Critics' Choice TV Awards Nominations: Two Cable Channels Distance Themselves From the Pack TVWeek
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the nominations for the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and two cable channels were the clear front-runners.
HBO, with 21 nominations, leads the way, followed closely by FX with 19. The broadcast networks are next in the pecking order: CBS will 11 nominations, ABC with 10 and Fox and NBC with nine each. Also strong: AMC and Sundance with seven nominations each, USA with six and BBC America and Showtime with five apiece.
Among shows, FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” and CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” lead the way with six apiece, while NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and Sundance’s “Top of the Lake” come in with five each.
Best Comedy Series will be a battle among “The Big Bang Theory,” FX’s “Louie,” ABC’s “The Middle,” Fox’s “New Girl,” “Parks and Recreation” and HBO’s “Veep.”
Nominees for Best Drama Series are FX’s “The Americans,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” PBS’s “Downton Abbey,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” CBS’s “The Good Wife” and Showtime’s “Homeland.”
The awards will be presented June 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Click here for the full list of nominees.