‘Fargo’ and ‘This Is Us’ are the big winners at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards

And the Emmy nominations are in. “Fargo” and “Fargo” were the big winners at the Emmys this year, but the one that really cemented its second-season win for Best Miniseries was the critic-voted Critics’…

‘Fargo’ and ‘This Is Us’ are the big winners at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards

And the Emmy nominations are in.

“Fargo” and “Fargo” were the big winners at the Emmys this year, but the one that really cemented its second-season win for Best Miniseries was the critic-voted Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The FX series saw seven nominations (including best miniseries) and six wins on the night.

Congratulations to @FXNetworks for winning Best Miniseries at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards! #CriticsChoice #LemonySnicketEsq A post shared by Critics’ Choice (@criticschoice) on Sep 17, 2017 at 5:56pm PDT

To many networks and shows, the critics have always been more the exception than the rule, and especially when it comes to awards consideration. However, last night’s victories show just how strong the once-underground supporting player has become over the last few years.

The critics’ awards, established in 2005, pit various shows against each other every year, handing out trophies in each category. It’s relatively rare to see a show score more nominations than it does wins, but this year, that is what happened with “This Is Us,” which received 22 nominations but nabbed just two awards: a win for best actress for Mandy Moore and a recognition for Milo Ventimiglia’s lead performance.

A total of 17 shows, spanning seven platforms, claimed nominations, seven of which were winnable.

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