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Could NBC’s Community be Critics’ TV Choice?

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards must have a soft spot for underdogs. They’ve unveiled their 2012 nominees and the NBC comedy Community leads the pack. Also, the peacock network was honored with the most TV nods — 14!

Joel Mchale

Finally, the Greendale gang is getting the respect they deserve. NBC’s Community leads the list of nominees for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards with an impressive six nods.

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Community was nominated for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor (Joel McHale), Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Danny Pudi and Jim Rash) and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs).

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AMC veterans Mad Men and Breaking Bad came in second place with five nominations each. They’ll both duke it out for Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. It’s going to be a tight race!

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Kelsey Grammer, Boss
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland
  • Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Emmy Rossum, Shameless
  • Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
  • Neal McDonough, Justified
  • John Noble, Fringe
  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • John Slattery, Mad Men

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
  • Regina King, Southland
  • Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
  • Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

  • Dylan Baker, Damages
  • Jere Burns, Justified
  • Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Lucy Liu, Southland
  • Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
  • Chloe Webb, Shameless

Best Reality Series

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
  • Hoarders
  • Sister Wives
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Pawn Stars
  • Undercover Boss

Best Reality Series — Competition

  • The Pitch
  • Shark Tank
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • The Voice
  • Chopped
  • The Amazing Race

Best Reality Show Host

  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
  • Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
  • Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
  • RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Best Talk Show

  • Conan
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • The View

Best Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Community
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • New Girl
  • Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Garret Dillahunt, Raising Hope
  • Joel McHale, Community
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
  • Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
  • Ashley Rickards, Awkward

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
  • Danny Pudi, Community
  • Jim Rash, Community
  • Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Alison Brie, Community
  • Cheryl Hines, Suburgatory
  • Gillian Jacobs, Community
  • Eden Sher, The Middle
  • Casey Wilson, Happy Endings

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

  • Becky Ann Baker,Girls
  • Bobby Cannavale, Modern Family
  • Kathryn Hahn, Parks and Recreation
  • Justin Long, New Girl
  • Paul Rudd, Parks and Recreation
  • Peter Scolari, Girls

Best Animated Series

  • Archer
  • Adventure Time
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Family Guy
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Best Movie/Miniseries

  • American Horror Story
  • Luther
  • Sherlock
  • Page Eight
  • The Hour
  • Game Change

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Bill Nighy, Page Eight
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Dominic West, The Hour
  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries

  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Gillian Anderson, Great Expectations
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Patricia Clarkson, Five
  • Lara Pulver, Sherlock
  • Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult

The winners of the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be announced on June 18.

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