'Community' leads with 6 Critics' Choice nods

June 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- The junior college-set sitcom "Community" earned a leading six Critics' Choice Award nominations in Los Angeles Tuesday.

The show will compete with "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," "Modern Family," "New Girl" and "Parks and Recreation" for the Best Comedy Series title.

Shortlisted for Best Actor in a Comedy Series are Don Cheadle for "House of Lies," Louis C.K. for "Louie," Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Garret Dillahunt for "Raising Hope," Joel McHale for "Community" and Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory."

The nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy Series are Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl," Lena Dunham for "Girls," Julia Louis Dreyfus for "Veep," Martha Plimpton for "Raising Hope," Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" and Ashley Rickards for "Awkward."

Mentioned in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series are Ty Burrell for "Modern Family," Max Greenfield for "New Girl," Nick Offerman for "Parks and Recreation," Danny Pudi and Jim Rash for "Community" and Damon Wayans Jr. for "Happy Endings."

Up for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy are Julie Bowen for "Modern Family," Alison Brie for "Community," Cheryl Hines for "Suburgatory," Gillian Jacobs for "Community," Eden Sher for "The Middle" and Casey Wilson for "Happy Endings."

In the running for Best Drama Series are "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife," "Homeland" and "Mad Men."

The nominees for Best Actor in a Drama Series are Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad," Kelsey Grammer for "Boss," Jon Hamm for "Mad Men," Charlie Hunnam for "Sons of Anarchy," Damian Lewis for "Homeland" and Timothy Olyphant for "Justified."

Up for Best Actress in a Drama Series are Claire Danes for "Homeland," Michelle Dockery for "Downton Abbey," Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife," Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men," Emmy Rossum for "Shameless" and Katey Sagal for "Sons of Anarchy."

Competing for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series are Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones," Giancarlo Esposito for "Breaking Bad," Neal McDonough for "Justified," John Noble for "Fringe," Aaron Paul for "Breaking Bad" and John Slattery for "Mad Men."

Vying for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series are Christine Baranski for "The Good Wife," Anna Gunn for "Breaking Bad," Christina Hendricks for "Mad Men," Regina King for "Southland," Kelly Macdonald for "Boardwalk Empire" and Maggie Siff for "Sons of Anarchy."

The prizes are to be handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association at a June 18 gala dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"We are very excited by these nominations, reflecting the amazing diversity and creativity that is exploding on the small screen today," Joey Berlin, the association's acting president, said in a statement. "In every genre, audiences are witnessing a New Golden Age where imagination knows no bounds, from mass appeal entertainment to quirky originals where one person's unique vision can delight a more limited audience. As television journalists, we're proud to offer our choices of the best that we see day in and day out, and we look forward to celebrating television's best on June 18."

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