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NBC Comedy Series Leads Pack in Critics’ Choice Nominations

Jun 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Nominees were announced today for the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and the most-nominated show is NBC’s quirky comedy "Community" with six nominations, Deadline.com reports.

Another low-rated NBC Thursday night sitcom, “Parks & Recreation,” pulled in five nods, as did AMC’s drama "Mad Men."

NBC led with 14 nominations overall, followed by ABC’s 13 and Fox and and HBO with 12 each.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association — an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association — presents the awards. The festivities and award presentation will be held June 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here are the nominees in some of the key categories:

Best Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory — CBS
Community — NBC
Girls — HBO
Modern Family — ABC
New Girl — FOX
Parks and Recreation — NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Don Cheadle — House of Lies — Showtime
Louis C.K. — Louie — FX
Larry David — Curb Your Enthusiasm — HBO
Garret Dillahunt — Raising Hope — FOX
Joel McHale — Community — NBC
Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory — CBS

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 Drama Series

Breaking Bad — AMC
Downton Abbey — PBS
Game of Thrones — HBO
The Good Wife — CBS
Homeland — Showtime
Mad Men — AMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston — Breaking Bad — AMC
Kelsey Grammer — Boss — Starz
Jon Hamm — Mad Men — AMC
Charlie Hunnam — Sons of Anarchy — FX
Damian Lewis — Homeland — Showtime
Timothy Olyphant — Justified — FX

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes — Homeland — Showtime
Michelle Dockery — Downton Abbey — PBS
Julianna Margulies — The Good Wife — CBS
Elisabeth Moss — Mad Men — AMC
Emmy Rossum — Shameless — Showtime
Katey Sagal — Sons of Anarchy — FX

Click here for the complete list of nominees.

One Comment

  1. Wow – it looks like the major networks still dominate the market for high-end comedy (with 12 of 18 comedy nominations), they’re virtually nowhere in site in the drama category, just TWO out of 18.
    Oh, how times change…

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