Community Leads the Critics' Choice Awards Nominations Cool Cool Cool

Critics are total dummies. They're always telling you what to like, what to hate, and what you're stupid for not watching. And now they're trying to tell you what's worthy of an award. The nominations for the second annual Critics' Choice Television Awards were announced today, and they're... pretty spot-on, actually!

Proof: Community, yes, Community, leads the entire field with six nominations, one for Best Comedy and five nominations for acting. The NBC comedy beat AMC juggernauts Mad Men and Breaking Bad in total nominations, and we're going to pretend that's not just because the comedy field is thinner.

But check out the other gems that were recognized: Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy, Ashley Rickards of Awkward., Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad, and John Noble of Fringe. Maybe you critics aren't so lame after all. Except for you, Tim Surette, you still suck.

Best Drama Series

Breaking Bad – AMC
Downton Abbey – PBS
Game of Thrones – HBO
The Good Wife – CBS
Homeland – Showtime
Mad Men – AMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad – AMC
Kelsey GrammerBoss – Starz
Jon HammMad Men – AMC
Charlie HunnamSons of Anarchy – FX
Damian LewisHomeland – Showtime
Timothy OlyphantJustified – FX

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Claire DanesHomeland – Showtime
Michelle DockeryDownton Abbey – PBS
Julianna MarguliesThe Good Wife – CBS
Elisabeth MossMad Men – AMC
Emmy RossumShameless – Showtime
Katey SagalSons of Anarchy – FX

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter DinklageGame of Thrones – HBO
Giancarlo EspositoBreaking Bad – AMC
Neal McDonoughJustified – FX
John NobleFringe – FOX
Aaron PaulBreaking Bad – AMC
John SlatteryMad Men – AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christine BaranskiThe Good Wife – CBS
Anna GunnBreaking Bad – AMC
Christina HendricksMad Men – AMC
Regina KingSouthland – TNT
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
Maggie Siff – Sons of Anarchy – FX

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Dylan BakerDamages – DirecTV
Jere BurnsJustified – FX
Loretta DevineGrey’s Anatomy – ABC
Lucy LiuSouthland – TNT
Carrie PrestonThe Good Wife – CBS
Chloe WebbShameless – Showtime

Best Reality Series

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Travel Channel
Hoarders – A&E;
Sister Wives – TLC
Kitchen Nightmares – FOX
Pawn Stars – History
Undercover Boss – CBS

Best Reality Series – Competition

The Pitch – AMC
Shark Tank – ABC
So You Think You Can Dance – FOX
The Voice – NBC
Chopped – FOOD
The Amazing Race – CBS

Best Reality Show Host

Tom BergeronDancing with the Stars – ABC
Nick CannonAmerica’s Got Talent – NBC
Cat DeeleySo You Think You Can Dance – FOX
Phil KeoghanThe Amazing Race – CBS
RuPaulRuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo

Best Talk Show

Conan – TBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
The View – ABC

Best Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory – CBS
Community – NBC
Girls – HBO
Modern Family – ABC
New Girl – FOX
Parks and Recreation – NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Don CheadleHouse of Lies – Showtime
Louis C.K. – Louie – FX
Larry DavidCurb Your Enthusiasm – HBO
Garret DillahuntRaising Hope – FOX
Joel McHaleCommunity – NBC
Jim ParsonsThe Big Bang Theory – CBS

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey DeschanelNew Girl – FOX
Lena Dunham – Girls – HBO
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep – HBO
Martha PlimptonRaising Hope – FOX
Amy PoehlerParks and Recreation – NBC
Ashley RickardsAwkward – MTV

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty BurrellModern Family – ABC
Max GreenfieldNew Girl – FOX
Nick OffermanParks and Recreation – NBC
Danny Pudi – Community – NBC
Jim RashCommunity – NBC
Damon Wayans Jr. – Happy Endings – ABC

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Julie BowenModern Family – ABC
Alison BrieCommunity – NBC
Cheryl HinesSuburgatory – ABC
Gillian JacobsCommunity – NBC
Eden SherThe Middle – ABC
Casey Wilson – Happy Endings – ABC

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

Becky Ann Baker – Girls – HBO
Bobby CannavaleModern Family – ABC
Kathryn HahnParks and Recreation – NBC
Justin LongNew Girl – FOX
Paul RuddParks and Recreation – NBC
Peter ScolariGirls – HBO

Best Animated Series

Archer – FX
Adventure Time – Cartoon Network
Bob’s Burgers – FOX
Family Guy – FOX
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network

Best Movie/Miniseries

American Horror Story – FX
Luther – BBC America
Sherlock – PBS
Page Eight – PBS
The Hour – BBC America
Game Change – HBO

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock – PBS
Bill NighyPage Eight – PBS
Woody HarrelsonGame Change – HBO
Idris ElbaLuther – BBC America
Dominic WestThe Hour – BBC America
Kevin CostnerHatfields & McCoys – History

Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story – FX
Gillian AndersonGreat Expectations – PBS
Julianne MooreGame Change – HBO
Patricia ClarksonFive – Lifetime
Lara Pulver – Sherlock – PBS
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult – Sundance

Nice choicing, critics!

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