BTJA Announces 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards

btjataThe Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced that the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be held the evening of Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Now in our third year, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards gala has become the kickoff for the television award season and an opportunity for the industry to come together to celebrate its great work,” said Joey Berlin, president of BTJA.

Best known for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, now going into its 19th year, the Broadcast Film Critics Association established BTJA and the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2011 on behalf of television journalists working in electronic media to celebrate outstanding work in television. In addition to honoring the best shows and performers from the previous season, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards also spotlights the Most Exciting New Series premiering in the coming months, judging from pilots and early episodes.

The BTJA Executive Board includes: Michael Ausiello (TVLine), Joey Berlin (BFCA/BTJA), Debra Birnbaum (TV Guide Magazine), Jenna Busch (Zap2It.com), John De Simio (BFCA/BTJA), and Sam Rubin (KTLA-TV). The organization currently has 77 voting members.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013 in the following categories:

COMEDY SERIES
Best Comedy Series
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Best Guest Performer

DRAMA SERIES
Best Drama Series
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Best Guest Performer

MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
· Best Movie or Mini-series
· Lead Actor
· Lead Actress
· Supporting Actor (New Category)
· Supporting Actress (New Category)

REALITY SERIES
Reality Series
Reality-Competition Series
Host

BEST TALK SHOW
(Daytime as well as late night shows are included in this category.)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES

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