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Second Broadcast Film Critics Television Awards Nominations Led By NBC and HBO, Olyphant, Dunham, Louie C.K. Get Noms

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 5, 2012 at 1:41PM

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association have made their nominations for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Winners will accept their prizes on Monday, June 18th at the BTJA awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. NBC led the broadcast network field with 14 nominations, with six for "Community," followed by ABC with 13 and Fox with 12. HBO dominated the cable networks with 12 nominations, followed by AMC and FX with 11 nominations apiece.
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Timothy Olyphant in "Justified"
Timothy Olyphant in "Justified"

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association have made their nominations for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Winners will accept their prizes on Monday, June 18th at the BTJA awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

NBC led the broadcast network field with 14 nominations, with six for "Community," followed by ABC with 13 and Fox with 12. HBO dominated the cable networks with 12 nominations, followed by AMC and FX with 11 nominations apiece.

Among my fave shows, most were represented except for notable shutouts, NBC's Broadway musical drama "Smash," AMC's controversial "The Killing," starring the great Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnamon, and "The Walking Dead," which is more than its zombie content, as well as Showtime's "The Borgias," Neil Jordan's gorgeously mounted, entertaining and yes, sexy, historic biodrama that can't get no respect. I'd argue that it's more coherent than HBO's sprawling "Game of Thrones."

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards voters looked at programs that aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. Bob Bain will executive produce the show for Bob Bain Productions.

Nominees for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards:


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.