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  • Madson Melo
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    THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
    2012 TCA AWARDS NOMINEES

    TCA Program of the Year Nominees Represent Diverse Genres From
    Period Piece “Downton Abbey” and Fantasy Adventure “Game of Thrones”
    to Arresting Dramas “Breaking Bad,” “Homeland” and “Mad Men”

    Critics Nominate Stellar Personalities for Career Achievement Award,
    Including
     Dick Clark, Andy Griffith, David Letterman, Regis Philbin and William
    Shatner

    The 28th Annual TCA Awards will be Presented on
    Saturday, July 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

    LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2012) – The Television Critics Association (TCA),
    a media organization with more than 200 professional TV critics and
    journalists from the United States and Canada, today announced
    nominations for its 2012 TCA Awards.  The 2012 TCA Awards recognize
    outstanding television programming in the 2011-2012 season, honoring
    both actors and producers in a variety of categories including news
    and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy achievements.

    The winners of the 28th Annual TCA Awards will be announced at the
    invitation-only presentation on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the
    Beverly Hilton Hotel, as part of the group’s bi-annual industry
    conference.

    The nominations for current programming are spread across all four
    broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — PBS, and 13 cable
    networks. HBO leads the way with eight nominations; AMC has six; NBC
    and PBS each have five; and CBS and FX each have four.

    The nominees include a number of past winners, including Bryan
    Cranston, Jon Hamm, Jim Parsons and shows ranging from “Mad Men” to
    “Game of Thrones” and “The Daily Show” to “The Big Bang Theory.”

    But there are also a number of first-time nominees, including
    “Homeland” and its star, Claire Danes, and “Girls” and its creator/
    star, Lena Dunham.

    “Homeland” and “Girls” join “New Girl,” “Revenge” and “Smash” as
    nominees for Outstanding New Program.

     “These nominees represent the highest quality that television had to
    offer in the past year,” said TCA President Candace Havens. “Our more
    than 200 members chose these people and programs as the best of the
    best.”

    In addition to recognizing the year’s finest programming, the TCA
    Awards bestow a Heritage Award trophy to one long-standing program
    that has culturally or socially impacted society. This year, the TCA
    members have nominated some of TV’s most memorable series with NBC’s
    “Saturday Night Live,” ABC’s “Lost,” NBC’s “Cheers,” NBC’s “Star Trek”
    and ABC’s “Twin Peaks” as nominees in this eminent category.

    The organization also presents a Career Achievement Award to an
    individual who has influenced television through his work on the small
    screen. Nominees include TV host/producer Dick Clark (“American
    Bandstand”), late-night talk show host David Letterman (“Late Show
    with David Letterman”), actor William Shatner (“Star Trek”), actor
    Andy Griffith (“The Andy Griffith Show”) and TV host Regis Philbin
    (“Regis and Kelly”).

    Below is the complete list of the 2012 Television Critics Association
    nominees.

    Individual Achievement in Drama

        Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad,” AMC)
        Claire Danes (“Homeland,” Showtime)
        Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” HBO)
        Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)
        Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story,” FX)

    Individual Achievement in Comedy

        Louis C.K. (“Louie,” FX)
        Lena Dunham (“Girls,” HBO)
        Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” HBO)
        Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS)
        Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)

    Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

        “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN)
        “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
        “Frontline” (PBS)
        “60 Minutes” (CBS)
        “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

    Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

        “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
        “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
        “The Glee Project” (Oxygen)
        “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
        “The Voice” (NBC)

    Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

         “iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
        “Phineas and Ferb” (Disney)
         “Sesame Street” (PBS)
        “Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)
        “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

    Outstanding New Program

        “Girls” (HBO)
        “Homeland” (Showtime)
        “New Girl” (Fox)
        “Revenge” (ABC)
        “Smash” (NBC)

    Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

        “Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)
        “Game Change” (HBO)
        “Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
        “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
        “Sherlock: Masterpiece” (PBS)

    Outstanding Achievement in Drama

        “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
        “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
        “Homeland” (Showtime)
        “Justified” (FX)
        “Mad Men” (AMC)

    Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

        “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
        “Community” (NBC)
        “Louie” (FX)
        “Modern Family” (ABC)
        “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

    Career Achievement Award

        Dick Clark
        Andy Griffith
        David Letterman
        Regis Philbin
        William Shatner

    Heritage Award

        “Cheers” (NBC)
        “Lost” (ABC)
        “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
        “Star Trek” (NBC)
        “Twin Peaks” (ABC)

    Program of the Year

        “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
        “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
        “Homeland” (Showtime)
        “Mad Men” (AMC)
        “Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)

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    Andrew Eng
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    Glad to see Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, Sherlock, Bryan Cranston, and Peter Dinklage getting attention. The Drama categories in general are doozies. I don’t envy picking winners from those bunches.

