Nominations were announced Monday morning for the 21st annual Critics Choice Awards, as voted on by the Broadcast Film, and Television Journalists Association, who after having their awards seperately since 2010, have combined the presentation and ceremony into one show that will air on January 17th on A&E (and simultaneously on Lifetime and LMN) hosted by Silicon Valley’s T. J. Miller.
According to Variety: “Previously, TV awards were handed out in June. Because of the new combined format, only television shows airing primarily within the seven months from June 1 to Dec. 31 were eligible for nomination. The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. consists of nearly 300 reviewers from TV, radio and online. The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. was begun a few years ago as an offshoot, with its first TV ceremony held in June 2011. There are about 100 voters. In the new configuration, movie critics will vote on the film awards, while TV reviewers will vote on TV.”
And in the TV categories some very soap famous notabes have made the cut and will vye for the award come January. Former General Hospital star and Five-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky, now Avery) along with his on-screen love interest played by former Guiding Light and OLTL star Hayden Panettiere (Juliette), both scored nominations for their work on Nashville! Jackson will compete in the Supporting Actor category in a Drama Series, while Panettiere will compete in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Former One Life to Live star and two-time Daytime Emmy and Tony winner, Judith Light (Ex-Karen Wolek), who was also recognized with a nomination last week for the Golden Globes for Transparent, also scored a nod for the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the critically-acclaimed Amazon Prime series.
Fox’s sudsy Empire also was recognized in a few categories. In the acting field, it was once again Taraji P. Henson’s turn as Cookie Lyon that scored her a nod in the Lead Actress in a Drama category, while the series is competiting in the Best TV Drama category.
The Young and the Restless budding starlet, Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman) also landed a nomination for her star turn as a young Dolly Parton in the motion picture made for TV, Coat of Many Colors. Lind is up in the Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited series Category. While there are other TV category genres honored by the critics associations; such as reality programming and talk show, daytime dramas are not represented. Check out the entire nominations here!
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