Don Cheadle, Regina King, Angela Bassett Are Critics' Choice TV Nominees; No 'Scandal' Love

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 22, 2013 5:24 PM
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Retta

The list of nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced today by The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

A hat-tip to Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Regina King (Southland), Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta), Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias), and RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), who are all nominees this year for their work in their respective categories.

No nominations for Scandal, you ask? Well, no! Sorry.

Cable TV wins again (no surprise) with HBO and FX leading all nominations with 21 and 19 respectively.

The winners will be revealed at the Monday, June 10 event in Beverly Hills hosted by Parks and Recreation star Retta - aka Marietta Sirleaf (her photo above; and yes, she is related to Liberia's first woman president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf).

The full list of nominees below:

BEST COMEDY SERIES

·      The Big Bang Theory – CBS

·      Louie – FX

·      The Middle – ABC

·      New Girl – FOX

·      Parks and Recreation – NBC

·      Veep – HBO

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

·      Don Cheadle (House of Lies) – Showtime

·      Louis C.K. (Louie) – FX

·      Jake Johnson (New Girl) – FOX

·      Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS

·      Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) – NBC

·      Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) – ABC

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

·      Laura Dern (Enlightened) – HBO

·      Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) – FOX

·      Lena Dunham (Girls) – HBO

·      Sutton Foster (Bunheads) – ABC Family

·      Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) – HBO

·      Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) – NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

·      Max Greenfield (New Girl) – FOX

·      Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - CBS

·      Alex Karpovsky (Girls) – HBO

·      Adam Pally (Happy Endings) – ABC

·      Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) – NBC

·      Danny Pudi (Community) – NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 

·      Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) – ABC

·      Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS

·      Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) – ABC

·      Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS

·      Eden Sher (The Middle) – ABC

·      Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) – ABC

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES  

·      Melissa Leo (Louie) – FX

·      David Lynch (Louie) – FX

·      Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS

·      Patton Oswalt (Parks and Recreation) – NBC

·      Molly Shannon (Enlightened) – HBO

·      Patrick Wilson (Girls) – HBO

BEST DRAMA SERIES

·      The Americans – FX

·      Breaking Bad – AMC

·      Downton Abbey – PBS

·      Game of Thrones – HBO

·      The Good Wife – CBS

·      Homeland – Showtime

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

·      Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) – AMC

·      Damian Lewis (Homeland) – Showtime

·      Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) - AMC

·      Timothy Olyphant (Justified) – FX

·      Matthew Rhys (The Americans) – FX

·      Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) – Netflix

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

·      Claire Danes (Homeland) – Showtime

·      Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) – A&E

·      Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) – CBS

·      Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – BBC America

·      Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) – AMC

·      Keri Russell (The Americans) – FX

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

·      Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) – AMC

·      Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) – HBO

·      Michael Cudlitz (Southland) – TNT

·      Noah Emmerich (The Americans) – FX

·      Walton Goggins (Justified) – FX

·      Corey Stoll (House of Cards) – Netflix

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

·      Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) – Showtime

·      Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) – HBO

·      Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) – AMC

·      Regina King (Southland) – TNT

·      Monica Potter (Parenthood) – NBC

·      Abigail Spencer (Rectify) – Sundance

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

·      Jim Beaver (Justified) – FX

·      Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) – HBO

·      Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife) – CBS

·      Carrie Preston (The Good Wife) – CBS

·      Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) – HBO

·      Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy) – FX

BEST MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

·      American Horror Story: Asylum – FX

·      Behind the Candelabra – HBO

·      The Crimson Petal and the White – Encore

·      The Hour – BBC America

·      Political Animals – USA

·      Top of the Lake – Sundance

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

·      Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End) – HBO

·      Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra) – HBO

·      Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) – HBO

·      Toby Jones (The Girl) – HBO

·      Al Pacino (Phil Spector) – HBO

·      Dominic West (The Hour) – BBC America

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

·      Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta) – Lifetime

·      Romola Garai (The Hour) – BBC America

·      Rebecca Hall (Parade's End) – HBO

·      Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX

·      Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake) – Sundance

·      Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals) – USA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

·      James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX

·      Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake) – Sundance

·      Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX

·      Sebastian Stan (Political Animals) – USA

·      David Wenham (Top of the Lake) – Sundance

·      Thomas M. Wright (Top of the Lake) – Sundance

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

·      Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals) – USA

·      Sienna Miller (The Girl) – HBO

·      Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX

·      Lily Rabe (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX

·      Imelda Staunton (The Girl) – HBO

·      Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias) – Lifetime

BEST REALITY SERIES

·      Duck Dynasty – A&E

·      The Moment – USA

·      Pawn Stars – History Channel

·      Push Girls – Sundance

·      Small Town Security – AMC

·      Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan – BBC America

BEST REALITY SERIES - COMPETITION   

·      Chopped – Food Network

·      Face Off – Syfy

·      Shark Tank - ABC

·      So You Think You Can Dance – FOX

·      Survivor – CBS

·      The Voice – NBC 

BEST REALITY HOST 

·      Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) – ABC

·      Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) – FOX

·      Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen/Masterchef) – FOX

·      RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race) – Logo

·      Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) – FOX

·      Kurt Warner (The Moment) – USA

BEST TALK SHOW

·      Conan – TBS

·      The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

·      The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Warner Brothers Television Distribution

·      Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC

·      Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC

·      Marie – Hallmark Channel

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

·      Adventure Time – Cartoon Network

·      Archer – FX

·      Phineas and Ferb – Disney Channel

·      Regular Show – Cartoon Network

·      The Simpsons – FOX

·      Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network

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16 Comments

  • jerrica | May 24, 2013 12:59 PMReply

    It's about time somebody gave Regina King some recognition. She has to be one of the hardest-working (and running) actresses in TV drama. Good for Alfre, even though I barely watched an hour of that not-so-great remake of Steel Magnolias. Random: I honestly thought Hayden Panetierre deserved a best supporting actress drama nom.

