The Americans Lead 2013 TCA Awards Nominations

With Emmy nominations around the corner, it’s time for the critics to sift through all the networks’ offerings and pick the best of the best. The nominations for this year’s Television Critics Association Awards have been unveiled.

Leading the pack with a total of four nominations is FX’s The Americans. The drama starring Keri Russell about KGB spies nabbed Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Outstanding New Program and Individual Achievement in Drama nominations. Thanks to The Americans, FX was the top dog among networks with seven nominations. CBS, NBC and HBO follow with six apiece, and AMC picks up five nods.

“These were not easy choices for our 200-plus members,” TCA President Candace Havens says of the nominations. “The past TV season was filled with deserving people and programs, and these are the cream of the crop.”

Other dramas with multiple nods include Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and House of Cards. Top comedy honorees were Veep, The New Girl and Parks and Recreation. For all you lovers of vintage television, you might be interested to know that All In The Family, Star Trek, Twin Peaks, Saturday Night Live and Lost are all competing for the Heritage Award. Check out all the nominations below.

Program of the Year

  • The Americans, FX
  • Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Game of Thrones, HBO
  • House of Cards, Netflix
  • The Walking Dead, AMC

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

  • The Americans, FX
  • Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Game of Thrones, HBO
  • Homeland, Showtime
  • Mad Men, AMC

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)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Louie, FX
  • New Girl, Fox
  • Parks and Recreation, NBC
  • Veep, HBO

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 (NBC)

Outstanding New Program

  • The Americans, FX
  • Elementary, CBS
  • House of Cards, Netflix
  • The Mindy Project, Fox
  • Orphan Black, BBC America

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

  • American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
  • Behind the Candelabra, HBO
  • Downton Abbey, PBS
  • Rectify, Sundance Channel
  • Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

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

News and Information

  • 60 Minutes, CBS
  • Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
  • Central Park Five, PBS
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
  • Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

Career Achievement Award

  • James L. Brooks
  • James Burrows
  • Jay Leno
  • William Shatner
  • Barbara Walters

Heritage Award

  • All in the Family, CBS
  • Lost, ABC
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC
  • Star Trek, NBC
  • Twin Peaks, ABC