When the 2019 Critics’ Choice TV Awards air Sunday, January 13 on the CW network, expect the big winners to be Amazon’s comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and FX’s drama “The Americans.” Both series are predicted to take home three trophies apiece, dominating all other programs this year. (See Gold Derby’s racetrack odds.) Taye Diggs (“All American”) hosts the combined TV/film awards show that airs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the east coast and will then be tape-delayed for the west coast. Below, find our official predictions in all 17 television categories.
For the five comedy categories, “Mrs. Maisel” is predicted to win Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actress for Rachel Brosnahan and Best Comedy Supporting Actress for Alex Borstein. Tony Shalhoub is also nominated for Best Comedy Supporting Actor, though he’s expected to lose to Henry Winkler (“Barry”), just as he did at the Emmys. Likewise, “Barry” star Bill Hader is predicted to win Best Comedy Actor, which means all five comedy categories will be carbon copies of the Emmys’ picks from last September.
Over in the five drama races, get ready for several departures from the Emmys as “The Americans” is forecasted to win Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor for Matthew Rhys and Best Drama Supporting Actor for Noah Emmerich. As for the ladies, Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) has the strongest odds to win Best Drama Actress (just as she did at the Golden Globes), while Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is predicted to take home Best Drama Supporting Actress. Of these five categories, only Rhys prevailed at the Emmy Awards.
The three other program categories honored by the Critics’ Choice Awards are Best TV Movie, Best Limited Series and Best Animated Series. “Jesus Christ Superstar” is expected to win the telefilm race (especially since Emmy champ “USS: Callister” is not eligible). Limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” should continue its awards show sweep following victories at the Emmys and Golden Globes. And “Bojack Horseman” is predicted to win its third trophy here after victories in 2015 and 2016.
Finally, there’s the four acting races for limited series/TV movies. Best Actress is predicted to go to Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”), who just lost the Golden Globe in a bit of an upset to Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”). The Best Actor prize should go to Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”), mimicking the Emmys and Globes. And the trophies for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor are forecasted to go to Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”) and Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”), respectively.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Critics’ Choice contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Critics’ Choice predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on January 13.