Inaugural Critics Choice Television Awards Announce Nominees

By Jesse Carp 2011-06-06 17:47:39 discussion comments
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To be honest, I can't believe it's taken this long before the TV critics (sorry, the Broadcast TV Journalists Association) started handing out awards to recognize the best work in television and sway the Emmys, even if just a little bit. Yes, siblings with the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the BTJA will be hosting their first ever Critics' Choice Television Awards and the nominees are...

Well, hold on. Just want to get a few details out of the way before we jump right into the nominees... The Critics' Choice TV Awards will air on REELZCHANNEL (a name so unbelievable they had to ensure you in the title that the channel is real... sorry, reelz... yo) on June 22 at 8 p.m. ET (repeating at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.). The awards will be hosted by So You Think You Can Dance's adorable Cat Deeley, who also snagged a nomination as best host. You can also catch an exclusive live stream of the awards show on June 20 on VH1.com.

So, yes... back to the nominees. The Awards honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 sadly making one of the best shows on TV, Breaking Bad, ineligible for competition because of a fourth season delay (Heisenberg would not be pleased). However all the other stalwarts are there in their respective categories BUT we do want to mention a few surprises...

It's great to see Fringe get some love, finding a spot amongst nine other stellar shows (well, eight others and The Walking Dead) to compete for best drama. I'm also excited with the entire best comedy category with a slew of great, and deserving names, compiling the list, from heavy-hitters like 30 Rock to small timers like The Middle (our vote goes to Parks and Rec... but they are all worth your time).

Here is the official release with the list of nominees...
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced nominations for the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley and scheduled to take place at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20, 2011. ABC was the most nominated broadcast network with 16 nominations, followed closely by NBC with 12. AMC and FX led nominations for cable networks, with nine each. Modern Family was the most nominated series with six.

Best Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire - HBO

Dexter - Showtime

Friday Night Lights - DirecTV

Fringe - FOX

Game of Thrones - HBO

The Good Wife - CBS

Justified - FX

The Killing - AMC

Mad Men - AMC

The Walking Dead - AMC


Best Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire - HBO

Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights - DirecTV

Michael C. Hall - Dexter - Showtime

Jon Hamm - Mad Men - AMC

William H. Macy - Shameless - Showtime

Timothy Olyphant - Justified - FX


Best Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton - Friday Night Lights - DirecTV

Mireille Enos - The Killing - AMC

Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife - CBS

Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men - AMC

Katey Sagal - Sons of Anarchy - FX

Anna Torv - Fringe - FOX


Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alan Cumming - The Good Wife - CBS

Walton Goggins - Justified - FX

Shawn Hatosy - Southland - TNT

John Noble - Fringe - FOX

Michael Pitt - Boardwalk Empire - HBO

John Slattery - Mad Men - AMC


Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Forbes - The Killing - AMC

Christina Hendricks - Mad Men - AMC

Margo Martindale - Justified - FX

Kelly Macdonald - Boardwalk Empire - HBO

Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife - CBS

Chloe Sevigny - Big Love - HBO


Best Reality Series

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - ABC

Hoarders - A&E

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Bravo

Sister Wives - TLC

Undercover Boss - CBS


Best Reality Series - Competition

The Amazing Race - CBS

American Idol - FOX

Dancing with the Stars - ABC

Project Runway - Lifetime

RuPaulís Drag Race - Logo

Top Chef - Bravo


Best Reality Show Host

Tom Bergeron - Dancing with the Stars - ABC

Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance - FOX

Ty Pennington - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - ABC

Mike Rowe - Dirty Jobs - Discovery

Ryan Seacrest - American Idol - FOX


Best Talk Show

Chelsea Lately - E!

The Daily Show - Comedy Central

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Warner Bros.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC

The Oprah Winfrey Show - Harpo


Best Comedy Series

Archer - FX

The Big Bang Theory - CBS

Community - NBC

Glee - FOX

Louie - FX

The Middle - ABC

Modern Family - ABC

The Office - NBC

Parks and Recreation - NBC

30 Rock - NBC


Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock - NBC

Steve Carell - The Office - NBC

Louis C.K. - Louie - FX

Charlie Day - Itís Always Sunny in Philadelphia - FX

Joel McHale - Community - NBC

Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory - CBS


Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Courteney Cox - Cougar Town - ABC

Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie - Showtime

Tina Fey - 30 Rock - NBC

Patricia Heaton - The Middle - ABC

Martha Plimpton - Raising Hope - FOX

Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation - NBC


Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell - Modern Family - ABC

Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother - CBS

Nick Offerman - Parks and Recreation - NBC

Ed OíNeill - Modern Family - ABC

Danny Pudi - Community - NBC

Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family - ABC


Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen - Modern Family - ABC

Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock - NBC

Jane Lynch - Glee - FOX

Busy Philipps - Cougar Town - ABC

Eden Sher - The Middle - ABC

Sofiaa Vergara - Modern Family - ABC


Submissions are still being accepted for The Most Exciting New Series category.


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