Critics’ Choice TV Awards nominations 2019: ‘The Americans’ gets big farewell hug with leading 5 bids

With a leading five bids, FX’s departing drama “The Americans” earns bragging rights as the most-nominated series at the 9th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards. Two limited series — two limited series: “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX), and “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime) — also reaped five nominations apiece. Nominations were announced on Monday, December 10 by the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn., with the winners set to be revealed Sunday, January 13, 2019 on the CW network. See full list of Critics’ Choice TV Awards 2019 nominations.

Boosted by those strong showings, FX has 17 nominations in total. However, it is Netflix and HBO that lead overall with 20 bids apiece. The Netflix nominations are spread among upwards of 10 shows with the laffer “One Day at a Time” earning three bids. HBO’s line-up is led by the limited series “Sharp Objects” with four and the comedy series “Barry” with three.

SEE See full list of Critics’ Choice TV Awards 2019 nominations

In the race for Best Drama Series, last year’s champion “The Handmaid’s Tale” was snubbed. “The Americans” vies against “Better Call Saul,” The Good Fight,” “Homecoming,” “Killing Eve,” “My Brilliant Friend,” “Pose” and “Succession.”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” defends its Best Comedy Series title against “Barry,” “The Good Place,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Middle,” “One Day at a Time” and “Schitt’s Creek.”

Of last year’s four lead acting winners, three are back to defend their title: comedy champs Ted Danson (“The Good Place” and Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marevelous Mrs. Maisel”) and drama actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown was snubbed in favor of his co-star Milo Ventimiglia.

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