After three seasons, the sci-fi cult show “Fringe” has finally received some awards recognition. On Monday, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the contenders for its inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards and “Fringe” numbered three nominations.
The show vies for Best Drama Series against perennial awards favorites “Dexter,” “The Good Wife” and “Mad Men” as well as the final season of “Friday Night Lights,” the second season of “Justified” and newcomers “Boardwalk Empire,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Killing” and “The Walking Dead.”
“Fringe” leading lady Anna Torv contends for Best Drama Actress against previous Emmy nominees Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”), Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) and Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”), Golden Globe champ Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Mireille Enos (“The Killing”).
And “Fringe” featured player John Noble rounds out the Drama Supporting Actor roster with previous Emmy nominees Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”) and John Slattery (“Mad Men”) and Walton Goggins (“Justified”), Shawn Hatosy (“Southland”) and Michael Pitt (“Boardwalk Empire”).
“Fringe” found its feet this year. Indeed, BTJA member Matt Roush (TV Guide) proclaimed that the third season premiere “took top honors as the Show of the Night. It’s that good.” Fans of the show have launched a Facebook campaign on behalf of the series andits stars. And both Anna Torv and John Noble revealed to Gold Derby their awards hopes for the show.
The Critics’ Choice TV Awards will be handed out at the Beverly Hilton on June 20, with VH1.com streaming the ceremony hosted by Cat Deely (“So You Think You Can Dance”). ReelzChannel will air an edited version of the kudocast on June 22 at 8 p.m. ET. Emmy nominating ballots are due on June 24