The Television Awards Season Heats Up With Today's Critics' Choice Nominations

Yesterday's TV Blog was all about the nominations for this year's Television Critics Association Awards, set to be presented in a non-televised ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 19.

Today's column is about the nominations for this year's Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will also be presented in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. The similarities end there. The Critics' Choice Television Awards will be telecast live on The CW on June 19.

The networks with the most Critics' Choice nominations are FX (19), HBO (18), CBS (16) and Fox (10). BBC America, Lifetime and Showtime tied with nine each.

The most nominated series, movies and miniseries are CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Good Wife,” FX’s “Fargo,” HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” with five each and FX’s “The Americans,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and PBS’ “Sherlock: His Last Vow” with four each.



The full list of Critics' Choice nominees follows:

Best Comedy Series: “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Broad City” (Comedy Central), “Louie” (FX), “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix), “Silicon Valley” (HBO), “Veep” (HBO)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Louis CK, “Louie” (FX), Chris Messina, “The Mindy Project” (Fox), Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” (HBO), Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), Adam Scott, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC), Robin Williams, “The Crazy Ones” (CBS)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Ilana Glazer, “Broad City” (Comedy Central), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO), Wendi McLendon-Covey, “The Goldbergs” (ABC), Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central), Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC), Emmy Rossum, “Shameless” (Showtime)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), Keith David, “Enlisted” (Fox), Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO), Albert Tsai, “Trophy Wife” (ABC), Christopher Evan Welch, “Silicon Valley” (HBO), Jeremy Allen White, “Shameless” (Showtime)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), Laverne Cox, “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix), Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS), Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix), Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix), Sarah Baker, “Louie” (FX), James Earl Jones, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), Mimi Kennedy, “Mom” (CBS), Andrew Rannells, “Girls” (HBO), Lauren Weedman, “Looking” (HBO)

Best Drama Series: “The Americans” (FX), “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Masters of Sex” (Showtime), “True Detective” (HBO)

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC), Hugh Dancy, “Hannibal” (NBC), Freddie Highmore, “Bates Motel” (A&E), Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO), Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX), Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

Best Actress in a Drama Series: Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime), Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel” (A&E), Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS), Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America), Keri Russell, “The Americans” (FX), Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Josh Charles, “The Good Wife” (CBS), Walton Goggins, “Justified” (FX), Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC), Peter Sarsgaard, “The Killing” (AMC), Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime), Jeffrey Wright, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS), Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC), Annet Mahendru, “The Americans” (FX), Melissa McBride, “The Walking Dead” (AMC), Maggie Siff, “Sons of Anarchy” (FX), Bellamy Young, “Scandal” (ABC)

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime), Walton Goggins, “Sons of Anarchy” (FX), Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime),  Joe Morton, “Scandal” (ABC), Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife” (CBS), Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Best Movie:  “An Adventure in Space and Time” (BBC America), Burton and Taylor (BBC America), “Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic Channel), “The Normal Heart” (HBO), “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS), “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)

Best Mini-Series: “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX), “Bonnie & Clyde” (A&E/History/Lifetime), “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz), “Fargo” (FX), “The Hollow Crown” (PBS), “Luther” (BBC America)

Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: David Bradley, “An Adventure in Space and Time” (BBC America), Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS), Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz), Martin Freeman, “Fargo” (FX), Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (HBO), Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” (FX)

Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor” (BBC America), Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero” (Lifetime), Whoopi Goldberg, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (Lifetime), Holliday Grainger, “Bonnie & Clyde” (A&E/History/Lifetime), Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX), Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” (HBO), Warren Brown, “Luther” (BBC America), Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS), Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (FX), Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart” (HBO), Blair Underwood, “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Amanda Abbington, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS), Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX), Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic” (Lifetime), Jessica Raine, “An Adventure in Space and Time” (BBC America), Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” (HBO), Allison Tolman, “Fargo” (FX)

Best Reality Series: “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (Fox/National Geographic Channel), “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery), “Duck Dynasty” (A&E), “Mythbusters” (Discovery), “Top Gear” (BBC America), “Undercover Boss” (CBS)

Best Reality Series – Competition: “The Amazing Race” (CBS), “Project Runway” (Lifetime), “Shark Tank” (ABC), “Survivor” (CBS), “Top Chef” (Bravo), “The Voice” (NBC)

Best Reality Host: Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), Carson Daly, “The Voice” (NBC), Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox), Gordon Ramsay, “MasterChef” (Fox), RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo), Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (Fox/National Geographic Channel)

Best Talk Show: “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC), “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC), “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Time Telepictures), “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central), “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central), “Conan” (TBS)

Best Animated Series: “Archer” (FX), “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox), “The Simpsons” (Fox), “Family Guy” (Fox), “Phineas and Ferb” (Disney XD), “Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)



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