Community, Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, Mad Men, Girls Lead Critics’ Choice Nominations

Critics Choice Awards Nominees 2013No, you’re not having a Dreamatorium experience: Nominations for the second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards have just been announced, and Community came out on top.

Despite a spate of negative press stemming from the firing of creator/showrunner Dan Harmon, NBC’s underdog comedy led the pack overall with six nods, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor (Joel McHale), Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Danny Pudi and Jim Rash) and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs). AMC awards-season favorites Breaking Bad and Mad Men, as well as NBC’s Parks and Recreation, followed with five nominations each.

The comedy categories boasted the most freshman favorites: HBO’s Girls and Veep, ABC’s Suburgatory and Fox’s New Girl all picked up nods. The drama list featured far more kudos vets, though Showtime’s freshman hit Homeland squeaked in with nods Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama (Damian Lewis) and Best Actress in a Drama (Claire Danes). Additionally, longtime Emmy also-ran Sons of Anarchy saw three members of its ensemble (Katey Sagal, Charlie Hunnam and Maggie Siff) score acting nominations.

This year’s roster also opens up the competition in six new fields, including Best Movie or Miniseries; FX’s American Horror Story, PBS’s Sherlock, and HBO’s Game Change were among the top honorees.

You’ll notice that some old standbys are missing from The Best Reality Series Competition category: Though So You Think You Can Dance and The Voice were highlighted, Dancing With the Stars and last year’s winner, American Idol, were not.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, of which TVLine’s Michael Ausiello and Matt Webb Mitovich are members, will announce the winners at a June 18 awards gala in Beverly Hills. Until then, scan the complete list of nominations below and then hit the comments and let us know what you think!

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
New Girl
Parks and Recreation

Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope)
Joel McHale (Community)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Ashley Rickards (Awkward)

Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Danny Pudi (Community)
Jim Rash (Community)
Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings)

Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Alison Brie (Community)
Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory)
Gillian Jacobs (Community)
Eden Sher (The Middle)
Casey Wilson (Happy Endings)

Becky Ann Baker (Girls)
Bobby Cannavale (Modern Family)
Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation)
Justin Long (New Girl)
Paul Rudd (Parks and Recreation)
Peter Scolari (Girls)

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Kelsey Grammer (Boss)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy)
Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified)

Claire Danes (Homeland)
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Emmy Rossum (Shameless)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad)
Neal McDonough (Justified)
John Noble (Fringe)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
John Slattery (Mad Men)

Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Regina King (Southland)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Maggie Siff  (Sons of Anarchy)

Dylan Baker (Damages)
Jere Burns (Justified)
Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy)
Lucy Liu (Southland)
Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)
Chloe Webb (Shameless)

American Horror Story
Page Eight
The Hour
Game Change

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)
Bill Nighy (Page Eight)
Woody Harrelson (Game Change)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Dominic West (The Hour)
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations)
Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Patricia Clarkson (Five)
Lara Pulver  (Sherlock)
Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult)

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Sister Wives
Kitchen Nightmares
Pawn Stars
Undercover Boss

The Pitch
Shark Tank
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
The Amazing Race

Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)
Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)
RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The View

Adventure Time
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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  1. Mandy says:

    Happy for Community/Happy Endings (though HE deserved a Best Comedy Nom) but disappointed by the lack of Cougar Town! Didn’t Busy Philipps win last year? How is it that she doesn’t even get a nod this year when Laurie has remained hilarious all season? Same with Courteney!! Sad, sad.

  2. Liz says:

    No love for Cougar Town?? Thought season 3 really showed how great the writing on this show is and highlighted this talent cast.

  3. sarah says:

    Best Comedy: Modern Family
    Supporting Actor and Actress Comedy: Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen
    I am shocked that Dexter and Michael C Hall are not nominated for their respective Drama Categories!
    I hear that Boardwalk Empire is a really good show and Steve Buscemi is supposed to be good so it is interesting the the show and he are not nominated.
    Good for Loretta Devine
    Best actor in movie/mini series: Kevin Costner

  4. Nick says:

    Homeland should sweep every category its in. Period.

