In case you missed Wednesday’s evening announcement of the Television Critics Assn. Awards nominations, here they are. HBO had the most of any network, while Showtime’s “Homeland,” selected for top new series, drama, program and individual performance in drama (Claire Danes), had the most of any show.
Among new series, “Girls” made nearly as strong an impression, notching noms for Lena Dunham for comedy achievement, as well as top comedy series and top new series. The show is a critics’ darling, judging by this and its Critics Choice TV nominations earlier this week, but it will be interesting to see whether the TV Academy follows suit this Emmy season.
No comedies were nominated for program of the year — in fact, that category might have been a carbon copy of the top drama category had TCA members not counted the second season of “Downton Abbey” as a miniseries.
One of the more fun aspects of the TCA Awards is that it’s the rare event that mixes gender in its performance categories. So the members will have fun choosing between Peter Dinklage, Bryan Cranston, Danes, Jon Hamm and Jessica Lange in drama, and Louis C.K., Dunham, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons and Amy Poehler in comedy.
The TCA Awards will be presented July 28, during the TCA press tour.