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TV Critics Organizations Roll Out Their Nominees

by Melissa Silverstein
June 7, 2012 10:46 AM
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The Critics Choice Television Awards and the Televisions Critics Association have both released their list of nominees.  It is clear that the critics in both organizations love Downtown Abbey, Homeland, Breaking Bad, New Girl and Girls.

The Critics Choice Awards will be handed out in LA on June 18.  It is for shows aired between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012.   The female nominees (these are not the shows that star women, just the shows where women are the creators or showrunners):  Full list of nominees.

Best Drama Series
The Good Wife – CBS
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 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 Talk Show
The View -- ABC
Best Comedy Series
Girls – HBO
New Girl – FOX

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1 Comment

  • Name Edward Copeland | June 7, 2012 3:00 PMReply

    Good grief -- is Joey and the BFVA trying to get the waiters and florists who give out the Golden Globes more credibility? Some of these shows that performers got nominated for I've never even read about or heard someone mention. (MTV has a sitcom -- really?) While I worship The Daily Show, I wouldn't call it a talk show by virtue of its one interview segment and, if that's enough to make it qualify, where is The Colbert Report? The bigger question is how do they group all those late night shows: Conan, Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon into the talk show category and then, out of the blue, toss in The View? What the hell? Why didn't they include the few remaining soap operas as possibilities in the drama categories if they are including daytime? I think a better name than the Critics Choice Award might be the Joey Berlin "Pay More Attention to Me" Awards.

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