Taraji P. Henson, pictured in a scene from "Empire," is nominated for a 2015 Critics' Choice Television Award for her role as Cookie. Fox

Television stars will finally get their chance to shine. While the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards honored film stars in January, TV actors will get their moment in the spotlight later this month. The fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, hosted by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, will air on Sunday, May 31, at 8 p.m. EDT on A&E.

The nominations, announced Wednesday, acknowledge the accomplishments of several freshman TV shows. Fox’s hit musical show “Empire” is nominated for best drama, while star Taraji P. Henson is nominated for best actress in a drama. Viola Davis, who scored a nomination for her work in ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” will be competing with Henson for the award.

The guys in new drama series got plenty of love too. Ben Mendelsohn from Netflix’s “Bloodline,” Christopher Eccleston from HBO’s “The Leftovers” and Jonathan Banks from AMC's “Better Call Saul” will all compete for best supporting actor in a drama.

Freshman comedies cleaned up pretty well this year. The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” is nominated for best comedy series, while star Gina Rodriguez picked up a nod for best actress in a comedy. Her co-star Jaime Camil is nominated for best supporting actor along with Titus Burgess from Netflix's “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit.”

The leading men from new comedies will have to duke it out for best actor. Anthony Anderson from ABC's “Blackish,” Jeffrey Tambor from Amazon's “Transparent” and Will Forte from Fox's “The Last Man on Earth” are nominated against each other.

However, some new series are the only newcomers in their categories. FYI and A&E’s docu-series “Married at First Sight” is nominated for best reality show against established shows like “Shark Tank” and “Deadliest Catch.”

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards below:

Best Drama Series

  • “The Americans”
  • “Empire”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “The Good Wife”
  • “Homeland”
  • “Justified”
  • “Orange Is the New Black”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • 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 Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers”
  • Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
  • Joelle Carter, “Justified”
  • Katheryn Winnick, “Vikings”
  • Lorraine Toussaint, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Mae Whitman, “Parenthood”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
  • Christopher Eccleston, “The Leftovers”
  • Craig T. Nelson, “Parenthood”
  • Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
  • Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
  • Walton Goggins, “Justified”

Guest Performer in a Drama Series

  • Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away with Murder”
  • Julianne Nicholson, “Masters of Sex”
  • Linda Lavin, “The Good Wife”
  • Lois Smith, “The Americans”
  • Sam Elliott, “Justified”
  • Walton Goggins, “Sons of Anarchy”

Best Comedy Series

  • “Broad City”
  • “Jane the Virgin”
  • “Mom”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Transparent”
  • “Veep”
  • “You’re the Worst”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

  • 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 Comedy Series

  • 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 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Allison Janney, “Mom”
  • Carrie Brownstein, “Portlandia”
  • Eden Sher, “The Middle”
  • Judith Light, “Transparent”
  • Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Melanie Lynskey, “Togetherness”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

  • Adam Driver, “Girls”
  • Cameron Monaghan, “Shameless”
  • Jaime Camil, “Jane the Virgin”
  • T.J. Miller, “Silicon Valley”
  • Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • Tony Hale, “Veep”

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

  • Becky Ann Baker, “Girls”
  • Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”
  • Josh Charles, “Inside Amy Schumer”
  • Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Peter Gallagher, “Togetherness”
  • Susie Essman, “Broad City”

Best Movie Made for Television

  • “Bessie”
  • “Killing Jesus”
  • “Nightingale”
  • “A Poet in New York”
  • “Stockholm, Pennsylvania”

Best Limited Series

  • “24: Live Another Day”
  • “American Crime”
  • “The Book of Negroes”
  • “The Honorable Woman”
  • “Olive Kitteridge”
  • “Wolf Hall”

Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series

  • Aunjanue Ellis, “The Book of Negroes”
  • Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
  • Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
  • Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

Best Actor in a Movie or Limited Series

  • David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
  • James Nesbitt, “The Missing”
  • Kiefer Sutherland, “24: Live Another Day”
  • Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”
  • Michael Gambon, “The Casual Vacancy”
  • Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series

  • Claire Foy, “Wolf Hall”
  • Cynthia Nixon, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania”
  • Janet McTeer, “The Honorable Woman”
  • Khandi Alexander, “Bessie”
  • Mo’Nique, “Bessie”
  • Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series

  • Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
  • Cory Michael Smith, “Olive Kitteridge”
  • Elvis Nolasco, “American Crime”
  • Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
  • Jason Isaacs, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania”
  • Jonathan Pryce, “Wolf Hall”

Best Reality Series

  • “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”
  • “Deadliest Catch”
  • “Married at First Sight”
  • “MythBusters”
  • “Shark Tank”
  • “Undercover Boss”

Best Reality Competition Series

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “America’s Got Talent”
  • “Dancing With the Stars”
  • “Face Off”
  • “MasterChef Junior”
  • “The Voice”

Best Reality Series Host

  • Anthony Bourdain, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”
  • Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”
  • Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
  • James Lipton, “Inside the Actors Studio”
  • Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
  • Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”

Best Animated Series

  • “Archer”
  • “Bob’s Burgers”
  • “Gravity Falls”
  • “The Simpsons”
  • “South Park”
  • “Star Wars: Rebels”

Best Talk Show

  • “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
  • “The Graham Norton Show”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
  • “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”