'American Horror Story,' 'Big Bang Theory' Lead Critics’ Choice TV Nominations
UPDATED: Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes, best actor and actress in a drama last year, are both nominated again this year.
FX's American Horror Story: Asylum and CBS' The Big Bang Theory topped the list of nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards with six nominations each, according to an announcement Wednesday by The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
The winners will be revealed at the Monday, June 10 event in Beverly Hills hosted by Parks and Recreation star Retta.
HBO is the most nominated network with 21 nominations followed by FX, which has 19.
Bryan Cranston, who won best actor in a drama last year for his role in Breaking Bad is nominated again, with the series nominated again for best drama, an award won by Showtime’s Homeland, also a nominee in the category.
Claire Danes, who won best actress in a drama last year for Homeland is also nominated this year.
NBC’s Community, which won best comedy last year, wasn’t nominated this year. Along with Big Bang, the nominees are The Middle (ABC), New Girl (Fox), Parks and Recreation (NBC) and Veep (HBO).
Louis C.K. who was last year's best comedy actor winner, is nominated once again. Among those he will face is Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory, who in recent years has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and an award from the TV Critics Association (a separate group).
Zooey Deschanel, who won best actress in a comedy for Fox’s New Girl last year is a returning nominee.
Along with American Horror Story: Asylum, the nominees for best movie or mini-series include HBO’s upcoming movie about Liberace, Behind the Candelabra, USA Network's Political Animals and Sundance Channel's Top of the Lake.
Benedict Cumberbatch, named best actor in a movie/miniseries last year for PBS' Sherlock, is once again nominated, but for HBO’s Parade’s End.
Last year’s best reality competition series, The Voice, is nominated again this year.
Tom Bergeron of Dancing With The Stars shared the award last year as best reality show host with Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance. Both are nominees again this year.
Jimmy Fallon, who won best talk show in 2012 for NBC's Late Night, is a nominee again this year. His competitors include Marie Osmond, who stars in first-year talk show Marie on the Hallmark Channel.
Last year’s best animated series, FX's Archer, is nominated again, as is perennial favorite The Simpsons, which has earned more than two dozen Emmys.
“This year’s nominations reflect the expanding definition of television, with nominated programs and performances representing new platforms as well as broadcast and cable,” said BTJA president Joey Berlin.
Submissions for Most Exciting New Series category are still being accepted, with nominees announced June 3.
Bob Bain will executive produce the show for his Bob Bain Productions. For the first time, the show will be broadcast live on the web. There is currently no deal for a broadcast or cable TV broadcast.
A complete list of nominees follows, as well as a list of the most nominated networks and shows.