  • TAZ | May 23, 2013 11:08 PMReply

    Not sure what the brouhaha is about outside of someone being nasty. HBO darling Girls, Person of Interest, Elementary, Modern Family and big ratings King NCIS weren't nominated either. So they too, must have terrible writing, horrible acting and whatever other crap you want to say. And please do it for all .....

  • Deborah | May 23, 2013 10:59 PMReply

    "Scandal" is a fan favorite choice, not a critics choice show. The fan base of "Gladiators" don't have any say as to whether "Scandal" is nominated for any award whether its Critics Choice, Emmy or Golden Globes. Granted there have been stand-out actors': Guillermo Diaz (Huck); Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant); Debra Mooney ( SCJ Verna Thornton) and Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene) but that doesn't mean they will be recognized. "Scandal" is considered a "Soap Opera" like "Dallas"; "Dynasty"and "Desperate Housewives." Shows that are not considered "serious or critic" fare.

  • valleydoll | May 23, 2013 10:34 PMReply

    @SLB Clearly Jeff Perry could have been nominated for best supporting actor and Gregg Henry for guest starring role! Its not just about Kerry, there are some amazing veteran actors on the show. And let us not forget the amazing Kate Burton. Oh and how could I forget about Guillermo Diaz!

  • Nadell | May 23, 2013 1:49 PMReply

    This is insane. I'm probably not a die-hard Scandal fanatic like others but clearly that show should be racking up on nominations and awards!
    Last award season Scandal received ZERO nods??? C'mon, that's just cray-cray!
    Btw: is Cheadle that great on that show??

  • ALM | May 23, 2013 9:48 PM

    @ Nadell: I like Don Cheadle, but I don't really like the role. The character is super sleazy and has zero morals. Due the this, the show can be fun to watch (for those who like that type of character), but I like him in other roles better.

  • Bondgirl | May 23, 2013 1:57 PM

    Is Cheadle that great on that show? No. However, I'm still glad he's getting award consideration.

  • Beezdablock | May 23, 2013 10:28 AMReply

    I don't even like Scandal (can't stand it, as a matter of fact) but even I won't deny its mass popularity and viewer numbers. The Critics Choice Award's refusal to recognize that is just typical Hollywood racism at its finest.

  • Mekisha Hale | May 23, 2013 6:10 AMReply

    Overall by reading the nominations on the Critics Choice Awards. Only a few blacks were recognized for there appealing characters on television. Don Cheadle ,Regina King,Angela Bassett for Betty & Coretta. But no "Scandal" after all that fan base that exist it's the only show on the air that people are really showing in numbers every night since this show premiered doesn't get any nomination for recognition for it's multiple facets of story telling. And Olivia Pope the head of the Gladiators at ever since of the word doesn't get anything. That's interesting but not a shock it's the way it is in Hollywierd. The idea of a Black Actress who is the lead in the most popular hottest shows on air on Prime Time isn't recognized for her achievements to get at least a nomination is really a slap in the face. Hell the show is gone through the most impressive finale of the season to close out it's second season. And a finale that everyone still is talking about since last Thursday. Don't get me wrong the few who are worthy should be on this nomination because there good actors and actresses. But not to give something to a show that is interesting and captures the audiences all of over the planet well that's outrageous to ignore that show. Maybe it's,the content that bothers others or simply the uncomfortable with the idea of a leading black actresses with a winning script that trumps all of the uninteresting shows here in this nominations.
    Another interesting turn to this story is the ignoring of Tarjai .P. Henson isn't nominated for CBS's hit show Person of Interest. Well that's the academy for ya!!!

  • Malachi | May 23, 2013 11:35 AM

    It's called Critics Choice, not Nielsen's Choice.
    If the awards were based solely on ratings and "numbers", I'm sure Scandal would get consideration.
    But it's not.
    It's based on the subjective taste and preferences of the critics.
    Hey, there is always the Image Awards....

  • slb | May 22, 2013 8:55 PMReply

    I am surprised that "House of Cards" didn't get a nomination for best drama. I would definitely replace "Homeland" with that. I loved "Homeland" but it's second season was a significant step down in quality from the first.

  • Campbell | May 22, 2013 8:40 PMReply

    Well deserved for Regina King. Fantastic final season of SouthLAnd.

  • ALM | May 22, 2013 8:10 PMReply

    At least Regina King was nominated for "Southland". One day at a time...... :)

  • tj | May 22, 2013 7:56 PMReply

    @SLB I agree!

  • slb | May 22, 2013 7:01 PMReply

    No nominations for "Scandal"? I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you that a show with terrible writing and barely passable acting was shut out of the nominations. But before people jump in here complaining about how Scandal was snubbed and should have received nominations, I would like them to point out which show/performer should be removed in favor of Scandal for each category. Because, other than "Homeland" in Best Drama, there is not one category anyone can make a halfway decent argument for "Scandal" in my opinion.

  • Akimbo | May 22, 2013 8:23 PM

    I wouldn't call anything (outside of the Olitz relationship) about Scandal terrible, but it's definitely soapy. It's fun, entertaining, and typically well-done but it's not the cream of the crop.

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