The drama itself is nominated in the Best Movie category, where it faces competition from an episode of Sherlock as well as another BBC biopic, Burton and Taylor.
David Bradley, who played William Hartnell in the drama, is nominated for Best Actor in a Movie of Mini Series, while Jessica Raine, who played Doctor Who's first producer Verity Lambert, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini Series.
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards honour programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2013 and May 31, and are voted for by US journalists who write about TV.
The Awards will be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in a ceremony hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer.
- An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
- Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
- Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
- The Normal Heart (HBO)
- Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
- The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
- David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
- Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
- Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
- Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
- Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
- Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)
- Amanda Abbington, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
- Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
- Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)
- Jessica Raine, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
- Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart (HBO)
- Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)