The Big Bang Theory and HBO Lead Critics’ Choice Television Nominations

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Nerds rejoice. The Big Bang Theory and American Horror Story: Asylum led the way with six Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations each. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning.

HBO topped the networks with 21, followed by FX with 19, CBS with 11, ABC with 10, and NBC and Fox tied with nine nominations each.

The Big Bang Theory is up for best comedy series, best actor in a comedy series (Jim Parsons), best supporting actor in a comedy series (Simon Helberg), best supporting actress in a comedy series (Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Rauch), and best guest performer on a comedy series (Bob Newhart). Big Bang will fight Louie, The Middle, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, and Veep for best comedy series.

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American Horror Story: Asylum is in the running for best movie or miniseries, best actress in a movie or miniseries (Jessica Lange), best supporting actor in a movie or miniseries (Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell), and best supporting actress in a movie or miniseries (Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson). American Horror Story: Asylum is up against HBO's Behind the Candelabra, Encore's The Crimson Petal and the White, BBC America's The Hour, USA's Political Animals.

Nominees for best drama series include The Americans, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, and Homeland.

The awards ceremony, now in its third year, is scheduled for June 10 in Beverly Hills.

Here are the nominees.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory

Louie

The Middle

New Girl

Parks and Recreation

Veep

 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)

Louis C.K. (Louie)

Jake Johnson (New Girl)

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation)

Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Laura Dern (Enlightened)

Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)

Lena Dunham (Girls)

Sutton Foster (Bunheads)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Max Greenfield (New Girl)

Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory)

Alex Karpovsky (Girls)

Adam Pally (Happy Endings)

Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation)

Danny Pudi (Community)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory)

Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory)

Sarah Hyland (Modern Family)

Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory)

Eden Sher (The Middle)

Casey Wilson (Happy Endings)

 

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Melissa Leo (Louie)

David Lynch (Louie)

Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory)

Patton Oswalt (Parks and Recreation)

Molly Shannon (Enlightened)

Patrick Wilson (Girls)

 

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Homeland

 

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Timothy Olyphant (Justified)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes (Homeland)

Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Keri Russell (The Americans)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)

Michael Cudlitz (Southland)

Noah Emmerich (The Americans)

Walton Goggins (Justified)

Corey Stoll (House of Cards)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter)

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)

Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)

Regina King (Southland)

Monica Potter (Parenthood)

Abigail Spencer (Rectify)

 

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jim Beaver (Justified)

Jane Fonda (The Newsroom)

Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife)

Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)

Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones)

Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy)

 

BEST MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind the Candelabra

The Crimson Petal and the White

The Hour

Political Animals

Top of the Lake

 

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End)

Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)

Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)

Toby Jones (The Girl)

Al Pacino (Phil Spector)

Dominic West (The Hour)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta)

Romola Garai (The Hour)

Rebecca Hall (Parade's End)

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)

Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake)

Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Sebastian Stan (Political Animals)

David Wenham (Top of the Lake)

Thomas M. Wright (Top of the Lake)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals)

Sienna Miller (The Girl)

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Lily Rabe (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Imelda Staunton (The Girl)

Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias)

 

BEST REALITY SERIES
Duck Dynasty

The Moment

Pawn Stars

Push Girls

Small Town Security

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

 

BEST REALITY COMPETITION
Chopped

Face Off

Shark Tank

So You Think You Can Dance

Survivor

The Voice

 

BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)

Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)

Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen/Masterchef)

RuPaul (RuPaul's Drag Race)

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)

Kurt Warner (The Moment)

 

BEST TALK SHOW
Conan

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Marie

 

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Adventure Time

Archer

Phineas and Ferb

Regular Show

The Simpsons

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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