First Critics’ Choice Television Awards To Be Held on June 20

TVOvermind is proud to be one of the charter members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which has recently announced that the first Critics Choice Television Awards will be held on June 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The BJTA will present awards to actors and actresses from comedy and drama shows, as well as to reality and talk shows. The most promising new pilot for the Fall will also be selected and awarded. Below are the details for the upcoming luncheon awards.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards To Be Held on June 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2011) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced categories and voting procedures for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Best known for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, going into its 17th year and televised live on VH1, the Broadcast Film Critics Association has established a new organization and awards show on behalf of television journalists working in electronic media. BTJA will present the Critics’ Choice Television Awards at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20.

“BTJA was launched to enhance access for broadcast journalists covering the television industry,” said Joey Berlin, acting president of BTJA. “Just as the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been established as an important part of the annual movie awards season, we are confident that the Critics’ Choice Television Awards will play a similar role for the television industry. Our members help their audiences find the best on television day after day, so it seems natural for us to not only offer our judgments at the end of the television season but to shine a light on the upcoming season as well.”

In addition to celebrating programs and performances from the 2010-11 season, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards will honor the Most Exciting New Series premiering this Summer and Fall, judging from pilots and early episodes.

“It’s a new golden age for television entertainment,” added Berlin. “The splintering of the audience has created an environment where highest common denominator programming can succeed. As a result the broadcast networks and cable channels are currently offering viewers shows that match or even surpass the finest since the birth of the medium. We look forward to celebrating television’s greatest achievements on June 20th.”

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 in the following categories:

COMEDY SERIES

  • Lead Actor
  • Lead Actress
  • Supporting Actor
  • Supporting Actress
  • Show

DRAMA SERIES

  • Lead Actor
  • Lead Actress
  • Supporting Actor
  • Supporting Actress
  • Show

REALITY SERIES

  • Reality Program
  • Reality-Competition Program
  • Host

TALK SHOW

(Daytime as well as late night shows will be included in this category.)

BTJA members will serve on one of three Nominating Committees – Comedy, Drama or Reality. These committees will begin consideration on May 1. Each committee will render its recommendations on June 1. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominees will publicly be announced on June 6. The Most Exciting New Series will be announced June 9. Final voting in all other categories will take place June 14 – June 16. Winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards luncheon on June20.

BTJA Charter Members include:
Brian Adams – KLIV
Michael Ausiello – TV Line
Josh Bell – about.com
Howard and Sandy Benjamin – Interview Factory
Jason Black – KYJO
Lisa Breckenridge – KKFX
Anne Brodie – Studio 12 News
Jenna Busch – sheknows.com
Clay Cane – BET.com
JD Cargill – CNN
Angel Cohn – Television Without Pity
Ari Coine – Hollywoodoutbreak.com
Marc Eastman – areyouscreening.com
Kevin Fitzpatrick – UGO.com
Lisa Johnson – AOL
Joseph Kapsch – Zap2it.com
Carrie Keagan – NGTV
Will Keck – TV Guide
Sandy Kenyon – ABC
James “Herc” Kozak – aintitcoolnews.com
Jon Lachonis – TVOvermind
Kamal Larsuel – eblackchicks.com
Mike Cidoni Lennox – AP
Marc Malkin – E Online
Noel Manning – WGWG
Scott Mantz – Westwood One
Dan Manu – Television Without Pity
KJ Matthews – CNN
Hollie McKay – Fox News Channel
Tim Molloy – The Wrap
Mary Murphy – Entertainment Tonight
Laurie Neff – AP
Nick Nicholson – CNN Radio
Mirko Parevilet – comingsoon.net
Jerry Penacoli – Extra
George Pennacchio – KABC
Robin Pierson – TheTVCritic.org
Tony Potts – KAOS Productions
Chris Radtke – UGO.com
Alicia Rancilio – AP
Sam Rubin – KTLA
Craig Sanger – TV Den
Tom Tangney – KIRO
Sammi Turano – TVGrapevine
Jan Wahl – KCBS
Denise Warner – AOL
Stephanie Webb – WZZM-TV
Bill Zwecker – Chicago Sun Times

About BTJA

The newly formed Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The organization is launching the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com


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