The 18 best TV shows right now, according to critics

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The Critics Choice Awards released their annual nominations of the past year's best television shows.

This year, HBO leads the pack with 22 nominations. In second place, there's a tie between ABC and Netflix, each earning 14. And FX takes the third position with 12 noms.

"In this golden age of peak TV, viewers have an embarrassment of riches to choose from every day and night," said Joey Berlin, the president of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which gives out the awards. "The Critics' Choice Awards are chosen to help people find the best of the best."

The winners will be announced in a televised ceremony on Sunday, December 11, at 8 p.m. on A&E.

Here are the critics' top TV shows and the awards they're nominated for:

"Transparent" (Amazon)

Amazon

Best actor in a comedy series – Jeffrey Tambor

Best actress in a comedy series – Judith Light


"The Good Wife" (CBS)

Justin Stephens/CBS

Best supporting actress in a drama series – Christine Baranski

Best guest performer in a drama series – Michael J. Fox


"The Americans" (FX)

FX

Best actor in a drama series – Matthew Rhys

Best actress in a drama series – Keri Russell


"Silicon Valley" (HBO)

HBO

Best comedy series

Best supporting actor in a comedy series – T.J. Miller


"Outlander" (Starz)

Starz

Best actor in a drama series – Sam Heughan

Best actress in a drama series – Caitriona Balfe


"Fleabag" (Amazon)

Amazon

Best comedy series

Best actress in a comedy series – Phoebe Waller-Bridge


"Better Call Saul" (AMC)

AMC

Best drama series

Best actor in a drama series – Bob Odenkirk


"Atlanta" (FX)

Guy D'Alema/FX

Best comedy series

Best actor in a comedy series – Donald Glover


"Westworld" (HBO)

HBO

Best drama series

Best actress in a drama series – Evan Rachel Wood

Best supporting actress in a drama series – Thandie Newton


"The Crown" (Netflix)

Robert Viglasky/Netflix

Best drama series

Best supporting actor in a drama series – John Lithgow

Best guest performer in a drama series – Jared Harris


"Ray Donovan" (Showtime)

Suzanne Tenner / Showtime

Best actor in a drama series – Liev Schreiber

Best supporting actor in a drama series – Jon Voight

Best guest performer in a drama series – Lisa Bonet


"Mr. Robot" (USA)

Mr. Robot/USA Networks

Best drama series

Best actor in a drama series – Rami Malek

Best supporting actor in a drama series – Christian Slater


"Modern Family" (ABC)

ABC/Tony Rivetti

Best comedy series

Best supporting actress in a comedy series – Julie Bowen

Best supporting actor in a comedy series – Ty Burrell


"Veep" (HBO)

YouTube/HBO

Best comedy series

Best actress in a comedy series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Best supporting actress in a comedy series – Anna Chlumsky

Best supporting actor in a comedy series – Tony Hale


"House of Cards" (Netflix)

Netflix

Best actor in a drama series – Kevin Spacey

Best actress in a drama series – Robin Wright

Best guest performer in a drama series – Mahershala Ali

Best guest performer in a drama series – Ellen Burstyn


"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)

Netflix

Best comedy series

Best actress in a comedy series – Ellie Kemper

Best supporting actress in a comedy series – Jane Krakowski

Best supporting actor in a comedy series – Tituss Burgess

Best guest performer in a comedy series – Lisa Kudrow


"Game of Thrones" (HBO)

HBO

Best drama series – HBO

Best supporting actor in a drama series – Peter Dinklage

Best supporting actor in a drama series – Kit Harington

Best supporting actress in a drama series – Emilia Clarke

Best supporting actress in a drama series – Lena Headey


"The People vs. O.J. Simpson" (FX)

FX

Best movie more for TV or limited series

Best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – Cuba Gooding Jr.

Best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – Sarah Paulson

Best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – Courtney B. Vance

Best supporting actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – Sterling K. Brown

Best supporting actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – John Travolta

Visit Deadline.com for the full list of 2016 nominations.


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