Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015: Nominees

“Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you’ve got a pretty neck.”
― Eli Wallach

Today, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced their nominees for the 2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards. For once, I was pleasantly surprised by some of the nominations. Shows that sometimes get overlooked by other award givers were nominated in important categories.

The awards will be handed out Sunday, May 31. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the nominations. In other words, become a critic of the critics.

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY SERIES:
Broad City
Jane the Virgin
Mom
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep
You're the Worst


BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Chris Messina, The Mindy Project
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Ilana Glazer, Broad City
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Adam Driver, Girls
Cameron Monaghan, Shameless
Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin
T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Allison Janney, Mom
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia
Eden Sher, The Middle
Judith Light, Transparent
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Melanie Lynskey, Togetherness

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Becky Ann Baker, Girls
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Josh Charles, Inside Amy Schumer
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory
Peter Gallagher, Togetherness
Susie Essman, Broad City


MOVIE AND LIMITED SERIES

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION:
Bessie
Killing Jesus
Nightingale
A Poet in New York
Stockholm, Pennsylvania


BEST LIMITED SERIES:
24: Live Another Day
American Crime
The Book of Negroes
The Honorable Woman
Olive Kitteridge
Wolf Hall


BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES:
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
James Nesbitt, The Missing
Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Live Another Day
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Michael Gambon, The Casual Vacancy
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES:
Aunjanue Ellis, The Book of Negroes
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Queen Latifah, Bessie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES:
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Cory Michael Smith, Olive Kitteridge
Elvis Nolasco, American Crime
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Jason Isaacs, Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Jonathan Pryce, Wolf Hall

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES:
Claire Foy, Wolf Hall
Cynthia Nixon, Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Janet McTeer, The Honorable Woman
Khandi Alexander, Bessie
Mo’Nique, Bessie
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show


DRAMA

BEST DRAMA SERIES:
The Americans
Empire
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
Justified
Orange Is the New Black


BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Keri Russell, The Americans
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Aden Young, Rectify
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Carrie Coon, The Leftovers
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Joelle Carter, Justified
Katheryn Winnick, Vikings
Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is the New Black
Mae Whitman, Parenthood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Christopher Eccleston, The Leftovers
Craig T. Nelson, Parenthood
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Walton Goggins, Justified

GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
Julianne Nicholson, Masters of Sex
Linda Lavin, The Good Wife
Lois Smith, The Americans
Sam Elliott, Justified
Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy


REALITY/ANIMATED/TALK/NEW

BEST REALITY SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Deadliest Catch
Married at First Sight
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss


BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES:
The Amazing Race
America’s Got Talent
Dancing With the Stars
Face Off
MasterChef Junior
The Voice


BEST REALITY SERIES HOST:
Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
James Lipton, Inside the Actors Studio
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars

BEST ANIMATED SERIES:
Archer
Bob’s Burgers
Gravity Falls
The Simpsons
South Park
Star Wars


BEST TALK SHOW:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Graham Norton Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES: will be announced on May 18. I'll update the post at that time.

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.

4 comments:

Pucklady said...

Again, nothing for Tatiana Maslany? What is wrong with these people?

milostanfield said...

Second that, Pucklady! Guess she's too much of a chameleon for them to see her.

Glad to see Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, and Walt Goggins got noms, AND Justified got one for best drama! Awesome!

Sad to see no Outlander. Maybe cause the first season is not complete?

Mark Greig said...

Can someone explain to me how Carrie Brownstein can be classed as a supporting actress in Portlandia?

Pete said...

"Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback" - That series aired in 2005. I loved it. But why is she nominated in 2015?