2013 Critics’ Choice TV Awards: Andrew Lincoln, ‘Orphan Black’ among surprise nominations

Critics ChoiceAwards season is finally upon us and the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations were announced on Wednesday, giving us yet another reason to wish that someday, this show manages to surpass the Emmys in importance. We’re going to analyze the individual categories in the coming days, but overall, we love the audacity shown here. “Modern Family,” the longtime darling of many, was largely shunned here, whereas longtime fan favorites such as “The Middle,” “Bunheads,” “Happy Endings,” and even new series like “Orphan Black” (which we are crazy about here at Cartermatt.com) on BBC America have made an imprint.

The few things that we do want to mention now include the significant love shown to “The Americans” (with four nominations that are completely deserved in our opinion), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau getting a nod for “Game of Thrones” over Peter Dinklage (our favorite to win), and Alex Karpovsky overtaking Adam Driver as the top contender for “Girls.” Check out the full list below, and be sure to share some of your picks! This show will take place on June 10, and will be streamed online for the first time.

Best Comedy Series 

The Big Bang Theory


The Middle

New Girl

Parks and Recreation


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

Carly Chaikin, “Surburgatory”

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


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”

We’ll have some more news on the other, smaller categories soon, If you want to compare the nominees to those from last year, be sure to head on over to the link here.

Photo: 2013 Critics’ Choice TV Awards

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