  5. Jaime says:

    Go Tom Bergeron! He’s my all time favorite TV host.

  6. vbarkley39 says:

    EDEN SHER was nominated!!!! Yay, it’s about time! She’s amazing!

  7. vbarkley39 says:

    Nothing for Chuck??? NOTHING????

  8. Sherlocked says:

    Whoo! Good job Sherlock and Benedict :D that show so deserves more awards. Brilliantly written and directed, and the acting is superb. Hopefully it wins.

  9. Karo says:

    Here again not much love for the network dramas,highly disappointing. I can understand the Best drama series nominees but the actors & actresses on networkTV are as good as the cableTV-ones. It doesn`t bode well for the Emmys *sigh

    Happy about the Community love, great show, terrific actors :)

    • John says:

      The Good Wife should get in and maybe Hugh Laurie might get one final nomination for House. I do wish Michael Emerson, Robert Carlyle would get more attention.

  10. Charlotte says:

    Very happy to see Benedict Cumberbatch on this list, his talent has been completely overlooked. Although he didn’t win a BAFTA this year for some ridiculous reason, the critics should be fully aware of the talent, hard work and dedication and hopefully it shines though with a win!

  11. Colleen says:

    Can we also by some sort of default nominate Dylan Baker for TGW as well, where he was just as amazing as on Damages.

  12. C. Stulz says:

    No Simpsons or Futurama for best animated series, but Archer, Adventure Time, and Bob’s Burgers???? Really??

    • Gracie says:

      I agree. Only category that dissapointed me.

    • murley says:

      I disagree. I was thrilled to see bob’s burgers and archer on the list. If Jon benjamin is in it it should win everything as far as I am concerned. In fact the whole cast in both shows are hilarious.

  13. pop pop! says:

    #sixseasonsandamovie! Gillian Jacobs FTW!

  14. Gisele Glen says:

    wait I just realized absolutely no love for chuck what kind of ridiculousness is this?? and do not even get me started on fringe come on give anna torv that respect

  15. This says:

    Yes for Homeland, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Lara Pulver! Would have been nice to see Martin Freeman get a nod too, though.

  16. Bill Steele says:

    Glad to see the acting nominations for “Justified”…especially Jere Burns. However, with all due respect to Neal McDonough, Walton Goggins is the best thing about the show.

    • Alexis says:

      This, 100% THIS! Walton Goggins is the reason Justified works and remains captivating. I hope his Emmy nomination last year wasn’t some kind of once-off fluke.

    • jeremy frank says:

      really? i thought mcdonough totally stole the show this season. i mean that scene in the rv talking about his dad while taking oxi like it was candy?i was on the edge of my seat. as good as goggins is i thought last season he was way better.

  17. r0ckmypants says:

    Regina King! Bob’s Burgers! Cat Deeley! RuPaul! Eden Sher! I love these awards!

  18. J says:

    How is it there’s nothing for Martin Freeman in Sherlock? Seriously.

  19. John says:

    This award show is streets ahead.

  20. Astrid says:

    I hope Downton Abbey wins!!

  21. gato says:


  22. jsswite says:

    How does Justified get overlooked in best drama series and how is Hatfields and McCoys not nominated for miniseries. American Horror Story while entertaining is pretty cheezy.

  23. mountaineer says:

    Wow! That best actor category is unreal! Aside from Grammer that is. All of those guys deserve it.
    So happy for SOA too and the icing would’ve been Jason Isaacs! Love Danes and Moss too.
    Supporting Actor is a tough choice as well! Great picks this year all around.

  24. Pixley says:

    Let’s hope the Emmys pay some attention — any panel who would potentially nominate Elizabeth McGovern over Michelle Dockery clearly didn’t pay much attention during Downton Abbey S2.

  25. Mag says:

    Alison Brie should win this one. She’s a great actress.

  26. KSM says:

    Modern Family is not nearly as good as it once was… if it were up to me, I would have put Happy Endings in place of Modern Family in Best Comedy. That show never fails to make me laugh out loud.

