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'Modern Family,' 'The Good Wife' Top Critic's Choice Awards Nominees

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 6th 2011 10:35AM
The Good Wife, Modern FamilyABC's 'Modern Family' tops the nominees of the first inaugural Critic's Choice Awards. The awards show, which features nominees selected by TV critics, could be a good indication of how this year's Emmys race will shape up.

Aside from 'Modern Family' and its six nominations, NBC's '30 Rock' is represented in the Best Comedy Series category, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Over in the drama department, AMC's 'The Killing' has picked up nominations for Best Drama Series, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. CBS's 'The Good Wife' picked up four nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Submissions are still being accepted for Most Exciting New Series category.

Cat Deeley will host the ceremony on June 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. VH1.com will live stream the show on June 20, and ReelzChannel will air the ceremony at 8PM on June 22.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire' - HBO
'Dexter' - Showtime
'Friday Night Lights' - NBC/DirecTV
'Fringe' - Fox
'Game of Thrones' - HBO
'The Good Wife' - CBS
'Justified' - FX
'The Killing' - AMC
'Mad Men' - AMC
'The Walking Dead' - AMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, 'Boardwalk Empire' - HBO
Kyle Chandler, 'Friday Night Lights' - NBC/DirecTV
Michael C. Hall, 'Dexter' - Showtime
Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men' - AMC
William H. Macy, 'Shameless' - Showtime
Timothy Olyphant, 'Justified' - FX

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, 'Friday Night Lights' - NBC/DirecTV
Mireille Enos, 'The Killing' - AMC
Julianna Margulies, 'The Good Wife' - CBS
Elisabeth Moss, 'Mad Men' - AMC
Katey Sagal, 'Sons of Anarchy' - FX
Anna Torv, 'Fringe' - Fox

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Cumming, 'The Good Wife' - CBS
Walton Goggins, 'Justified' - FX
Shawn Hatosy, Southland' - TNT
John Noble, 'Fringe' - Folx
Michael Pitt, 'Boardwalk Empire' - HBO
John Slattery, 'Mad Men' - AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Forbes, 'The Killing' - AMC
Christina Hendricks, 'Mad Men' - AMC
Margo Martindale, 'Justified' - FX
Kelly Macdonald, 'Boardwalk Empire' - HBO
Archie Panjabi, 'The Good Wife' - CBS
Chloë Sevigny, 'Big Love' - HBO

Best Reality Series
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' - ABC
'Hoarders' - A&E
'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' - Bravo
'Sister Wives' - TLC
'Undercover Boss' - CBS

Best Reality Series - Competition
'The Amazing Race' - CBS
'American Idol' - Fox
'Dancing with the Stars' - ABC
'Project Runway' - Lifetime
'RuPaul's Drag Race' - Logo
'Top Chef' - Bravo

Best Reality Show Host
Tom Bergeron, 'Dancing with the Stars' - ABC
Cat Deeley, 'So You Think You Can Dance' - FOX
Ty Pennington, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' - ABC
Mike Rowe, 'Dirty Jobs' - Discovery
Ryan Seacrest, 'American Idol' - Fox

Best Talk Show
'Chelsea Lately' - E!
'The Daily Show' - Comedy Central
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' - Warner Bros.
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' - ABC
'The Oprah Winfrey Show' - Harpo

Best Comedy Series
'Archer' - FX
'The Big Bang Theory' - CBS
'Community' - NBC
'Glee' - Fox
'Louie' - FX
'The Middle' - ABC
'Modern Family' - ABC
'The Office' - NBC
'Parks and Recreation' - NBC
'30 Rock' - NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock' - NBC
Steve Carell, 'The Office' - NBC
Louis C.K., 'Louie' FX
Charlie Day, 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' - FX
Joel McHale, 'Community' - NBC
Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory' - CBS

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox, 'Cougar Town' - ABC
Edie Falco, 'Nurse Jackie' - Showtime
Tina Fey, '30 Rock' - NBC
Patricia Heaton, 'The Middle' - ABC
Martha Plimpton, 'Raising Hope' - Fox
Amy Poehler, 'Parks and Recreation' - NBC

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family' - ABC
Neil Patrick Harris, 'How I Met Your Mother' - CBS
Nick Offerman, 'Parks and Recreation' - NBC
Ed O'Neill, 'Modern Family' - ABC
Danny Pudi, 'Community' - NBC
Eric Stonestreet, 'Modern Family' - ABC

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, 'Modern Family' - ABC
Jane Krakowski, '30 Rock' - NBC
Jane Lynch, 'Glee' - Fox
Busy Philipps, 'Cougar Town' - ABC
Eden Sher, 'The Middle' - ABC
Sofía Vergara, 'Modern Family' - ABC

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Jim Nelson

I'm so glad to see The Middle get some recognition. It's a wonderful, funny, good-hearted show. It's not particularly original or ground-breaking, it just does what it does exceptionally well. I'm also glad to see Justified get recognized for its amazing second season.

I would like to have seen more recognition for the reality shows on Discovery, although I am glad to see Mike Rowe get a nomination. He manages to find the humor without making fun of either the work or the people who do it. That's a rare and special talent.

June 06 2011 at 5:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Evan

I love the Eden Sher nomination. Sue Heck is hilarious.

June 06 2011 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DiMeo

what about BREAKING BAD???????/

June 06 2011 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john

great selections best ive seen so far not afraid to go to the exstream its like they watch most of the shows I watch

June 06 2011 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jared Kozal

In an ideal world of television, this is what the Emmy nominations would like, give or take only one or two names. It's great to see the critics consistently demonstrating such high level support for excellent, criminally underappreciated shows like Fringe, Justified, Game of Thrones, Archer, Community, and Parks and Recreation whose writers, actors, and producers are unfortunately likely to be shortchanged when award season begins in earnest.

June 06 2011 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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