By Sahil Patel
“Transparent” continues its successful run through the Hollywood awards cycle. The original dramedy from Amazon Studios received four nominations for the fifth annual Critics Choice Awards, which are overseen by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
The series itself is nominated in the “Best Comedy Series” category, where it will compete against “Broad City” (Comedy Central), “Jane the Virgin (The CW), “Mom” (CBS), “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” (HBO), and “You’re the Worst” (FX). Lead actor Jeffrey Tambor also received a nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy, while Judith Light is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Bradley Whitford is running for Best Guest Performer.
Amazon rival Netflix also received four nominations, across three series: the prison dramedy “Orange Is the New Black,” the Tina Fey comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and the family drama “Bloodline.”
“Orange Is the New Black” was nominated for Best Drama Series, while “Kimmy Schmidt”’s Titus Burgess is competing in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category, “Bloodline”’s Ben Mendelsohn is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, and “OITNB”’s Lorraine Toussaint is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.
Neither company came close to HBO, however, which remains the king when it comes to TV awards show nominations. The premium cable network received 27 nominations, besting runner-up FX by 11.
The fifth annual Critics’ Choice Awards will take place on Sunday, May 31, broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.