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TCA Award nominations

'Lost,' 'Breaking Bad' among program of the year candidates

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Bryan Cranston is on a kudos roll with TCA as well as Emmy. He won last year for his Michael Corleone-like turn to the dark side.

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
John Lithgow, “Dexter” (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Three thesps from two new shows make the cut.

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family (ABC)
Jane Lynch, “Glee” (Fox)
Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)

ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
ESPN’s well-researched docu series offers insight to sports stories not often told.

“30 for 30” (ESPN)
America: The Story of Us” (History Channel)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Life” (Discovery)
“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
Pubcaster PBS and Nick make a nice showing in the tyke field.

“Dinosaur Train” (PBS)
“iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Cartoon Network)
“Word Girl” (PBS)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

NEW PROGRAM
It was a banner year for rookie shows.

“Glee” (Fox)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Justified” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parenthood” (NBC)

ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
It’s difficult to compare movies with 10-part mini “The Pacific” and nonfiction gem “Life.”

“Life” (Discovery)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
“Torchwood: Children of Earth” (BBC America)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“Sons of Anarchy” was the only show from this list ignored by Emmy, so critics might see fit to give it some attention.

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Sons of Anarchy” (FX)

ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“Big Bang” is the defending champ, and, in a throwback to old-school laffers, the only show that’s a multicam shot in front of a studio audience.

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Glee” (Fox)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“Party Down” (Starz)

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This list of nominees have made huge impressions on content dating back to the early days of television to today’s current programming landscape.

James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

HERITAGE AWARD
The Heritage Award recognizes a longstanding program that made a lasting cultural or social impact.

“24”
“Law & Order”
“Lost”
“MASH”
“Twin Peaks”

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
The evening’s top prize, which features another showdown between “Modern Family” and “Glee.”

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
“Glee” (Fox)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Modern Family” (ABC)

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