Critics’ Choice Television Awards

The winners for the Critics’ Choice Awards, as handed out on January 17.

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Idris Elba – Luther
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Carrie Coon – The Leftovers
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
BEST COMEDY SERIES: Master of None
BEST DRAMA SERIES: Mr. Robot
BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder
BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Margo Martindale – The Good Wife
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Fargo
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Jesse Plemons – Fargo
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Constance Zimmer – UnREAL
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Jean Smart – Fargo
BEST ANIMATION SERIES: BoJack Horseman
BEST REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION: The Voice
BEST REALITY SHOW HOST: James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio
BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW: Shark Tank
BEST TALK SHOW: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD LEADS WITH 13 NOMINATIONS FOR
THE 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

CAROL, THE MARTIAN, AND THE REVENANT ALSO TOP CONTENDERS
WITH NINE NOMINATIONS EACH

ABC, FX NETWORKS, AND HBO LEAD WITH 14 TELEVISION NOMINATIONS EACH

FARGO LEADS ALL SERIES WITH EIGHT TELEVISION NOMINATIONS

AWARDS GALA WILL BROADCAST LIVE ON A&E, LIFETIME AND LMN
FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA
JANUARY 17TH AT 8PM ET/ 5 PM PT

HOSTED BY T.J. MILLER

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced the nominees for The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Sunday, January 17 at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT immediately following “Critics’ Choice Red Carpet Live” on A&E at 7PM ET/4PM PT. As previously announced, actor and comedian T.J. Miller will serve as the show’s host.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” leads this year with 13 nominations including Best Picture, Charlize Theron for both Best Actress and Best Actress In An Action Movie, Tom Hardy for Best Actor In An Action Movie, George Miller for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

“Carol,” “The Martian,” and “The Revenant” impressed with nine nominations each, all in the running for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography, among others. “Spotlight” earned eight nominations, followed by “The Big Short” with seven, and “The Hateful Eight” with six. “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “The Danish Girl,” “Jurassic World,” and “Sicario” each garnered five nominations and “Room” earned four.

Jennifer Lawrence is up for three awards, for her work in both “Joy” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” while Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are both nominated for two acting awards. Rachel McAdams is up for two awards as well, garnering nominations for her film work in “Spotlight”, and her television work in True Detective.

In the television race, ABC, FX Networks, and HBO lead with 14 nominations each, followed by FOX with 12. Topping the list of nominated series is Fargo (FX Networks) with eight. The Leftovers (HBO) and Transparent (Amazon) follow closely behind with six each. The Wiz Live! (NBC) garnered five nominations, while Black-ish (ABC), Mr. Robot (USA), and Penny Dreadful (Showtime) each earned four. Other top series with multiple nominations include American Horror Story: Hotel (FX Networks), Empire (FOX), Jane The Virgin (The CW), Luther (BBC America), Rectify (Sundance), Saints & Strangers (National Geographic Channel), Show Me A Hero (HBO), The Knick (Cinemax), UnREAL (Lifetime), and You’re The Worst (FX Networks), all with three nominations, and Chopped (Food Network), Fresh Off The Boat (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Hannibal (NBC), Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo), Master of None (Netflix), Mom (CBS), Nashville (ABC), Survivor (CBS), The Amazing Race (CBS), The Grinder (FOX), The Last Man on Earth (FOX), and The Middle (ABC), all with two. Because of the new combined Critics’ Choice Awards format, only television shows airing primarily within the seven months from June 1 – December 31 were eligible for nomination.

“This is a new Golden Age in Hollywood, with a dazzling array of spectacular, delightful and illuminating films and programs to choose from,” says BFCA/BTJA President Joey Berlin. “These nominations not only honor extraordinary achievements but they serve as an incredibly helpful guide to the best of the best for viewers and ticket buyers. We always tell the creative community, show us your best work and we’ll help the world find it – and that’s what we’re doing today.”

“The Critics’ Choice Awards” are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of almost 100 journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

A&E Networks partnered with the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) to become the exclusive home to the 2015 “Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” and “Critics’ Choice Television Awards.” That partnership continues in 2016, with the newly formatted three-hour ceremony that brings together both sets of accolades, and for years to come.

“The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. BFCA/BTJA are represented by WME and Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 21st ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC
Aziz Ansari – Master of None – Netflix
Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth – Fox
Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC
Fred Savage – The Grinder – Fox
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Hugh Dancy – Hannibal – NBC
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA
Clive Owen – The Knick – Cinemax
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime
Justin Theroux – The Leftovers – HBO
Aden Young – Rectify – Sundance

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX Networks
Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS
Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America
Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero – HBO
Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel
Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX Networks

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW
Aya Cash – You’re the Worst – FX Networks
Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – The CW
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC
Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Shiri Appleby – UnREAL – Lifetime
Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO
Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder – ABC
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful – Showtime
Taraji P. Henson – Empire – Fox
Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones – Netflix

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX Networks
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX Networks
Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone – Starz
Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors – NBC
Rachel McAdams – True Detective – HBO
Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! – NBC

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Black-ish – ABC
Catastrophe – Amazon
Jane the Virgin – The CW
Master of None – Netflix
The Last Man on Earth – Fox
Transparent – Amazon
You’re the Worst – FX Networks

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Empire – Fox
Mr. Robot – USA
Penny Dreadful – Showtime
Rectify – Sundance
The Knick – Cinemax
The Leftovers – HBO
UnREAL – Lifetime

BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ellen Burstyn – Mom – CBS
Anjelica Huston – Transparent – Amazon
Cherry Jones – Transparent – Amazon
Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish – ABC
Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder – Fox
John Slattery – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Netflix

BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Richard Armitage – Hannibal – NBC
Justin Kirk – Manhattan – WGN America
Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful – Showtime
Margo Martindale – The Good Wife – CBS
Marisa Tomei – Empire – Fox
B.D. Wong – Mr. Robot – USA

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Childhood’s End – Syfy
Fargo – FX Networks
Luther – BBC America
Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel
Show Me a Hero – HBO
The Wiz Live! – NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox
Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin – The CW
Jay Duplass – Transparent – Amazon
Neil Flynn – The Middle – ABC
Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House – USA
Mel Rodriguez – Getting On – HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance
Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO
Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax
Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC
Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
David Alan Grier – The Wiz Live! – NBC
Ne-Yo – The Wiz Live! – NBC
Nick Offerman – Fargo – FX Networks
Jesse Plemons – Fargo – FX Networks
Raoul Trujillo – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel
Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo – FX Networks

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory – CBS
Kether Donohue – You’re the Worst – FX Networks
Allison Janney – Mom – CBS
Judith Light – Transparent – Amazon
Niecy Nash – Getting On – HBO
Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ann Dowd – The Leftovers – HBO
Regina King – The Leftovers – HBO
Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful – Showtime
Hayden Panettiere – Nashville – ABC
Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime
Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Mary J. Blige – The Wiz Live! – NBC
Laura Haddock – Luther – BBC America
Cristin Milioti – Fargo – FX Networks
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX Networks
Winona Ryder – Show Me a Hero – HBO
Jean Smart – Fargo – FX Networks

BEST ANIMATION SERIES
Bob’s Burgers – Fox
BoJack Horseman – Netflix
South Park – Comedy Central
Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD
The Simpsons – Fox

BEST REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION
Chopped – Food Network
Face Off – Syfy
MasterChef Junior – Fox
Survivor – CBS
The Amazing Race – CBS
The Voice – NBC

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Ted Allen – Chopped – Food Network
Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race – CBS
James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio – Bravo
Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night – NBC
Jeff Probst – Survivor – CBS
Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen – Fox

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW
Antiques Roadshow – PBS
Inside The Actors Studio – Bravo
MythBusters – Discovery
Project Greenlight – HBO
Shark Tank – ABC
Undercover Boss – CBS

BEST TALK SHOW
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
The Graham Norton Show – BBC America
The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN
Cops – Spike
Deadliest Catch – Discovery
Intervention – A&E
Naked and Afraid – Discovery
Pawn Stars – History

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The following dates apply for the 21st annual CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS, honoring the finest achievement among programs airing between June 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

November 30, 2015– Nominating Committees begin consideration

December 11, 2015 – Nominating Committees render recommendations

December 14, 2015 – Critics’ Choice Awards nominees announced

January 13, 2016 – Final ballots go out to the BTJA members

January 14, 2016 – Deadline for returning final ballots

The 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday evening, January 17, 2016, at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica and will be televised live on A&E, Lifetime and LMN (Lifetime Movie Network).

Additional information: (310) 860-2665.

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BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS WINNERS

Olive Kitteridge is Most Awarded Program and HBO is the Most Honored Network

May 31, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) recently announced the winners of the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Eighteen of the best series in television were honored at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at a star-studded gala awards show, which was broadcast live on A&E. Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) hosted, while Kevin Frazier (ET) and Samantha Harris (ET, Dancing With the Stars) hosted the red carpet preshow.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards honored programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015, except for the Most Exciting New Series category, which are shows premiering after May 1, 2015.

WINNERS OF THE CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS

  • Best Drama Series: The Americans (FX)
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Sam Elliott, Justified (FX)
  • Best Comedy Series: Silicon Valley (HBO)Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janey, Mom (CBS)Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford, Transparent (Amazon)
  • Best Movie Made for Television: Bessie (HBO)Best Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
  • Best Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: David Oyelowo, Nightingale (HBO)Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
  • Best Reality Series: Shark Tank (ABC)Best Reality Competition Series: Face Off (Syfy)
  • Best Reality Series Host: Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)Best Talk Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Best Animated Series: Archer (FX)Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award: Seth MacFarlane
  • Most Exciting New Series: American Crime Story (FX), Aquarius (NBC), Blindspot (NBC), Minority Report (FOX), The Muppets (ABC), Scream Queens (FOX), Supergirl (CBS) and UnREAL (Lifetime)
  • Most Bingeworthy Series: The Walking Dead

Awards Tally by Networks, Channels & Distributors*

  • HBO – 7
  • FX – 4
  • Amazon – 2
  • AMC – 2
  • Comedy Central – 2
  • FOX – 2
  • ABC – 1
  • CBS – 1
  • Netflix – 1
  • Syfy – 1

Awards Tally by Show

  • Olive Kitteridge – HBO – 3
  • Better Call Saul – AMC – 2
  • Silicon Valley – HBO – 2
  • Transparent – Amazon – 2
  • The Americans – FX – 1
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show – FX – 1
  • Archer – FX – 1
  • Bessie – HBO – 1
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central – 1
  • Empire – FOX – 1
  • Face Off – Syfy – 1
  • Inside Amy Schumer – Comedy Central – 1
  • Justified – FX – 1
  • Mom – CBS – 1
  • Nightingale – HBO – 1
  • Orange Is the New Black – Netflix – 1
  • Shark Tank – ABC – 1
  • So You Think You Can Dance – FOX – 1

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