Tuesday, May 27, 2014

True Detective Leads the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards with 4 Nominations

The big news at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards is that True Detective leads with 4 nominations.  True Detective was a ground breaking new series from HBO, and was nominated in Program of the Year, Best Mini-Series/Movie, New Program and Matthew McConaughey for Performance in a Drama series.

Other big nominees were Breaking Bad (3 nominations), and The Good Wife (3 nominations). No comedy received more than 2 nominations.

Speaking of blending Drama and Comedy blending, it appears the TCA were not able to define Orange is the New Black. Black received two nominations, Program of the Year, and Best New Program., but no genre nomination.

The biggest snub many will cite is no love for Masters of Sex, even in the Best New Program category.  Mad Men was shut out of Drama for the first time as well.  There was also no love for Hannibal, which has been showered by many critics with love.

Program of the Year
“Breaking Bad” 
“Game of Thrones” 
“The Good Wife” 
“Orange Is the New Black” 
“True Detective” 

Best New Program
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 
“Orange Is the New Black” 
“Sleepy Hollow” 
“True Detective” 
Best Drama Series 
“The Americans” 
“Breaking Bad” 
“Game of Thrones” 
“House of Cards” 
“The Good Wife”
Best Movie, Miniseries or Special
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“The Returned” 
“True Detective” 
Best Comedy Series Individual Achievement in Drama
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” 
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” 
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” 
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” 
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” 

Best Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” 
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“The Mindy Project” 
Individual Achievement in Comedy
Louis C.K., “Louie” 
Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project” 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” 
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best News and Information Series
“CBS Sunday Morning” 
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“60 Minutes” 
Best Reality Series
“The Amazing Race”
“RuPaul's Drag Race” 
“Shark Tank” 
“The Voice” 
Best Youth Series
“Adventure Time” 
“Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood” 
“The Fosters” 
“Sesame Street” 
“Switched at Birth” 
Career Achievement Award
Mark Burnett
James Burrows
Valerie Harper
Jay Leno
William Shatner
Heritage Award
“Saturday Night Live” 
“South Park” 
“Star Trek” 
“Twin Peaks”

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