The 17 best TV shows right now, according to critics

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Sterling K. Brown, left, and Cuba Gooding Jr. on FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson”
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The Critics’ Choice Awards named their annual winners, deciding what the body of critics thinks were the past year’s best television shows.

Although HBO led the pack with 22 nominations, it was FX that came away with the most wins: six, including four awards for “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

That was followed by HBO’s “Westworld,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Uknown,” each of which won two awards.

Here are the critics’ top 17 TV shows and the awards they won:


“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

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“Silicon Valley” stars, from left: T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and Thomas Middleditch.
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HBO

Best comedy series


“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (CNN)

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“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”
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CNN

Best unstructured reality series

Best reality show host – Anthony Bourdain


“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

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“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk.
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AMC

Best actor in a drama series – Bob Odenkirk


“The Voice” (NBC)

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Adam Levine on NBC’s “The Voice.”
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NBC

Best reality competition series


“Atlanta” (FX)

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Zazie Beetz and Donald Glover on FX’s “Atlanta.”
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Guy D’Alema/FX

Best actor in a comedy series – Donald Glover


“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

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Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live.”
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“Saturday Night Live”/NBC; YouTube

Best actress in a comedy series – Kate McKinnon

Best guest performer in a comedy series – Alec Baldwin


“The Crown” (Netflix)

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John Lithgow as Winston Churchill on Netflix’s “The Crown.”
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Netflix

Best supporting actor in a drama series – John Lithgow


“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

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Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper on Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
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Netflix

Best supporting actress in a comedy series – Jane Krakowski


“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

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Emilia Clarke on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
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HBO

Best drama series


“American Crime” (ABC)

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Regina King on the second season of “American Crime.”
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“American Crime”/ABC

Best supporting actress in a movie made for television or limited series – Regina King


“Baskets” (FX)

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Louie Anderson on FX’s “Baskets.”
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“Baskets”/FX

Best supporting actor in a comedy series – Louie Anderson


“BoJack Horseman” (Netflix)

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“BoJack Horseman.”
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Netflix

Best animated series


“Shark Tank” (ABC)

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From left, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
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“Shark Tank”/ABC

Best structured reality series


“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)

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“The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
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CBS

Best talk show


“The Walking Dead” (AMC)

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan on “The Walking Dead.”
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AMC

Best guest performer in a drama series – Jeffrey Dean Morgan


“Westworld” (HBO)

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“Westworld” stars Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Anthony Hopkins on the season-one finale.
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“Westworld”/HBO

Best actress in a drama series – Evan Rachel Wood

Best supporting actress in a drama series – Thandie Newton


“The People v. O.J. Simpson” (FX)

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Cuba Gooding Jr. on “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
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FX

Best movie made for TV or limited series

Best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – Sarah Paulson

Best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – Courtney B. Vance

Best supporting actor in a movie made for TV or limited series – Sterling K. Brown