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!

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Community
Girls
Modern Family
New Girl
Parks and Recreation

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
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)

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Danny Pudi (Community)
Jim Rash (Community)
Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Alison Brie (Community)
Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory)
Gillian Jacobs (Community)
Eden Sher (The Middle)
Casey Wilson (Happy Endings)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
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)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
Mad Men

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

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad)
Neal McDonough (Justified)
John Noble (Fringe)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
John Slattery (Mad Men)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
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)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Dylan Baker (Damages)
Jere Burns (Justified)
Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy)
Lucy Liu (Southland)
Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)
Chloe Webb (Shameless)

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES
American Horror Story
Luther
Sherlock
Page Eight
The Hour
Game Change

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)
Bill Nighy (Page Eight)
Woody Harrelson (Game Change)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Dominic West (The Hour)
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations)
Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Patricia Clarkson (Five)
Lara Pulver  (Sherlock)
Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Hoarders
Sister Wives
Kitchen Nightmares
Pawn Stars
Undercover Boss

BEST REALITY SERIES — COMPETITION
The Pitch
Shark Tank
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Chopped
The Amazing Race

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
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)

BEST TALK SHOW
Conan
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The View

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer
Adventure Time
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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284 Comments
  1. cj says:

    i might have to pick Dreyfus over Poehler… holy sh** did i just say that?

  2. cj says:

    can kathryn hahn & paul rudd win guest actor in a comedy series together? though they don’t share a ton of screen time, their characters really compliment each other in a strange way and i can’t imagine liking either one as much without the other.

  3. Cathy Anderson says:

    Happy to see all the positive comments for the Sherlock/Cumberbatch moms. Hoping they get noticed more often by American audiences!

  4. cj says:

    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is my fave and I will always and only root for it for ever and ever.

  5. Suhara says:

    Yes, John Noble, yes.
    Anna Torv also deserved some recognition, and so did the Fringe as a show, but something is better than nothing.

  6. Sarah says:

    Oh well, at least John Noble is there. Finally.

  7. Linderella says:

    The slights are obvious – Jason Isaacs missing from Best Dramatic Actor in series and mini-series for his work in Awake and Case Histories; Joel Kinnaman’s fine turn as Stephen Holder on The Killing; and Dame Maggie Smith as Best Supporting Actress in series. I thought at least the critics would get it right.

  8. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I’m glad they didn’t Britta it. This gives me some hope that Community will end up getting some Emmy love. FTW’s: Community, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler…supporting actor in a comedy is a real Sophie’s choice. I guess I go with Nick Offerman or Danny Pudi. I can’t choose on that. Also can’t choose on supporting actress in a comedy. Either Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs would be awesome. Justin Long, Homeland, Kelsey Grammer, Claire Danes, Giancarlo Esposito, Christina Hendricks, Jere Burns, and the Daily Show. I haven’t seen any of the miniseries except for American Horror Story, which I would never vote for, and I don’t do reality shows. I also have only seen a couple of those animated shows, neither which I would vote for.

  9. e. says:

    Overall looks good – I wonder which animated show H Jon Benjamin is rooting for Archer or Bob’s Burgers. After all he’s the main voice of both. Probably Bob’s Burgers, its in more danger of premature cancellation.

  10. e. says:

    So very sad not to see John Noble up there. There could not be a more deserving actor on a show.

  11. Charlie says:

    Why is The Legend of Korra not nominated for best animated series?!

  12. Candace says:

    It so rare that I go to a comments section of a news story and so heartily agree with so many people. That’s the critic’s choice awards for you. So happy about all of Community’s nominations (though I think Donald Glover should have gotten the nom over Jim Rash). I’m rooting for Dani Pudi though, anyone who has ever seen “Critical Film Studies” knows what an amazing actor the man is.
    Also, like most people, I’m incredibly happy for Sherlock though I doubt it will take the award. Like most people as well I’m mourning the fact that there is no supporting actor category because Martin Freeman deserves every award ever for his role as Watson. If Amy Pohler doesn’t win, I’m calling foul. I want Community to win best series but I wouldn’t be heartbroken if Parks and Rec takes it (but if New Girl or BBT win I may just pull my hair out.)

  13. clemarchives says:

    RuPaul for best host!

  14. 4theloveoffilm says:

    Great nominees, but still no love for Anna Torv and John Noble. And, while we’re at it, James Roday.

  15. Sue says:

    Sherlock has it in the bag, so does Benedict. <3

  16. unicornwasp says:

    rupaul for best host, but no drag race for best reality competition? escandalo!

  17. sixseasonsandamovieFTW says:

    Gillian Jacobs! this is her year. she has destroyed it this season on Community

  18. Belle says:

    absolutely elated to see so many nominations for breaking bad, sons of anarchy and mad men. it’s unfortunate that there has to be a choice between some of those actors. since sons of anarchy is generally underappreciated, i would love to see some awards go their way. also a big fan of community and parks and rec. overall, excellent nominations for most of my favorite currently airing shows.

  19. Kristina says:

    Glad for all the Community nominations, but bummed Happy Endings didn’t get more.

  20. Pamela says:

    Loving the love for Sherlock, John Noble, Julie Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, and for Community -just to name a few.

    But no Hemingway and Gellhorn in the Movie/Miniseries noms? Was it not eligible, or not considered good enough against the competition? It’s leading the races over at GoldDerby.com for the Emmy predictions for Miniseries, Actor (Clive Owen) and for Nicole Kidman in Best Actress (well, almost in lead…pushed a little aside for Julianne Moore) so just curious to see its total absence here.

