TCA Award Nominations Announced: Homeland Leads the Way

HomelandFollowing on the heels of the Critics Choice Award nominations the nominations for the Television Critics Association 2012 Awards have been announced. Showtime’s Homeland has an impressive four nods, with Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones each receiving 3 nominations. The voting process means that some surprise shows have made it to the list (Smash) and for more on how the nominations are decided check out Alan Sepinwall’s description here.

The TCA awards will be presented on Saturday, July 28.

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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