The 2016 Critics' Choice TV Nominations Prove That We're Not Over Our True-Crime Obsession Yet

If you were wondering if our nationwide obsession with true-crime was petering out, the 2016 Critics Choice TV nominations are here to reassure you that it is not. You might have thought that shows like Making A Murderer, The Jinx, and the dozens of takes on the JonBenét Ramsey case would have us turning our attention elsewhere. But there at the top of the list of television shows being honored with a Critics Choice nomination was The People v. O.J. Simpson, so I guess not. The FX show was the runaway hit of the summer, focusing on the brutal double murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. The crime took place over 20 years ago at this point, so the fact that FX's retelling of the trial for their new American Crime Story series is garnering the network so much interest and accolades in 2016 is a testament to not only the quality of the program, but our enduring interest in these types of cases.

The People v. O.J. Simpson came away with a whopping six nominations, the most of any show: Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney B. Vance for Best Actor, Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta for Best Supporting Actor, Sarah Paulson for Best Actress, and the series itself for Best Movie Made For Television or Limited Series. Even though, best-case scenario, it could only come away with four awards, since it has multiple actor nominations in the same category, The People v. O.J. Simpson beat out more established shows like Game of Thrones and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (which got five nominations each), as well as House of Cards and Veep (which got four).

Who knows if something else will come along to grab our attention away from true-crime. But, in the meantime, congratulations to everyone behind The People v. O.J. Simpson, and here are the rest of the nominations.

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

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 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 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 DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul

Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot

Stranger Things

The Crown

This Is Us

Westworld

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 MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

All the Way

Confirmation

Killing Reagan

Roots

The Night Manager

The People v. O.J. Simpson

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

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Tim Matheson, Killing Reagan

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Lane Garrison, Roots

Frank Langella, All the Way

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

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

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

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