2nd Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominees

Best Series
Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Community (NBC)
Girls (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Best Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

Best Movie/Miniseries
American Horror Story (FX)
Game Change (HBO)
The Hour (BBC America)
Luther (BBC America)
Page Eight (PBS)
Sherlock (PBS)

Best Animated Series
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Family Guy (Fox)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Adult Swim / Cartoon Network)

Most Exciting New Series (All Honored)
The Following (Fox)
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Nashville (ABC)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Political Animals (USA)

Best Acting in a Comedy Series
Best Actor
Louis C.K. as Louie – Louie
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan – House of Lies
Larry David as Himself – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Garret Dillahunt as Burt Chance – Raising Hope
Joel McHale as Jeff Winger – Community
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress
Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day – New Girl
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath – Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer – Veep
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance – Raising Hope
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation
Ashley Rickards as Jenna Hamilton – Awkward.

Best Supporting Actor
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy – Modern Family
Max Greenfield as Schmidt – New Girl
Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation
Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir – Community
Jim Rash as Craig Pelton – Community
Damon Wayans Jr. as Brad Williams – Happy Endings

Best Supporting Actress
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy – Modern Family
Alison Brie as Annie Edison – Community
Cheryl Hines as Dallas Royce – Suburgatory
Gillian Jacobs as Britta Perry – Community
Eden Sher as Sue Heck – The Middle
Casey Wilson as Penny Hartz – Happy Endings

Best Acting in a Drama Series
Best Actor
Bryan Cranston as Walter White – Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane – Boss
Jon Hamm as Don Draper – Mad Men
Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller – Sons of Anarchy
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody – Homeland
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens – Justified

Best Actress
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison – Homeland
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley – Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick – The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson – Mad Men
Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher – Shameless
Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow – Sons of Anarchy

Best Supporting Actor
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones
Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring – Breaking Bad
Neal McDonough as Robert Quarles – Justified
John Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop – Fringe
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman – Breaking Bad
John Slattery as Roger Sterling, Jr. – Mad Men

Best Supporting Actress
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart – The Good Wife
Anna Gunn as Skyler White – Breaking Bad
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris – Mad Men
Regina King as Det. Lydia Adams – Southland
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder – Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Siff as Dr. Tara Knowles – Sons of Anarchy

Best Acting in a Movie/Miniseries
Best Actor
Kevin Costner as Devil Anse Hatfield – Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock
Idris Elba as Det. John Luther – Luther
Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt – Game Change
Bill Nighy as Johnny Worricker – Page Eight
Dominic West as Hector Madden – The Hour

Best Actress
Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham – Great Expectations
Patricia Clarkson as Mia Knowles – Five
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon – American Horror Story
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin – Game Change
Lara Pulver as Irene Adler – Sherlock
Emily Watson as Janet Leach – Appropriate Adult

Best Guest Performing
Best Guest Performer – Comedy
Becky Ann Baker as Loreen Horvath – Girls
Bobby Cannavale as Lewis – Modern Family
Kathryn Hahn as Jennifer Barkley – Parks and Recreation
Justin Long as Paul Genzlinger – New Girl
Paul Rudd as Bobby Newport – Parks and Recreation
Peter Scolari as Tad Horvath – Girls

Best Guest Performer – Drama
Dylan Baker as Jerry Boorman – Damages
Jere Burns as Wynn Duffy – Justified
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber – Grey’s Anatomy
Lucy Liu as Officer Jessica Tang – Southland
Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni – The Good Wife
Chloe Webb as Monica Gallagher – Shameless

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