2008 Television Critics Association Nominations

Now that the critics have spoken by releasing their nominations for the 2008 Television Critics Association Awards, this TV Addict wanted to give you the viewer, also known as the only critics that really matter, a chance to voice your opinion. Are you pleased with the TCA’s Nods? Or are you too bothered by the inclusion of HBO’s incredibly overrated JOHN ADAMS and the conspicuous absence of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, DEXTER and Michael Emerson [and that’s just off the top of my head!]

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
John Adams
Mad Men
Friday Night Lights
Lost
The War
The Wire


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
30 Rock
The Office
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
Flight of the Conchords

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Lost
Mad Men
Damages
Friday Night Lights
The Wire

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS
John Adams
The War
Masterpiece: Cranford
Masterpiece: Jane Austen Collection
A Raisin in the Sun

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Damages
Flight of the Conchords
Pushing Daisies

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?)
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
Ray Wise (Reaper)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Paul Giamatti (John Adams)
David Simon (The Wire)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
High School Musical 2
Hannah Montana
Curious George
Word Girl
Yo Gabba Gabba

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
This American Life
Frontline
Alive Day Memories
Nimrod Nation
The War

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  • Paul

    I find it interesting that David Simon was nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama as his role is solely behind the scenes. I didn’t realized that fit in with the category. Still, it is highly deserved.

  • allie

    I totally agree with FNL, Mad Men and Pushing Daisy’s nominations. I don’t watch most of the other shows, so I can’t comment. I don’t understand how Dexter, or more particularly, Michael C Hall, can be left out. I also think Brothers & Sisters deserves a nod. I don’t agree with Lost’s nominations.

  • Jess

    I can’t believe BSG failed to get any nods. What is this, the emmys?

  • While it’s hard to argue that the drama’s and dramatic actors they chose shouldn’t be in their list, it’s always hard for me to believe that DEXTER and Michael C. Hall never seem to get any awards love. Not even from TV critics.

  • I’m just glad that Friday NIght Lights and Connie Britton got some recognition. Maybe that’ll encourages the Emmys to do the same.

  • Jake

    Glad someone realized the LOL work of Ray Wise on Reaper. He absolutely steals the show with his snark and sarcasm.

    Allie….you question LOST’s nominations? Girl, I have to question your sanity. Lost is not only this YEAR’s best drama….it’s the best drama EVER. You’re obviously not a watcher.

    Michael Emerson’s omission? Glaring, blatant, unforgivable. I expect more of televison critics. They should know better. He is the single most compelling actor on TV. I believe voters spent too much time watching “Yo Gabba Gabba” and it turned their brains to sludge.

  • SimplyKimberly

    Michael Emerson is to acting as Michael Jordan is to basketball. His omission from any best actor list is like saying Jordan shouldn’t be included on an All Star list. He gives one of the most complex, layered performances that has ever graced the small screen.

    And BSG is just a silly frakking sci fi show. Who takes that genre seriously? /bitter sarcasm

    I’m convinced that the people who vote and make these lists up never actually watch any television.

  • Josh Emerson

    The absence of Dexter is so wrong.

    Great to see 30 Rock and Pushing Daisies both recognized.

  • While Battlestar’s snub does sting a little, I don’t feel as bad as previous seasons. That last half of the third season, I think we can somewhat agree, wasn’t that great. It was still Battlestar goodness, just not quite at the level we’ve seen it reach.

  • Amy

    There are a few glaring omissions here (BSG in particular), but to be honest it’s hard to complain too much when someone actually recognises Friday Night Lights for the incredible show it is. How Connie Britton doesn’t have a big handful of awards already is beyond me.

  • EKI

    Not having Dexters second season (which is made of pure awesomeness) and season 4 of House (with it’s brilliant survivors saga and the incredible double season finale) makes me just not be interested in whatever this list says.

  • nedster

    The amazing thing here is that I couldn’t find a single show that I thought didn’t deserve to be on there (maybe shows that deserved it MORE, but not any that didn’t belong). This makes it very different from the emmys, where shows linger on the list well past their sell by date.

  • Jones

    Past their sell-by-date? Could you be referring to The Sopranos and Will & Grace…two shows whose mere names on the ballot instantly hypnotized every voter, rendering them incapable of NOT voting for these tired, played-out relics? Emmy voters: Possibly the dumbest of all people in Hollywood, and that’s sayin’ something.

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