For this Sunday's entertainment entry, I'm taking a break from looking at the box office receipts for the big screen, as I did for the past three weeks to examine the best of the little screen in the genres and topics I find most interesting, speculative fiction (encompassing science fiction, fantasy, and horror), politics, crime, and history. The occasion is the 5TH Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which are taking place tonight.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT), with a one-hour Red Carpet Special preceding the awards show.These awards should be a good preview of the Emmy Awards. Those nominations will be announced in July and the winners awarded in August.
HBO leads the networks in nominations with 27, followed by FX which garnered 16. Topping the list of nominated series are Justified (FX) and Olive Kitteridge (HBO), both with five nominations. The Americans (FX), Bessie (HBO), The Good Wife (CBS), Transparent (Amazon) and Wolf Hall (PBS) followed close behind with four nominations each. Other top series with multiple nominations include American Crime (ABC), American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX), The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Broad City (Comedy Central), The Honorable Woman (Sundance), Jane the Virgin (The CW), Silicon Valley (HBO), Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Lifetime) and Veep (HBO), all with three nominations. Walton Goggins is nominated for his performance in two different shows: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Justified (FX) and Best Guest Performer in a Drama for Sons of Anarchy (FX).
Follow over the jump for my comments on tonight's nominees.