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Television Critics Association (TCA) Announce Nominees; No ‘Scandal’ Love Here Either

Television Critics Association (TCA) Announce Nominees; No 'Scandal' Love Here Either

Things aren’t looking very good for Scandal right now, ahead of next month’s Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcements on Thursday, July 18.

I say that because last month’s nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards (from the The Broadcast Television Journalists Association), were Scandal-free. The hit Shonda Rhimes series didn’t receive a single nomination.

Skip ahead 3 weeks to today’s Television Critics Association (TCA) announcement of their nominees, which is also completely Scandal-free. In fact, unlike the Broadcast Television Journalist Association’s Critics’ Choice Awards, which saw 5 different black actors/performers nominated, the TCAs are mostly *color-free* unfortunately. I’m just stating the obvious.

Of note, the critically-acclaimed documentary, The Central Park Five, received a nomination in the News And Information category.

No surprise, cable TV dominates the TCA’s list of nominees. That is where the best TV resides these days, as broadcast networks look to retool their lineups starting next season in order to compete. The one major category in which broadcast networks dominate is in Reality TV. *Shocking*

Also worth noting, Netflix received its first official acknowledgement as a player in the TV space, with multiple nominations for House Of Cards.

The TCA awards will be presented on Saturday, August 3.

The complete list of nominations follows:

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
The Walking Dead, AMC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Monica Potter, Parenthood (NBC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
New Girl, Fox
Park and Recreation, NBC
Veep, HBO

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Jake Johnson, New Girl (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

NEW PROGRAM
The Americans, FX
Elementary, CBS
House of Cards, Netflix
The Mindy Project, Fox
Orphan Black, BBC America

OUTSTANDING MOVIE, MINISERIES OR SPECIAL
American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Behind the Candelabra, HBO
Downton Abbey, PBS
Rectify, Sundance Channel
Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
The Amazing Race, CBS
The Glee Project, Oxygen
Shark Tank, ABC
Survivor, CBS
The Voice, NBC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
Adventure Time, Cartoon Network
Bunheads, ABC Family
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
Sesame Street, PBS
Switched at Birth, ABC Family

NEWS AND INFORMATION
60 Minutes, CBS
Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
Central Park Five, PBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

HERITAGE AWARD
All In the Family, CBS
Lost, ABC
Saturday Night Live, NBC
Star Trek, NBC
Twin Peaks, ABC

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
James L. Brooks
James Burrows
Jay Leno
William Shatner
Barbara Walters

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Comments

NO BRAINER

Are we surprised?

JP

In a fair world, Breaking Bad would win all of its categories. If Scandal wants to be taken seriously, they'll have to tone down the comic-strip melodrama and put at least a baby toe in the real world. But that's why their fans love the show, so it's a catch-22.

charls

As long as these panels are controlled by the whites, black actors and actresses will never get the recognition they so richly deserve.

beemooree

i still believe scandal is somewhat too new given the fact their 1st season was 7 eps and people just caught on in its 2nd season. I know kerry and scandal has been considered for your consideration so we shall see with next month. On the bright side, Kerry is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter and rightfully placed. (Front and Center)

Alex

I am a huge Scandal fan. However looking at the nominations, I honestly can't say that I would replace any of them with it. If there was one more space, I'd put it in, but that is some top notch telly in the drama category. Its a fantastic show, but it's not the best of the best, but its getting there.

slb

I said this in the other post about "Scandal-free" nominations. For anyone who thinks "Scandal" should have been nominated, I challenge them to identify the nominees that should be replaced with "Scandal". I'm not a fan of "Scandal". I watched all of season 1 and about 6 episodes of season 2 then realized that the show is terrible. The writing is pretty awful and the acting performances aren't very good either. And of the shows that were nominated, I don't think Scandal (nor its actors or creative staff) is good enough to replace any of the nominees.

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