Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2012 Nominees

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The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced nominations for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Winners will be announced on the evening of Monday, June 18th, at a gala awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

NBC was the most nominated broadcast network with 14 nominations followed closely by ABC with 13 and FOX with 12. HBO led nominations for cable networks with 12, followed by AMC and FX with 11 nominations each. NBC‘s Community was the most nominated series with six.

“We are very excited by these nominations, reflecting the amazing diversity and creativity that is exploding on the small screen today,” said Joey Berlin, acting president of BTJA. “In every genre, audiences are witnessing a New Golden Age where imagination knows no bounds, from mass appeal entertainment to quirky originals where one person’s unique vision can delight a more limited audience. As television journalists, we’re proud to offer our choices of the best that we see day in and day out, and we look forward to celebrating television’s best on June 18th.”

Nominees for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards include:

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

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage — Game of Thrones — HBO

Giancarlo Esposito — Breaking Bad — AMC

Neal McDonough — Justified — FX

John Noble — Fringe — FOX

Aaron Paul — Breaking Bad – AMC

John Slattery — Mad Men — AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski — The Good Wife — CBS

Anna Gunn — Breaking Bad – AMC

Christina Hendricks — Mad Men — AMC

Regina King — Southland – TNT

Kelly Macdonald — Boardwalk Empire — HBO

Maggie Siff — Sons of Anarchy — FX

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Dylan Baker — Damages — DirecTV

Jere Burns — Justified — FX

Loretta Devine — Grey’s Anatomy — ABC

Lucy Liu — Southland — TNT

Carrie Preston — The Good Wife — CBS

Chloe Webb — Shameless — Showtime

Best Reality Series

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations — Travel Channel

Hoarders — A&E

Sister Wives — TLC

Kitchen Nightmares — FOX

Pawn Stars — History

Undercover Boss — CBS

Best Reality Series — Competition

The Pitch — AMC

Shark Tank — ABC

So You Think You Can Dance — FOX

The Voice — NBC

Chopped — FOOD

The Amazing Race – CBS

Best Reality Show Host

Tom Bergeron — Dancing with the Stars — ABC

Nick Cannon — America’s Got Talent – NBC

Cat Deeley — So You Think You Can Dance — FOX

Phil Keoghan — The Amazing Race – CBS

RuPaul — RuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo

Best Talk Show

Conan – TBS

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — Comedy Central

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! — ABC

The View – ABC

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 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell — Modern Family — ABC

Max Greenfield — New Girl — FOX

Nick Offerman — Parks and Recreation — NBC

Danny Pudi — Community — NBC

Jim Rash — Community — NBC

Damon Wayans Jr. — Happy Endings — ABC

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

Bobby Cannavale — Modern Family — ABC

Kathryn Hahn — Parks and Recreation — NBC

Justin Long — New Girl — FOX

Paul Rudd — Parks and Recreation — NBC

Peter Scolari — Girls — HBO

Best Animated Series Archer — FX

Adventure Time — Cartoon Network

Bob’s Burgers — FOX

Family Guy — FOX

Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Cartoon Network

Best Movie/Miniseries

American Horror Story — FX

Luther — BBC

America Sherlock — PBS

Page Eight — PBS

The Hour — BBC America

Game Change — HBO

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch — Sherlock — PBS

Bill Nighy — Page Eight — PBS

Woody Harrelson — Game Change — HBO

Idris Elba — Luther — BBC America

Dominic West — The Hour — BBC America

Kevin Costner — Hatfields & McCoys — History

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

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

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards honors programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. Since last year, six new categories have been added for the 2011/12 season including Best Movie or Mini-series, Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series and Best Animated Series.