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Critics Choice Television Awards Nominations Announced: 'Luther' Picks Up 2, 'Scandal' Gets None

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 5, 2012 at 11:40AM

Sorry Scandal fans, no nominations for that show at all, in any category. The main criteria is that the programs must have aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012, so Scandal certainly qualifies.
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Idris Elba at the 2012 Golden Globes
HFPA Idris Elba at the 2012 Golden Globes

Sorry Scandal fans, no nominations for that show at all, in any category. The main criteria is that the programs must have aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012, so Scandal certainly qualifies.

Is this in any way a foretelling of what the upcoming list of Emmy Award nominations might look like? Well, comparing both winners lists from last year, 2011, they are quite similar, matching in several categories, so we'll see.

Of note on the second annual Critics Choice Television Awards nominations list, some familiar faces like Regina King (Southland, though in the supporting actress category, not lead actress, as several of you have been calling for), Idris Elba (lead actor movie or miniseries, Luther), Giancarlo Esposito (supporting actor drama, Breaking Bad), Loretta Devine (guest performer, Grey’s Anatomy), Don Cheadle (lead actor comedy, House of Lies), Damon Wayans Jr. (supporting actor comedy, Happy Endings), Nick Cannon (host reality TV, America’s Got Talent), and RuPaul (host reality TV, RuPaul’s Drag Race).

So we've got some representation, especially in major categories. Luther also picked up a nomination for best movie/miniseries; so that's 2 for our man Idris to be happy about. And yes, I know the above photo is from the Golden Globes.

The second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The full list of nominees is below:

Best Drama Series
Breaking Bad - AMC
Downton Abbey - PBS
Game of Thrones - HBO
The Good Wife - CBS
Homeland - Showtime 
Mad Men - AMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad - AMC
Kelsey Grammer - Boss - Starz
Jon Hamm - Mad Men - AMC
Charlie Hunnam - Sons of Anarchy - FX
Damian Lewis - Homeland - Showtime
Timothy Olyphant - Justified - FX

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes - Homeland - Showtime
Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey - PBS
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife - CBS
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men - AMC
Emmy Rossum - Shameless - Showtime
Katey Sagal - Sons of Anarchy - FX

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones - HBO
Giancarlo Esposito - Breaking Bad - AMC
Neal McDonough - Justified - FX
John Noble - Fringe - FOX
Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad - AMC
John Slattery - Mad Men - AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski - The Good Wife - CBS
Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad - AMC
Christina Hendricks - Mad Men - AMC
Regina King - Southland - TNT
Kelly Macdonald - Boardwalk Empire - HBO
Maggie Siff - Sons of Anarchy - FX

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Dylan Baker - Damages - DirecTV
Jere Burns - Justified - FX
Loretta Devine - Grey's Anatomy - ABC
Lucy Liu - Southland - TNT
Carrie Preston - The Good Wife - CBS
Chloe Webb - Shameless - Showtime

Best Reality Series
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Travel Channel
Hoarders - A&E
Sister Wives - TLC
Kitchen Nightmares - FOX
Pawn Stars - History
Undercover Boss - CBS

Best Reality Series - Competition
The Pitch - AMC
Shark Tank - ABC
So You Think You Can Dance - FOX
The Voice - NBC
Chopped - FOOD
The Amazing Race - CBS

Best Reality Show Host
Tom Bergeron - Dancing with the Stars - ABC
Nick Cannon - America's Got Talent - NBC
Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance - FOX
Phil Keoghan - The Amazing Race - CBS
RuPaul - RuPaul's Drag Race - Logo

Best Talk Show
Conan - TBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Comedy Central
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC

Best Comedy Series 
The Big Bang Theory - CBS
Community - NBC
Girls - HBO
Modern Family - ABC
New Girl - FOX
Parks and Recreation - NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Don Cheadle - House of Lies - Showtime
Louis C.K. - Louie - FX
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO
Garret Dillahunt - Raising Hope - FOX
Joel McHale - Community - NBC
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory - CBS

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel - New Girl - FOX
Lena Dunham - Girls - HBO
Julia Louis Dreyfus - Veep - HBO
Martha Plimpton - Raising Hope - FOX
Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation - NBC
Ashley Rickards - Awkward - MTV

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell - Modern Family - ABC
Max Greenfield - New Girl - FOX
Nick Offerman - Parks and Recreation - NBC
Danny Pudi - Community - NBC
Jim Rash - Community - NBC
Damon Wayans Jr. - Happy Endings - ABC

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Julie Bowen - Modern Family - ABC 
Alison Brie - Community - NBC
Cheryl Hines - Suburgatory - ABC
Gillian Jacobs - Community - NBC
Eden Sher - The Middle - ABC
Casey Wilson - Happy Endings - ABC

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Becky Ann Baker - Girls - HBO
Bobby Cannavale - Modern Family - ABC
Kathryn Hahn - Parks and Recreation - NBC
Justin Long - New Girl - FOX
Paul Rudd - Parks and Recreation - NBC
Peter Scolari - Girls - HBO

Best Animated Series
Archer - FX
Adventure Time - Cartoon Network
Bob's Burgers - FOX
Family Guy - FOX
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Cartoon Network

Best Movie/Miniseries
American Horror Story - FX 
Luther - BBC America
Sherlock - PBS
Page Eight - PBS
The Hour - BBC America
Game Change - HBO

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock - PBS
Bill Nighy - Page Eight - PBS
Woody Harrelson - Game Change - HBO
Idris Elba - Luther - BBC America
Dominic West - The Hour - BBC America 
Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys - History

Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries
Jessica Lange - American Horror Story - FX
Gillian Anderson - Great Expectations - PBS
Julianne Moore - Game Change - HBO
Patricia Clarkson - Five - Lifetime 
Lara Pulver - Sherlock - PBS
Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult - Sundance

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