The Television Critics Association has unveiled its list of nominees for the 28th Annual TCA Awards, with HBO leading the pack with eight nominations in the 12 categories.
AMC is close behind with six nominations, followed by NBC and PBS with five each, and CBS and FX with four apiece.
First-time nominees include Showtime’s “Homeland” and its star Claire Danes, along with HBO’s “Girls” and its creator and star Lena Dunham. They join past winners such as Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm and Jim Parsons on the list of this year’s nominees, along with winning shows including “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Daily Show” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
Program of the Year will be a showdown among “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “Homeland” (Showtime), “Mad Men” (AMC) and “Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS).
Nominees in the closely watched category of Outstanding New Program are “Homeland,” “Girls,” “New Girl,” “Revenge” and “Smash.”
Winners will be revealed July 28 in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Click here for the full list of nominees and the TCA press release on the announcement.