The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced nominations for the 2014 Critics’ Choice TV Awards, and both network and cable TV lead the field. The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, Fargo, Masters of Sex and the recent HBO film The Normal Heart are tied for the most nods with five each.

The Americans, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black and Sherlock: His Last Vow all have four nominations.

Among the networks, FX is in the lead with 19 nominations, followed by HBO at 18. Last year, these two were in the top two slots as well, except HBO was in the first.

On the comedy side, Louie and star Louis CK are being recognized, as well as Robin Williams, star of the now-cancelled The Crazy Ones, Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale, The Goldberg‘s Wendi McLendon-Covey and Parks and Rec‘s Amy Poehler.

For dramas, other nominations include Game of Thrones, True Detective‘s Matthew McConaughey, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Scandal‘s Bellamy Young and American Horror Story‘s Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates.

Outside of scripted shows, The Voice is competing against The Amazing Race, Survivor and others for Best Reality Series — Competition. For Best Reality Host, Dancing with the Stars‘ Tom Bergeron, The Voice‘s Carson Daly and So You Think You Can Dance‘s Cat Deeley are all up for awards.

And in the Best Talk Show category, every nominee is a late night show except for one: The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“As television journalists, BTJA members live and breathe TV, and we’re excited to share our top picks from an immensely rich and diverse year of programming,” BTJA President Joey Berlin said in a statement. “2014 has been a successful year for cable and broadcast as well as content on platforms such as Netflix and Hulu, and we look forward to celebrating all of these amazing shows and performances.”

The 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards airs Thursday, June 19 at 8pm on The CW, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Broad City


Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley


Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Louis CK, Louie

Chris Messina, The Mindy Project

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation

Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Ilana Glazer, Broad City

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Emmy Rossum, Shameless

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Keith David, Enlisted

Tony Hale, Veep

Albert Tsai, Trophy Wife

Christopher Evan Welch, Silicon Valley

Jeremy Allen White, Shameless

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Laverne, Cox, Orange is the New Black

Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory

Allison Janney, Mom

Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Sarah Baker, Louie

James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory

Mimi Kennedy, Mom

Andrew Rannells, Girls

Lauren Weedman, Looking

Best Drama Series

The Americans

Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Masters of Sex

True Detective

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Hugh Dancy, Hannibal

Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Walton Goggins, Justified

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Annet Mahendru, The Americans

Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead

Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy

Bellamy Young, Scandal

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex

Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy

Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Joe Morton, Scandal

Carrie Preston, The Good Wife

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

Best Movie

An Adventure in Space and Time

Burton and Taylor

Killing Kennedy

The Normal Heart

Sherlock: His Last Vow

The Trip to Bountiful

Best Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie and Clyde

Dancing on the Edge


The Hollow Crown


Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries

David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return to Zero

Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Holliday Grainger, Bonnie and Clyde

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries

Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Warren Brown, Luther

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Colin Hanks, Fargo

Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart

Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries

Amanda Abbington, Sherlock, His Last Vow

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic

Jessica Raine, An Adventure in Space and Time

Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Reality Series

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Deadliest Catch

Duck Dynasty


Top Gear

Undercover Boss

Best Reality Series — Competition

The Amazing Race

Project Runway

Shark Tank


Top Chef

The Voice

Best Reality Host

Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars

Carson Daly, The Voice

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef

RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Best Talk Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Colbert Report


Best Animated Series


Bob’s Burgers

The Simpsons

Family Guy

Phineas and Ferb

Adventure Time

Nominations for The Most Exciting New Series category will be announced on June 9.

(Image courtesy of CBS)

Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

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.