‘Community,’ ‘Mad Men’ lead Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations

Six nominations and a movie!

Are you ready for a surprise? “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” did not receive the most nominations for the 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Awards — instead, it was the little show that could in “Community.” While this does not guarantee that the comedy will get any love from the Emmys (it was nominated for this show last year, and was still snubbed for a big show), the fact that it has more nods than any other show makes it pretty hard to ignore.

Check out the full list of nominees below, and stay tuned for some more analysis:

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory – CBS
Community – NBC
Girls – HBO
Modern Family – ABC
New Girl – FOX
Parks and Recreation – NBC

Best Comedy Actor
Don Cheadle – House of Lies – Showtime
Louis C.K. – Louie – FX
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm – HBO
Garret Dillahunt – Raising Hope – FOX
Joel McHale – Community – NBC
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Best Comedy Actress
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl – FOX
Lena Dunham – Girls – HBO
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep – HBO
Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope – FOX
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation – NBC
Ashley Rickards – Awkward – MTV

Best Comedy Supporting Actor 
Ty Burrell – Modern Family – ABC
Max Greenfield – New Girl – FOX
Nick Offerman – Parks and Recreation – NBC
Danny Pudi – Community – NBC
Jim Rash – Community – NBC
Damon Wayans Jr. – Happy Endings – ABC

Best Comedy Supporting Actress
Julie Bowen – Modern Family – ABC
Alison Brie – Community – NBC
Cheryl Hines – Suburgatory – ABC
Gillian Jacobs – Community – NBC
Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC
Casey Wilson – Happy Endings – ABC

Best Comedy Guest Performer
Becky Ann Baker – Girls – HBO
Bobby Cannavale – Modern Family – ABC
Kathryn Hahn – Parks and Recreation – NBC
Justin Long – New Girl – FOX
Paul Rudd – Parks and Recreation – NBC
Peter Scolari – Girls – HBO

Best Drama Series
Breaking Bad – AMC
Downton Abbey – PBS
Game of Thrones – HBO
The Good Wife – CBS
Homeland – Showtime
Mad Men – AMC

Best Drama Actor
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad – AMC
Kelsey Grammer – Boss – Starz
Jon Hamm – Mad Men – AMC
Charlie Hunnam – Sons of Anarchy – FX
Damian Lewis – Homeland – Showtime
Timothy Olyphant – Justified – FX

Best Drama Actress
Claire Danes – Homeland – Showtime
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey – PBS
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife – CBS
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men – AMC
Emmy Rossum – Shameless – Showtime
Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy – FX

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones – HBO
Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad – AMC
Neal McDonough – Justified – FX
John Noble – Fringe – FOX
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad – AMC
John Slattery – Mad Men – AMC

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife – CBS
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad – AMC
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men – AMC
Regina King – Southland – TNT
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
Maggie Siff – Sons of Anarchy – FX

Best Drama Guest Performer
Dylan Baker – Damages – DirecTV
Jere Burns – Justified – FX
Loretta Devine – Grey’s Anatomy – ABC
Lucy Liu – Southland – TNT
Carrie Preston – The Good Wife – CBS
Chloe Webb – Shameless – Showtime

Best Movie/Miniseries
American Horror Story – FX
Luther – BBC America
Sherlock – PBS
Page Eight – PBS
The Hour – BBC America
Game Change – HBO

Best Movie/Miniseries Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock – PBS
Bill Nighy – Page Eight – PBS
Woody Harrelson – Game Change – HBO
Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America
Dominic West – The Hour – BBC America
Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys – History

Best Movie/Miniseries Actress
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story – FX
Gillian Anderson – Great Expectations – PBS
Julianne Moore – Game Change – HBO
Patricia Clarkson – Five – Lifetime
Lara Pulver – Sherlock – PBS
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult – Sundance

Best Reality Series
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Travel Channel
Hoarders – A&E
Sister Wives – TLC
Kitchen Nightmares – FOX
Pawn Stars – History
Undercover Boss – CBS

Best Reality Series – Competition
The Pitch – AMC
Shark Tank – ABC
So You Think You Can Dance – FOX
The Voice – NBC
Chopped – FOOD
The Amazing Race – CBS

Best Reality Show Host
Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars – ABC
Nick Cannon – America’s Got Talent – NBC
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX
Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race – CBS
RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo

Best Talk Show
Conan – TBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
The View – ABC

Best Animated Series
Archer – FX
Adventure Time – Cartoon Network
Bob’s Burgers – FOX
Family Guy – FOX
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network

The welcome surprises

-Seeing “Raising Hope” get love beyond just Martha Plimpton

-Seeing “Happy Endings” getting any love at all

-That Ashley Rickards was recognized on a network that is often ignored for serious awards

-Out of the “Community” nods, the ones in particular for Jim Rash and Gillian Jacobs — who are typically left out of the awards discussion.

-Someone really recognizing the existence of “Fringe” and “Sons of Anarchy” as shows that are worth consideration.

-That Nick Cannon finally received some love for all of the self-humiliation he endures as “America’s Got Talent” host.

The omissions

-No Lena Headey from “Game of Thrones”? This list was obviously created before the Battle of Blackwater.

-No “American Idol” at all? The fact that “The Voice” is on instead despite sinking like lead in the ocean after the blind auditions is surprising.

-In going along the “Idol” train, either Ryan Seacrest or Jeff Probst should be there over Phil Keoghan — who mostly just narrates and tells teams what place they finished the leg in on “The Amazing Race.”

-We would have swapped “New Girl’s” Max Greenfield with Jake Johnson, and Elisabeth Moss with Jessica Pare.

What do you think about the nominations? The winners will be announced in Beverly Hills on June 18.

Photo: NBC

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