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TCA Nominations Announced: Game Of Thrones, Justified And FX's Terriers Make The List

The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced the nominations for the 2011 TCA Awards. Among the series to receive multiple nominations are Game of Thrones, NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Community, and FX’s Justified.

The 2011 TCA Awards (not to be confused with the other recently announced critics award nominations, Critics’ Choice Television Awards) is a non-televised event and is set to take place at an invite-only presentation this August.

While I’m happy to see HBO’s new series Game of Thrones recognized by the TCA critics for it’s excellent (nearly finished) first season, and especially happy that Peter Dinklage got his own nomination for the show, my favorite nomination among the bunch is Terriers, which made the list for Outstanding New Program. The unfortunately cancelled drama series was one of the best shows to debut last season. The TCA certainly got it right by having it on the list, though it has some steep competition next to GoT, AMC’s The Walking Dead and the rest. Another brilliant, cancelled-too-soon series nominated for an award is Freaks and Geeks, which is up for the Heritage Award.

Here's the full list of nominations:

Individual Achievement in Drama1. Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)2. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)3. Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)4. Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)5. Margo Martindale (Justified, FX)6. Timothy Olyphant (Justified, FX)Individual Achievement in Comedy1. Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)2. Louis C.K. (Louis, FX)3. Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)4. Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)5. Danny Pudi (Community, NBC)6. Jon Stewart (The Daily Show, Comedy Central)Outstanding Achievement in News and Information1. If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise (HBO)2. Restrepo (National Geographic Channel)3. 60 Minutes (CBS)4. The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)5. 30 for 30 (ESPN)Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming1. Amazing Race (CBS)2. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)3. Survivor (CBS)4. The Voice (NBC)5. Top Chef: All Stars (Bravo)Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming1. A Children’s Garden of Poetry (HBO)2. iCarly (Nickelodeon)3. Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)4. R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (The Hub)5. Sesame Street (PBS)6. Yo Gabba Gabba (Nick Jr.)Outstanding New Program1. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)2. Game of Thrones (HBO)3. Terriers (FX)4. The Killing (AMC)5. Walking Dead (AMC)Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials1. Cineme Verite (HBO)2. Downton Abbey: Masterpiece (PBS)3. Mildred Pierce (HBO)4. Sherlock: Masterpiece (PBS)5. Too Big to Fail (HBO)Outstanding Achievement in Drama1. Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)2. Game of Thrones (HBO)3. Justified (FX)4. Mad Men (AMC)5. The Good Wife (CBS)Outstanding Achievement in Comedy1. Community (NBC)2. Louie (FX)3. Modern Family (ABC)4. Parks and Recreation (NBC)5. Raising Hope (FOX)Career Achievement Award1. Steven Bochco2. Dick Ebersol3. Cloris Leachman4. David Letterman5. William Shatner6. Oprah WinfreyHeritage Award1. All in the Family2. Freaks and Geeks3. The Dick Van Dyke Show4. Twin PeaksProgram of the Year1. Boardwalk Empire(HBO)2. Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)3. Game of Thrones (HBO)4. Justified (FX)5. Parks and Recreation (NBC)

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