Updated: 2016 Critics’ Choice TV Award Nominees Announced

2016 Critics' Choice

There’s a lot to be happy about with the latest awards announcement. The Critics’ Choice Television Award Nominations were announced early Monday morning, and there are a lot of new faces. HBO leads with 22 nominations (no surprise there), but ABC and Netflix trail right behind with 14 each.

Atlanta and Fleabag (yay!!!) landed nominations in the Best Comedy category while HBO’s newest epic, Westworld, will go toe-to-toe with three fan favorites: weekly sobfest This is Us, sci-fi phenomenon Stranger Things, and Netflix’s The Crown. Have you forgotten about FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson? Critics sure haven’t! The true crime saga picked up 6 more nominations this morning.

The Critics’ Choice Awards will be announced in a televised ceremony December 11 at 8pm ET with host TJ Miller.

Here are your 2016 Critics’ Choice Television Award nominees. 

NOTE: Mandy Patinkin was removed as Homeland did not air during the eligibility window. He was replaced by Michael McKean from Better Call Saul

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

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

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

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 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

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones – HBO
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones – HBO
John Lithgow – The Crown – Netflix
Michael McKean – Better Call Saul – 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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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

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    Announced today; awards on 1/18/17 (CBS):

    Favorite TV Show
    The Big Bang Theory
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Outlander
    Stranger Things
    The Walking Dead

    Favorite Network TV Comedy
    The Big Bang Theory
    black-ish
    Jane the Virgin
    Modern Family
    New Girl

    Favorite Comedic TV Actor
    Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
    Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
    Matthew Perry, The Odd Couple
    Tim Allen, Last Man Standing

    Favorite Comedic TV Actress
    Anna Faris, Mom
    Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
    Kaley Cuoco, Big Bang Theory
    Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
    Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

    Favorite Network TV Drama
    Chicago Fire
    Empire
    Grey’s Anatomy
    How to Get Away With Murder
    Quantico

    Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
    Jesse Williams and Justin Chambers, Grey’s Anatomy
    Scott Foley, Sxandal
    Taylor Kinney, Chicago Fire
    Terrence Howard, Empire

    Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
    Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
    Kerry Washington, Scandal
    Priyanka Chopra, Quantico
    Taraji P. Henson, Empire
    Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

    Favorite Cable TV Comedy
    Atlanta
    Baby Daddy
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Real Husbands of Hollywood
    Younger

    Favorite Cable TV Drama
    The Americans
    Bates Motel
    Mr. Robot
    Pretty Little Liars
    Queen Sugar

    Favorite Cable TV Actor
    Adam Devine, Uncle Grandpa
    Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel
    Kevin Hart, Real Husbands of Hollywood
    Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
    Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

    Favorite Cable TV Actress
    Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
    Hilary Duff, Younger
    Keri Russell, The Americans
    Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

    Favorite Premium Drama Series
    Homeland
    House of Cards
    Narcos
    Orange is the New Black
    Power

    Favorite Premium Comedy Series
    Fuller House
    The Mindy Project
    Shameless
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Veep

    Favorite Premium Series Actor
    Aziz Ansari, Master of None
    Dwayne Johnson, Ballers
    Joshua Jackson, The Affair
    Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
    Nick Jonas, Kingdom

    Favorite Premium Series Actress
    Claire Danes, Homeland
    Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
    Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
    Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
    Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

    Favorite TV Crime Drama
    The Blacklist
    Criminal Minds
    Law & Order: SVU
    Lucifer
    NCIS

    Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor
    LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, NCIS: Los Angeles
    Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck, Blue Bloods
    Mark Harmon, NCIS

    Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress
    Jennifer Lopez, Shades of Blue
    Lucy Liu, Elementary
    Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order SVU
    Pauley Perrette, NCIS
    Sophia Bush, Chicago PD

    Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
    Arrow
    The Flash
    Once Upon a Time
    Supernatural
    The Vampire Diaries

    Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
    American Horror Story
    Orphan Black
    Shadowhunters
    Teen Wolf
    The Walking Dead

    Favorite Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series
    Game of Thrones
    Marvel’s Luke Cage
    Outlander
    Stranger Things
    Westworld

    Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
    Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
    Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
    Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
    Sam Heughan, Outlander
    Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf

    Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
    Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
    Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
    Jennifer Morrison, Once Upon a Time
    Lauren Cohan, The Walking Dead
    Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

    Favorite Competition TV Show
    America’s Got Talent
    American Ninja Warrior
    Dancing with the Stars
    Masterchef
    The Voice

    Favorite Daytime TV Host
    Dr. Phil
    Ellen DeGeneres
    Kelly Ripa
    Rachael Ray
    Steve Harvey

    Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team
    The Chew
    Good Morning America
    The Talk
    Today
    The View

    Favorite Late Night TV Host
    Conan O’Brien
    James Corden
    Jimmy Fallon
    Jimmy Kimmel
    Stephen Colbert

    Favorite Actor In A New TV Series
    Damon Wayans, Lethal Weapon
    Kevin James, Kevin Can Wait
    Kiefer Sutherland, Designated Survivor
    Matt LeBlanc, The Great Indoors
    Milo Ventimiglia, This is Us

    Favorite Actress In A New TV Series
    Jordana Brewster, Lethal Weapon
    Kristen Bell, The Good Place
    Mandy Moore, This is Us
    Minnie Driver, Speechless
    Piper Perabo, Notorious

    Favorite Animated TV Show
    American Dad
    Bob’s Burgers
    Family Guy
    The Simpsons
    South Park

    Favorite New TV Comedy: American Housewife, The Good Place, The Great Indoors, Kevin Can Wait, Man With a Plan, Son of Zorn, Speechless

    Favorite New TV Drama (to be whittled down to 5 after additional fan voting): Bull, Conviction, Designated Survivor, The Exorcist, Frequency, Lethal Weapon, MacGyver, No Tomorrow, Notorious, Pitch, Pure Genius, This Is Us, Timeless

  • Billy Barron

    So, I guess this is what happens when top-key critics from the critics choice leave its own organization! Is Modern family better than the Kweens from Broad city, insecure (which along with Atlanta, is arguably one of the best new shows on tv) or Better things (a late bloomer–did anyone see the season finale? absolutely masterful! and the directing– amazing! a natural decent of louie for sure!)?

    I always viewed the critics choice as the awards that acknowledged the underdogs, but is stranger things, This is us and Westworld, truly more captivating then the American’s (a show this critic’s group have championed for years)? Clearly these omissions signal an interesting change towards embracing the commercial, instead of acknowledging truly diverse & creative works of art.

    Slightly underwhelmed, yet excited that Atlanta got recognized. I hope the members that left, form their own independent tv critics group! Is there still hope? Will the Globes, give it up for Insecure? they sure do love the newbies…Stay tuned.

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