • HBO’s Nightingale

Best Limited Series

  • PBS’s Wolf Hall
  • HBO’s Olive Kitteridge
  • FOX’s 24: Live Another Day
  • ABC’s American Crime
  • Sundance’s The Honorable Woman
  • BET’s The Book of Negroes

Best Actor for a Movie or Limited Series

  • David Oyelowo in HBO’s Nightingale
  • Richard Jenkins in HBO’s Olive Kitteridge
  • James Nesbitt in Starz’s The Missing
  • Michael Gambon in HBO’s The Casual Vacancy
  • Kiefer Sutherland in Fox’s 24: Live Another Day
  • Mark Rylance in PBS’s Wolf Hall

Best Actress for a Movie or Limited Series

  • Queen Latifah in HBO’s Bessie
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sundance’s The Honorable Woman
  • Aunjanue Ellis in BET’s The Book of Negroes
  • Felicity Huffman in ABC’s American Crime
  • Jessica Lange in FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Frances McDormand in HBO’s Olive Kitteridge

Best Supporting Actor for a Movie or Limited Series

  • Bill Murray in HBO’s Olive Kitteridge
  • Cory Michael Smith in HBO’s Olive Kitteridge
  • Jonathan Pryce in PBS’s Wolf Hall
  • Elvis Nolasco in ABC’s American Crime
  • Jason Isaacs in Lifetime’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania
  • Finn Wittrock in FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show

Best Supporting Actress for a Movie or Limited Series

  • Cynthia Nixon in Lifetime’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania
  • Claire Foy in PBS’s Wolf Hall
  • Janet McTeer in Sundance’s The Honorable Woman
  • Mo’Nique in HBO’s Bessie
  • Khandi Alexander HBO’s in Bessie
  • Sarah Paulson in FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show

Best Drama Series

  • Netflix’s Orange is the New Black
  • FX’s Justified
  • FOX’s Empire
  • FX’s The Americans
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones
  • Showtime’s Homeland
  • CBS’s The Good Wife

Best Actress for a Drama Series

  • Eva Green from Showtime’s Penny Dreadful
  • Julianna Margulies from CBS’s The Good Wife
  • Viola Davis from ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder
  • Keri Russell from FX’s The Americans
  • Vera Farmiga from A&E’s Bates Motel
  • Taraji P. Henson from FOX’s Empire

Best Actor for a Drama Series

  • Timothy Olyphant from FX’s Justified
  • Matthew Rhys from FX’s The Americans
  • Charlie Hunnam from FX’s Sons of Anarchy
  • Freddie Highmore from A&E’s Bates Motel
  • Bob Odenkirk from AMC’s Better Call Saul
  • Aden Young from Sundance’s Rectify

Best Supporting Actress for a Drama Series

  • Carrie Coon from HBO’s The Leftovers
  • Mae Whitman from NBC’s Parenthood
  • Christine Baranski from CBS’s The Good Wife
  • Lorraine Toussaint from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black
  • Joelle Carter from FX’s Justified
  • Katheryn Winnick from History’s Vikings

Best Supporting Actor for a Drama Series

  • Walton Goggins from FX’s Justified
  • Ben Mendelsohn from Netflix’s Bloodline
  • Mandy Patinkin from Showtime’s Homeland
  • Christopher Eccleston from HBO’s The Leftovers
  • Jonathan Banks from AMC’s Better Call Saul
  • Craig T. Nelson from NBC’s Parenthood

Guest Performer for a Drama Series

  • Walton Goggins from FX’s Sons of Anarchy
  • Sam Elliott from FX’s Justified
  • Lois Smith from FX’s The Americans
  • Linda Lavin from CBS’s The Good Wife
  • Cicely Tyson from ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder
  • Julianne Nicholson from Showtime’s Masters of Sex

Best Reality Series

  • CBS’s Undercover Boss
  • CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
  • ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch
  • Discovery Channel’s MythBusters
  • A&E’s Married at First Sight

Best Reality Competition Series

  • NBC’s The Voice
  • CBS’s The Amazing Race
  • FOX’s Master Chef Junior
  • NBC’s America’s Got Talent
  • Syfy’s Face Off
  • ABC’s Dancing With the Stars

Best Reality Series Host

  • Betty White in Lifetime’s Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
  • Cat Deeley in Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance
  • Anthony Bourdain in CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
  • Tom Bergeron in ABC’s Dancing With the Stars
  • James Lipton in Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio
  • Phil Keoghan in CBS’s The Amazing Race

Best Animated Series

  • Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebel
  • FX’s Archer
  • Comedy Central’s South Park
  • Fox’s Bob’s Burger
  • Fox’s The Simpsons
  • Disney Channel’s Gravity Falls

Best Talk Show

  • NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show
  • HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live

Voting for the Critics’ Choice nominations will occur from May 27 until May 29. Although the Announcements for the Critics’ Choice Awards nominations occurred on May 6, the award show itself is scheduled to air on May 31 at 8 PM EST. The program will be broadcast live on A&E, with a one hour Red Carpet special airing prior to the main event. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

By Kimberley Spinney

Sources:

Critics’ Choice Press Release Via A&E

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