    PREDICTIONS

    Program of the Year: Breaking Bad
    New Program of the Year: Homeland
    Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Breaking Bad
    Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
    Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Parks and Recreation
    Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K., Louie
    Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 
    Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: The Voice
    Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Phineas and Ferb
    Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials: Sherlock
    Career Achievement Award: Dick Clark
    Heritage Award: Lost

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    sorcery
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    This group has been disappointing me for a while. The Program of the Year wins for Glee and Heroes still sting.

    TV critics should take a good look at their ridiculous “individual achievement” fields before criticizing the Emmys and Golden Globes for their merged categories.

    I hope the Critics’ Choice Awards leads them to restructure their categories (and nominees).

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    FrozenBarbie
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    #245792

    So Downton Abbey is in miniseries here, and not drama? Interesting. 

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    Atypical
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    Some great choices on the drama side. It’s nice to see both Claire Danes and Jessica Lange (!) make the cut in individual achievement in drama, since this combined award isn’t always kind to women. 3 ladies in individual achievement in comedy! It looks like they didn’t go for all of that “American Horror Story” as an anthology business, and they kept “Downton Abbey” in miniseries instead of drama series. Lena Dunham and “Girls” makes a nice showing again, so cheers to her! Program of the Year is very stacked. 5 of my 6 nominees predictions in drama series. Lifetime Achievement pretty much has to go to Dick Clark now. How did “Lost” get into Heritage Award? Hmmm. It’s cool that they found room for “The Glee Project” in reality series. It’s very deserving. The telefilm field is strong too. Yay for “Hatfields & McCoys”! Nice picks this year.

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    Guest2014
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    #245794

    No House of Lies, no peace.  Frak Louie CK right up his ass.  At least we’re spared CYE mucking things up.  Girls, again?  Lena Dunham – overrated.

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    Denis
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    no curb your enthusiasm??? come again?

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    Madson Melo
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    With the love received from Critics Choice and now TCA, I think either Girls or New Girl will be nominated in Outstanding Comedy Series, maybe both.

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    GoMe91
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    I really like these noms. The Drama category is esp. competitve. I think Lena Dunham could possibly get an Emmy nomination. I’m happy she’s getting recognition. And New Girl. The Switched At Birth nom is weird. I mean, there are better ABC Family dramas (particularly Make it Or Break it) but whatevs. 

    The only thing I dislike is the fact that all the noms for Program of the Year are dramas. They should have squeezed in Louie or something… 

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    iskolar
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    Better set of noms, though we’ll see with the winners. It’s nice to note that among the 10 individual acting nominees, it is evenly divided with five men and five women. It’s similar to how much I enjoyed seeing that there are more supporting than leading comedic nominees from last year.

    I was just wondering where is Veep in New Series but can’t really complain. Plus, it seems Lena Dunham is on her way that Emmy nom. And the show itself will probably get nommed. No Boardwalk again, and hello Justified. Will Emmys follow suit? Seems like it’s Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and then a mix of Good Wife, Boardwalk, and Justified for the last spot.

    Is there really a way to see Community this year? Seems like the almost cancellation helped it recreate some buzz.

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    Carlo
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    Individual achievement in drama would have been perfect with Damian Lewis over Jon Hamm. I love Hamm but he had his weakest season yet. Surprised they left out Margulies this year and happy America Horror Story is considered a series here.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    Smash in Outstanding New Program?

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    Individual achievement in drama would have been perfect with Damian Lewis over Jon Hamm. I love Hamm but he had his weakest season yet. Surprised they left out Margulies this year and happy America Horror Story is considered a series here.

    We don’t know whether “American Horror Story” is considered a series here. Jessica Lange is nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama but people from miniseries have been nominated in this category before like Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and Paul Giamatti.

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    Also, I have to say that nominating “The Daily Show” for News & Information is one of the stupidest moves by an organization in the history of awards shows. They’ve done it before but it’s still pure idiocy. Why have they decided to move the show to this category after nominating it so many times in the comedy field? It’s something a mock awards show would do.

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    Good, safe nominees. They didn’t have the balls to push GoT or Mad Men out of POY. Louie or Community should have taken one of their spots.

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