June 3rd, 2010
04:41 PM ET

'Glee,' 'Modern Family' score in TV Critics noms

Every year, the Television Critics Association recognizes some of the best of the best on the small screen with its awards presentation.

On Thursday, the organization released its list of nominees for consideration to more than 200 of its members in the United States and Canada.

No surprises with Fox’s “Glee” getting a few nods, along with ABC’s “Modern Family” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” Check out the list of nominees below:

Program of the year:
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV/NBC)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Modern Family" (ABC)

Individual achievement in drama:
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad," AMC)
John Lithgow ("Dexter," Showtime)
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," CBS)
Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad," AMC)
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy," FX)

Individual achievement in comedy:
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family," ABC)
Jane Lynch ("Glee," Fox)
Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation," NBC)
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," CBS)
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family," ABC)

Outstanding new program:
"Glee" (Fox)
"Justified" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parenthood" (NBC)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)

Outstanding achievement in drama:
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"Sons of Anarchy" (FX)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)

Outstanding achievement in comedy:
"Glee" (Fox)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"Party Down" (Starz)
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)

Outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials:
“Life” (Discovery Channel)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Torchwood: Children of Earth” (BBC America)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

Career achievement:
James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

Heritage award:
“24”
“M*A*S*H”
“Law & Order”
“Lost”
“Twin Peaks”

Outstanding achievement in news and information:
“30 for 30” (ESPN)
“America: The Story of Us” (History Channel)
”Life” (Discovery Channel)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

Outstanding achievement in youth programming:
“Dinosaur Train” (PBS)
“iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Cartoon Network)
“Word Girl” (PBS)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

Critic Alan Sepinwall over at HitFix published the list with some of his thoughts of who was included and who wasn’t (he notes that NBC’s series “Community” was overlooked), while Rob Owen over at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette invited readers to weigh in on who should receive the votes.

The awards will be handed out at the association's July 31 awards ceremony.


soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Carpet Tiles 

    i just thought that Lenard is the funniest guy in Big Bang Theory';*

    October 14, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Corey Chapman

    penny is just so adorable in the big bang theory,*;

    September 29, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Katie Patel

    Penny is really pretty on the series Big Bang Theory, she is quite perky too..-~

    July 11, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bluenoser

    Jim....neither Madonna nor Lady Gaga were guests on Glee. They paid homage to them only. :)

    June 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. WCH

    No acting recogniton forIndividual Achievement in Drama for any of the LOST actors??

    June 4, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. debra

    NCIS?
    Mark Harmon?
    24?
    Keifer Sutherland?

    June 4, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pam Carter

    Party Down is the funniest show on TV right now! Great writing...and the actors are amazing! I'm so glad it was recognized! People without STARZ are missing out!

    June 4, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. kevin

    I've seen Breaking Bad, and for me, there's no way it's better than Dexter. Dexter is great, season after season. Love it.

    June 4, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jim

    I agree about Glee... that show has turned out to be huge...doesn't hurt to have guests like Madonna and Lady Gaga Watch Glee

    June 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Emily

    Why isn't Sons of Anarchy more appreciated? This is the only "awards" list I have seen it on. Katey Segal is so great in it.

    June 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SALIE

    where the hell is criminal minds?!?!?

    June 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |

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