Monday, June 13, 2011

TCA Award Nominations Announced...

Clearly not as big a deal as the Golden Globes or the Emmys, the 2011 Television Critics Association (TCA) awards instead nominated shows and people who DESERVED it (imagine that!!) I guess when you've actually seen all of the shows, you can nominate things that are worthy, rather than whatever won last year. Can I just say, YES to Peter Dinklage and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!!!! Woohoo!

Check out these great noms for 2011:

Individual Achievement in Drama

Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” HBO)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)
Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” CBS)
Margo Martindale (“Justified”, FX)
Timothy Olyphant (“Justified,” FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Ty Burrell (“Modern Family,” ABC)
Louis C.K. (“Louis,” FX)
Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)
Danny Pudi (“Community,” NBC)
Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show,” Comedy Central)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise” (HBO)
“Restrepo” (National Geographic Channel)
“60 Minutes” (CBS)
“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)
“30 for 30” (ESPN)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

“Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel Channel)
“Survivor” (CBS)
“The Voice” (NBC)
“Top Chef: All Stars” (Bravo)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
“A Children’s Garden of Poetry” (HBO)
“iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
“Nick News with Linda Ellerbee” (Nickelodeon)
“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” (The Hub)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Terriers” (FX)
“The Killing” (AMC)
“Walking Dead” (AMC)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

“Cineme Verite” (HBO)
“Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)
“Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
“Sherlock: Masterpiece” (PBS)
“Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

“Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Justified” (FX)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“Community” (NBC)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“Raising Hope” (FOX)

Career Achievement Award

Steven Bochco
Dick Ebersol
Cloris Leachman
David Letterman
William Shatner
Oprah Winfrey

Heritage Award

“All in the Family”
“Freaks and Geeks”
“The Dick Van Dyke Show”
“Twin Peaks”

Program of the Year

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Justified” (FX)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)


Dave said...

Where is dexter. Fail.

Colleen/redeem147 said...

Apparently everyone agrees about Jon Hamm. :)

I'm going with William Shatner for lifetime, and Dick Van Dyke for heritage show.

Joan Crawford said...

You guys! My head is going to explode - I just got HBO. I am entering the 1980's with style and pride! No longer will I frown and mutter at Nikki's Game of Thrones posts!

lyssiria said...

Hooray for William Shatner!

And Walking Dead. That's an excellent show.

Though I don't know how I feel about the 'Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming' category. Oh wait, yes I do...

WV - brati: miniature bratwurst

Anonymous said...

No mention of THE CLOSER!

Lipsha said...

I am SO HAPPY that "Terriers" was recognized! That is, by far, my favorite new show last year. Such a shame it got cancelled after only one season. But it was a damn fine season.