‘True Detective,’ ‘Americans,’ ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Among Eclectic TV Critics’ Choice Noms: No ‘Mad Men’?

'True Detective,' 'Americans,' 'Orange Is The New Black' Among Eclectic TV Critics' Choice Noms: No 'Mad Men'?

As expected, voters in the Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominated their golden children — including “Louie,” “Breaking Bad,” “Veep” and “The Big Bang Theory” — while also making room for surprising newcomers. Just as voters in the TV Critics Association did yesterday. (Here are the TCA nominations; read the Critics’ Choice picks below.)

In terms of nominations, new series “Orange Is The New Black,” “Masters of Sex” and “Silicon Valley” fared very well in their respective categories.” Netflix, in total, picked up five nominations, but FX (at 19) and HBO (18) are leading the pack for what was undoubtedly a watershed year in television.

The drama category made way for HBO’s darkly gripping murder mystery and Best Drama nominee “True Detective,” with Matthew McConaughey in contention for Best Actor against Bryan Cranston’s untouchable performance in “Breaking Bad.” AMC’s beloved drama was nominated in four categories for its final season — a top pick for the Emmys, which unveils nominees July 10.

On the comedy side, CBS’ long-running “Big Bang Theory” tallied the most noms. But critics have invited Comedy Central’s puckish feminist comedy “Broad City” into the pantheon, as well as HBO’s newbie “Silicon Valley.” Surprisingly, however, only one nomination for HBO’s “Girls”: for the hilarious Andrew Rannells, who demonstrates serious comic chops as Hannah Horvath’s gay ex-boyfriend.

But as we first learned yesterday, and now today, “Mad Men” fatigue is real. Though AMC racked up six nominations in total for its dramas, TV critics otherwise shunned the 60s drama that essentially created the golden age of TV. There were no mentions for “Mad Men” in the TCA Award nominations, either. The snub has got to sting for Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm and company, who just capped a well-reviewed Season Seven part one.

Notably, critics took to Ryan Murphy’s AIDS opera “The Normal Heart,” which aired Sunday on HBO and now has five Critics’ Choice noms under its belt including Best Miniseries.

The 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards will broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, June 19. Cedric the Entertainer will host.

Nominees after the jump:

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Broad City (Comedy Central)
  • Louie (FX)
  • Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Veep (HBO) 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Louis CK, Louie (FX)
  • Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (FOX)
  • Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  • Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones (CBS)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Ilana Glazer, Broad City (Comedy Central)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs (ABC)
  • Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  • Emmy Rossum, Shameless (Showtime) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
  • Keith David, Enlisted (FOX)
    Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
  • Albert Tsai, Trophy Wife (ABC)
  • Christopher Evan Welch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Jeremy Allen White, Shameless (Showtime) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
  • Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (Showtime) 

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Sarah Baker, Louie (FX)
  • James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Mimi Kennedy, Mom (CBS)
  • Andrew Rannells, Girls (HBO)
  • Lauren Weedman, Looking (HBO)

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • The Americans (FX)
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Masters of Sex (Showtime)
  • True Detective (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Hugh Dancy, Hannibal (NBC)
  • Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel (A&E)
  • Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
  • Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex (Showtime) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
  • Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
  • Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)
  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing (AMC)
  • Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
  • Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire (HBO) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Annet Mahendru, The Americans (FX)
  • Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
  • Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC) 

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
  • Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
  • Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
  • Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
  • Carrie Preston, The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones (HBO)

BEST MOVIE

  • An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
  • Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
  • Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
  • The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
  • The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST MINI-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
  • Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)
  • Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • The Hollow Crown (PBS)
  • Luther (BBC America) 

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
  • Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
  • Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
  • Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime)
  • Holliday Grainger, Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
  • Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • Warren Brown, Luther (BBC America)
  • Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
  • Colin Hanks, Fargo (FX)
  • Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Amanda Abbington, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
  • Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)
  • Jessica Raine, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
  • Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

BEST REALITY SERIES

  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
  • Duck Dynasty (A&E)
  • Mythbusters (Discovery)
  • Top Gear (BBC America)
  • Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Survivor (CBS)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

 BEST REALITY HOST

  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
  • Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC)
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
  • Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef (FOX)
  • RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

BEST TALK SHOW

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Time Telepictures)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • Conan (TBS) 

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

  • Archer (FX)
  • Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
  • The Simpsons (FOX)
  • Family Guy (FOX)
  • Phineas and Ferb (Disney XD)
  • Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)

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Comments

ALP

I'm sure Mad Men will suffer a bit for "splitting" (re: "shortening") the season.

Thomas

Mad Men was not included only because it was too late to count. It's midseason finale had not aired yet by the time the ballots were due for the nominations.

Person

True Detective is just too great. Shame about that Mad Men snub. I'm sure they'll get their due next year.

az

I know it's been talked to death already but absolutely no reason AHS & Fargo should be judged as mini series and not True Detective. Better ground rules are needed, surely if you're an intended long running series then you shouldn't be counted as a mini series but a drama serial.

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