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It’s People V. O.J. Simpson vs. everyone else in Critics’ Choice Awards nominations

(Photo: FX)
(Photo: FX)

After conquering the Emmys, The People V. O.J. Simpson has now moved on to the Critics’ Choice Awards. The series picked up six nominations, the most of any series, and is represented in all the limited series categories save for supporting actress. Its biggest rival is The Night Manager with five. Elsewhere, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association threw its support behind a bunch of new shows, including Atlanta, Fleabag, Westworld, The Crown, and Stranger Things. That’s not to say that the usual suspects aren’t all here—including Game Of Thrones, which collected five nods.


This year’s show is mired in controversy after a number of members of the BTJA resigned after the show’s network, A&E, joined forces with Entertainment Weekly, an ostensible show of favoritism for awards that are supposed to be about a collective of voices. You can see the full list of nominations below. The ceremony is set to take place December 11, and T.J. Miller will serve as host.

Best Comedy Series




Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Best Actress In A Comedy Series

Ellie Kemper—Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus—Veep

Kate McKinnon—Saturday Night Live

Tracee Ellis Ross—Black-ish

Phoebe Waller-Bridge —Fleabag

Constance Wu—Fresh Off The Boat

Best Actor In A Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson—Black-ish

Will Forte—The Last Man On Earth

Donald Glover—Atlanta

Bill Hader—Documentary Now!

Patrick Stewart—Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor—Transparent

Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Julie Bowen—Modern Family

Anna Chlumsky—Veep

Allison Janney—Mom

Jane Krakowski—Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Judith Light—Transparent

Allison Williams—Girls

Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Louie Anderson—Baskets

Andre Braugher—Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tituss Burgess—Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell—Modern Family

Tony Hale—Veep

T.J. Miller—Silicon Valley

Best Guest Performer In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin—Saturday Night Live

Christine Baranski—The Big Bang Theory

Larry David—Saturday Night Live

Lisa Kudrow—Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Liam Neeson—Inside Amy Schumer

Best Animated Series


Bob’s Burgers

BoJack Horseman

Son Of Zorn

South Park

The Simpsons

Best Reality Competition Series

America’s Got Talent

MasterChef Junior

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Skin Wars

The Amazing Race

The Voice

Best Structured Reality Series


Inside The Actors Studio

Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Project Runway

Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Best Unstructured Reality Series

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Chrisley Knows Best

Deadliest Catch

Ice Road Truckers


Naked and Afraid

Best Talk Show

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Best Reality Show Host

Ted Allen—Chopped

Tom Bergeron—Dancing with the Stars

Anthony Bourdain—Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Nick Cannon—America’s Got Talent

Carson Daly—The Voice

RuPaul—RuPaul’s Drag Race

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Peter Dinklage—Game Of Thrones

Kit Harington—Game Of Thrones

John Lithgow—The Crown

Mandy Patinkin—Homeland

Christian Slater—Mr. Robot

Jon Voight—Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Christine Baranski—The Good Wife

Emilia Clarke—Game Of Thrones

Lena Headey—Game Of Thrones

Thandie Newton—Westworld

Maura Tierney—The Affair

Constance Zimmer—UnREAL

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Sam Heughan—Outlander

Rami Malek—Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk—Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys—The Americans

Liev Schreiber—Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey—House Of Cards

Best Actress In A Drama Series

Caitriona Balfe—Outlander

Viola Davis—How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany—Orphan Black

Keri Russell—The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood—Westworld

Robin Wright—House of Cards

Best Drama Series

Better Call Saul

Game Of Thrones

Mr. Robot

Stranger Things

The Crown

This Is Us


Best Guest Performer In A Drama Series

Mahershala Ali—House Of Cards

Lisa Bonet—Ray Donovan

Ellen Burstyn—House of Cards

Michael J. Fox—The Good Wife

Jared Harris—The Crown

Jeffrey Dean Morgan—The Walking Dead

Best Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

All The Way


Killing Reagan


The Night Manager

The People V. O.J. Simpson

Best Actor In A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

Bryan Cranston—All The Way

Benedict Cumberbatch—Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Cuba Gooding Jr.—The People V. O.J. Simpson

Tom Hiddleston—The Night Manager

Tim Matheson—Killing Reagan

Courtney B. Vance—The People V. O.J. Simpson

Best Supporting Actor In A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

Sterling K. Brown—The People V. O.J. Simpson

Lane Garrison—Roots

Frank Langella—All the Way

Hugh Laurie—The Night Manager

John Travolta—The People V. O.J. Simpson

Forest Whitaker—Roots

Best Actress In A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

Olivia Colman—The Night Manager

Felicity Huffman—American Crime

Cynthia Nixon—Killing Reagan

Sarah Paulson—The People V. O.J. Simpson

Lili Taylor—American Crime

Kerry Washington—Confirmation

Best Supporting Actress In A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

Elizabeth Debicki—The Night Manager

Regina King—American Crime

Sarah Lancashire—The Dresser

Melissa Leo—All The Way

Anna Paquin—Roots

Emily Watson—The Dresser

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