Critics’ Choice TV nominees include ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Fargo’

“Fargo” among Critics’ Choice nominees
The FX series “Fargo,” with Allison Tolman and Shawn Doyle, is nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award as best miniseries. Tolman is also nominated as a supporting actress.
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The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. announced nominations for the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards on Wednesday. “Fargo,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Good Wife,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Normal Heart” were the most-nominated programs of the year, with five nods apiece. 

Other programs picking up multiple nominations include “Orange Is the New Black,” “Sherlock: His Last Vow,” “The Americans” and “Breaking Bad.”

On the strength of the limited series “Fargo,” adapted from the Coen brothers’ 1996 movie, the offbeat comedy “Louie” and the Cold War drama “The Americans,” FX has the most nominations of any network. It is followed closely by awards heavyweight HBO (18), which scored nods for the film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play “The Normal Heart” as well as fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” political satire “Veep,” Brooklyn-set “Girls,” tech-world comedy “Silicon Valley” and gay drama series “Looking." 

The comedy category was dominated by newcomers, with freshman series “Broad City,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Silicon Valley” earning nominations along with established series “The Big Bang Theory,” “Veep” and “Louie.”


Competing for best drama series are the rookies “Masters of Sex” and “True Detective,” as well as veterans “Game of Thrones,” “The Americans,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Good Wife.”

The acting categories likewise include a mixture of perennial award favorites, such as Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), and fresh faces like Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”), Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”).

The awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be held June 19 at the Beverly Hilton and will be broadcast live on the CW. 

The complete list of nominees:


BEST COMEDY SERIESThe 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 SERIESLouie 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 SERIESIlana 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 SERIESAndre 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 SERIESMayim 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 SERIESUzo 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 SERIESThe 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 SERIESBryan 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 SERIESLizzy 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 SERIESJosh 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 SERIESChristine 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 SERIESBeau 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 MOVIEAn 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 MINISERIESAmerican 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-SERIESDavid 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-SERIESHelena 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-SERIESMatt 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-SERIESAmanda 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 Tollman, “Fargo” (FX)BEST REALITY SERIESCosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)Deadliest Catch (Discovery)Duck Dynasty (A&E)Mythbusters (Discovery)Top Gear (BBC America)Undercover Boss (CBS)BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITIONThe Amazing Race (CBS)Project Runway (Lifetime)Shark Tank (ABC)Survivor (CBS)Top Chef (Bravo)The Voice (NBC) BEST REALITY HOSTTom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)Carson Daly, “The Voice” (NBC)Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)Gordon Ramsay, “MasterChef” (Fox)RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (Fox/National Geographic Channel)BEST TALK SHOWJimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Time Telepictures)The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)Conan (TBS)BEST ANIMATED SERIESArcher (FX)Bob’s Burgers (FOX)The Simpsons (FOX)Family Guy (FOX)Phineas and Ferb (Disney XD)Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)

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