Friday, June 4, 2010

2010 TCA Award Nominees

Yesterday the Television Critics Association announced their short list of nominees. While these awards don’t get the fancy ceremony that the Emmy’s do, they’re just as important. I’m glad to see so many quality new shows recognized!

Some top honored shows include Glee, Modern Family, and Party Down. I’m also glad to see the last season of Lost get a nomination, since I don’t know if the Emmy’s will give them the same treatment.While Glee got the Emmy's and the SAG awards, I'm hoping the critics award Modern Family more since it is just so consistent. Always hilarious, with a storyline and characters that ring true.

The full list of nominees is below, with my choice for the win highlighted.

Program of the Year:

"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV/NBC)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Modern Family" (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series:

"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"Sons of Anarchy" (FX)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)

Outstanding Comedy Series:

"Glee" (Fox)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"Party Down" (Starz)
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)

Individual Achievement in Drama:

Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad," AMC)
John Lithgow ("Dexter," Showtime)
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," CBS)
Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad," AMC)
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy," FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy:

Ty Burrell ("Modern Family," ABC)
Jane Lynch ("Glee," Fox)
Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation," NBC)
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," CBS)
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family," ABC)

Outstanding New Program:

"Glee" (Fox)
"Justified" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parenthood" (NBC)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)

Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Special:

"Life" (Discovery Channel)
"The Pacific" (HBO)
"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
"Torchwood: Children of Earth" (BBC America)
"You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in News & Information:

"30 for 30" (ESPN)
"America: The Story of Us" (History Channel)
"Life" (Discovery Channel)
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
"The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming:

"Dinosaur Train" (PBS)
"iCarly" (Nickelodeon)
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Cartoon Network)
"Word Girl" (PBS)
"Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nick Jr.)

Career Achievement:

James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

Heritage Award:

"Law & Order"
"Twin Peaks"

[via Televisionary]

Linkulous: More Lost, Happiness, Donald 4 Spiderman, and more

Happy Friday! After grabbing a donut, enjoy these articles from the week: 

A Disappointed Fan Is Still a Fan
How the creators of Lost seduced and betrayed their viewers.

An Anonymous Fan Re-Edits Season 6 of Lost to Remove the Flash Sideways 

Chris Klein rebounds from viral video hell
An epic "Mamma Mia" tryout made the actor the butt of the joke. Now, he's getting the last laugh

Online Buzz Doesn’t Equate to Ratings

Happiness May Come With Age, Study Says - looks like 85 is the golden age

Could 'Community' star Donald Glover play Spider-Man?

Placing the Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt

Yelp Integrates OpenTable for Restaurant Reservations

How to Hack Your Brain - if only I could get away with taking 20 minutes naps throughout the work day.

Heartless: The Story of Tin Man - great short film about the origin of the Tin Man

"FlashForward" fans plan a mass blackout in front of ABC offices - it's not going to save the show, but good try.

Good Deal: Free Donut on National Donut Day

Stop in to your nearby Krispy Kreme to grab a free donut anytime today!

I had no idea National Donut Day existed, but apparently it's been a time honored tradition since 1938 when it was established by the Salvation Army to raise funds to help people in need.

Stop in to Krispy Kreme for a free donut of any variety, no purchase or coupon necessary.

Enjoy a donut to kick off your weekend!

[via LA Eater]