Broadcast Television Journalist Association Announce Nominees for the Inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards

If the mission of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association was to quell any potential negative press that may-or-may-not have arisen as a result of the creation of yet another televised award show by announcing a list of incredibly deserving nominees, well… Mission Accomplished! No really. Thanks to some much deserved recognition to the likes of FRINGE’s John Noble and Anna Torv, THE MIDDLE’s Eden Sher and RAISING HOPE’s Martha Plimpton (among others), we’ve already cleared our schedule and bookmarked VH1.com (which will be streaming the show live from Beverly Hills) in anticipation of the June 20th CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS. The complete list of nominees from which can be found after the jump.

Best Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
DEXTER
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
FRINGE
GAME OF THRONES
THE GOOD WIFE
JUSTIFIED
THE KILLING
MAD MEN
THE WALKING DEAD

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Kyle Chandler, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Michael C. Hall, DEXTER
Jon Hamm, MAD MEN
William H. Macy, SHAMELESS
Timothy Olyphant, JUSTIFIED

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Mireille Enos, THE KILLING
Julianna Margulies, THE GOOD WIFE
Elisabeth Moss, MAD MEN
Katey Sagal, SONS OF ANARCHY
Anna Torv, FRINGE

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
Alan Cumming, THE GOOD WIFE
Walton Goggins, JUSTIFIED
Shawn Hatosy, SOUTLAND
John Noble, FRINGE
Michael Pitt, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
John Slattery, MAD MEN

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Michelle Forbes, THE KILLING
Christina Hendricks, MAD MEN
Margo Martindale, JUSTIFIED
Kelly Macdonald, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Archie Penjabi, THE GOOD WIFE
Chloe Sevigny, BIG LOVE

Best Comedy Series
ARCHER
THE BIG BANG THEORY
COMMUNITY
GLEE
LOUIE
THE MIDDLE
MODERN FAMILY
THE OFFICE
PARKS AND RECREATION
30 ROCK

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 ROCK
Steve Carell, THE OFFICE
Louis C.K., LOUIE
Charlie Day, IT’S ALWAY SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
Joel McHale, COMMUNITY
Jim Parsons, THE BIG BANG THEORY

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox, COUGAR TOWN
Edie Falco, NURSE JACKIE
Tina Fey, 30 ROCK
Patricia Heaton, THE MIDDLE
Martha Plimpton, RAISING HOPE
Amy Poehler, PARKS AND RECREATION

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, MODERN FAMILY
Neil Patrick Harris, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Nick Offerman, PARKS AND RECREATION
Ed O’Neill, MODERN FAMILY
Danny Pudi, COMMUNITY
Eric Stonestreet, MODERN FAMILY

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, MODERN FAMILY
Jane Krakowski, 30 ROCK
Jane Lynch, GLEE
Busy Philipps, COUGAR TOWN
Eden Sher, THE MIDDLE
Sofia Vergara, MODERN FAMILY

Best Talk Show
CHELSEA LATELY
THE DAILY SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW

Best Reality Series
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
HOARDERS
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
SISTER WIVES
UNDERCOVER BOSS

Best Reality Series — Competition
THE AMAZING RACE
AMERICAN IDOL
DANCING WITH THE STARS
PROJECT RUNWAY
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE
TOP CHEF

Best Reality Show Host
Tom Bergeron, DANCING WITH THE STARS
Cat Deeley, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
Ty Pennington, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
Mike Rowe, DIRTY JOBS
Ryan Seacrest, AMERICAN IDOL

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  • Anonymous

    Fringe!!
    Anna Torv!! John Noble!!
    Go get them. You deserve every award out there. 
    Fringe Rocks!

  • Shilo

    Very good nominees, but there were still people/shows I think got snubbed.

    No Cougar Town in Comedy Series? No Weeds/Mary-Louise Parker? No Regina King? No Merritt Weaver? No Emmy Rossum? No Parenthood?

  • Nick

    No Nina Dobrev?