Homeland, Mad Men, and Louie Are Among TCA Awards Nominees
HBO is leading the pack at this year’s Television Critic’s Association Awards, but it’s Showtime’s Homeland that seems to be getting the most attention. The show has nominations in three categories, including Outstanding New Program and Program of the Year. Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad and Mad Men are also among the top contenders.
On the comedy side of the awards nominations, reported by Deadline today, there are nods to New Girl, which is up for Outstanding New Program, Parks and Recreation and Louie, with Louis C.K. and Amy Poehler both also nominated for an individual award. Louis C.K. is easily one of the funniest guys around, so I’d like to see him take the Individual Achievement in Comedy award home. While Breaking Bad is a person favorite of mine, my guess is that Homeland might take this one.
Of the reality series up for awards, most are talent competition series, something we’ve certainly seen a bit too much of in the new and current programming; I lean towards The Amazing Race mainly because it stands out from the pack. As a mother I spend more time than I’d like to watching youth programming, so I’m more familiar than a lot of viewers with the nominees. All I can say that Yo Gabba Gabba just can’t beat Sesame Street. Can it? It probably won’t be an issue, as I think the departing Nick series iCarly is the likely front runner. My last prediction is going to be Star Trek for the Heritage Award. I never could get into Twin Peaks, which I realize is probably blasphemy for my generation.
Up for the Career Achievement Award are Dick Clark, David Letterman, William Shatner, Andy Griffith and Regis Philbin. My money is on Dick Clark in this category, as his recent passing is still fresh in so many minds. Here’s a full listing of this year’s nominees:
Individual Achievement in Drama
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