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‘The Americans’ Sets the Pace as FX Leads TCA Nominations

Matthew Rhys among the show's four selections; 'Louie' and 'American Horror Story' also tapped

FX’s first-year drama “The Americans” racked up four nominations for this year’s Television Critics Association Awards  as the cabler was the most honored network for the first time.

The Americans” is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, joined by AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” as well as HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Showtime’s “Homeland.” It’s also up for Program of the Year, where its competition includes Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

“The Americans” also earned a nomination for New Program, and its star Matthew Rhys earned an acting nom for Individual Achievement in Drama.

For a third straight year, “Louie” was nominated in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and its star Louis C.K. earned his third consecutive TCA nod for Indidual Achievement in Comedy. Both “Louie” and Louis C.K. won those awards last year.

And FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” is among the nominations for Outstanding Minseries, Movie or Special, opposite the likes of HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” and PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”

With seven nominations, FX finished ahead of CBS, NBC and HBO, each of whom picked up six, and AMC, with five.

“These were not easy choices for our 200-plus members,” said TCA President Candace Havens after the nominations were revealed Monday. “The past TV season was filled with deserving people and programs, and these are the cream of the crop.”

In addition to recognizing the year’s finest programming, the TCA Awards bestow a Heritage Award trophy to one long-standing program that has culturally or socially impacted society. This year, the TCA members have nominated some of TV’s most memorable series with CBS’s “All In the Family”; ABC’s “Lost” and “Twin Peaks;” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and “Star Trek.”

This year’s TCA Awards will be presented Aug. 3, during the summer’s TCA press tour. Below is a full list of the nominations.

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
The Walking Dead, AMC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Monica Potter, Parenthood (NBC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
New Girl, Fox
Park and Recreation, NBC
Veep, HBO

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Jake Johnson, New Girl (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

NEW PROGRAM
The Americans, FX
Elementary, CBS
House of Cards, Netflix
The Mindy Project, Fox
Orphan Black, BBC America

OUTSTANDING MOVIE, MINISERIES OR SPECIAL
American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Behind the Candelabra, HBO
Downton Abbey, PBS
Rectify, Sundance Channel
Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
The Amazing Race, CBS
The Glee Project, Oxygen
Shark Tank, ABC
Survivor, CBS
The Voice, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
Adventure Time, Cartoon Network
Bunheads, ABC Family
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
Sesame Street, PBS
Switched at Birth, ABC Family

NEWS AND INFORMATION
60 Minutes, CBS
Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
Central Park Five, PBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

HERITAGE AWARD
All In the Family, CBS
Lost, ABC
Saturday Night Live, NBC
Star Trek, NBC
Twin Peaks, ABC

 

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