1st Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominees

Best Series
Best Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
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)

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

Most Exciting New Series (All Honored)
Alcatraz (Fox)
Awake (NBC)
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
Falling Skies (TNT)
New Girl (Fox)
Ringer (The CW)
Smash (NBC)
Terra Nova (Fox)

Best Acting in a Comedy Series
Best Actor
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy – 30 Rock
Steve Carell as Michael Scott – The Office
Louis C.K. as Louie – Louie
Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Joel McHale as Jeff Winger – Community
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress
Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb – Cougar Town
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, RN – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon – 30 Rock
Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck – The Middle
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance – Raising Hope
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actor
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy – Modern Family
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson – How I Met Your Mother
Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett – Modern Family
Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir – Community
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker – Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy – Modern Family
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney – 30 Rock
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester – Glee
Busy Philipps as Laurie Keller – Cougar Town
Eden Sher as Sue Heck – The Middle
Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – Modern Family

Best Acting in a Drama Series
Best Actor
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson – Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor – Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan – Dexter
Jon Hamm as Don Draper – Mad Men
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher – Shameless
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens – Justified

Best Actress
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor – Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos as Det. Sarah Linden – The Killing
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick – The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson – Mad Men
Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow – Sons of Anarchy
Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham – Fringe

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold – The Good Wife
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder – Justified
Shawn Hatosy as Det. Sammy Bryant – Southland
John Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop – Fringe
Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody – Boardwalk Empire
John Slattery as Roger Sterling, Jr. – Mad Men

Best Supporting Actress
Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen – The Killing
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris – Mad Men
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder – Boardwalk Empire
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett – Justified
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma – The Good Wife
Chloë Sevigny as Nicolette Grant – Big Love

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