'Modern Family' cast nabs five Critics Choice Television Awards nominations


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Modern Family was nominated for six Critics Choice Television Awards by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill and Eric Stonestreet each picked up Supporting Actor in a Comedy series nods, and Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara were each nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

The inaugural Critics Choice Awards will be presented June 20 in Beverly Hills and streamed live on VH1.com. (These are not be confused with the Television Critics Association awards, which are given each July by members of the long-standing organization made up of the nation’s TV critics and reporters). For an entire list of all the nominees, click after the jump.

Best 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
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
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Margo Martindale, Justified
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Penjabi, The Good Wife
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love

Best 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, 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
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Talk Show
Chelsea Lately
The Daily Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Oprah Winfrey Show

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

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  • kimberly

    Glad to see some Fringe and Friday Night Lights love!

    • JS

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Dave

      Yes! And some love for Justified! And Parks and Rec! And Community! These shows have been mostly snubbed by the Emmys and Golden Globes, so it’s nice to see these shows finally get the recognition they deserve.

  • Johnny

    Very happy for Fringe!

  • Dan

    Happy to see Game of Thrones get a Best Drama nomination, but no Peter Dinklage? REALLY?

    • JKH

      Seconded. Dinklage is amazing on GoT.

      • Jimmy

        Peter Dinklage should definitely get a nomination. Maybe Emmy time he’ll get the respect he deserves.

        His performance has received praise with Ken Tucker from Entertainment Weekly stating, “…if Dinklage doesn’t get an Emmy for his clever, rude Tyrion Lannister, I’ll be gobsmacked” and Mary McNamara from the Los Angeles Times stating, “If the man doesn’t win an Emmy, heads should certainly roll.”

    • Sylwia

      Just so! No Dinklage, Bean, Addy, Lloyd… and others. Shame on you!

  • Sean

    Yay! Somebody finally nominated Cat Deeley as best reality host….are you listening Emmy?!

    • glenn

      I agree Sean, Cat Deeley is the best reality host on TV. I’m also happy that my favorite sitcoms Community and Parks & Recreation got some recognition.

      • Rob

        Yay Nick Offerman!

    • Katja

      Seriously. I’m so torn though – does Mike Rowe get nominated for much? Because he’s an excellent host as well. So I don’t know which of them to root for now.

      • Nancy

        I think Cat Deeley is great but Mike Rowe is so hysterical and fabulous on Dirty Jobs. Glad to see him get some recognition.

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  • Mary

    Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls for best reality series? I liked that show a lot but I never thought I’d see the day it gets love from critics!

  • Jeff

    I think the nominations are pretty strong overall. My only complaint would be Sons of Anarchy not getting a best drama nod. But glad to see Justified and Fringe getting some pub.

  • Josh

    No Jeff Probst for Best Reality Host?! This category is a joke. Mike Rowe is the only deserving nominee.

    • 24yanks

      Seriously. Where is Jeff Probst? And Survivor?

      • Icon

        It was not a good year for Survivor. I understand it.

      • AK

        It’s sad. The now-terrible “Project Runway” can still get nominated for reality TV awards, but “Survivor” is perpetually ignored. (And that the category is expanded, only to have “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as the sixth nominee, is an extra slap in the face.)

    • Untitled

      I know, right? There’s a reason why he always wins the Best Host emmy! He’s fantastic, and hilarious.

  • elena

    I wish that these Critics Choice Awards were the 2011 Emmys. Everyone I want represented (hollaback, fringe!) is on this list. Take note, Emmys!

    • Tiki

      Agreed! If Emmy noms like anything close to this, with Fringe/Community/Cat Deeley inclusions then I will be beyond happy

  • Luna Lovegood

    Real Housewives of Bev Hills?!?! LOVE IT. It actually was the most interesting Housewives. Glad to see it recognized.

    Also, I love when Friday Night Lights gets some recognition. I will miss it dearly.

  • Christy

    So glad to see some recognition for “The Middle”, the most under-rated funny show on television.

    • Kari

      Agreed – and how happy are you that Sue Heck was mentioned specifically. Fantastic!

  • jules

    Glad to see the Modern Family and Fringe love. And the fact that Glee only got 2 nominations.

  • jane

    What are these and how are they any different from the Emmys?

    • Johnification

      The Emmys are voted on by a broad “Academy” of past nominees, actors, directors, other artists, producers, etc., while the Critics Choice Awards are decided by critics and journalists. That’s why you see a lot more love for the well-reviewed, beloved smaller shows here.

      • ger

        The Critics Choice awards are like the TV Nerd Emmys

      • Woot

        Is Ken Tucker a member of the “Critic’s Choice Academy?”

    • Lisa

      The critics actually watch a lot TV- The Emmy voters watch very little.

  • Bobby’s Robot

    I wish the Emmys would have such worthy nominees!

  • Awesome

    Any awards group that knows enough to nominate Archer for best comedy is good by me.

    • murley

      exactly. i was happy to see a number of shout outs on here (fringe, parks and rec, etc) but nothing made me happier than archer being nominated.

  • Jose

    Hooray for Cougar Town, Archer, Parks & Rec, Community, The Middle and Fringe

    • oliviersansau

      hooray for Cougar Town INDEED!!!!! and Busy and Courtney are huge part of the show’s success. too bad the series wasnt recognized. there is always next year….

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