TCA Awards 2014: True Detective Snags Four Nominations; Good Wife, Breaking Bad Land Three Each

It’ll be a case of Good versus Bad versus True at the 2014 Television Critics Association Awards.

Indeed, Program of the Year will feature a race among HBO’s upstart True Detective, The Good Wife (a first-time nominee in the category despite being in its fifth season), 2013 winner Breaking Bad, 2012 champ Game of Thrones and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.

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The 30th Annual TCA Awards will be held July 19, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during summer press tour.

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True Detective, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana cops investigating a series of murders in the mid 1990s, landed four nominations in total, followed by The Good Wife and Breaking Bad with three apiece.

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The Big Bang Theory, meanwhile, won’t have to face off with Parks and Recreation, the show with which it tied last year for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy; instead, its 2014 rivals will consist of Louie, Veep, The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Here’s the full list of nominees (* denotes 2013 winner in the category).

Program of the Year
*Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
*The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Louie (FX)
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Veep (HBO)

Individual Achievement in Comedy
*Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
The Americans (FX)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
*Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
The Good Wife (CBS)

Individual Achievement in Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
*Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
Cosmos (Fox)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Frontline (PBS)
60 Minutes (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
The Amazing Race (CBS)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
*Shark Tank (ABC)
Survivor (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS)
The Fosters (ABC Family)
Sesame Street (PBS)
Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Fargo (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Broadchurch (BBC America)
Fargo (FX)
The Returned (SundanceTV)
True Detective (HBO)

Career Achievement Award
Mark Burnett
James Burrows
Valerie Harper
Jay Leno
William Shatner

Heritage Award
Lost (ABC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
South Park (Comedy Central)
Star Trek (NBC)
Twin Peaks (ABC)

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