Shocking Critics’ Choice TV Awards nominations snubs: ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Orange is the New Black’ …

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There were some surprising snubs among the Critics' Choice TV Awards nominations announced Monday. Instead of taking place in the spring to precede the Emmys, these kudos are now being presented in the winter right alongside the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, starting this year. That has meant a one-time change in the eligibility period for these prizes presented by the Broadcast TV Journalists Association.

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As the last Critics' Choice TV Awards, held on May 31, honored achievements from the first half of 2015, these only considered programming that has aired since June. That ruled out a slew of shows including "The Americans," "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Silicon Valley." 

Among those noteworthy programs and performers that were eligible, "American Horror Story: Hotel" was snubbed in Best Movie/Miniseries though it did pick up a trio of acting nominations. After strong showings at the Golden Globes, two Netflix shows were shut out: "Orange is the New Black" and "Narcos."

And CBS's legal drama "The Good Wife" also came up empty save a nomination for guest actress Margo Martindale; that was all the more surprising given the show's four nominations back in May, including Best Drama Series.

See some of the other most significant Critics' Choice snubs below. Read our report on the Critics' Choice TV nominees right here.

Critics' Choice Awards 2015: Complete list of nominations

NOT NOMINATED: Best Comedy Series
"Mom"
"Modern Family"
"The Grinder"
"Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"
"Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day of Camp"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Comedy Actor
Rob Lowe, "The Grinder"
Patrick Stewart, "Blunt Talk"
Denis Leary, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"
Chris Geere, "You're the Worst"
Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Comedy Actress
Anna Faris, "Mom"
Jamie Lee Curtis, "Scream Queens"
Michaela Watkins, "Casual"
Mindy Kaling, "The Mindy Project"
Emma Roberts, "Scream Queens"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Drama Series
"Orange is the New Black"
"Narcos"
"Homeland"
"The Good Wife"
"The Man in the High Castle"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Drama Actor
Wagner Moura, "Narcos"
Terrence Howard, "Empire"
Mads Mikkelsen, "Hannibal"
Dominic West, "The Affair"
Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Drama Actress
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Melissa Benoist, "Supergirl"
Ruth Wilson, "The Affair"
Alexa Davalos, "The Man in the High Castle"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Movie/Miniseries
"American Horror Story: Hotel"
"River"
"Driving Miss Daisy"
"Flesh and Bone"
"True Detective"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Movie/Miniseries Actor
James Earl Jones, "Driving Miss Daisy"
Matt Bomer, "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Stellan Skarsgard, "River"
Colin Farrell, "True DetectivE"
Will Ferrell, "A Deadly Adoption"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Movie/Miniseries Actress
Angela Lansbury, "Driving Miss Daisy"
Kristen Wiig, "A Deadly Adoption"
Lesley Manville, "River"
Sarah Hay, "Flesh and Bone"
Lady Gaga, "American Horror Story: Hotel"

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"American Horror Story: Hotel" photo credit: FX

"The Good Wife" photo credit: CBS

"Orange is the New Black" photo credit: Netflix

"The Grinder" photo credit: FOX

2 thoughts on “Shocking Critics’ Choice TV Awards nominations snubs: ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Orange is the New Black’ …

  1. You must not be watching American Horror – Hotel this season. There is nothing shocking about it’s exclusion. There have been a couple mediocre episodes, but the majority borderline unwatchable, especially compared to previous seasons.

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