Critics’ Choice TV Awards to Air First Televised Ceremony


There are a few major changes coming to this year’s fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced earlier this afternoon that the fourth annual awards ceremony will split the best movie/miniseries award into two separate categories. The change comes as the response to the growing number of projects in the longform programming.

The announcement follows the Television Academy’s decision earlier in the year to split the movie and miniseries categories ahead of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The BTJA also announced that the Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be broadcasted for the first time ever on broadcast television, airing on The CW. Joey Berlin, president of BTJA, spoke of his pleasure in bring the ceremony to network television saying:

There is an abundance of great TV programming, and no one can see it all. We’re proud that, through the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, an organization of professional TV watchers can weigh in to help the public, the industry and Emmy voters identify the shows they don’t want to miss. Heading into our fourth year, we’ve established this show as the kickoff for the television award season, and we’re thrilled we’ll be making our network television debut on The CW this year.”

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will air Thursday, June 19 at 8/7c on The CW.

Here is complete of the Critics’ Choice Television Awards’ categories:

COMEDY SERIES
Best Comedy Series
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Best Guest Performer

DRAMA SERIES
Best Drama Series
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Best Guest Performer

MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Best Movie (New Category)
Best Miniseries (New Category)
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress

REALITY SERIES
Reality Series
Reality-Competition Series
Host

BEST TALK SHOW

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES

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