The TCA Awards Nominees Include Homeland, Game of Thrones

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Those TV critics, they just can't stop nominating television shows for their own personal makeshift awards. Following yesterday's announcement of the Critics' Choice Awards nominees by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, the Television Critics Association (totally different) announced its nominees for the TCA Awards!

Once again, this list of potential award winners looks a lot better than the ones doled out by the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Handsomest Hollywood Gentlemen Awards (The Gentys), and the Studios Who Paid Us The Most Money For Awards Awards (The Cashies). There's a ton of overlap between the two critic organizations' awards programs, but the TCAs are slightly more concentrated due to fewer categories (men and women compete in the same gender-blind acting categories). Take a look, and let's all try and figure out who we would vote for between Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes in the heavyweight match-up of the century, with all due respect to Jessica Lange, Jon Hamm, and Peter Dinklage. I think I'd cast my vote for Claire.


Individual Achievement in Drama

Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad – AMC
Claire DanesHomeland – Showtime
Peter DinklageGame of Thrones – HBO
Jon HammMad Men – AMC
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story – FX


Individual Achievement in Comedy

Louis C.K. – Louie – FX
Lena Dunham – Girls – HBO
Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep – HBO
Jim ParsonsThe Big Bang Theory – CBS
Amy PoehlerParks 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


The TCA Awards will be held July 28. Which nominees do you think should win?

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