May 20, 2013 at 12:16 am #276945
THE BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced that the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be held the evening of Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Now in our third year, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards gala has become the kickoff for the television award season and an opportunity for the industry to come together to celebrate its great work,” said Joey Berlin, president of BTJA.
Best known for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, now going into its 19th year, the Broadcast Film Critics Association established BTJA and the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2011 on behalf of television journalists working in electronic media to celebrate outstanding work in television. In addition to honoring the best shows and performers from the previous season, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards also spotlights the Most Exciting New Series premiering in the coming months, judging from pilots and early episodes.
The BTJA Executive Board includes: Michael Ausiello (TVLine), Joey Berlin (BFCA/BTJA), Debra Birnbaum (TV Guide Magazine), Jenna Busch (Zap2It.com), John De Simio (BFCA/BTJA), and Sam Rubin (KTLA-TV). The organization currently has 77 voting members.
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013 in the following categories:
Best Comedy Series
Best Guest Performer
Best Drama Series
Best Guest Performer
MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
· Best Movie or Mini-series
· Lead Actor
· Lead Actress
· Supporting Actor (New Category)
· Supporting Actress (New Category)
BEST TALK SHOW
(Daytime as well as late night shows are included in this category.)
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES
BTJA members serve on four Nominating Committees – Comedy, Drama, Movies/Miniseries and Reality/Animation. These committees will begin consideration on May 1. Each committee will render its recommendations on May 22. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominees will publicly be announced on May 23. The Most Exciting New Series will be announced June 3. Final voting in all other categories will take place June 6 – June 8. Winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards gala on June 10.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: http://www.CriticsChoice.com
The 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Timeline:
The following dates apply for the third annual CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS, honoring the finest achievement among programs airing between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
May 1, 2013– Nominating Committees begin consideration
May 22, 2013 – Nominating Committees render recommendations
May 23, 2013 – Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominees announced
June 3, 2013 – CCTA Best New Series winners announced
June 6, 2013 – Final ballots go out to the BTJA members
June 8, 2013 – Deadline for returning final ballots
The third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards ceremony will be held on Monday evening, June 10, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.May 20, 2013 at 8:22 am #276947
I’ve always liked these. They have done a much better job than the Emmy’s, and they’re only 3 years old. They nominated Regina King last year, and Christina Hendricks has won here. They always come up with good nominees and great winners.May 20, 2013 at 8:54 am #276948
I’m predicting series wins for Game of Thrones and Girls.May 20, 2013 at 9:04 am #276949
If they dump Mad Men they woud be doing a great service.May 20, 2013 at 9:25 am #276950
I’m predicting john noble winning thisMay 20, 2013 at 11:01 am #276951
One of their twelve guest nominees matched up to the Emmys last year.
of the twenty winners matched up, so they still have a bit of a ways to
go before they are like their film equivalent, which matched nine of
nineteen winners to the Oscars.
Southland, Community, Justified and Sons of Anarchy did much better here than at the Emmys last year. New Girl, Raising Hope and Parks and Recreation also picked up some extra nominations.May 20, 2013 at 11:08 am #276952
Maybe Enlightened will get some love here since it was mostly critics beating the drum for it this past season.
Does anyone know how much overlap in voting bodies there is for these and the TCAs?May 20, 2013 at 11:31 am #276953
Except, unlike the terrible Critics Choice Awards for Film, I hope they continue to simply award based on preference instead of trying to predict the Emmys.May 20, 2013 at 11:50 am #276954
2011’s Most Exciting New Series:
Alcatraz (FOX) — canceled after 1 season
Awake (NBC) — canceled after 1 season
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) — canceled after 2 seasons
Falling Skies (TNT)
New Girl (FOX)
Ringer (The CW) — canceled after 1 season
Smash (NBC) — canceled after 2 seasons
Terra Nova (FOX) — canceled after 1 season
2012’s Most Exciting New Series:
The Following (Fox)
The Mindy Project (Fox)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Political Animals (USA) — canceled after 1 season
7/13 canceledMay 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm #276955
It would be nice if they got rid of the dead weight (Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family, Good Wife) that Emmy relies on too much and open the tent to more of what’s on basic cable as well. The best drama you’re not watching is running roughshod north of the border in getting nominations for various groups. Fingers crossed.May 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm #276956
Drama Series predictions:
Breaking Bad (AMC)
* Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
The Americans (FX)
I hope these awards are televised or at least receive webcast treatment (like 2 years ago).May 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm #276957
Keep in mind that, with only 77 voting members and only 6 nominees in each category, you would only need 13 votes to win. While this group has made some great choices in the past, they are hardly a gauge of the Emmys.May 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm #276958
^Which is a good thing. I wanted this to be an alternative to the Emmys. They pretty much won my respect when they gave props to Fringe’s third season. I would hate for it to move towards the tendencies its film voting counterpart. Also, it’s impossible for any awards group to be a gauge of the Emmys, because of the very specific way they vote within the academy. And they don’t receive the amount of press as the Globes, SAGs or even the TCAs, so their winners and nominees don’t effect the race that much.May 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm #276959
The Good Wife is one of the best dramas from this year, you bite your tongue!May 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm #276960
I’m curious to see how comedy will turn out, especiallly in terms of Modern Family’s nominations. They critics have already been pretty good about limiting their recognition for the show, so it remains to be seen if its total will be the same here as it was last year (only getting nominated for Series, Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell), Supporting Actress (Julie Bowen), and Guest Actor (Bobby Cannavle), with only Burrell and Bowen winning).
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