2012 TCA Award Nominations Include ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Homeland’

WaltThe Television Critics Association has announced its nominations for the 28th Annual TCA Awards, honoring television programs and stars in the genres of drama, comedy, news, reality, and children’s entertainment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime’s 2011 hit Homeland tops the list with four nominations — one specifically for star Claire Danes. Other unsurprising dramas with multiple nominations include the hard-hitting wonder Breaking Bad (about to enter the first half of its final season) and its intriguing AMC colleague Mad Men, as well as the HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones.

In the realm of comedy, cult frenzies like Community, Parks and Recreation, and Louie earned due nods. Additionally, the terrifically authentic Girls and the terrifically whimsical New Girl earned recognition in the Outstanding New Program category.

Check out the complete list of nominations below.

Program of the Year

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

Mad Men (AMC)

Downton Abbey: 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)

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 New Program

Girls (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

New Girl (Fox)

Revenge (ABC)

Smash (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 Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

Downton Abbey: Masterpiece (PBS)

Game Change (HBO)

Hatfields & McCoys (History)

Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)

Sherlock: Masterpiece (PBS)

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)

TCA Awards

[Image Credit: AMC]


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