Critics’ Choice Television Awards Nominate ‘Broad City’ for Best Comedy, ‘True Detective’ for Drama Series

Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominate 'Broad City' for Best Comedy, 'True Detective' for Drama Series

Just a day after the TCA labeled “True Detective” a miniseries, the Critics Choice Television Awards have nominated it for Best Drama Series, along with “The Americans,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Good Wife,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Masters of Sex.” The Lizzy Caplan-starring Showtime series and CBS legal drama actually tied for the most nominations — five (!) — with “The Big Bang Theory,” “Fargo,” and “The Normal Heart.” 

Voted on by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, the Critics Choice TV Awards notably included multiple noms for non-broadcast fare like Netflix, which earned a Best Comedy Series nod for “Orange is the New Black” as well as acting honors for two of its stars, Laverne Cox and Kate Mulgrew, and one guest (Uzo Aduba). 

Comedy Central also had a fine morning, scoring nods for “Broad City” as Best Comedy Series and “Broad” star Ilana Glazer as a nominee for Best Actress in a Comedy. She’s joined in that category by Comedy Central sister Amy Schumer for “Inside Amy Schumer.” 

But it was FX who led the pack with 19 total nominations — and they weren’t all for one show. “Fargo,” “Louie,” and “The Americans” certainly led the charge, but “Sons of Anarchy,” “Justified,” and “American Horror Story: Coven” also scored slots from the CCA. FX was able to edge out HBO, which had 18 nods, most notably for “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” as Best Comedy Series. The former comes as a bit of a surprise for the well-received, but short (eight episodes) freshman series, especially when considering it beat out awards favorite “Girls” for the slot.

HBO’s other freshman series, “True Detective,” meanwhile, got its Emmys campaign back on track with a Best Drama Series nod. The honor is arguably more important for its placement than its inclusion after the TCA labeled “True Detective” a miniseries yesterday. While its two nods are in big categories (McConaughey nabbed another Best Actor slot), it seems Woody Harrelson is catching the short end of the stick. He’s yet to receive any awards recognition for his work, and being shut out of the Supporting Actor race here is telling. McConaughey, and all his Oscar heft, seems to be taking the lead for HBO’s crime drama.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be broadcast live on the CW Thursday, June 19th at 8pm (with a tape delay for the West Coast). Check out the full list of nominees below:

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)

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Comments

Marley

Where's Angela Bassett? Her performance in Coven was remarkable! Also, Mads deserves a nom for Hannibal as well for his superb performance this year too . . . Honorable mention, Guillermo Díaz was great on Scandal as well . .

giang

This list is so much better than the Emmy nominations list but what about The walking dead in the best drama category, Taylor Schilling, Dean Norris ??? There are some serious snubs here.

mark

why Taylor Shilling wasn't nominated?? weird

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