2013 TCA Awards nominations: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘New Girl’ score nods

Orphan BlackWith the nominations for the 2013 TCA Awards coming in, the race for the Primetime Emmy Awards is starting to become more and more interesting. It is ultimately hard to tell just what direction these voters will lean, mostly because there is so much contrast between these nods and the Critics’ Choice TV Awards nominations. (That ceremony will be held tonight, and you can read more about our picks for it here.)

The big winners by our estimation here are predictable shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Homeland,” but also some new programming in “The Americans” and “Orphan Black,” which are hoping to make a pretty big splash later this summer when the Emmy nominations are announced.

The winners for the TCA Awards will be announced on August 3. Check out all of the nominees below.

Individual Achievement in Drama – Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC), Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel” (A&E), Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America), Monica Potter, “Parenthood” (NBC), Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy – Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX), Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO), Jake Johnson, “New Girl” (Fox), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO), Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Outstanding Achievement in Drama – “The Americans” (FX), “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “Homeland” (Showtime), “Mad Men” (AMC)

Outstanding Chievement in Comedy – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Louie” (FX), “New Girl” (Fox), “Parks and Recreation” (NBC), “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Movie, Miniseries, or Special – “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX), “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO), “Downton Abbey” (PBS), “Rectify” (Sundance Channel), “Top of the Lake” (Sundance Channel)

News and Information – “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN), “Central Park Five” (PBS), “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central), “Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC), “60 Minutes” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming – “The Amazing Race” (CBS), “The Glee Project” (Oxygen), “Shark Tank” (ABC), “Survivor” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming – “Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network), “Bunheads” (ABC Family), Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” (PBS), “Sesame Street” (PBS), “Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)

New Program – “The Americans” (FX), “Elementary” (CBS), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “The Mindy Project” (Fox), “Orphan Black” (BBC America)

Career Achievement Award – James L. Brooks, James Burrows, Jay Leno, William Shatner, Barbara Walters

Heritage Award – “All in the Family,” “Lost,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Star Trek,” “Twin Peaks”

Program of the Year – “The Americans” (FX), “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “The Walking Dead” (AMC)

If you want to read all of the entries in our Emmy Preview series, be sure to check out the story over at the link here.

Photo: BBC America

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