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Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Second Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards

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LOS ANGELES (April 24, 2012) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced that it would be adding six categories to the second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards and will be moving the event to the Beverly Hilton for an evening gala on June 18, 2012.

Best known for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, now going into its 18th 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 will also highlight the Most Exciting New Series premiering in the coming months, judging from pilots and early episodes.

New categories for the 2011/12 season include Best Movie or Mini-series, Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series and Best Animated Series.

“BTJA was launched to enhance access for broadcast journalists covering the television industry as well as honor the best work of the previous season while highlighting the potential standouts for the upcoming season,” said Joey Berlin, acting president of BTJA. “We were gratified by the industry support for our organization and our inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards last year and pleased with how well our members’ choices reflected the vote of the Television Academy. And the Most Exciting New Series selections demonstrated that our members, for the most part, reflect the preferences of the television audience.”

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), Michael Cidoni Lennox (Associated Press Television News), and Sam Rubin (KTLA-TV). The organization has 72 voting members.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 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

Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series

Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series

REALITY SERIES

Reality Program

Reality-Competition Program

Host

TALK SHOW

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

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES

BTJA members will serve on one of four Nominating Committees – Comedy, Drama, Movies/Miniseries or Reality/Animation. 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 5. The Most Exciting New Series will be announced June 11. Final voting in all other categories will take place June 14 – June 16. Winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards dinner on June 18.

About BTJA

The 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. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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