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Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations revealed

American Horror Story: Asylum and The Big Bang Theory have each been nominated for 6 Critics’ Choice Television Awards. AHS: Asylum received nods for best movie or minseries, best actress in a movie or minseries for Jessica Lange, best supporting actor in a movie or miniseries for James Cromwell and Zachary Quinto and best supporting actress in a movie or miniseries for Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe. 

Meanwhile The Big Bang Theory was nominated for best comedy series, while Jim Parsons got a best actor in a comedy series nod, Simon Helberg was nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series, Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch are both up for best supporting actress in a comedy series and Bob Newhart will compete for best guest performance in a comedy series.

Other series with multiple nominations include Parks and Recreation and Top of the Lake with 5 each and The Americans, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Louie, New Girl and Political Animals with 4 each.


Broadcast Television Journalists Association President Joey Berlin said: “This year’s nominations reflect the expanding definition of television, with nominated shows and performances representing new platforms as well as broadcast and cable. 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.”

Parks and Recreation star Retta will host the ceremony, which will be held on June 10, 2013 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. See the full list of nominations below.

Best drama series

The Americans

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife


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 comedy series

The Big Bang Theory


The Middle

New Girl

Parks and Recreation


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 movie or miniseries

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 miniseries

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 miniseries

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 miniseries

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 miniseries

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


Face Off

Shark Tank

So You Think You Can Dance


The Voice

Best reality host

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Star’

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 talkshow


The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon


Best animated series

Adventure Time


Phineas and Ferb

Regular Show

The Simpsons 

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Glamour International