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TV Critics Organizations Roll Out Their Nominees

by Melissa Silverstein
June 7, 2012 10:46 AM
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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 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
Kathryn Hahn – Parks and Recreation – NBC
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

The Television Critics Association will give out its awards on July 28th.  What's interesting about these awards is that they are not separated by gender and lo and behold women have been nominated in the comedy category.

Individual Achievement in Drama

Claire Danes (“Homeland,” Showtime)
Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story,” FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Lena Dunham (“Girls,” HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” HBO)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

Outstanding New Program

“Girls” (HBO)
“New Girl” (Fox)
“Smash” (NBC)

Full list of nominees here.

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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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