'Modern Family,' 'Glee,' 'Breaking Bad' lead TV critics' nominees

tca-nominees-2010.jpg "Modern Family" and "Glee" will be duking it out at another awards show later this summer.

The two first-year shows are among the leading nominees for the 2010 Television Critics Association Awards, which were announced Thursday (June 3). They'll also be competing head-to-head in every category in which they're nominated: Program of the year, outstanding comedy series, outstanding new series and the individual comedy award. (See how the actual nominees compare to Zap2it staff editor Rick Porter's picks.)

"Modern Family" has five nominations total, while "Glee" has four; "Family's" Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet were both nominated for individual achievement in comedy, while Jane Lynch is the sole "Glee" representative in the category.

AMC's "Breaking Bad" also has four nominations, for program of the year, best drama and two individual drama nominations for Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.  "The Good Wife," "Lost," "The Big Bang Theory," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Parks and Recreation" also all have multiple nominations.

Not on the nominations list much are recent awards titans "Mad Men" and "30 Rock." The AMC series has a single nomination for best drama, while "30 Rock," which most critics believe had a down season in a year where comedy in general was strong, was shut out.

The TCA Awards will be given on July 31. Here are all the nominees:
 
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

"24"
"M*A*S*H"
"Law & Order"
"Lost"
"Twin Peaks"

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