An original musical, a sci-fi First Contact tale and a gay coming of age story lead the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards.
La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle earned twelve nominations including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Arrival and Moonlight each grabbed ten noms – with both in the running for Best Picture and Best Director.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the nominations earlier today.
The 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards will be presented, live, from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica – hosted by TJ Miller – on Sunday, December 11th on A&E (8ET/5PT). For the complete of nominations, read on.
For a while it seemed like Unforgettable was the series that couldn’t be forgotten (sorry, this pun sort of writes itself when talking about this show!) But it looks like this is the end of the road for the police procedural starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, featuring a detective with an autobiographical memory which allows her to remember every detail of everything she sees. Unforgettable is no stranger to cancellations. The series first aired on CBS in 2012 and received its first cancellation notice after its first season. CBS then revived it as a summer series for its second and third seasons, after which it received its second cancellation notice in 2014. Miraculously, the series was then picked up by A&E to continue for a fourth season. But it looks like viewers forgot to tune in this time around and another cancellation has been handed down, with the series airing its final episode January 22. Unfortunately, it appears that things were left on a cliffhanger, so this joins the long list of shows which disappear with no resolution for their dedicated audiences. [side note: “shame on you producers” for not playing it safe and closing the season in a better manner for the fans, considering the show’s rocky history of survival]
The annual Critics’ Choice Awards were given out last night and there were a number of surprises like no nomination for Tatiana Maslany this year, and awards for FX shows that come a bit later than maybe they should have, just for two.
It was a light year for broadcast TV once again – only three awards to network shows, but basic cable did better than okay with eight. Online productions nabbed as many awards as broadcast. Hmmmm…
Follow the jump for the complete list of winners – with a brief commentary where it occurs to me.
In what has to be a first, A&E, History and Lifetime have greenlit a remake of the ground-breaking limited series, Roots – the miniseries that told the origins of Author Alex Haley’s family in America.
The event series, which will include original cast member LeVar Burton as an executive producer, will be simulcast on all three networks in 2016.
History’s ambitious miniseries Houdini, starring Adrien Brody as the legendary escapologist, will premiere on Monday, September 1st (9/8C) and conclude the following night. Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones co-star.
A&E’s superb mystery series Longmire (A&E, Mondays, 10/9C) returns this evening with things in a sorry state – Walt Longmire’s best friend, Henry, has been arrested for murder and his deputy, Branch, has been shot.
Carlton Cuse’s American adaptation of hit French series The Returned has been picked up with a 10-episode order and a summer production start. The Returned is a unique take on the zombie genre and the North American debut of the original French series placed in the top five of Eclipse’s Favorite Fifteen + 5 earlier this year.
Cuse wrote the first episode of the new take on The Returned and will write and produce the series with Raelle Tucker (True Blood) for A&E. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.