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Monday, June 30, 2008

Television Critics Association name 2008 nominees

Photo: ABC, Lost

The Television Critics Association just released its list of nominees for this year’s TCA Awards. Once again, the majority of nominees come from the world of cable, i.e. HBO, so if you have limited channel access you’re apparently out of luck in watching some of the tube’s best shows.

More than 200 critics and journalists in the TCA chose the nominees.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony July 19 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“John Adams” (HBO)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“The War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick” (PBS)
“The Wire” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Flight of the Conchords” (HBO)
“The Office” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“Damages” (FX)
“Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
“Lost” (ABC)
"Mad Men” (AMC)
“The Wire” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS
“John Adams” (HBO)
“Masterpiece: Cranford” (PBS)
“Masterpiece: The Complete Jane Austen” (PBS)
“The War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick” (PBS)
“A Raisin in the Sun” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
"Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Damages” (FX)
“Flight of the Conchords” (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)“Pushing Daisies” (ABC)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Christina Applegate (“Samantha Who?”)
Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)
Stephen Colbert (“The Colbert Report”)
Tina Fey (“30 Rock”)
Ray Wise (“Reaper”)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”)
Glenn Close (“Damages”)
Paul Giamatti (“John Adams”)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)
David Simon (“The Wire”)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
“Curious George” (PBS)
“High School Musical 2” (Disney Channel)
“Hannah Montana” (Disney Channel)
“WordGirl” (PBS)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nickelodeon)


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION
“Alive Day Memories” (HBO)
“This American Life” (Showtime)
“Frontline” (PBS)
“Nimrod Nation” (Sundance Channel)
“The War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick” (PBS)

HERITAGE AWARD
“M*A*S*H” (CBS)
“Roots” (ABC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“The Wire” (HBO)

2 comments:

Strawberry Swirl said...

um did reaper get cancelled? and do u know why battlestar gallatica is ending? i mean its such a good show.

tube talk girl said...

Strawberry Swirl, Reaper is a keeper! Woo HOO!!!!!

It's not on the fall schedule but planned for midseason.

My understanding of BSG is it was a creative decision made by the show's executive producers Ronald Moore and David Eick.

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