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Critics’ Choice TV Awards: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ Named Best Series; ‘Fargo’ Wins 3

Critics’ Choice TV Awards: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ Named Best Series; ‘Fargo’ Wins 3Orange Is The New Black was the big winner tonight at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The Netflix original won Best Comedy Series along with Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Kate Mulgrew (in a tie with Mom’s Allison Janney) and Best Guest Performance in a Comedy for Uzo Aduba. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association named AMC’s now-wrapped Breaking Bad as Best Drama Series for the second consecutive year, beating out HBO’s True Detective, among others. But that show’s Matthew McConaughey continued his awards-laden year with a'Orange Is The New Black' win for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Rust Cohle. Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany took Best Actress in a Drama Series, repeating her 2013 win. Jim Parsons scored Best Actor in a Comedy Series for CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, and twi-time defending Emmy champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a Comedy for HBO’s Veep. She also won the CCTV Award last year. FX’s Fargo was named Best Miniseries and also won for lead actor Billy Bob Thornton and supporting actress Allison Tolman. FX’s Archer repeated as Best Animated Series winner. FX went into the night with the most nominations (19) and led all networks with five wins, followed by HBO with four and three each for Fox and Netflix. Double winners included Janney, who also picked up Best Guest Performance FX-logoin a Drama Series for Showtime’s Masters Of Sex; Breaking Bad, which also scored a supporting actor nod for Aaron Paul; Fox/National Geographic’s science lesson Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which took Best Reality Series and Reality Series Host for Neil deGrasse Tyson; and HBO’s The Normal Heart, winner for Best Movie and Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for Matt Bomer. Ryan Murphy took home the group’s Louis XIII Genius Award, which honors a TV icon. The show aired live on the East Coast and tape delayed in the West. Here is the full list of winners: Read More »

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Critics’ Choice TV Awards Name Top New Series, Sets Ryan Murphy For Icon Honor

Nellie Andreeva

The Critics-Choice-TV-Awards-Logo1__140528145158-275x148 (1)Broadcast Television Journalists Assoc. spread the wealth among networks in its Most Exciting New Series category, which recognizes mostly upcoming series. This year’s list expanded to seven series, up from six last year, all on different networks. Underlying the struggles of the comedy genre, all shows on the list are dramas. The list is dominated by genre series, horror (Penny Dreadful, The Strain), sci-fi (Extant, The Leftovers) and fantasy/time travel (Outlander). It includes two series that already have premiered, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, which already has been renewed for a second season, and AMC’s period drama Halt And Catch Fire. After CBS’ summer series Under The Dome, exec produced by Steven Spielberg, made the cut last year, the network’s new summer drama from Spielberg, Extant, has landed a nod this time, joined by one other broadcast series, Fox’s fall Batman prequel Gotham. The other entries are from former Lost co-showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse:  Lindelof’s HBO series The Leftovers and Cuse’s FX collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, The Strain. In addition to Under The Dome, last year’s most exciting new shows category featured Ray Donovan, Masters Of Sex, The Bridge, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Michael J. Fox Show.

Also announced today, Ryan Murphy will receive the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award, established to honor an icon in the television industry. Last year, the prize, named Critics’ Choice Television Icon … Read More »

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Broadcast TV Journalists Association Unveils Critics’ Choice Television Awards Nominees

One day after theCritics Choice TV Awards Logo(1) Television Critics Association unveiled nominees for this year’s TCA Awards, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced nominations for its Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

FX-logoFX leads the BTJA’s noms list, with 19 –  followed closely by HBO which garnered 18.  Topping the list of nominated series, with five noms each, are CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and The Good Wife,  FX’s Fargo, Showtime’s Masters Of Sex,  and HBO’s The Normal Heart.

Other top-nominated serieshbologo3 include FX’s The Americans, AMC’s Breaking Bad, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, and PBS’s Sherlock: His Last Vow — each snagging four noms.

cbs8Walton Goggins and Allison Janney were both twice nominated. Goggins is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, for Justified, and Janney is nommed for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,  for Mom. The two also will compete against each other in the Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series category for Sons Of Anarchy and Masters Of Sex, respectively.
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Critics’ Choice TV Awards Set For June 10

The third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, hosted by the Broadcast Television Journalist Association, will be Monday, June 10, at the Beverly Hilton. They will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013 in 23 categories including Most Exciting New Series, which spotlights upcoming series from pilots and early episodes. Nominations will be announced May 23; the Most Exciting New Series will be unveiled June 3.

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Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. Sets Second Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (April 24, 2012) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced that it would be adding six categories to the second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards and will be moving the event to the Beverly Hilton for an evening gala on June 18, 2012.

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Danny DeVito To Receive Critics’ Choice TV Icon Award

By | Thursday June 16, 2011 @ 10:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2011) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced that Danny DeVito will be honored as the first recipient of the Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award at the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley and scheduled to take place at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20, 2011. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star Rob McElhenney will present the award to DeVito.

Presenters were also announced for the show.  Elijah Wood, Tyler Posey, Gillian Jacobs, Sam Trammel, Kevin Connolly, Connie Britton, Adam Scott, B.J. Novak, Wilmer Valderrama, Kaley Cuoco and BTJA’s own Sam Rubin will be presenting the first ever Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

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Critics’ Choice Television Awards Land TV, Online Distribution, Tap Host

Nellie Andreeva

The inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards — from the newly established Broadcast Television Journalists Association, an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association — will be hosted by So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley. The ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20, will be televised by ReelzChannel, which will run it on June 22. VH1.com will live-stream the event. (VH1 is the long-time broadcast partner of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.) The Critcis’ Choice TV Awards are executive produced by Bob Bain. Categories include best show and performance honors in drama, comedy, reality and talk — as well as the “Most Exciting New Series” premiering this summer and fall, judging from pilots and early episodes.

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New Critics’ Choice Television Awards Unveil Categories & Voting Procedures

Nellie Andreeva

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, the newly launched offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, has set the categories and voting procedures for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Like BFCA, BTJA is comprised mainly of journalists working in electronic media, in this case covering television. The Critics’ Choice TV Awards, which will be presented June 20 at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel, will also mirror the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which are going into their 17th year and televised live on VH1.

What separates the Critics’ Choice Television Awards from most mainstream TV awards shows is the Most Exciting New Series category for summer and fall 2011 series — it will be judged based on pilots and/or early episodes. It is open to both scripted and unscripted shows. For the other categories, the new awards show is using the same period of eligibility as the TV Academy does for the Emmys: June 1, 2010-May 31, 2011. The categories, skewed heavily toward talent in front of the camera, are: Read More »

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