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