Nominations for First Critics’ Choice Television Awards Include MODERN FAMILY, THE WALKING DEAD, GAME OF THRONES and More

     June 6, 2011


You may know of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, but now there’s a new branch from that organization with The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, and they’ve just announced their nominations for the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Modern Family leads the pack with six nominations, while the dramatic side seems to be dominated by cable series including freshman series Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Killing. Other veteran series like Friday Night Lights, Dexter and Mad Men get plenty of love too. And before fans get upset when they don’t see any respect paid to Breaking Bad, the show was ruled ineligible since the series’ fourth season doesn’t begin until July. On the comedy side of things, kudos to the critics for recognizing the greatness of Louie and Community, both two fantastic comedy series that need more praise.

Reelz Channel will broadcast the awards telecast on June 22nd at 8/7c and will repeat at 11/10c and several more times throughout the week. The live presentation of the awards themselves will stream on on June 20th when the awards take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.

game-of-thrones-tv-show-poster-01Best Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire


Friday Night Lights


Game of Thrones

The Good Wife


The Killing

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire

Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights

Michael C. Hall – Dexter

Jon Hamm – Mad Men

William H. Macy – Shameless

Timothy Olyphant – Justified

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights

Mireille Enos – The Killing

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men

Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy

Anna Torv – Fringe

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Walton Goggins – Justified

Shawn Hatosy – Southland

John Noble – Fringe

Michael Pitt – Boardwalk Empire

John Slattery – Mad Men

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Forbes – The Killing

Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Margo Martindale – Justified

Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire

Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife

Chloë Sevigny – Big Love

Best Reality Series

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Sister Wives

Undercover Boss

Best Reality Series – Competition

The Amazing Race

American Idol

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

Best Reality Show Host

Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars

Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance

Ty Pennington – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Mike Rowe – Dirty Jobs

Ryan Seacrest – American Idol

Best Talk Show

Chelsea Lately

The Daily Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Oprah Winfrey Show

community-paintball-alison-brie-image-01Best Comedy Series


The Big Bang Theory




The Middle

Modern Family

The Office

Parks and Recreation

30 Rock

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Steve Carell – The Office

Louis C.K. – Louie

Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Joel McHale – Community

Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Courteney Cox – Cougar Town

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey – 30 Rock

Patricia Heaton – The Middle

Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope

Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother

Nick Offerman – Parks and Recreation

Ed O’Neill – Modern Family

Danny Pudi – Community

Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen – Modern Family

Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock

Jane Lynch – Glee

Busy Philipps – Cougar Town

Eden Sher – The Middle

Sofía Vergara – Modern Family