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‘The Americans,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Top the 2013 TCA Awards Nominations

'The Americans,' 'Breaking Bad' Top the 2013 TCA Awards Nominations

The Television Critics Association, made up of more than 200 journalists in the US and Canada, has for nearly three decades saluted the best in the year in TV in its annual TCA Awards, based on nominations by members. This year’s nominees, announced today, are spread across all four broadcast networks, PBS, 13 cable networks and, for the first time ever, the streaming service Netflix. FX leads the way with seven nominations, CBS, NBC and HBO each have six and AMC has five — and the list includes some pleasant surprises, like the terrific “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany.

The TCA also nominates candidates for two longterm achievement awards — the Heritage Award, to a program that has culturally or socially impacted society, and a Career Achievement Award to an individual who has influenced the medium through his or her work.

The winners, which will be voted on by TCA members, will be announced at an invite-only presentation on Saturday, August 3 at the TCA Summer Press Tour. Here are the nominees:

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)

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)

News and Information

“Anderson Cooper 360.” CNN
“Central Park Five,” PBS
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central
“The Rachel Maddow Show,” MSNBC
“60 Minutes,” CBS


“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

Outstanding New Program

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

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

“American Horror Story: Asylum,” FX
“Behind the Candelabra,” HBO
“Downton Abbey,” PBS
“Rectify,” Sundance Channel
“Top of the Lake,” Sundance Channel

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

“The Americans,” FX
“Breaking Bad,” AMC
Game of Thrones,” HBO
“Homeland,” Showtime
Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
“Louie,” FX
“New Girl,” Fox
“Park and Recreation,” NBC
“Veep,” HBO

Career Achievement Award

James L. Brooks
James Burrows
Jay Leno
William Shatner
Barbara Walters

Heritage Award

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

Program of the Year

“The Americans,” FX
“Breaking Bad,” AMC
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“House of Cards,” Netflix
“The Walking Dead,” AMC

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