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5th Critics' Choice Television Awards

The 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards, presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), honoring the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015, were held on May 31, 2015 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California.[1] The ceremony was broadcast live on A&E.[1][2]

5th Critics' Choice Television Awards
Date May 31, 2015 (2015-05-31)
Location The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles
Country United States
Presented by Broadcast Television Journalists Association
Hosted by Cat Deeley
Television/radio coverage
Network A&E

The nominations were announced on May 6, 2015. Channelwise, HBO received a total of 27 nominations and FX came in second with 16.[1] On May 13, 2015, Cat Deeley was announced as host, marking her second time hosting since the inaugural ceremony in 2011.[3] Seth MacFarlane received the Critics' Choice Louis XIII Genius Award.[4]


Winners and nomineesEdit

Best Series
Best Drama Series Best Comedy Series

The Americans (FX)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Best Movie Best Limited Series

Bessie (HBO)

Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Best Animated Series Most Exciting New Series (All Honored)

Archer (FX)

Most Bingeworthy Show[5]

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best Acting in a Comedy Series
Best Actor Best Actress

Jeffrey Tambor as Maura PfeffermanTransparent

Amy Schumer as Various Characters – Inside Amy Schumer

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

T. J. Miller as Erlich BachmanSilicon Valley

Allison Janney as Bonnie PlunkettMom

Best Acting in a Drama Series
Best Actor Best Actress

Bob Odenkirk as Saul GoodmanBetter Call Saul

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie LyonEmpire

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Jonathan Banks as Mike EhrmantrautBetter Call Saul

Lorraine Toussaint as Yvonne "Vee" ParkerOrange Is the New Black

Best Acting in a Movie/Limited Series
Best Actor Best Actress

David Oyelowo as Peter Snowden – Nightingale

Frances McDormand as Olive Kitteridge – Olive Kitteridge

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Bill Murray as Jack Kennison – Olive Kitteridge

Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot Tattler – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Best Guest Performing
Best Guest Performer – Comedy Best Guest Performer – Drama

Bradley Whitford as Marcy MayTransparent

Sam Elliott as Avery MarkhamJustified

Reality & Variety
Best Reality Series Best Reality Series – Competition

Shark Tank (ABC)

Face Off (Syfy)

Best Talk Show Best Reality Show Host

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Cat DeeleySo You Think You Can Dance

Shows with multiple winsEdit

The following shows received multiple awards:

Wins Series
3 Olive Kitteridge
2 Better Call Saul
Silicon Valley

Shows with multiple nominationsEdit



  1. ^ a b c Li, Shirley (May 6, 2015). "The Critics' Choice TV Awards 2015: And the nominees are...". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ Rouse, Wade (May 6, 2015). "HBO and FX Lead 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominations". People. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 13, 2015). "Cat Deeley to Host The 'Critics' Choice Television Awards' Sunday, May 31 on A&E". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 18, 2015). "Seth MacFarlane To Receive Critics’ Choice Genius Award". Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fan Favorite Most Bingeworthy Show". A&E. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Bibel, Sara (May 26, 2015). "Critics' Choice Television Awards Announces Most Exciting New Series Honorees and Presenters". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2015.