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“Drag Race,” “Stranger Things,” “Skin Wars” Nab Nominations For 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards

The Critics' Choice Awards air December 11 at 8pm on A&E

Nominations for the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards were announced this morning and among the honorees was RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is in the running for Best Reality Competition Series, against America’s Got Talent, MasterChef Junior, Skin Wars, the Amazing Race and The Voice.

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Appearing on both Drag Race and Skin Wars, RuPaul has twice the chances of going home with an award.

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story lead the pack with six nominations, followed by Game of Thrones, The Night Manager and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , which netted five apiece.

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In the Best Actor categories, Emmy winner Kate McKinnon was nominated for her work on Saturday Night Live and Jeffrey Tambor got the nod for Transparent.

Other nominees include Tituss Burgess for his role on Schmitt and Louie Anderson was nominated for his role as Christine Baskets on FX’s Baskets.

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The Critics’ Choice Awards will air December 11 at 8pm on A&E. Nominations in the movie categories will be announced December 1.


Below, view the full list of TV nominees for the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
Stranger Things
The Crown
This Is Us
Westworld

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sam Heughan, Outlander
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
John Lithgow, The Crown
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards
Lisa Bonet, Ray Donovan
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Jared Harris, The Crown
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta
Black-ish
Fleabag
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Documentary Now!
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Allison Janney, Mom
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Judith Light, Transparent
Allison Williams, Girls

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Saturday Night Live
Lisa Kudrow, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Liam Neeson, Inside Amy Schumer

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer
Bob’s Burgers
BoJack Horseman
Son of Zorn
South Park
The Simpsons

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
America’s Got Talent
MasterChef Junior
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Skin Wars
The Amazing Race
The Voice

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Chopped
Inside The Actors Studio
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Project Runway
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Chrisley Knows Best
Deadliest Catch
Ice Road Truckers
Intervention
Naked and Afraid
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BEST TALK SHOW
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Ted Allen, Chopped
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent
Carson Daly, The Voice
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
All the Way
Confirmation
Killing Reagan
Roots
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Tim Matheson, Killing Reagan
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Roots, Forest Whitaker

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lane Garrison, Roots
Frank Langella, All the Way
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Forest Whitaker, Roots

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Cynthia Nixon, Killing Reagan
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Elizabeth Debicki, The Night Manager
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Lancashire, The Dresser
Melissa Leo, All the Way
Anna Paquin, Roots
Emily Watson, The Dresser

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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