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31 December 2018

2018 Critics’ Pick Award Nominees: TV

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There’s so much TV these days that it’s impossible to keep up with it all. Nonetheless, we’ve tried to capture the best of the best on this list, representing a range of shows from the incredibly diverse TV landscape that made 2018 so memorable.

Who Qualifies?
Any show that released new episodes on TV or online between January 1st and December 31st was considered for nomination. We tried to be as fair as possible with the division of categories (especially when it came to genre) but it’s not an exact science.

Who Picks the Winners?
Our Editors and Staff Writers all get a say but we use your votes for tie breakers and to choose a Fan Favourite so be sure to share your thoughts on Twitter or shoot us an email to editors@myentertainmentworld.ca.

When Are the Winners Announced?
A full list of the winners will be published in April.

Nominee Interview Series
If you’re nominated this year, e
mail editors@myentertainmentworld.ca to sign up for our annual Q&A series. 

Also be sure to check out our nominations for the Cinema Awards, and Theatre Awards. 

Without further ado, this year’s nominees are…

Outstanding Direction
Dear White People
GLOW
Casual
American Vandal
Atlanta

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy
“Leap to Faith” by Christopher Encell (The Good Place)
“The Box” by Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
“Girls on the Side” by Joe Murphy (Younger)
“The Gang Escapes” by Megan Ganz (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
“Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now” by Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux (Bob’s Burgers)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama or Dramedy
“One Day Like This” by Elisabeth R. Finch (Grey’s Anatomy)
“Double Trouble” by Hilary Weisman Graham (Orange is the New Black)
“Chapter V” by Leanne Bowen (Dear White People)
“Free Churro” by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman)
“Virtual Reality” by Zander Lehmann (Casual)
“FUBU” by Stephen Glover (Atlanta)

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy
The Good Place
Superstore
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Bob’s Burgers

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama or Dramedy
Orange is the New Black
GLOW
Casual
Dear White People
BoJack Horseman

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Bernard David Jones (The Mayor)
Andy Favreau (Champions)
Travis Tope (American Vandal)
Manny Jacinto (The Good Place)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama or Dramedy
Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black)
Chris Lowell (GLOW)
Nik Dodani (Atypical)
Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)
Nyasha Hatendi (Casual)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time)
Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Miriam Shor (Younger)
Lauren Ash (Superstore)
D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama or Dramedy
Adrienne C Moore (Orange is the New Black)
Hong Chau (Homecoming)
Gemma Whelan (The End of the Fucking World)
Kia Stevens (GLOW)
Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon)
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)
Minnie Driver (Speechless)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama or Dramedy
Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black)
Jessica Barden (The End of the Fucking World)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Michaela Watkins (Casual)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Ben Feldman (Superstore)
Daniel Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Taran Killam (Single Parents)
Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together)
Jake Johnson (New Girl)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama or Dramedy
Richard Madden (The Bodyguard)
Alex Lawther (The End of the Fucking World)
Marc Maron (GLOW)
Tommy Dewey (Casual)
Stephan James (Homecoming)

Outstanding Guest Performance
Sterling K Brown (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Bobby Moynihan (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tessa Thompson (Dear White People)
Michael Angarano (This is Us)
Tobias Truvillion (Chicago PD)

Outstanding Variety Performance
Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Tig Notaro (Happy to Be Here)
John Mulaney (Kid Gorgeous)
Hannah Gadsby (Nannette)
Iliza Shlesinger (Elder Millennial)

Outstanding Reality Contestant
Tyler Crispen (Big Brother)
Marissa Jaret Winokur (Big Brother: Celebrity Edition)
Christian Hubicki (Survivor David vs. Goliath)
Joe Amabile (The Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise/Dancing with the Stars)
Britton Buchanan (The Voice)

Outstanding Cancelled Show
The Mayor
Happy Together
Casual
American Vandal
Champions

Outstanding Reality Show
Queer Eye
The Bachelor Winter Games
The Voice
Survivor
Big Brother

Outstanding Comedy
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Single Parents
Younger
American Vandal
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Outstanding Drama or Dramedy
GLOW
Casual
Orange is the New Black
Dear White People
Atlanta

Best Couple
Eleanor & Chidi (The Good Place)
David & Patrick (Schitt’s Creek)
Amy & Jonah (Superstore)
Jake & Amy (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Reggie & Joelle (Dear White People)

Moment of the Year *spoiler alert*
“You’re Simply the Best” (Schitt’s Creek)
Amy & Sheldon Get Married (The Big Bang Theory)
Omarosa Tells the Truth about Trump (Big Brother: Celebrity Edition)
Ian’s Prison Roommate (Shameless)
Final Tribal Tie (Survivor Ghost Island)

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