‘People v OJ Simpson’ Leads Critics’ Choice Awards TV Nominations

Steve Pond
The Wrap
‘People v OJ Simpson’ Leads Critics’ Choice Awards TV Nominations

“The People v. O.J. Simpson” led all programs in television nominations for the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced on Monday.

The FX series cleaned up in the Critics’ Choice Awards movie or limited series categories, with a program nomination and five acting nominations. Lead actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance, lead actress Sarah Paulson and supporting actors Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta were all recognized.

“Game of Thrones” was the most nominated drama series with five, while “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” led all comedy series with five. AMC’s miniseries “The Night Manager” also landed five nominations.

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“All the Way,” “House of Cards,” “Roots” and “Veep” received four nominations each, while shows with three nominations included “American Crime,” “Black-ish,” “Killing Reagan,” “Modern Family,” “Mr. Robot,” “Ray Donovan,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Crown” and “Westworld.”

HBO topped all networks with 22 nominations, with ABC and Netflix landing 14 and FX receiving 12.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association, is made up of about 100 journalists who cover television for TV, radio and online outlets. Its Critics’ Choice Awards nominations tend to reflect the mainstream, though a different eligibility period – the calendar year rather than the TV season – allowed it to recognize new shows like “Atlanta,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld” that have not yet been eligible for Emmys.

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Many of the recent Emmy winners received Critics’ Choice Awards nominations. But three supporting-actor and actress winners – Ben Mendelsohn for “Bloodline,” Kate McKinnon for “Saturday Night Live” and Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey” – did not, and neither did any of the Emmys guest-acting winners: Peter Scolari for “Girls” and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for “Saturday Night Live” in the comedy categories, and Hank Azaria for “Ray Donovan” and Margo Martindale for “The Americans” in drama.

Nominations for the Critics’ Choice Awards’ film categories will be announced on December 1, with the awards show taking place on December 11 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

The Critics’ Choice Awards nominees:

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Atlanta” – FX
“Black-ish” – ABC
“Fleabag” – Amazon
“Modern Family” – ABC
“Silicon Valley” – HBO
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – Netflix
“Veep” – HBO

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BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ellie Kemper – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – Netflix
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” – HBO
Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live” – NBC
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish” – ABC
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – “Fleabag” – Amazon
Constance Wu – “Fresh Off the Boat” – ABC

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish” – ABC
Will Forte – “The Last Man on Earth” – FOX
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – FX
Bill Hader – “Documentary Now!” – IFC
Patrick Stewart – “Blunt Talk” – Starz
Jeffrey Tambor – “Transparent” – Amazon

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen – “Modern Family” – ABC
Anna Chlumsky – “Veep” – HBO
Allison Janney – “Mom” – CBS
Jane Krakowski – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – Netflix
Judith Light – “Transparent” – Amazon
Allison Williams – “Girls” – HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson – “Baskets” – FX
Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – FOX
Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – Netflix
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family” – ABC
Tony Hale – “Veep” – HBO
T.J. Miller – “Silicon Valley” – HBO

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BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live” – NBC
Christine Baranski – “The Big Bang Theory” – CBS
Larry David – “Saturday Night Live” – NBC
Lisa Kudrow – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – Netflix
Liam Neeson – “Inside Amy Schumer” – Comedy Central

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Better Call Saul” – AMC
“Game of Thrones” – HBO
“Mr. Robot” – USA Network
“Stranger Things” – Netflix
“The Crown” – Netflix
“This Is Us” – NBC
“Westworld” – HBO

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sam Heughan – “Outlander” – Starz
Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot” – USA Network
Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul” – AMC
Matthew Rhys – “The Americans” – FX
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan” – Showtime
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards” – Netflix

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BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Caitriona Balfe – “Outlander” – Starz
Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” – ABC
Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black” – BBC America
Keri Russell – “The Americans” – FX
Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld” – HBO
Robin Wright – “House of Cards” – Netflix

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” – HBO
Kit Harington – “Game of Thrones” – HBO
John Lithgow – “The Crown” – Netflix
Mandy Patinkin – “Homeland” – Showtime
Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot” – USA Network
Jon Voight – “Ray Donovan” – Showtime

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski – “The Good Wife” – CBS
Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones” – HBO
Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones” – HBO
Thandie Newton – Westworld – HBO
Maura Tierney – “The Affair” – Showtime
Constance Zimmer – “UnREAL” – Lifetime

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BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mahershala Ali – “House of Cards” – Netflix
Lisa Bonet – “Ray Donovan” – Showtime
Ellen Burstyn – “House of Cards” – Netflix
Michael J. Fox – “The Good Wife” – CBS
Jared Harris – “The Crown” – Netflix
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead” – AMC

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
“All the Way” – HBO
“Confirmation” – HBO
“Killing Reagan” – National Geographic
“Roots” – History
“The Night Manager” – AMC
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” – FX

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Bryan Cranston – “All the Way” – HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” – PBS
Cuba Gooding Jr. – “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – FX
Tom Hiddleston – “The Night Manager” – AMC
Tim Matheson – “Killing Reagan” – National Geographic
Courtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – FX

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BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Olivia Colman – “The Night Manager” – AMC
Felicity Huffman – “American Crime” – ABC
Cynthia Nixon – “Killing Reagan” – National Geographic
Sarah Paulson – “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – FX
Lili Taylor – “American Crime” – ABC
Kerry Washington – “Confirmation” – HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Sterling K. Brown – “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – FX
Lane Garrison – “Roots” – History
Frank Langella – “All the Way” – HBO
Hugh Laurie – “The Night Manager” – AMC
John Travolta – “The People v. O.J. Simpson” – FX
Forest Whitaker – “Roots” – History

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Elizabeth Debicki – “The Night Manager” – AMC
Regina King – “American Crime” – ABC
Sarah Lancashire – “The Dresser” – Starz
Melissa Leo – “All the Way” – HBO
Anna Paquin – “Roots” – History
Emily Watson – “The Dresser” – Starz

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
“Archer” – FX
“Bob’s Burgers” – FOX
“BoJack Horseman” – Netflix
“Son of Zorn” – FOX
“South Park” – Comedy Central
“The Simpsons” – FOX

BEST TALK SHOW
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” – TBS
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – ABC
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – HBO
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – Comedy Central
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – CBS
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – NBC

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BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
“America’s Got Talent” – NBC
“MasterChef Junior” – FOX
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” – Logo
“Skin Wars” – GSN
“The Amazing Race” – CBS
“The Voice” – NBC

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
“Chopped” – Food Network
“Inside The Actors Studio” – Bravo
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” – The CW
“Project Runway” – Lifetime
“Shark Tank” – ABC
“Undercover Boss” – CBS

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” – CNN
“Chrisley Knows Best” – USA Network
“Deadliest Catch” – Discovery
“Ice Road Truckers” – History
“Intervention” – A&E
“Naked and Afraid” – Discovery

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Ted Allen – “Chopped” – Food Network
Tom Bergeron – “Dancing with the Stars” – ABC
Anthony Bourdain – “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” – CNN
Nick Cannon – “America’s Got Talent” – NBC
Carson Daly – “The Voice” – NBC
RuPaul – “RuPaul’s Drag Race” – Logo

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