The People v. O.J. Simpson leads Critics’ Choice Awards nominations
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The People v. O.J. Simpson leads Critics’ Choice Awards nominations

Cuba Gooding Jr.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story looks set for a big night at the Critics’ Choice Awards after receiving six nominations.

The TV miniseries is up for Best Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series, alongside All the Way, Confirmation, Killing Reagan, Roots, and The Night Manager.

Its stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney B. Vance will compete for Best Actor In A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series against Bryan Cranston for All the Way, Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager, and Tim Matheson in Killing Reagan.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones is another big contender with five nods, including Best Drama Series, for which it will face off with Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, Stranger Things, The Crown, This Is Us, and Westworld.

Outlander’s Sam Heughan, Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek, Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, The Americans’ Matthew Rhys, Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber, and House of Card’s Kevin Spacey are up for Best Actor in a Drama Series, while Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe is shortlisted for Best Actress in a Drama Series, against Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Keri Russell for The Americans, Evan Rachel Wood for Westworld, and Robin Wright for House of Cards.

Supporting actor nods for drama include Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, Mr. Robot’s Christian Slater, and Ray Donovan’s Jon Voight, while The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey, and Westworld’s Thandie Newton are up for the female equivalent.

Meanwhile, Best Comedy Series nominees include Atlanta, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Black-ish, Modern Family, and Veep, while Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) are among those to do battle for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson, The Last Man on Earth’s Will Forte, Atlanta’s Donald Glover, Documentary Now!’s Bill Hader, Blunt Talk’s Patrick Stewart, and Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor are up for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

Modern Family’s Julie Bowen, Veep’s Anna Chlumsky, Mom’s Allison Janney, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Jane Krakowski, Transparent’s Judith Light, and Girls’ Allison Williams are up for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Basket’s Louie Anderson, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andre Braugher, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess, Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, Veep’s Tony Hale, and Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller have all received nods for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.


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