  21. Mimi says:

    I WANT Loretta Devine AND Carrie Preston TO WIN! THEY WERE AMAZING THIS SEASON! LORETTA MADE ME CRY AND CARRIE MADE ME LMAO! HAHA

  22. c says:

    Glad to see Emmy Rossum and Max Greenfield nominated. Hopefully the Emmys follow suit.

  23. Sandy says:

    Sons of Anarchy has nominated the Best Drama Actor, Best Drama Actress and Best Drama Supporting Actress and yet not up for the best Drama Show? I hope they all win!!!!

  24. paula says:

    SONS OF ANARCHY is the best show i have seen in many years. So glad to see Charlie Hunnan get some recognition. Also Katy Segal is perfect!

  25. Sherri says:

    I am just so glad community is finally getting the recognition they deserve. What they do is absolutely quality television! Every single episode is mindblowingly-awesome; and that’s not something you can usually say about a 20-minute weekly slot. If you can get half the amount of cultural references made in this show, it means you watch too much tv lol. Love Alison Brie and Danny pudi, pity that Donald glover wasn’t nominated because he is hilarious!

  26. lisa says:

    COOL COOL COOL

  27. Misakh says:

    Was hoping Lucy Lawless’ name would pop out for Supporting Actress but I guess Spartacus is less popular compared to the other nominees…

    Great to see Emmy Rossum and Max Greenfield for Shameless and New Girl, well deserved nods, hope to see their names come Emmys as well…

    I hope Elisabeth Moss finally gets her overdue Lead Actress win!!! I mean come on, what does she have to do to win??? The Other Woman episode proved that they made the wrong decision for not letting her win for The Suitcase…

  28. Natalie says:

    This list of nominees is perfect.

  29. Liz says:

    John Noble FTW!!

  30. Jon says:

    Joel Mchale? Reall?

  31. Ale says:

    Really? No Cougar Town? This season was the best! Also, I think that this season of community has been far worse than the second season. Last year it did deserve nominations, but this year has been quite lackluster, I think. This is just my opinion, though

  32. reader says:

    Where oh where is “Justified”? Undoubtedly the best drama on TV. And Walton Goggins should definitely have gotten the nod as Best Supporting Actor.

  33. Alexis says:

    Wow! Just only now spotted the nomination for Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory).
    She totally deserves it! Dallas is hands down the best character in that show!

  34. Sal says:

    What’s with all the Mad Men noms? They should be out of the running if they didn’t air for more than a year.

  35. Aidan says:

    i still cant get over that Ashley Rickards got nominated but i love love love it. she totally deserves it.

  36. Karen says:

    Congratulations to Kevin Costner(Hatfields & McCoys)!!! I would have thought the mini-series would have been nominated!!! It was wonderful!

  37. Rachel says:

    In my opinion, Sherlock and Community are the two best shows on tv. I’m so glad that they are getting recognized! Benedict Cumberbatch and Danny Pudi really deserve to win.

  38. Barbara says:

    Pleased to see that Justified got recognition with 3 nominations. It is a really great show!

  39. caps says:

    I think that tired old dog “Sons of Anarchy” has seen its day.
    So much story set up, so little happened. i am surprised Gemma doesnt wake up one day to find shes a soccer mom in Ohio and it was all a dream, such is the writting on this show.

    • Cody says:

      Could not agree more about Sons of Anarchy seeing its day. I was a big fan of this show for a long time but the last season was excruciating. All characters lost what little integrity they had. Episodes were packed full of action but there was little resolution or justification in the end. You need to watch shows like this with a grain of salt but I felt SOA crossed the line with its violence, especially when Jax assaulted a woman. Porn star or not I felt sick watching that scene. Needless to say, I won’t be tuning in for the next season (if it happens).

      • vonbingham says:

        Oh its gonna happen. I am one who quit while it was ahead.
        Such hot guys on the show we see for 1 or 2 seconds. Yet that old sherrif is always around.I think they should pack up the bikes and go home now.

  40. Sorandy says:

    Visually, The Walking Dead is stunningly cinematic for television. I’m disappointed that the show received no nods. Jon Bernthal might have played a despised character, but that is only a true testament to his astounding acting ability. Same said for Sarah Wayne Callies- the mostly viral hate for Lori Grimes has overshadowed this actresses consistently fantastic performances in this series.

  41. Sorandy says:

    I’m so pleased that Gillian Anderson seems to have re-entered the race after disappearing from American screens for so long- even if it is only via a UK series distributed in the US. Anderson’s a strong actress and it’s a shame she’s more inclined towards British productions. I could think of several US TV dramas which I wouldn’t mind Gillian joining the ensemble, but I suppose it is a cut-throat industry and she has been away for too long. Understandably, it’s been a decade since the end of The X-Files and the offers probably just aren’t coming in as fast and thick for US shows and films.

  42. Lisa says:

    Would have liked to have seen more noms for Hatfield & McCoys. Incredible show!

  43. Parker says:

    Please let Sagal or Siff win. Or just Sagal – you don’t wanna mess with Gemma, eh?

  44. Community-best show on t.v.

  45. Timothy Olyphant…JUSTIFIED…all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    But sucks that we can’t watch the awards show!! “Television” awards…not Televised??????

  46. i can honestly say i have not seen ANY of the shows listed here…quit watching TV in May 2010

  47. tbg says:

    SONS OF ANARCHY should be in the running for best drama series. It’s better than all the other nominations.

  48. Best shows on T.V. S.O.A. NCIS flashpoint U can’t get much better

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