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TV Critics Organizations Roll Out Their Nominees

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood June 7, 2012 at 10:46AM

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.

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.

This article is related to: Awards, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Claire Danes, Television, Julianna Margulies, Jessica Lange, Julianne Moore

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