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Critics Choice Seem to be Just That, Part 2

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BEST COMEDY: The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Orange is the New Black and Louie are all good choices. I might have gone for Key & Peele over Broad City, but I'm glad to see Comedy Central getting nominated for something. Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine would probably have been better choices, but I realize they're at least trying to widen the map.

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Louie C.K. , Jim Parsons, and Adam Scott for Parks & Recreation all good choices. Glad to see someone appreciates Chris Messina, though I really wish they'd've honored Mindy Kaling--- it's her show, after all. Good to know Robin Williams made an impression, but where the hell is Andy Samberg?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a good choice, and I'm a big fan of both Amys (Poehler and Schumer) It's here some of the choices get questionable, though: Why only Ilana Glazer from Broad City? Why does this awards ceremony seem to have a blind spot for Emmy Rossum, this time nominated for Comedy for Shameless? Where's Taylor Schilling for Orange is the new Black or Edie Falco? Both were far superior to Wendi-Mclendon-Covey for The Goldbergs. They should really think over some of these choice.

Again, some questionable choices. Andre Braugher for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Tony Hale for Veep are solid. But Keith David for Enlisted and Albert Tsai for Trophy Wife? Did anybody even see those shows. Jeremy Allan White is one of the few solid performers for Shameless, so I won't knock it that much, but where are Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt for Parks and Recreation? I'm not as concerned as the Supporting Actors are usually dominated by Modern Family and for once they're not in either category. So, some progress.

Mayim Bialik and Kaley Cuoco are the tops in their field.. Merritt Wever earned her spot at the table, and Allison Janney is a pro. Kate Mulgrew demonstrated she could act and that she was funny on Orange is the New Black, as did Laverne Cox. They could've made room for Eden Sher, but someone's going to get left out when you've got this many solid competitiors.

Not going to go into to the Best Mini-Series category, other than to say that Fargo, Sherlock, and Luther all deserved their nominations, but where the hell is David Tennant for Broadchurch?

Stay tuned to this column for some noted trends and snubs, which is a real sign that an Awards show is making its mark.


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