2013 TCA Nominations Announced

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the americans fxThe Television Critics Association has released their nominees for the 2013 TCA Awards and among them are a mix of perennial honorees and breakthrough programs/actors that could find themselves honored come August 3rd. On the drama side, Breaking Bad and The Americans both earned three nominations each, while the likes of Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black and Monica Potter for Parenthood sneaked in for buzzworthy performances on their respective shows.

Meanwhile, on the comedy side, Louie, Parks and Recreation, New Girl, and Veep all snagged double nominations, with each having a star nominated (Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, Jake Johnson, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as well as constituting 4/5 of the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy category.

Other notable nominees include Game of Thrones, being honored in Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Program of the Year; Homeland, who only snagged one nomination and found none of its cast honored; Vera Farmiga, adding to her Critics’ Choice nomination with recognition from TCA; and Sundance Channel, which found both Top of the Lake and Rectify earning nods.

What do you think about the TCA nominations? Where would you cast your vote in each category? Which surprise nomination is your favorite?

Individual Achievement in Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Individual Achivement in Comedy
Louis C.K., Louie
Lena Dunham, Girls
Jake Johnson, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
New Girl, FOX
Parks and Recreation, NBC
Veep, HBO

Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Special
American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Behind the Candelabra, HBO
Downton Abbey, PBS
Rectify, Sundance Channel
Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

News and Information
Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
Central Park Five, PBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC
60 Minutes, CBS

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
The Amazing Race, CBS
The Glee Project, Oxygen
Shark Tank, ABC
Survivor, CBS
The Voice, NBC

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Adventure Time, Cartoon Network
Bunheads, ABC Family
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
Sesame Street, PBS
Switched at Birth, ABC Family

New Program
The Americans, FX
Elementary, CBS
House of Cards, Netflix
The Mindy Project, FOX
Orphan Black, BBC America

Career Achievement Award
James L. Brooks
James Burrows
Jay Leno
William Shatner
Barbara Walters

The Heritage Award
All in the Family
Lost
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek
Twin Peaks

Program of the Year
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
The Walking Dead, AMC