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Modern Family, Glee, Breaking Bad Lead TCA Awards Nominations

The Television Critics Association Awards has announced its nominees, showing lots of love for freshman series Modern Family and Glee. Family received a leading five nominations, including best comedy series and best program of the year, as well as acting nods for Ty Burrell (Phil) and Eric Stonestreet (Cameron). Glee and Breaking Bad scored four nominations apiece. While relatively new shows Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Wife were singled out with multiple nominations (yay, Ron Swanson!), Emmy faves Mad Men and 30 Rock were almost completely overlooked (though Mad Men did earn a best drama nod). (Also, probably not worth stressing over, but the fact that Friday Night Lights is up for best program but somehow didn't make the cut for best drama is ... strange.)


Individual achievement in drama:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
John Lithgow, Dexter
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Individual achievement in comedy:
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jane Lynch, Glee
Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding achievement in news & information:
30 for 30
America: The Story of Us
Life
The Daily Show
The Rachel Maddow Show

Outstanding achievement in youth programming:
Dinosaur Train
iCarly
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Word Girl
Yo Gabba Gabba

Best new program:
Glee
Justified
Modern Family
Parenthood
The Good Wife

Best TV movie, miniseries and special:
Life
Temple Grandin
The Pacific
Torchwood: Children of Earth
You Don't Know Jack

Best drama:
Breaking Bad
Lost
Mad Men
Sons of Anarchy
The Good Wife

Best comedy:
Glee
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Party Down
The Big Bang Theory

Career achievement:
James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

Heritage award:
24
M*A*S*H
Law & Order
Lost
Twin Peaks

Program of the year:
Breaking Bad
Friday Night Lights
Glee
Lost
Modern Family

Modern Family Tops Nominations for TV Critics Association Awards [TV Guide]

Photo: ABC