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
Individual Achievement in Comedy
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Outstanding New Program
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
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
Career Achievement Award
Program of the Year
The TCA Awards will be held July 28. Which nominees do you think should win?