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The Television Critics Association’s 2010 TCA Award Nominees

Breakout ABC comedy hit “Modern Family” leads this year’s crop of TV Critics Assn. Award nominees, with five nods, while AMC’s critics fave “Breaking Bad” earned the most hour-long nods, at four.

Tca-logo TCA announced its 2010 awards nominees on Thursday. “Modern Family’s” mentions include two in the “individual achievement in comedy” category — for Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet. Show was also nominated for outstanding new program, outstanding comedy and program of the year.

Meanwhile, retiring series “Lost,” “24” and “Law & Order” will all battle for the org’s heritage award, alongside “MASH” and “Twin Peaks.”

“Lost” did well in its final year of eligibility, also picking up nominations for outstanding drama and for program of the year.

The TCA Awards will be handed out on July 31, during the org’s summer press tour. Here are the nominees:

Individual Achievement in Drama
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
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)

Outstanding Achievement in News & Information
’30 for 30′ (ESPN)
‘America: The Story of Us’ (History Channel)
‘Life’ (Discovery Channel)
‘The Daily Show’ (Comedy Central)
‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ (MSNBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
‘Dinosaur Train’ (PBS)
‘iCarly’ (Nickelodeon)
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (Cartoon Network)
‘Word Girl’ (PBS)
‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program
‘Glee’ (Fox)
‘Justified’ (FX)
‘Modern Family’ (ABC)
‘Parenthood’ (NBC)
‘The Good Wife’ (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
‘Life’ (Discovery Channel)
‘Temple Grandin’ (HBO)
‘The Pacific’ (HBO)
‘Torchwood: Children of Earth’ (BBC America)
‘You Don’t Know Jack’ (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
‘Lost’ (ABC)
‘Mad Men” (AMC)
‘Sons of Anarchy’ (FX)
‘The Good Wife’ (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
‘Glee’ (Fox)
‘Modern Family’ (ABC)
‘Parks and Recreation’ (NBC)
‘Party Down’ (Starz)
‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS)

Career Achievement
James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

Heritage Award
‘Law & Order’
‘Twin Peaks’

Program of the Year
‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
‘Friday Night Lights’ (DirecTV/NBC)
‘Glee’ (Fox)
‘Lost’ (ABC)
‘Modern Family’ (ABC)

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