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'Game of Thrones,' 'Justified' and 'Parks and Recreation' rule bids for Television Critics Assn. awards

"Game of Thrones," "Justified," and "Parks and Recreation" lead with the most nominations (four) unveiled by the Television Critics Assn.

In the comedy lineup, "Glee," "The Big Bang Theory" and "30 Rock" were all snubbed, while there were surprise nominations for "Raising Hope" and "Louie" for best laffer.

Game of Thrones TCA Awards newsAmong TV dramas, "Justified" reaped its first bid for best series and "Friday Night Lights" gets a chance to score a final touchdown.

Oddities: "Boardwalk Empire" was not nominated for best drama series, but did make the list for program of the year. Conversely, "Mad Men" wasn't nominated for best program, but did make the cut for best drama series.

As usual, the Television Critics Assn. was heavily biased toward men in the performance categories. Out of the 12 nominations for best individual achievement in drama and comedy, only three females made the contests: Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") and Margo Martindale ("Justified"). Surprisingly shut out: recent Golden Globe champ Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") and last year's TCA award winner Jane Lynch ("Glee").

It's interesting to compare the list of TCA nominees to the one recently issued by the rival group of tube journalists bestowing the new Critics' Choice Television Awards. While TCA considers "Raising Hope" to be among the five best TV comedies, it's not among the 10 Critics Choice contenders for best laffer. Critics' Choice nominees snubbed by TCA: "American Idol," "The Voice" and "Survivor."

Awards will be bestowed on Aug. 6 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Below, the full list of nominees:

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire," HBO)
Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones," HBO)
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men," AMC)
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," CBS)
Margo Martindale ("Justified," FX)
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified," FX)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family," ABC)
Louis C.K. ("Louie," FX)
Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation," NBC)
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation," NBC)
Danny Pudi ("Community," NBC)
Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show," Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
"If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise" (HBO)
"Restrepo" (National Geographic Channel)
"60 Minutes" (CBS)
"The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)
"30 for 30" (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
"Amazing Race" (CBS)
"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (Travel Channel)
"Survivor" (CBS)
"The Voice" (NBC)
"Top Chef: All Stars" (Bravo)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
"A Children's Garden of Poetry" (HBO)
"iCarly" (Nickelodeon)
"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" (Nickelodeon)
"R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" (The Hub)
"Sesame Street" (PBS)
"Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nick Jr.)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Terriers" (FX)
"The Killing" (AMC)
"Walking Dead" (AMC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
 "Cineme Verite" (HBO)
"Downton Abbey: Masterpiece" (PBS)
"Mildred Pierce" (HBO)
"Sherlock: Masterpiece" (PBS)
"Too Big to Fail" (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV/NBC)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Justified" (FX)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
"Community" (NBC)
"Louie" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"Raising Hope" (FOX)

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Steven Bochco
Dick Ebersol
Cloris Leachman
David Letterman
William Shatner
Oprah Winfrey

HERITAGE AWARD
"All in the Family"
"Freaks and Geeks"
"The Dick Van Dyke Show"
"Twin Peaks"

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV/NBC)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Justified" (FX)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC) 

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: "Game of Thrones" (HBO)

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where is fringe?

These nominees are laughable. Who decided on these? Raising Hope is one of the worst shows on television. Its not funny. And for best comedy? How did Glee or 30 Rock not make the list. They are fan favorites and the most popular shows on TV.



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