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2011 Television Critics Association Award nominations released!

With Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman set to host the 27th Annual TCA Awards in August 2011, the nominees have been announced! Steven Bochco, Dick Ebersol, Cloris Leachman, David Letterman, William Shatner and Oprah Winfrey will face off for the TCA’s 2011 Career Achievement Award; while Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Parks & Rec, Justified and Friday Night Lights rule the nominees.

Nick Offerman to host 2011's 27th Annual TCA Awards & the nominees are out!

The 2011 TCA Awards nominees are in! The Television Critics Association (TCA), comprised of over 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada, recognizes outstanding television programming in the 2010-2011 season, honoring both actors and producers in a variety of categories including news and information, youth, drama and comedy achievements. Unlike most industry awards shows, the TCA does not make gender distinctions, with all categories being coed.

The leading ladies and gents nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama include Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Margo Martindale (Justified) and Timothy Olyphant (Justified).

Individual Achievement in Comedy sees host Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) up against Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Louis C.K. (Louie), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Danny Pudi (Community) and Jon Stewart (The Daily Show).

Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, Justified and Friday Night Lights are in the running for Program of the Year, as well as either Achievement in Drama or Achievement in Comedy. The Drama contenders are Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, Justified, Mad Men and The Good Wife; while the Comedy contenders are Community, Louie, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation and Raising Hope.

Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Terriers, The Killing and Walking Dead will duke it out for 2011’s Outstanding New Program.

Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Parks & Rec, Justified and Friday Night Lights rule the 2011 TCA Awards nomineesThis year’s TCA awards include the addition of a new category honoring Achievement in Reality Programming. Nominees include Amazing Race, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Survivor, The Voice and Top Chef: All Stars.

The TCA’s 2011 Career Achievement Award nominees are Steven Bochco, Dick Ebersol, Cloris Leachman, David Letterman, William Shatner and Oprah Winfrey; while Heritage Award nominees are All in the Family, Freaks and Geeks, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Twin Peaks.

The winners will be announced Saturday, August 6 during the 27th Annual TCA Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel — and SheKnows will be on hand to get the story!

The TCA Awards Nominees:

Here are the TCA Award nominees for the 2010-2011 TV season.

Individual Achievement in Drama

  1. Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
  2. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
  3. Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
  4. Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
  5. Margo Martindale (Justified, FX)
  6. Timothy Olyphant (Justified, FX)

Jon Hamm

Individual Achievement in Comedy

  1. Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
  2. Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)
  3. Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
  4. Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
  5. Danny Pudi (Community, NBC)
  6. Jon Stewart (The Daily Show, Comedy Central)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

  1. If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise (HBO)
  2. Restrepo (National Geographic Channel)
  3. 60 Minutes (CBS)
  4. The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
  5. 30 for 30 (ESPN)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

  1. Amazing Race (CBS)
  2. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)
  3. Survivor (CBS)
  4. The Voice (NBC)
  5. Top Chef: All Stars (Bravo)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

  1. A Child’s Garden of Poetry (HBO)
  2. iCarly (Nickelodeon)
  3. Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
  4. R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (The Hub)
  5. Sesame Street (PBS)
  6. Yo Gabba Gabba (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program

  1. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. Terriers (FX)
  4. The Killing (AMC)
  5. Walking Dead (AMC)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

  1. Cinema Verite (HBO)
  2. Downton Abbey: Masterpiece (PBS)
  3. Mildred Pierce (HBO)
  4. Sherlock: Masterpiece (PBS)
  5. Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

  1. Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. Justified (FX)
  4. Mad Men (AMC)
  5. The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

  1. Community (NBC)
  2. Louie (FX)
  3. Modern Family (ABC)
  4. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  5. Raising Hope (FOX)

Career Achievement Award

  1. Steven Bochco
  2. Dick Ebersol
  3. Cloris Leachman
  4. David Letterman
  5. William Shatner
  6. Oprah Winfrey

Heritage Award

  1. All in the Family
  2. Freaks and Geeks
  3. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  4. Twin Peaks

Program of the Year

  1. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  2. Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. Justified (FX)
  5. Parks and Recreation (NBC)

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