While the Oscars fell flat for failing to recognize and honor black actors and actresses for their film work, the Critics Choice Awards gave nods to a number of black celebs.
Topping the list of nominees isÂ David Oyelowo,Â Taraji P. Henson,Tituss Burgess , Lorraine Toussaint, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander, Cicely Tyson, Moâ€™Nique, Aunjanue Ellis, and Anthony AndersonÂ Viola Davis.
This might just be Mo’Nique’s comeback year after controversy over being difficult to work with and blackballed in Hollywood with Empire creator Lee Daniels. (Empire also landed a nomination for Best Drama Series.)
Here’s just a few of the nominations.
The 5th annual Criticsâ€™ Choice Television AwardsÂ will air on May 31.
Best actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson, Blackish (ABC)
Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (FOX)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (FOX)
Best actress in a comedy series
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Ilana Glazer, Broad City (Comedy Central)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback (HBO)
Best supporting actor in a comedy series
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Cameron Monaghan, Shameless (Showtime)
Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Best supporting actress in a comedy series
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia (IFC)
Eden Sher, The Middle (ABC)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Melanie Lynskey, Togetherness (HBO)
And so many more. For full list Check HERE.Â The 5th annual Criticsâ€™ Choice Television Awards will air on A&E on May 31 at 8 p.m.