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Critics Choice Awards

The Nominees

THE BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR 3rd ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS

HBO AND FX SCORE MOST NOMINATIONS



American Horror Story: Asylum and The Big Bang Theory are
Most Nominated Programs

Parks and Recreation Star Retta to Host

LOS ANGELES (May 22, 2013) - The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 3rd annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be held the evening of Monday, June 10, 2013 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. For the first time the award show will be webcast live on UStream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/critics-choice-television-awards.

Fan favorite actress and stand-up comedian Retta, currently starring as Donna Meagle on Parks and Recreation, will host. She has appeared in numerous films and television shows, and has performed on Comedy Central<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedy_Central>'s Premium Blend<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premium_Blend>.

HBO leads the networks in nominations with 21, followed closely by FX which collected 19.  Topping the list of nominated series are American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) and The Big Bang Theory (CBS) with six nominations each. Other series with multiple nominations include Parks and Recreation (NBC) and Top of the Lake (Sundance) with five each and The Americans (FX), Breaking Bad (AMC), Game of Thrones (HBO), The Good Wife (CBS), Louie (FX), New Girl (FOX) and Political Animals (USA) with four each.

"This year's nominations reflect the expanding definition of television, with nominated programs and performances representing new platforms as well as broadcast and cable," said BTJA President Joey Berlin.  "As evidenced by nominations for the 3rd annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, television continues to be a rich and diverse source of high quality entertainment."

BEST COMEDY SERIES

*      The Big Bang Theory - CBS

*      Louie - FX

*      The Middle - ABC

*      New Girl - FOX

*      Parks and Recreation - NBC

*      Veep - HBO

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

*      Don Cheadle (House of Lies) - Showtime

*      Louis C.K. (Louie) - FX

*      Jake Johnson (New Girl) - FOX

*      Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - CBS

*      Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - NBC

*      Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - ABC

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

*      Laura Dern (Enlightened) - HBO

*      Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - FOX

*      Lena Dunham (Girls) - HBO

*      Sutton Foster (Bunheads) - ABC Family

*      Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) - HBO

*      Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

*      Max Greenfield (New Girl) - FOX

*      Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - CBS

*      Alex Karpovsky (Girls) - HBO

*      Adam Pally (Happy Endings) - ABC

*      Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - NBC

*      Danny Pudi (Community) - NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

*      Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) - ABC

*      Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) - CBS

*      Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - ABC

*      Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - CBS

*      Eden Sher (The Middle) - ABC

*      Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - ABC


BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES

*      Melissa Leo (Louie) - FX

*      David Lynch (Louie) - FX

*      Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory) - CBS

*      Patton Oswalt (Parks and Recreation) - NBC

*      Molly Shannon (Enlightened) - HBO

*      Patrick Wilson (Girls) - HBO

BEST DRAMA SERIES

*      The Americans - FX

*      Breaking Bad - AMC

*      Downton Abbey - PBS

*      Game of Thrones - HBO

*      The Good Wife - CBS

*      Homeland - Showtime

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

*      Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) - AMC

*      Damian Lewis (Homeland) - Showtime

*      Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) - AMC

*      Timothy Olyphant (Justified) - FX

*      Matthew Rhys (The Americans) - FX

*      Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) - Netflix

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

*      Claire Danes (Homeland) - Showtime

*      Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) - A&E

*      Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) - CBS

*      Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) - BBC America

*      Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) - AMC

*      Keri Russell (The Americans) - FX

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

*      Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) - AMC

*      Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) - HBO

*      Michael Cudlitz (Southland) - TNT

*      Noah Emmerich (The Americans) - FX

*      Walton Goggins (Justified) - FX

*      Corey Stoll (House of Cards) - Netflix
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

*      Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) - Showtime

*      Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) - HBO

*      Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) - AMC

*      Regina King (Southland) - TNT

*      Monica Potter (Parenthood) - NBC

*      Abigail Spencer (Rectify) - Sundance

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

*      Jim Beaver (Justified) - FX

*      Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) - HBO

*      Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife) - CBS

*      Carrie Preston (The Good Wife) - CBS

*      Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) - HBO

*      Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy) - FX

BEST MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

*      American Horror Story: Asylum - FX

*      Behind the Candelabra - HBO

*      The Crimson Petal and the White - Encore

*      The Hour - BBC America

*      Political Animals - USA

*      Top of the Lake - Sundance

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

*      Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End) - HBO

*      Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra) - HBO

*      Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) - HBO

*      Toby Jones (The Girl) - HBO

*      Al Pacino (Phil Spector) - HBO

*      Dominic West (The Hour) - BBC America

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

*      Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta) - Lifetime

*      Romola Garai (The Hour) - BBC America

*      Rebecca Hall (Parade's End) - HBO

*      Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum) - FX

*      Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake) - Sundance

*      Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals) - USA


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

*      James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) - FX

*      Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake) - Sundance

*      Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum) - FX

*      Sebastian Stan (Political Animals) - USA

*      David Wenham (Top of the Lake) - Sundance

*      Thomas M. Wright (Top of the Lake) - Sundance

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

*      Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals) - USA

*      Sienna Miller (The Girl) - HBO

*      Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum) - FX

*      Lily Rabe (American Horror Story: Asylum) - FX

*      Imelda Staunton (The Girl) - HBO

*      Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias) - Lifetime


Best Reality Series

*      Duck Dynasty - A&E

*      The Moment - USA

*      Pawn Stars - History Channel

*      Push Girls - Sundance

*      Small Town Security - AMC

*      Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan - BBC America

BEST REALITY SERIES - COMPETITION

*      Chopped - Food Network

*      Face Off - Syfy

*      Shark Tank - ABC

*      So You Think You Can Dance - FOX

*      Survivor - CBS

*      The Voice - NBC

BEST REALITY HOST

*      Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) - ABC

*      Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) - FOX

*      Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen/Masterchef) - FOX

*      RuPaul (RuPaul's Drag Race) - Logo

*      Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) - FOX

*      Kurt Warner (The Moment) - USA

BEST TALK SHOW

*      Conan - TBS

*      The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Comedy Central

*      The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Warner Brothers Television Distribution

*      Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC

*      Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - NBC

*      Marie - Hallmark Channel

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

*      Adventure Time - Cartoon Network

*      Archer - FX

*      Phineas and Ferb - Disney Channel

*      Regular Show - Cartoon Network

*      The Simpsons - FOX

*      Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Cartoon Network

Submissions are still being accepted for The Most Exciting New Series category, which will be announced on Monday, June 3.

Nominated programs and performances aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.

Bob Bain will executive produce the show for Bob Bain Productions.


About BTJA

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com<http://www.criticschoice.com/>

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