‘Modern Family,’ ‘Glee’ Lead TV Critics Award Nominations

'Modern Family' (Photo: ABC)

'Modern Family' (Photo: ABC)

The Television Critics Association has announced the nominees for their annual awards, recognizing the critics’ picks for the best in television.

The reinvigorated sitcom genre lead the way, as TV critics showered ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Glee’ with nominations. The freshman comedies are both critical darlings and mainstream hits — how refreshing for once.

ABC’s ‘Modern Family‘ lead the pack with five nominations, including best comedy series and program of the year, while Fox’s musical masterpiece ‘Glee‘ and AMC’s oh-so-good ‘Breaking Bad‘ landed four noms each.

Lost,’ ‘Law & Order,’ and ‘24‘ — three show that recently ended their runs — are all up for the Heritage Award, while perpetual underdogs and critical darlings ‘Friday Night Lights‘ scored a best program nod.

The TCA Awards will be handed out July 31 in Los Angeles.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Individual Achievement in Drama:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
John Lithgow, Dexter
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Individual Achievement in Comedy:
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jane Lynch, Glee
Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Achievement in News & Information:
30 for 30
America: The Story of Us
The Daily Show
The Rachel Maddow Show

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming:
Dinosaur Train
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Word Girl
Yo Gabba Gabba

Best New Program:
Modern Family
The Good Wife

Best TV Movie, Miniseries and Special:
Temple Grandin
The Pacific
Torchwood: Children of Earth
You Don’t Know Jack

Best Drama:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Sons of Anarchy
The Good Wife

Best Comedy:
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Party Down
The Big Bang Theory

Career Achievement:
James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

Heritage Award:
Law & Order
Twin Peaks

Program of the Year:
Breaking Bad
Friday Night Lights
Modern Family

What do you think of the list of TCA Awards nominations?

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