'Big Bang' & 'AHS' Dominate Critics Choice Noms

By JARETT WIESELMAN

May 22, 2013

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the nominees for the 3rd annual Critics' Choice Television Awards today and The Big Bang Theory and American Horror Story: Asylum snagged the most nominations (6 apiece) while Parks and Recreation, Top of the Lake, The Americans, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Louie, New Girl and Political Animals also made strong showings.

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"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. "As evidenced by nominations for the 3rd annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, television continues to be a rich and diverse source of high quality entertainment."

Check out all the nominees below!

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
The Middle
New Girl
Parks and Recreation
Veep

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jake Johnson, New Girl
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
Jeremy Sisto, Suburgatory

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Sutton Foster, Bunheads
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory
Alex Karpovsky, Girls
Adam Pally, Happy Endings
Chris Pratt, Parks and Recreation
Danny Pudi, Community

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Carly Chaikin, Suburgatory
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Sarah Hyland, Modern Family
Melissa Rauch, The Big Bang Theory
Eden Sher, The Middle
Casey Wilson, Happy Endings

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Melissa Leo, Louie
David Lynch, Louie
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Patton Oswalt, Parks and Recreation
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Patrick Wilson, Girls

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes, Homeland
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Keri Russell, The Americans

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Michael Cudlitz, Southland
Noah Emmerich, The Americans
Walton Goggins, Justified
Corey Stoll, House of Cards

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Regina King, Southland
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Abigail Spencer, Rectify

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jim Beaver, Justified
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Jimmy Smits, Sons of Anarchy

BEST MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Crimson Petal and the White
The Hour
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Dominic West, The Hour

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Romola Garai, The Hour
Rebecca Hall, Parade's End
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sebastian Stan, Political Animals
David Wenham, Top of the Lake
Thomas M. Wright, Top of the Lake

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Lily Rabe, American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton, The Girl
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

BEST REALITY SERIES
Duck Dynasty
The Moment
Pawn Stars
Push Girls
Small Town Security
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

BEST REALITY SERIES - COMPETITION
Chopped
Face Off
Shark Tank
So You Think You Can Dance
Survivor
The Voice

BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen/Masterchef
RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Kurt Warner, The Moment

BEST TALK SHOW
Conan
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Marie

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Adventure Time
Archer
Phineas and Ferb
Regular Show
The Simpsons
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The 3rd annual Critics' Choice Television Awards will be handed out on June 10 and air live here!



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