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The Television Critics Association liked Parks And Recreation, Justified, other shows TV critics like

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Long before there were the Critics’ Choice Televison Awards, there were the Television Critics’ Association Awards—and yes, much like the various movie guilds that convene every year to hand out pre-Oscars nominations, there’s definitely some overlap between the sensibilities of the two. But in this case, the TCA has seniority (it’s now in its 27th year) and whatever, it’s always nice to see recognition for shows and performers that most likely won’t get the same at the Emmys.


Among the things that the CCTA’s and TCA’s voting bodies agreed on: Parks And Recreation, Justified, and Game Of Thrones were among the best shows on TV this year, actors like Community’s Danny Pudi, Justified’s Margo Martindale and Timothy Olyphant, and Parks And Recreation’s Nick Offerman (who’s also hosting the ceremony) all deserve to win something, and Glee took a nose dive in its second season—even more evident here, as it took Program Of The Year in 2010 yet was completely shut out in 2011, with nary a Jane Lynch nod to be found. Among the places where they differ: Peter Dinklage rightfully made this list, and the TCA remembers Terriers. Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Individual Achievement in Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Individual Achievement in Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
Nick Offerman, Parks And Recreation
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Danny Pudi, Community
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise
60 Minutes
The Rachel Maddow Show
30 For 30


Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
The Amazing Race
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
The Voice
Top Chef: All Stars

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
A Children’s Garden Of Poetry
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
Sesame Street
Yo Gabba Gabba


Outstanding New Program
Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones
The Killing
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
Mildred Pierce
Too Big To Fail


Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Friday Night Lights
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men   
The Good Wife

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
Modern Family
Parks And Recreation
Raising Hope


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
Friday Night Lights
Game Of Thrones
Parks And Recreation


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