This morning the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Awards and several LGBT actors, characters and inclusive series and films picked up nominations. The Critics' Choice Television Awards will air on the CW on June 19 at 8:00pm ET.
Laverne Cox, recipient of the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, picked up a nomination in Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of trans inmate Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black. Jim Parsons is nominated in Best Actor in a Comedy series for his work on The Big Bang Theory. In Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Andrew Rannells is nominated for his role as Elijah on Girls, as is Uzo Aduba who played "Crazy Eyes" on Orange is the New Black.
HBO's The Normal Heart picked up five nominations total, including Best Movie. Out actors Matt Bomer and Joe Mantello received nominations in Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series. Their co-star Mark Ruffalo who portrayed lead character Ned Weeks is nominated in Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series and Julia Roberts (Dr. Emma Brookner) is nominated in Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series.
Andre Braugher netted a nom in Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of out police Captain Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Tatiana Maslany is nominated in Best Actress in a Drama Series for her work as multiple clones on Orphan Black, including bisexual scientist Cosima. Beau Bridges picked up a nomination in Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for his work on Masters of Sex as Provost Scully who is struggling with his sexuality.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is nominated in Best Talk Show and Orange is the New Black picked up a nomination in Best Comedy Series.
One remaining category, The Most Exciting New Series, will be announced on June 9 and can include any announced shows premiering in summer, fall or winter. The Critics' Choice Awards will air on CW June 19 at 8:00pm ET.