The 8th Critics' Choice Television Awards, presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), honoring the best in primetime television programming from 2017, was held on January 11, 2018 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. It was broadcast on The CW and hosted by Olivia Munn.
|8th Critics' Choice Television Awards|
|Date||January 11, 2018|
|Location||Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California|
|Presented by||Broadcast Television Journalists Association|
|Hosted by||Olivia Munn|
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface:
|Best Comedy Series||Best Drama Series|
|Best Limited Series||Best TV Movie|
|Best Animated Series|
|Best Acting in a Comedy Series|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Acting in a Drama Series|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Acting in a Movie/Limited Series|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Reality & Variety|
|Best Unstructured Reality Series||Best Structured Reality Series|
|Best Talk Show||Best Reality Show Host|
|Best Reality Series – Competition|
The following shows received multiple awards:
|4||Big Little Lies|
|3||The Handmaid's Tale|
|2||The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel|
The following shows received multiple nominations:
|6||Feud: Bette and Joan|
|5||Big Little Lies|
|Game of Thrones|
|The Good Fight|
|The Handmaid's Tale|
|The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel|
|This Is Us|
|The Wizard of Lies|
|America's Got Talent|
|Better Call Saul|
|The Big Bang Theory|
|Dancing with the Stars|
|Fresh Off the Boat|
|The Good Place|
|I Am Elizabeth Smart|
|Master of None|
|RuPaul's Drag Race|
|Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt|
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