The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominations for its annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, with HBO leading the networks with 27 nominations and FX coming in second with 17 nominations.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s third annual Critics’ Choice Awards were held Monday night in Beverly Hills, and The Big Bang Theory made the biggest bang, winning in three categories — including Best Comedy. Also among the multiple winners were FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, AMC’s Breaking Bad and HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, each of which topped two categories.
The two shows, both critical darlings, took the respective best drama and comedy prizes at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards during a luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday. In what amounts to a reflection of last year’s Emmys and a bold prediction of this year’s ceremony. Mad Men and Modern Family won the top prizes at a new event organized by television critics.
Having become a factor in the movie awards season, broadcast critics are now extending their franchise to television. The inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be presented on June 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The new TV honors, which will focus on shows and stars, won’t be televised — at least not yet.