2011 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Nominations

In its very first edition, The Critics’ Choice Television Awards have already set themselves apart from the traditional Award shows. While the Emmys and Golden Globes usually leave out cult favorites, much to the outrage of fans around the world that want to see their favorite shows recognized, The CCTA nominated shows like Fringe, Community and Parks and Recreation, all usually ignored by the traditional awards.

Modern Family leads the comedy category with six nominations whille Mad Men scored five noms. 30 Rock and Boardwalk Empire follow closely with four nods each.

As a TV fan, I am just glad that Fringe – one of the best television shows today in my humble opinion – finally got its way overdue recognition. The cult show scored three nominations: Best Drama; John Noble received a nod for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Anna Torv, who was absolutely brilliant in season 3, got a nom for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2011 Critics’ Choice Television Awards:

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • ‘Boardwalk Empire’
  • ‘Dexter’
  • ‘Friday Night Lights’
  • ‘Fringe’
  • ‘Game of Thrones’
  • ‘The Good Wife’
  • ‘Justified’
  • ‘The Killing’
  • ‘Mad Men’
  • ‘The Walking Dead’

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Steve Buscemi, ‘Boardwalk Empire’
  • Kyle Chandler, ‘Friday Night Lights’
  • Michael C. Hall, ‘Dexter’
  • Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’
  • William H. Macy, ‘Shameless’
  • Timothy Olyphant, ‘Justified’

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Connie Britton, ‘Friday Night Lights’
  • Mireille Enos, ‘The Killing’
  • Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’
  • Elisabeth Moss, ‘Mad Men’
  • Katey Sagal, ‘Sons of Anarchy’
  • Anna Torv, ‘Fringe’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Alan Cumming, ‘The Good Wife’
  • Walton Goggins, ‘Justified’
  • Shawn Hatosy, ‘Southland’
  • John Noble, ‘Fringe’
  • Michael Pitt, ‘Boardwalk Empire’
  • John Slattery, ‘Mad Men’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Michelle Forbes, ‘The Killing’
  • Christina Hendricks, ‘Mad Men’
  • Margo Martindale, ‘Justified’
  • Kelly Macdonald, ‘Boardwalk Empire’
  • Archie Panjabi, ‘The Good Wife’
  • Chloë Sevigny, ‘Big Love’

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • ‘Archer’
  • ‘The Big Bang Theory’
  • ‘Community’
  • ‘Glee’
  • ‘Louie’
  • ‘The Middle’
  • ‘Modern Family’
  • ‘The Office’
  • ‘Parks and Recreation’
  • ’30 Rock’

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin, ’30 Rock’
  • Steve Carell, ‘The Office’
  • Louis C.K., ‘Louie’
  • Charlie Day, ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’
  • Joel McHale, ‘Community’
  • Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory’

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Courteney Cox, ‘Cougar Town’
  • Edie Falco, ‘Nurse Jackie’
  • Tina Fey, ’30 Rock’
  • Patricia Heaton, ‘The Middle’
  • Martha Plimpton, ‘Raising Hope’
  • Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family’
  • Neil Patrick Harris, ‘How I Met Your Mother’
  • Nick Offerman, ‘Parks and Recreation’
  • Ed O’Neill, ‘Modern Family’
  • Danny Pudi, ‘Community’
  • Eric Stonestreet, ‘Modern Family’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Julie Bowen, ‘Modern Family’
  • Jane Krakowski, ’30 Rock’
  • Jane Lynch, ‘Glee’
  • Busy Philipps, ‘Cougar Town’
  • Eden Sher, ‘The Middle’
  • Sofía Vergara, ‘Modern Family’

BEST REALITY SERIES

  • ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’
  • ‘Hoarders’
  • ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’
  • ‘Sister Wives’
  • ‘Undercover Boss’

BEST REALITY SERIES, COMPETITION

  • ‘The Amazing Race’
  • ‘American Idol’
  • ‘Dancing with the Stars’
  • ‘Project Runway’
  • ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
  • ‘Top Chef’

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST

  • Tom Bergeron, ‘Dancing with the Stars’
  • Cat Deeley, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
  • Ty Pennington, ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’
  • Mike Rowe, ‘Dirty Jobs’
  • Ryan Seacrest, ‘American Idol’

BEST TALK SHOW

  • ‘Chelsea Lately’
  • ‘The Daily Show’
  • ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
  • ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
  • ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’

The first Critics’ Choice Awards are scheduled to be handed out on June 20 in Los Angeles and will air two days later on ReelzChannel at 8/7c. The ceremony will also be live streamed on VH1.com.

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