The stage is set for this year's prestigious TV Critics Choice Awards, broadcasting live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT). I'll be tuning in the hope to see my all-time favorite show, Game of Thrones, crowned as 2015's best drama!
The illustrious awards ceremony, celebrating the very best talent TV has to offer, are always a star studded affair, with the industry's most recognizable faces gathering to honour the very best shows of the past 12 months. In anticipation of the event, I thought now would be a great time to take a look back at the very first awards show to see just how far the winners have come since then. Let's take a look...
Best Comedy Series
2011 Winner: Modern Family
2015 Nominations: Broad City; Jane the Virgin; Mom; Silicon Valley; Transparent; You’re the Worst.
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
2011 Winner: Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
2015 Nominations: Anthony Anderson (Blackish); Chris Messina (The Mindy Project); Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent); Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory); Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley); Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth).
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
2011 Winner: Tina Fey as Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
2015 Nominations: Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer); Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat); Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin); Ilana Glazer (Broad City); Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep); Lisa Kudrow, (The Comeback).
Best Actor in a Drama Series
2011 Winner: Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men)
2015 Nominations: Aden Young (Rectify); Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul); Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy); Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel); Matthew Rhys (The Americans); Timothy Olyphant (Justified).
Best Actress in a Drama Series
2011 Winner: Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)
2015 Nominations: Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife); Keri Russell (The Americans); Taraji P. Henson (Empire); Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel); Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder).