“Cosmos,” “Duck Dynasty” among Critics’ Choice TV nominees

Science miniseries Cosmos (pictured) and its host Neil deGrasse Tyson are among the reality nominees at this year's Critics' Choice Television Awards.
May 28, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (pictured), Duck Dynasty and Top Gear are among the programs up for Best Reality Series honors at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Organized by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), the awards ceremony will broadcast on U.S. network The CW on June 19.

The nominee list is heavy on comedy and drama shows, but there are also three reality categories.

Fox and National Geographic Channel’s science miniseries Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is nominated for Best Reality Series alongside long-running Discovery Channel programs Deadliest Catch and Mythbusters, A&E hit Duck Dynasty, BBC America’s Top Gear and CBS’s Undercover Boss.

The nominees in the Best Reality Series – Competition category are CBS franchises Survivor and The Amazing Race, ABC’s Shark Tank, Lifetime’s Project Runway and NBC’s The Voice.

In the Best Reality Host category, Tom Bergeron of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Carson Daly of The Voice, Cat Deeley of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, Gordon Ramsay of Fox’s MasterChef, RuPaul of Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson received nods.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards are still accepting submissions for the Most Exciting New Series category, which will be announced on June 9. Any series premiering after May 1 – including announced fall or winter premieres – is eligible.

CosmosThe Voice, Survivor and RuPaul’s Drag Race were also nominated for Television Critics Association awards earlier this week.

  • Check out the complete list of nominees here.


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