  27. A says:

    Ok, where the hell is Lana Parrilla?

  28. ggny says:

    I hope the Emmy ballot looks like this. I love seeing all the of people that deserve instead of the people that get the nom every year just because of their name like at the Emmy

  29. Chance says:

    Really, someone wants me to believe Girls, New Girl, Parks and Rec and Big Bang Theory are better than Happy Endings? Cause they aren’t Girls is in fact TERRIBLE.

  30. K says:

    These nominations are a lot better than the Emmy’s, Globes, etc.

  31. militantgod says:

    Jim Rash over Donald Glover? Are you kidding me. Glover is so good that in Harmon’s scripts they write, “now Donald does something funny”. Where’s the love?

    • murley says:

      while I love jim rash I have to agree about the donald glover snub. troy is the one character who ALWAYS makes me laugh out loud. his delivery is flawless and knowing that on top of that much of what he says and does is improvised makes him kind of a no-brainier nomination in my opinion.

  32. Jeffrey says:

    How much money has HBO shelled out to critics to get them to praise that piece of garbage ‘Girls’?

  33. Leah says:

    Not many complaints here! The most important thing I would change is taking out TBBT and sliding in 30 Rock, as well as nominations for Fey and Baldwin.

  34. John says:

    How the hell did Kelsey Grammer get a nomination for his boring waste of time show over Buscemi’s brilliant performance? Other than that I’m pretty pleased, although I kinda wish they stayed with ten nominations like last year that Boardwalk, Justified and so forth could get in.

  35. me says:

    Yay for Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch. TV and acting at its finest

  36. Gracie says:

    So happy for Katey Sagal! The Emmy’s should take note because these nominees are quite a deserving bunch! So hard to pick a winner! :)

  37. RA says:

    SO glad to see the Sons of Anarchy team getting some recognition. The series writing has been uneven, but last season was riveting, and Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and especially Maggie Siff were phenomenal. It’s refreshing to see real intelligence behind these nominations.

  38. Ally says:

    Wow, I’m shocked and thrilled John Noble got a nom. Happy to see Katey Segal up there too. Surprised Revenge was completely ignored. I hope Kevin Costner wins for Hatfields & McCoys–I have yet to see Part 3 (it doesn’t air in Canada until next Monday) but so far that show has been fantastic. Too bad Mare Winningham didnt get nominated for her role but I guess that’s only because there is no category for supporting actress in a miniseries.

  39. BigDeal says:

    There should be Stephen Colbert in Talk Show category! No, you know what? He should actually be in EVERY category. I mean Jesus Christ – the man was even listed in top 100 hottest women. Give him some credit.

  40. SarahJ says:

    RuPaul is my hero <3

  41. Ella says:

    So happy for Maggie Siff, Charlie Hunnam, Emmy Rossum, Claire Danes and Ashley Rickards.
    Glee really deserves not getting one nomination but I would have loved to see Lea Michele nominated anyway. She does amazing work on the show despite the abmissal writing.

  42. Josh says:

    Siff’s overacting, weak, and ooc performance over Archie Panjabi’s subtleness on TGW?! No. That’s my only complaint here.

  43. Chad says:


  44. So so happy to see “Sherlock” on the list!! I also thought “Hatfields and McCoys” should have had more nominations besides Kevin Costner.

  45. irishgirl29 says:

    Really good nominations(except TBBT). Hope Community wins a few!

  46. Sue Howard says:

    I am rooting for Emmy Rossum, Peter Dinklage and Game of Thrones.

  47. Mark says:

    Really glad to see Regina King and Lucy Liu get a nom for their outstanding work on SouthLAnd! But no love for the show itself?!? Or Michael Cudlitz? Critics do watch the show, right?

  48. laylagalise says:

    I have to say with the exception of the reality TV nominations, I think these are really great nominations- especially in the comedy categories. I love that they nominated RuPaul. Definitely the most fun reality TV host out there.

  49. Sid says:

    Hey at last some love for Shameless! Emmy Rossum is brilliant and deserves it!

  50. DAG says:

    Ashley Rickards – Awkward – Awesome!