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2013 TCA Awards reveal nominations

The TCA Awards are upon us. Later this summer, television critics will honor the best TV has to offer. It’s been a great year, and the following nominees prove it.

Matthew Rhys

Monday, the Television Critics Association announced the nominees for this year’s TCA Awards. The impressive lineup includes veteran series as well as some deserving newbies. Speaking of the latter, FX’s The Americans dominated the competition with four nominations.

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The drama debuted earlier this year and has made a lasting impression on critics. Co-star Matthew Rhys managed to earn a nod for Individual Achievement in Drama, where he’ll face stiff competition. The other contenders are Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Monica Potter (Parenthood).

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Check out the full list of nominees below:

Program of the Year

  • The Americans, FX
  • Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Game of Thrones, HBO
  • House of Cards, Netflix
  • The Walking Dead, AMC

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

  • The Americans, FX
  • Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Game of Thrones, HBO
  • Homeland, Showtime
  • Mad Men, AMC

Individual Achievement in Drama

  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, BBC America
  • Monica Potter, Parenthood, NBC
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans, FX

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Louie, FX
  • New Girl, Fox
  • Park and Recreation, NBC
  • Veep, HBO

Individual Achievement in Comedy

  • Louis C.K., Louie, FX
  • Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
  • Jake Johnson, New Girl, Fox
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC

New Program

  • The Americans, FX
  • Elementary, CBS
  • House of Cards, Netflix
  • The Mindy Project, Fox
  • Orphan Black, BBC America

Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Special

  • American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
  • Behind the Candelabra, HBO
  • Downton Abbey, PBS
  • Rectify, Sundance Channel
  • Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

  • The Amazing Race, CBS
  • The Glee Project, Oxygen
  • Shark Tank, ABC
  • Survivor, CBS
  • The Voice, NBC

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

  • Adventure Time, Cartoon Network
  • Bunheads, ABC Family
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
  • Sesame Street, PBS
  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family

News and Information

  • 60 Minutes, CBS
  • Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
  • The Central Park Five, PBS
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
  • Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

Heritage Award

  • All In the Family, CBS
  • Lost, ABC
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC
  • Star Trek, NBC
  • Twin Peaks, ABC

Career Achievement Award

  • James L. Brooks
  • James Burrows
  • Jay Leno
  • William Shatner
  • Barbara Walters

The TCA Awards will be handed out Aug. 3 in Beverly Hills.

Photo credit: Photo credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN

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