2016 Critics’ Choice Awards Prediction: Television

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC

Aziz Ansari – Master of None – Netflix

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Fred Savage – The Grinder – Fox

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon

Who will win: Jeffrey Tambor

Who should win: Jeffrey Tambor

While Aziz Ansari made waves in his new show, Transparent is still at the top of it’s game and is sure to take home the prize.

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Hugh Dancy – Hannibal – NBC

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA

Clive Owen – The Knick – Cinemax

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime

Justin Theroux – The Leftovers – HBO

Aden Young – Rectify – Sundance

Who will win: Rami Malek

Who should win: Rami Malek

No other debut this year has received as much universal praise then Mr. Robot and Malek being a large part of that is sure to help him win.

ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS

Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America

Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero – HBO

Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX

Who will win: Oscar Isaac

Who should win: Oscar Isaac

While Fargo has had an amazing second season, Wilson hasn’t been singled out to in the praise, whereas Oscar Isaac has been singled out since the start.

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW

Aya Cash – You’re the Worst – FXX

Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Who will win: Constance Wu/Gina Rodriguez

Who should win: Aya Cash

Gina Rodriguez getting snubbed at the Emmy’s may mean a win here for her, although Wu has had a way stronger season than Jane the Virgin. However, Aya Cash getting a nom is good enough for now, as You’re The Worst is still in need of recognition before Cash can take home the win she deserves.

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Shiri Appleby – UnREAL – Lifetime

Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO

Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder – ABC

Eva Green – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Taraji P. Henson – Empire – Fox

Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones – Netflix

Who will win: Viola Davis

Who should win: Krysten Ritter/Viola Davis

Viola Davis’ Emmy speech will give her the momentum to win almost every award this year, but Ritter’s heroic turn is good enough to earn a win.

ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX

Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone – Starz

Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors – NBC

Rachel McAdams – True Detective – HBO

Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Who will win: Kirsten Dunst

Who should win: Kathy Bates

Dunst has been the cover child for the second season of Fargo since the start, making her and Bates the only one with enough name recognition to get a win, even though Bates probably won’t win.

COMEDY SERIES

Black-ish – ABC

Catastrophe – Amazon

Jane the Virgin – The CW

Master of None – Netflix

The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Transparent – Amazon

You’re the Worst – FXX

Who will win: Transparent

Who should win: Transparent

DRAMA SERIES

Empire – Fox

Mr. Robot – USA

Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Rectify – Sundance

The Knick – Cinemax

The Leftovers – HBO

UnREAL – Lifetime

Who will win: Mr. Robot

Who should win: Mr. Robot

GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ellen Burstyn – Mom – CBS

Anjelica Huston – Transparent – Amazon

Cherry Jones – Transparent – Amazon

Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish – ABC

Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder – Fox

John Slattery – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Netflix

Who will win: Anjelica Huston

Who should win: Anjelica Huston

GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Richard Armitage – Hannibal – NBC

Justin Kirk – Manhattan – WGN America

Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Margo Martindale – The Good Wife – CBS

Marisa Tomei – Empire – Fox

B.D. Wong – Mr. Robot – USA

Who will win: B.D. Wong

Who should win: B.D. Wong

MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Childhood’s End – Syfy

Fargo – FX

Luther – BBC America

Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Show Me a Hero – HBO

The Wiz Live! – NBC

Who will win: Fargo

Who should win: Show Me a Hero

Overall, Fargo has received more acclaim than Show Me a Hero, and while both deserve awards, Hero didn’t get the audience it needs to win.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox

Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Jay Duplass – Transparent – Amazon

Neil Flynn – The Middle – ABC

Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House – USA

Mel Rodriguez – Getting On – HBO

Who will win: Jay Duplass

Who should win: Jay Duplass

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance

Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO

Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax

Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC

Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle – Amazon

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA

Who will win: Christian Slater

Who should win: Christian Slater

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

David Alan Grier – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Ne-Yo – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Nick Offerman – Fargo – FX

Jesse Plemons – Fargo – FX

Raoul Trujillo – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo – FX

Who will win: Jesse Plemons

Who should win: Nick Offerman

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Kether Donohue – You’re the Worst – FXX

Allison Janney – Mom – CBS

Judith Light – Transparent – Amazon

Niecy Nash – Getting On – HBO

Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC

Who will win: Allison Janney

Who should win: Kether Donohue

Janney will most likely continue her dominance in this category once again, even if others are more deserving of the award.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Ann Dowd – The Leftovers – HBO

Regina King – The Leftovers – HBO

Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Hayden Panettiere – Nashville – ABC

Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime

Who will win: Regina King

Who should win: Regina King

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Mary J. Blige – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Laura Haddock – Luther – BBC America

Cristin Milioti – Fargo – FX

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Winona Ryder – Show Me a Hero – HBO

Jean Smart – Fargo – FX

Who will win: Cristin Milioti

Who should win: Sarah Paulson/Winona Ryder

TALK SHOW

Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

The Graham Norton Show – BBC America

The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC

Who will win: Jon Stewart

Who should win: Jon Stewart/ Jimmy Fallon

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