Tonight marks the annual Critics’ Choice Awards on A&E hosted by TJ Miller, but this one is a little different from some others we’ve seen over the years. The TV and movie awards are being handed out in the same night, and as a result of the move the latest TV trophies really only cover the past six months or so. If you are wondering why there is no “Mad Men,” “Outlander,” or “Better Call Saul” on the list of nominees, this is why.
Below, take a look at who we think should win many of the trophies tonight. (Full disclosure: We’re not a voter for the actual awards.) You can head over here to see the full list of nominees.
Drama Series – “The Leftovers.” Poignant, thought-provoking, strange, and wonderful. HBO’s tale of a rapture-like event transcended great TV this season.
Drama Actor – Hugh Dancy, “Hannibal.” If the show never comes back for more episodes or a movie, this would be a lovely send-off.
Drama Actress – Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful.” Is there a way that someone with a Golden Globe nomination could still be underrated? We think so.
Drama Supporting Actor – Christopher Eccleston, “The Leftovers.” Go watch the episode “No Room at the Inn” and tell us otherwise.
Drama Supporting Actress – Ann Dowd, “The Leftovers.” Meanwhile, go watch the episode “International Assassin.”
Comedy Series – “Master of None.” Probably one of the few comedies that have looked like being a modern-day actor in a way that wasn’t cheesy.
Comedy Actor – Aziz Ansari, “Master of None.” The freshest voice behind one of the freshest series of the year.
Comedy Actress – Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Sure, she just won the Globe, but isn’t she worthy of something more?
Comedy Supporting Actor – Jaime Camil, “Jane the Virgin.” Often overshadowed by Gina Rodriguez but still great.
Comedy Supporting Actress – Eden Sher, “The Middle.” The heart and soul of this show.
TV Movie / Miniseries – “Fargo.” It’s not really close
TV Movie / Miniseries Actor – Idris Elba, “Luther.” There’s just something about John Luther that is absolutely magnetic.
TV Movie / Miniseries Actress – Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo.” Time to right a great wrong from the Globes.
TV Movie / Miniseries Actor – Jesse Plemons, “Fargo.” Surprised that he’s supporting, but let’s go with it.
TV Movie / Miniseries Actress – Jean Smart, “Fargo.” Hey, the show was just this great.
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