‘Mad Men’ leads with 11 Gold Derby TV Award nominations

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Mad Men” leads with 11 nominations (its best haul ever) including a bid for Best Drama Series, which it has won for the last three years. The AMC drama has won nine awards out of 35 nominations. 

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American Horror Story” follows with eight nods in the Movie/Miniseries races – nine if you count Jessica Lange‘s nomination for Performer of the Year. Its closest competitors in the longform categories may be “Game Change” and “Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia,” which contend for five apiece.

Also landing eight nominations is “Parks and Recreation,” which leads all comedies. Gold Derby Award favorite Amy Poehler is nominated for Best Comedy Actress again this year along with Performer of the Year; she has three previous Gold Derby TV Award victories: two Variety Performance prizes for “Saturday Night Live” (2005, 2006) and last year’s Comedy Actress award for “Parks.”

Emmy also-ran “Community,” did well with six noms, tied with “Modern Family.” “Community” vies for Best Comedy, Best Ensemble, Best Comedy Actor (Joel McHale), Best Comedy Supporting Actor (Danny Pudi) and twice for Best Comedy Supporting Actress (Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs)

Notable surprises include a Best Comedy Series bid for “Desperate Housewives,” its first nomination in the top category since 2008. Marcia Cross also returned to the race for Best Comedy Actress, a category she won in 2006; that year, she also won Performer of the Year.

Happy Endings” breaks through for the first time. It received a pair of nominations: Best Comedy and Best Ensemble. Also receiving its first Gold Derby TV Award nominations is “Louie,” up for three awards for its second season: Best Comedy, Best Comedy Actor (Louis C.K.) and Best Comedy Guest Actor (Doug Stanhope).

The complete list of nominations is below.

Best Comedy Series
“Community”
Desperate Housewives
Happy Endings
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Joel McHale, “Community”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Adam Scott, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Comedy Actress
Marcia Cross, “Desperate Housewives”
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Comedy Supporting Actor
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation”
Danny Pudi, “Community”

Best Comedy Supporting Actress
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Alison Brie, “Community”
Gillian Jacobs, “Community”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Naya Rivera, “Glee”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best Comedy Guest Actor
Matt Bomer, “Glee”
Hugh Dancy, “The Big C”
Michael J. Fox, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
James Marsden, “30 Rock”
Paul Rudd, “Parks and Recreation”
Doug Stanhope, “Louie”

Best Comedy Guest Actress
Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Ellen Barkin, “Modern Family”
Patricia Clarkson, “Parks and Recreation”
Kathryn Hahn, “Parks and Recreation”
Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee”
Chloe Grace Moretz, “30 Rock”
Cynthia Nixon, “The Big C”

Best Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Good Wife”
“Homeland”
Mad Men

Best Drama Actor
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Kelsey Grammer, “Boss”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Andrew Lincoln, “The Walking Dead”

Best Drama Actress
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Ellen Pompeo, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Emmy Rossum, “Shameless”

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad”
Jared Harris, “Mad Men”
Vincent Kartheiser, “Mad Men”
John Noble, “Fringe”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
John Slattery, “Mad Men”

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Sandra Oh, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Best Drama Guest Actor
Ben Feldman, “Mad Men”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
Mark Margolis, “Breaking Bad”
Chris Messina, “Damages”
Alfred Molina, “Harry’s Law”
Matthew Perry, “The Good Wife”

Best Drama Guest Actress
Alexis Bledel, “Mad Men”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Loretta Devine, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Louise Fletcher, “Shameless”
Lucy Liu, “Southland”
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”

Best Movie/Miniseries
“Appropriate Adult”
American Horror Story
Game Change
“Hatfields and McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

Best Movie/Miniseries Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Dylan McDermott, “American Horror Story”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Alan Rickman, “The Song of Lunch”

Best Movie/Miniseries Actress
Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
Romola Garai, “The Hour”
Ashley Judd, “Missing”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult”

Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story”
Evan Peters, “American Horror Story”
Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story”
Andrew Scott, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress
Gillian Anderson, “Great Expectations”
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story”
Judy Davis, “Page Eight”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Lara Pulver, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

Best Reality/Competition Series
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Survivor”
“The Voice”

Best Reality Host
RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
Jeff Probst, “Survivor”
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”

Best Variety Series
“Chelsea Lately”
“The Colbert Report”
“Conan”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Saturday Night Live

Best Variety Performer
Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report”
Billy Crystal, “84th Annual Academy Awards”
Jimmy Fallon, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Craig Ferguson, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Neil Patrick Harris, “65th Annual Tony Awards”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

Ensemble Cast of the Year
“Breaking Bad”
“Community”
“Game of Thrones”
“Happy Endings”
“Mad Men”
“Parks and Recreation”

Breakthrough Performer of the Year
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Taran Killam, “Saturday Night Live”
Jessica Pare, “Mad Men”
Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”

Performer of the Year
Louis C.K.
Bryan Cranston
Benedict Cumberbatch
Claire Danes
Jessica Lange
Amy Poehler

22 thoughts on “‘Mad Men’ leads with 11 Gold Derby TV Award nominations

  1. Awesome nominees. Glad Chris Colfer got a nod here, material was lackluster on Glee, but the kid can act circles around his co-stars [would like to see him tackle some stronger material in the future]. Danny Pudi for the win, however, Community is the bes

  2. Anna Torv not on the list? She made season 4 work, played really 2 versions of Olivia and AltLivia. Noble did his 1 Noble routine and gets the credit ? For Overacting?

  3. The comedy nominees are great. Not so sure about the Drama nominees. They’re just as floptastic as the Emmy’s due to the Katey Sagal and Maggie Siff snubs… js.

  4. horrible list! can we please stick to five nominees a category? I know we are in the “golden age” of television but having 5 slots makes it that much more important to not only be awarded but just to be nominated

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