Video slugfest: What to think of those crazy TV critics' awards?

By Tom O'Neil
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There were wacky things going on with the Television Critics Assn. Awards and the Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "House of Cards" did well with TCA, but not CCTA. CCTA loved "Masters of Sex" but TCA didn't. Huh? What makes all this so peculiar is that the two critics' groups share many of the same voters.

But don't fret. Joining me here to explain it all to you are Marcus Dixon, Riley Chow and Charles Bright. Watch our video slugfest below and make your predictions here

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