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Critics Choice Awards: Television Nominees Announced

*The Critics Choice Awards are pretty important during the awards season for movies, but the precursors for the Emmys haven’t been as influential. This is only the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards and I couldn’t tell you any of the winners from the previous two ceremonies. Either way, it’s still exciting to see a group of nominations be announced. The Big Bang Theory & American Horror Story: Asylum lead the nominations with 6 mentions each. Their were four shows that tied for most nomination drama series. The Americans, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones & The Good Wife each received 4 nominations each. Here’s the full list of nominations.*

Best Drama Series:
The Americans
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

Best Actor – Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Actress – Drama Series:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Supporting Actor – Drama Series:
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Michael Cudlitz, Southland
Noah Emmerich, The Americans
Walton Goggins, Justified
Corey Stoll, House of Cards

Best Supporting Actress – Drama Series:
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Regina King, Southland
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Abigail Spencer, Rectify

Best Guest Performer – Drama Series:
Jim Beaver, Justified
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Jimmy Smits, Sons of Anarchy

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Best Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
The Middle
New Girl
Parks and Recreation

Best Actor – Comedy Series:
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jake Johnson, New Girl
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
Jeremy Sisto, Suburgatory

Best Actress – Comedy Series:
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Sutton Foster, Bunheads
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy Series:
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory
Alex Karpovsky, Girls
Adam Pally, Happy Endings
Chris Pratt, Parks and Recreation
Danny Pudi, Community

Best Supporting Actress – Comedy Series:
Carly Chaikin, Suburgatory
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Sarah Hyland, Modern Family
Melissa Rauch, The Big Bang Theory
Eden Sher, The Middle
Casey Wilson, Happy Endings

Best Guest Performer – Comedy Series:
Melissa Leo, Louie
David Lynch, Louie
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Patton Oswalt, Parks and Recreation
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Patrick Wilson, Girls

Best Movie or Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Crimson Petal and the White
The Hour
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

Best Actor – Movie or Miniseries:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Dominic West, The Hour

Best Actress – Movie or Miniseries:
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Romola Garai, The Hour
Rebecca Hall, Parade’s End
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Supporting Actor – Movie or Miniseries:
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sebastian Stan, Political Animals
David Wenham, Top of the Lake
Thomas M. Wright, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actress – Movie or Miniseries:
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Lily Rabe, American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton, The Girl
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

Best Reality Series – Competition:
Face Off
Shark Tank
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

Best Reality Series:
Duck Dynasty
The Moment
Pawn Stars
Push Girls
Small Town Security
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

Best Reality Host:
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen & Masterchef
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Kurt Warner, The Moment

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Best Talk Show:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Best Animated Series:
Adventure Time
Phineas and Ferb
Regular Show
The Simpsons
Star Wars: The Clone Wars