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‘House of Cards’ Previews Awards Mettle with Critics’ Choice Noms

HBO leads with 21 noms

In a possible precursor for Netflix’s entry into major Emmy competition, “House of Cards” scored two nominations for the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, set for June 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Cards” earned nods for Kevin Spacey for drama actor and Corey Stoll for supporting actor, though the show was left out of the drama series race.

Overall, HBO led the CCTAs with 21 nominations, followed by FX with 19. “Parks and Recreation” actress and standup comic Retta will host the kudofest, held by the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. and livestreamed this year on UStream. Bob Bain will exec produce.

CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” and led individual programs with six nominations each, followed by NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and Sundance’s “Top of the Lake” with five apiece.

Earning four noms each were FX’s “The Americans” and “Louie,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Fox’s “New Girl” and USA’s “Political Animals.”

“Big Bang,” “Louie,” “New Girl” and “Parks and Recreation” were nominated for top comedy series, alongside ABC’s “The Middle” and HBO’s “Veep.”

In drama, the series nominees were “Americans,” “”Breaking Bad,” “Good Wife,” “Thrones,” PBS’ “Downton Abbey” and Showtime’s “Homeland” (the defending Emmy champ).

The CCTAs are the first kudos recognizing television since the Golden Globes and the first to reflect the entirety of the soon-to-be completed TV season, as seen in the noms given to relatively recent premieres like “Americans,” “Cards” and “Top of the Lake,” as well as Sundance’s “Rectify,” BBC America’s “Orphan Black” and the upcoming HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra.”

“This year’s nominations reflect the expanding definition of television, with nominated programs and performances representing new platforms as well as broadcast and cable,” said BTJA President Joey Berlin.

Among typical Emmy favorites not receiving nominations were “Modern Family” in comedy series and “Mad Men” in drama. “Modern,” which typically cleans up in supporting actor and actress nominations, earned only one, for Sarah Hyland.

The full list of nominees:

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • “The Big Bang Theory” – CBS
  • “Louie” – FX
  • “The Middle” – ABC
  • “New Girl” – FOX
  • “Parks and Recreation” – NBC
  • “Veep” – HBO

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) – Showtime
  • Louis C.K. (“Louie”) – FX
  • Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) – FOX
  • Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) – CBS
  • Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”) – NBC
  • Jeremy Sisto (“Suburgatory”) – ABC

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

  • Laura Dern (“Enlightened”) – HBO
  • Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”) – FOX
  • Lena Dunham (“Girls”) – HBO
  • Sutton Foster (“Bunheads”) – ABC Family
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) – HBO
  • Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) – NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Max Greenfield (“New Girl”) – FOX
  • Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”) – CBS
  • Alex Karpovsky (“Girls”) – HBO
  • Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) – ABC
  • Chris Pratt (“Parks and Recreation”) – NBC
  • Danny Pudi (“Community”) – NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 

  • Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) – ABC
  • Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) – CBS
  • Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) – ABC
  • Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) – CBS
  • Eden Sher (“The Middle”) – ABC
  • Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”) – ABC

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES  

  • Melissa Leo (“Louie”) – FX
  • David Lynch (“Louie”) – FX
  • Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) – CBS
  • Patton Oswalt (“Parks and Recreation”) – NBC
  • Molly Shannon (“Enlightened”) – HBO
  • Patrick Wilson (“Girls”) – HBO

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • “The Americans” – FX
  • “Breaking Bad” – AMC
  • “Downton Abbey” – PBS
  • “Game of Thrones” – HBO
  • “The Good Wife” – CBS
  • “Homeland” – Showtime

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad) – AMC
  • Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) – Showtime
  • Andrew Lincoln (“The Walking Dead”) – AMC
  • Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”) – FX
  • Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) – FX
  • Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) – Netflix

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Claire Danes (“Homeland”) – Showtime
  • Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) – A&E
  • Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) – CBS
  • Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) – BBC America
  • Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) – AMC
  • Keri Russell (“The Americans”) – FX

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad”) – AMC
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) – HBO
  • Michael Cudlitz (“Southland”) – TNT
  • Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”) – FX
  • Walton Goggins (“Justified”) – FX
  • Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”) – Netflix

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexte”r) – Showtime
  • Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) – HBO
  • Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) – AMC
  • Regina King (“Southland”) – TNT
  • Monica Potter (“Parenthood”) – NBC
  • Abigail Spencer (“Rectify”) – Sundance

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Jim Beaver (“Justified) – FX
  • Jane Fonda (“The Newsroom”) – HBO
  • Martha Plimpton (“The Good Wife”) – CBS
  • Carrie Preston (The Good Wife”) – CBS
  • Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”) – HBO
  • Jimmy Smits (“Sons of Anarchy”) – FX

 BEST MOVIE OR MINISERIES

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“Parade’s End”) – HBO
  • Matt Damon (“Behind the Candelabra”) – HBO
  • Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra”) – HBO
  • Toby Jones (“The Girl”) – HBO
  • Al Pacino (“Phil Spector”) – HBO
  • Dominic West (“The Hour”) – BBC America

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Angela Bassett (“Betty & Coretta”) – Lifetime
  • Romola Garai (“The Hour”) – BBC America
  • Rebecca Hall (“Parade’s End”) – HBO
  • Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Asylum”) – FX
  • Elisabeth Moss (“Top of the Lake”) – Sundance
  • Sigourney Weaver (“Political Animals”) – USA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • James Cromwell (“American Horror Story: Asylum”) – FX
  • Peter Mullan (“Top of the Lake”) – Sundance
  • Zachary Quinto (“American Horror Story: Asylum”) – FX
  • Sebastian Stan (“Political Animals”) – USA
  • David Wenham (“Top of the Lake”) – Sundance
  • Thomas M. Wright (“Top of the Lake”) – Sundance

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Ellen Burstyn (“Political Animals”) – USA
  • Sienna Miller (“The Girl”) – HBO
  • Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Asylum”) – FX
  • Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story: Asylum”) – FX
  • Imelda Staunton (“The Girl”) – HBO
  • Alfre Woodard (“Steel Magnolias”) – Lifetime

BEST REALITY SERIES

  • “Duck Dynasty” – A&E
  • “The Moment” – USA
  • “Pawn Stars” – History Channel
  • Push Girls” – Sundance
  • Small Town Security” – AMC
  • “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” – BBC America

BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION   

  • “Chopped” – Food Network
  • “Face Off” – Syfy
  • “Shark Tank” – ABC
  • “So You Think You Can Dance” – FOX
  • “Survivor” – CBS
  • “The Voice” – NBC

BEST REALITY HOST 

  • Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”) – ABC
  • Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) – FOX
  • Gordon Ramsay (“Hell’s Kitchen/Masterchef”) – FOX
  • RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) – Logo
  • Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”) – FOX
  • Kurt Warner (“The Moment”) – USA

BEST TALKSHOW

  • “Conan” – TBS
  • “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – Comedy Central
  • “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – Warner Brothers Television Distribution
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – ABC
  • “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” – NBC
  • “Marie” – Hallmark Channel

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

  • “Adventure Time” – Cartoon Network
  • “Archer” – FX
  • “Phineas and Ferb” – Disney Channel
  • “Regular Show” – Cartoon Network
  • “The Simpsons” – FOX
  • “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – Cartoon Network

 

 

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