Will ‘Justified’ be big winner at Critics’ Choice TV Awards?

Justified” could steal the show on Sunday when the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. bestow their annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards. It snagged five bids — the most of any series — and since the first ceremony in 2011, the programs with the most number of nominations have each won at least one award.

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Timothy Olyphant is currently favored to win Best Drama Actor. He leads with odds of 10/9 with Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) in second place at 3/1. 

And in Drama Supporting Actor, Walton Goggins (also in contention for his guest role on “Sons of Anarchy”) is out front with odds of 4/5. His closest competitor is Jonathan Banks (“Better Caul Saul”) at 9/2. 

Sam Elliott is currently ranked second in Drama Guest Performance with odds of 5/1. Cicely Tyson has leading 5/6 odds for her scene-stealing work on “How to Get Away with Murder.” 

Joelle Carter sits in third place in the Drama Supporting Actress category at 14/1 behind Lorraine Toussaint (“Orange is the New Black”) at 4/7 and Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”) at 11/2.

The toughest category looks to be Drama Series where it is currently tied for fifth place with “Empire” at 10/1. “The Good Wife” leads with odds of (10/3) followed by “Game of Thrones,” (4/1) “The Americans” (4/1) and “Orange is the New Black” (11/2). 

When it came to predicting the winners of last year’s Critics’ Choice Awards, Gold Derby’s Users and Top 24 were right 73.91% of the time, while our Editors trailed with 69.57%.

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Why did Critics’ Choice snub past favorites like ‘Game of Thrones’ & ‘Orphan Black’?

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