Critics’ Choice Awards Rescind Mandy Patinkin’s Nomination

News   Critics’ Choice Awards Rescind Mandy Patinkin’s Nomination
Turns out, Homeland wasn't eligible this season.
Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin Courtesy NJPAC

When the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards November 14, turns out there was one error, according to

Tony winner Mandy Patinkin (Evita, Sunday in the Park with George, The Wild Party, The Secret Garden), who was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in Showtime's Homeland, was not eligible. In his place, the Critics’ Choice committee has chosen Better Call Saul's Michael McKean, who was the next highest vote-getter.

In a letter to its members, the Critics’ Choice committee explained, “As Homeland concluded its fifth season on December 20, 2015, it is technically not eligible for this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards. While we anxiously await its season six premiere on January 15, we regretfully must rescind the previously announced nomination for Mandy Patinkin. Replacing him as a nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama is the next highest vote getter, Michael McKean from Better Call Saul. We apologize for the error.”

The Critics’ Choice Awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E December 11 at 8 PM ET.

Click here for a complete list of nominations.

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