It's a good year to be John Travolta.

The movie star's TV turn earned him a nomination at the 22nd Critics' Choice Awards for his portrayal of attorney Robert Shapiro in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. "When this happens," the 62-year-old told E! News' Marc Malkin Sunday, "you kind of savor it."

Indeed, television has been good to Travolta—but it hasn't always been so good to his faith. Late last month, A&E premiered Leah Remini's docu-series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. In it, Remini accuses the Church of Scientology of abuse, lies and sexual misconduct.

(A rep for the religion has repeatedly dismissed Remini's claims and criticized her "revisionist history.")

Travolta has not watched any of the episodes, telling E! News he's "not interested" in what Remini or other former members of the Church of Scientology have to say. "It's been nothing but helpful to me for 40 years, through all my losses of my mother, my girlfriend, my son," he said. "They never left my side, so why would I want buy into something that's not what I feel?"

While he was "kind of" surprised Remini decided to do the docu-series, Travolta wishes Remini no ill will. "As long as I get to still do it and my family gets to do it," the actor said, "I'm happy."

Late last month, Remini told E! News she didn't expect to hear from Travolta or Tom Cruise, another prominent member in the Church of Scientology, regarding the docu-series. "They will not reach out to me. They are not allowed to reach out to me," the King of Queens actress said. "John Travolta, by the way, is one of the nicest, sweetest people you're ever going to meet."

And as Travolta said, he has plenty to be happy about. Though he lost the Critics' Choice Award to his co-star Sterling K. Brown, the actor will get a shot a redemption when the 2017 Golden Globes air in January. The pals will go head-to-head again in the Best Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film category, this time against The Night Manager's Hugh Laurie, The Crown's John Lithgow and Mr. Robot's Christian Slater.

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