Nominees For First Critics’ Choice Television Awards Announced

Well, not everything went exactly as my nomination votes would have indicated, which is how it should be, but the nominations for the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards are here.

ABC is going to love the fact that they received the most nominations, but let’s keep that in perspective, because Modern Family received six of those sixteen nods. And, while there might be strong overall numbers for the big networks, cable actually seems to dominate the list. For example, only two of the ten nominees for Best Drama Series are on “regular” television, and three of them are on AMC. No one nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series is on “regular” television.

The nominations are definitely interesting.

Take a look and let me know your thoughts. How did your favorite shows stack up?

 

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced nominations for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley and scheduled to take place at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20, 2011.

ABC was the most nominated broadcast network with 16 nominations, followed closely by NBC with 12. AMC and FX led nominations for cable networks, with nine each. Modern Family was the most nominated series with six.

 

Best Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire – HBO
  • Dexter – Showtime
  • Friday Night Lights – DirecTV
  • Fringe – FOX
  • Game of Thrones – HBO
  • The Good Wife – CBS
  • Justified – FX
  • The Killing – AMC
  • Mad Men – AMC
  • The Walking Dead – AMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
  • Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights – DirecTV
  • Michael C. Hall – Dexter – Showtime
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men – AMC
  • William H. Macy – Shameless – Showtime
  • Timothy Olyphant – Justified – FX

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights – DirecTV
  • Mireille Enos – The Killing – AMC
  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife – CBS
  • Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men – AMC
  • Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy – FX
  • Anna Torv – Fringe – FOX

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Alan Cumming – The Good Wife – CBS
  • Walton Goggins – Justified – FX
  • Shawn Hatosy – Southland – TNT
  • John Noble – Fringe – FOX
  • Michael Pitt – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
  • John Slattery – Mad Men – AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Michelle Forbes – The Killing – AMC
  • Christina Hendricks – Mad Men – AMC
  • Margo Martindale – Justified – FX
  • Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
  • Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife – CBS
  • Chloë Sevigny – Big Love – HBO

Best Reality Series

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC
  • Hoarders – A&E
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Bravo
  • Sister Wives – TLC
  • Undercover Boss – CBS

Best Reality Series – Competition

  • The Amazing Race – CBS
  • American Idol – FOX
  • Dancing with the Stars – ABC
  • Project Runway – Lifetime
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo
  • Top Chef – Bravo

Best Reality Show Host

  • Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars – ABC
  • Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX
  • Ty Pennington – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC
  • Mike Rowe – Dirty Jobs – Discovery
  • Ryan Seacrest – American Idol – FOX

Best Talk Show

  • Chelsea Lately – E!
  • The Daily Show – Comedy Central
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Warner Bros.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show – Harpo

Best Comedy Series

  • Archer – FX
  • The Big Bang Theory – CBS
  • Community – NBC
  • Glee – FOX
  • Louie – FX
  • The Middle – ABC
  • Modern Family – ABC
  • The Office – NBC
  • Parks and Recreation – NBC
  • 30 Rock – NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock – NBC
  • Steve Carell – The Office – NBC
  • Louis C.K. – Louie – FX
  • Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX
  • Joel McHale – Community – NBC
  • Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Courteney Cox – Cougar Town – ABC
  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie – Showtime
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock – NBC
  • Patricia Heaton – The Middle – ABC
  • Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope – FOX
  • Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family – ABC
  • Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother – CBS
  • Nick Offerman – Parks and Recreation – NBC
  • Ed O’Neill – Modern Family – ABC
  • Danny Pudi – Community – NBC
  • Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family – ABC

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Julie Bowen – Modern Family – ABC
  • Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock – NBC
  • Jane Lynch – Glee – FOX
  • Busy Philipps – Cougar Town – ABC
  • Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC
  • Sofía Vergara – Modern Family – ABC

 

Submissions are still being accepted for The Most Exciting New Series category.

Cable and satellite network REELZCHANNEL, available in more than 58 million homes, will broadcast the Critics’ Choice Television Awards premiering on June 22 at 8 p.m. ET and repeating at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. The Awards will be rebroadcast throughout the week. VH1.com will exclusively live stream the awards show on June 20 and will make select footage available for on-demand viewing following the star-studded event. VH1.com will also offer celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and an opportunity for fans to interact with celebrities backstage with its “fan-cam” stream. Bob Bain will executive produce the show for Bob Bain Productions.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards honors programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011.

About BTJA

The newly formed Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The organization is launching the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com

 

Nominations Tally

NETWORKS, CHANNELS & DISTRIBS

 

  • ABC 16
  • NBC 12
  • AMC 9
  • CBS 9
  • FOX 9
  • FX 9
  • HBO 6
  • SHOWTIME 4
  • DIRECTV 3
  • BRAVO 2
  • A&E 1
  • COMEDY CENTRAL 1
  • DISCOVERY 1
  • E! 1
  • HARPO 1
  • LIFETIME 1
  • LOGO 1
  • TLC 1
  • TNT 1

 

SHOWS

  • Modern Family 6
  • Mad Men 5
  • 30 Rock 4
  • Boardwalk Empire 4
  • Justified 4
  • The Good Wife 4
  • Community 3
  • Friday Night Lights 3
  • Fringe 3
  • The Killing 3
  • The Middle 3
  • Parks and Recreation 3
  • American Idol 2
  • The Big Bang Theory 2
  • Cougar Town 2
  • Dancing with the Star 2
  • Dexter 2
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2
  • Glee 2
  • Louie 2
  • The Office 2
  • The Amazing Race 1
  • Archer 1
  • Big Love 1
  • Chelsea Lately 1
  • The Daily Show 1
  • Dirty Jobs 1
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1
  • Game of Thrones 1
  • Hoarders 1
  • How I Met Your Mother 1
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 1
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! 1
  • Nurse Jackie 1
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show 1
  • Project Runway 1
  • Raising Hope 1
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 1
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race 1
  • Shameless 1
  • Sister Wives 1
  • Sons of Anarchy 1
  • Southland 1
  • So You Think You Can Dance 1
  • Top Chef 1
  • Undercover Boss 1
  • The Walking Dead 1

 

 

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Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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