Critics Choice Television Awards 2014: Nominees

The nominees for the The Critics Choice Television Awards 2014 were announced this morning. An interesting list with a few surprises. McConaughey being nominated while Harrelson was not struck me as the most odd choice. The winners will be announced live on the air June 19 on The CW.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Broad City
Louie
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep


BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louis CK, Louie
Chris Messina, The Mindy Project
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ilana Glazer, Broad City
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Emmy Rossum, Shameless

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Keith David, Enlisted
Tony Hale, Veep
Albert Tsai, Trophy Wife
Christopher Evan Welch, Silicon Valley
Jeremy Allen White, Shameless

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Sarah Baker, Louie
James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory
Mimi Kennedy, Mom
Andrew Rannells, Girls
Lauren Weedman, Looking

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Masters of Sex
True Detective


BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Dancy, Hannibal
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Annet Mahendru, The Americans
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy
Bellamy Young, Scandal

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Joe Morton, Scandal
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

BEST MOVIE
An Adventure in Space and Time
Burton and Taylor
Killing Kennedy
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful


BEST MINI-SERIES
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Dancing on the Edge
Fargo
The Hollow Crown
Luther


BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Holliday Grainger, Bonnie & Clyde
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Warren Brown, Luther
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Amanda Abbington, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Jessica Raine, An Adventure in Space and Time
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Allison Tolman, Fargo

BEST REALITY SERIES
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Deadliest Catch
Duck Dynasty
Mythbusters
Top Gear
Undercover Boss


BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
Shark Tank
Survivor
Top Chef
The Voice


BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Carson Daly, The Voice
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

BEST TALK SHOW
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Colbert Report
Conan


BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer
Bob’s Burgers
The Simpsons
Family Guy
Phineas and Ferb
Adventure Time


Keep in mind that these shows are the ones the critics deem the most worthy. Where did they get it right (Cosmos) and where did they get it wrong (Bonnie & Clyde)? Let us know your reactions in the comments.

ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hand.

6 comments:

sunbunny said...

*clears throat* TATIANA MASLANY. that is all.

Mark Greig said...

Nice to see Hugh Dancy, Walton Goggins, Melissa McBride, the cast of Fargo, and of course, Tatiana Maslany get some recognition for all their great work. I'm happily surprised by An Adventure in Space and Time's strong showing, although Jessica Raine should be up for lead actress, not supporting.

asadderandawiserman said...

Some things seem quite odd here. I wouldn't have put Sherlock in the movie category, nor would I have put Orange is the New Black in comedy. I don't debate that it has comedy elements, but it would feel far more natural to me comparing OitnB to the dramas than the Big Bang Theory.

asadderandawiserman said...

Also, I don't watch many review shows so I don't know exactly when a main character becomes a supporting one, but I wouldn't say that Penny from Big Bang or Watson from Sherlock are supporting.

lisa menaster said...

OITNB was submitted for Best Drama at the Golden Globes, but was not nominated. It also wasn't nominated for any SAG Awards. The creator, Jenji Kohan, has decided to submit it in the comedy section, probably to boost it's chances. You might not think it's comedy, but it has a better chance in the comedy section.

mazephoenix said...

Tatiana deserves all the awards ever.
Hey they nominated Andre Braugher for Brooklyn Nine Nine..yes! He is great in that show.