The nominations were announced Monday for the 2013 Television Critics Association Awards, with cable shows yet again garnering most of the spots. The only categories where the networks came out on top were in outstanding comedy (by a slim margin) and reality TV. And non-TV programming is starting to get recognize more and more with Netflix’s House of Cards.
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The Americans and Breaking Bad lead with four and three nominations, respectively. They top not only the drama side, but the overall field. For comedy, New Girl, Veep and Parks and Recreation received two nods each.
For reality TV, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise at this point that The Voice received a nomination while American Idol was shut out. (The same thing happened with the Critics’ Choice TV Awards in a comparable category.) The NBC singing competition is going up against The Amazing Race, The Glee Project, Shark Tank and Survivor.
One of the awards that will be handed out is the Heritage Award, which goes to a show that has “culturally or socially impacted society,” according to a press release. All but one of the nominees is still on the air: Saturday Night Live. Other shows in this category include Lost, All in the Family and Star Trek.
It seems odd that The Daily Show and 60 Minutes could even be compared to each other, but yet the Jon Stewart-hosted comedy show is in the same category as the long-running CBS news program and Anderson Cooper 360.
The winners of the 2013 TCA Awards will be announced on August 3, during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.
Here is the complete list of nominations:
Program of the Year
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
The Walking Dead
Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Game of Thrones
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
Individual Achievement in Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Individual Achivement in Comedy
Louis C.K., Louie
Lena Dunham, Girls
Jake Johnson, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Special
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
Top of the Lake
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
The Amazing Race
The Glee Project
House of Cards
The Mindy Project
News and Information
Anderson Cooper 360
Central Park Five
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Rachel Maddow Show
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Switched At Birth
The Heritage Award
All in the Family
Saturday Night Live
Career Achievement Award
James L. Brooks
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Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.