Critics Choice Noms illustrates the gap between POC in movies and TV

Another day, another set of nominations has been announced. Today it was the turn of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association, aka the Critic’s Choice Awards. No awards have more perfectly illustrated the gap between movies and TV in roles for People of Color. There are almost no POC nominated in the movie categories, but plenty of noms in the TV categories. Viola was right, POC just need the opportunities and it’s obvious the opportunities are in TV right now.

Let’s get the movie nominations over with first because it will only take me a couple of minutes to type it all up.  Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation) and Shameik Moore (Dope) were nominated in the for Best Young Actor/Actress. In the Best Acting Ensemble category, Straight Outta Compton and the Samuel L Jackson starring The Hateful Eight both got nods. Alejandro González Iñárritu was recognized for Best Director for The Revenant. He Named Me Malala is up for the award in the documentary category.

And that would be it for POC in the movies. No Will Smith, no Idris Elba, no Creed. Nope I’m not kidding.

On the TV side it’s a whole ‘nother story. Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Aziz Ansari (Master of None) and Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) all got recognized in the Best Actor in a blackishComedy series. Three out of the six nominees in that category are POC. Not to be out done, the ladies also scored half the Best Actress in a Comedy Series nods. Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) and Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) have all been nominated. Black-ish and Jane the Virgin are both nominated for Best Comedy.

Idris Elba continued his winning streak in Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for Luther. Luther also was recognized in the TV Movie or Limited series category.

Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) and Taraji P Henson (Empire) repeated their Emmy nods for Actress in a Dramatic series. Rami Malek, another POC on a hot streak this awards season, is up for Best Actor in a Drama. Empire and Mr. Robot are both up for Best Drama, but I have to wonder where the heck is How to Get Away With Murder? *side eye*

THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: Mary J. Blige as Evillene -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WIZ LIVE! — Pictured: Mary J. Blige as Evillene — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The Wiz! Live which had largely been ignored by other awards did extremely well. Shanice Williams (Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series), Mary J Bilge (Supporting Actress), David Alan Grier (Supporting Actor) and Ne-Yo (Supporting Actor) all got nods. The show itself was recognized in Best TV Movie or Limited Series.

Jenifer Lewis was nominated for Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy for Black-ish while B.D. Wong was nominated for his guest role on Mr Robot. Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andre Braugher scored a nod for his hysterical performance as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy; he will be competing against Keegan-Michael Key in Playing House. Regina King got a Best Supporting Actress in a Drama nom for The Leftovers. Niecy Nash got a nod for Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Getting On. Raoul Trujillo scored a surprising nod for Saints & Strangers for Supporting Actor in a TV Move or Limited Series. I wasn’t aware anyone even watched that show on the National Geographic Channel!

My fingers are tired from typing all that!

The Critic’s Choice Awards will broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 17 live on A&E (8/7c).

Here is the complete list:

TV

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Empire
Mr. Robot
Penny Dreadful
Rectify
The Knick
The Leftovers
UnREAL
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Hugh Dancy – Hannibal
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Justin Theroux – The Leftovers
Aden Young – Rectify
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Shiri Appleby – UnREAL
Carrie Coon – The Leftovers
Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Clayne Crawford – Rectify
Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers
Andre Holland – The Knick
Jonathan Jackson – Nashville
Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ann Dowd – The Leftovers
Regina King – The Leftovers
Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful
Hayden Panettiere – Nashville
Maura Tierney – The Affair
Constance Zimmer – UnREAL
BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Richard Armitage – Hannibal
Justin Kirk – Manhattan
Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful
Margo Martindale – The Good Wife
Marisa Tomei – Empire
B.D. Wong – Mr. Robot

BEST COMEDY SERIES
black-ish
Catastrophe
Jane the Virgin
Master of None
The Last Man on Earth
Transparent
You’re the Worst
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson – black-ish
Aziz Ansari – Master of None
Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth
Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat
Fred Savage – The Grinder
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Rachel Bloom — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Aya Cash — You’re the Worst
Wendi McLendon-Covey — The Goldbergs
Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross — black-ish
Constance Wu — Fresh Off the Boat
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin
Jay Duplass – Transparent
Neil Flynn – The Middle
Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House
Mel Rodriguez – Getting On
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Kether Donohue – You’re the Worst
Allison Janney – Mom
Judith Light – Transparent
Niecy Nash – Getting On
Eden Sher – The Middle
BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ellen Burstyn – Mom
Anjelica Huston – Transparent
Cherry Jones – Transparent
Jenifer Lewis – black-ish
Timothy Olyphant — The Grinder
John Slattery – Wet Hot American Summer
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone
Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors
Rachel McAdams – True Detective
Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live!
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Childhood’s End
Fargo
Luther
Saints & Strangers
Show Me a Hero
The Wiz Live!
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Wes Bentley — American Crime Story: Hotel
Martin Clunes —Arthur & George
Idris Elba — Luther
Oscar Isaac —Show Me a Hero
Vincent Kartheiser — Saints & Strangers
Patrick Wilson — Fargo
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
David Alan Grier – The Wiz Live!
Ne-Yo – The Wiz Live!
Nick Offerman – Fargo
Jesse Plemons – Fargo
Raoul Trujillo – Saints & Strangers
Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Mary J. Blige – The Wiz Live!
Laura Haddock – Luther
Cristin Milioti – Fargo
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel
Winona Ryder – Show Me a Hero
Jean Smart – Fargo
BEST ANIMATION SERIES
Bob’s Burgers
BoJack Horseman
South Park
Star Wars Rebels
The Simpsons

BEST TALK SHOW
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Graham Norton Show
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
BEST REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION
Chopped
Face Off
MasterChef Junior
Survivor
The Amazing Race
The Voice
BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Ted Allen – Chopped
Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race
James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio
Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night
Jeff Probst – Survivor
Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen
BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW
Antiques Roadshow
Inside The Actors Studio
MythBusters
Project Greenlight
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Cops
Deadliest Catch
Intervention
Naked and Afraid
Pawn Stars

MOVIES

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Sicario
Spotlight

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian
Johnny Depp – Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara – Carol
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Shameik Moore – Dope
Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
Jacob Tremblay – Room

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

BEST DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes – Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out
Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
Drew Goddard – The Martian
Emma Donoghue – Room
Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol – Ed Lachman
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario – Roger Deakins

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bridge of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo
Brooklyn – François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay
Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
The Danish Girl – Eve Stewart, Michael Standish
Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson
The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

BEST EDITING
The Big Short – Hank Corwin
Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
The Martian – Pietro Scalia
The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight – Tom McArdle

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Carol – Sandy Powell
Cinderella – Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
Black Mass
Carol
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ex Machina
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
The Walk

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Sicario

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Daniel Craig – Spectre
Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST COMEDY

The Big Short
Inside Out
Joy
Sisters
Spy
Trainwreck

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Steve Carell – The Big Short
Robert De Niro – The Intern
Bill Hader – Trainwreck
Jason Statham – Spy

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Tina Fey – Sisters
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Melissa McCarthy – Spy
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
Lily Tomlin – Grandma

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Ex Machina
It Follows
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Assassin
Goodnight Mommy
Mustang
The Second Mother
Son of Saul

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Amy
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
He Named Me Malala
The Look of Silence
Where to Invade Next

BEST SONG
Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Me Like You Do
Furious 7 – See You Again
The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You
Love & Mercy – One Kind of Love
Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
Youth – Simple Song #3

BEST SCORE
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto
Sicario – Johann Johannsson
Spotlight – Howard Shore

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