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The nominations of the Broadcast Television Journalist Association

After the nominations of the TCA the BTJA (Broadcast Television Journalist Association) also made their nominations known. The BTJA, of course, know their business because they have nominated only the best actors and series. Member of BTJA are well-known critics like David Bianculi and cracker Maureen Ryan, but also Michael Ausiello of TVline. It will be a battlefield again.

You can’t find your favorite? Then the journalists of the BTJA found them not good enough, or they got not enough votes. ‘Homeland’, for example, is nowhere to be seen and hence no nomination for Claire Danes. But that is not surprising, since the third season of ‘Homeland’ was not exactly positively received by many critics. Also ‘House of Cards’ as drama and Kevin Spacey do not show up anywhere: here again, it can be said that this is a series where many critics have comments on.

Also expected here, by the way, a heavy presence of ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘True Detective’. But also ‘The Normal Heart’ from HBO will probably do well, as well as ‘Veep’, also from HBO. Some love for ‘Orange is the New Black’ will not be wrong. And here also drama category of the series and actors ('The Good Wife' is the only broadcast series) originate from the cable channels: and that's no surprise. The cancelled series ‘Trophy Wife’, ‘Enlisted’ and ‘The Crazy Ones’ are also nominated.

Anyway: critically seen these are the best in their genre's programs according to the BTJA:

Best comedy series
• ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS)
• ‘Broad City’ (Comedy Central)
• ‘Louie’ (FX)
• ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Netflix)
• ‘Silicon Valley’ (HBO)
• ‘Veep’ (HBO)

Best actor in a comedy series
• Louis CK, ‘Louie’ (FX)
• Chris Messina, ‘The Mindy Project’ (FOX)
• Thomas Middleditch, ‘Silicon Valley’ (HBO)
• Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS)
• Adam Scott, ‘Parks and Recreation’ (NBC)
• Robin Williams, ‘The Crazy Ones’ (CBS)

Best actress in a comedy
• Ilana Glazer, ‘Broad City’ (Comedy Central)
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’ (HBO)
• Wendi McLendon-Covey, ‘The Goldbergs’ (ABC)
• Amy Schumer, ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ (Comedy Central)
• Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’ (NBC)
• Emmy Rossum, ‘Shameless’ (Showtime)

Best actor in a supporting role in a comedy series
• Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ (FOX)
• Keith David, ‘Enlisted’ (FOX)
• Tony Hale, ‘Veep’ (HBO)
• Albert Tsai, ‘Trophy Wife’ (ABC)
• Christopher Evan Welch, ‘Silicon Valley’ (HBO)
• Jeremy Allen White, ‘Shameless’ (Showtime)

Best actress in a supporting role in a comedy series
• Mayim Bialik, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS)
• Laverne Cox, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Netflix)
• Kaley Cuoco, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS)
• Allison Janney, ‘Mom’ (CBS)
• Kate Mulgrew, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Netflix)
• Merritt Wever, ‘Nurse Jackie’ (Showtime)

Best guest star in a comedy series
• Uzo Aduba, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Netflix)
• Sarah Baker, ‘Louie’ (FX)
• James Earl Jones, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (CBS)
• Mimi Kennedy, ‘Mom’ (CBS)
• Andrew Rannells, ‘Girls’ (HBO)
• Lauren Weedman, ‘Looking’ (HBO)

Best drama series
• ‘The Americans’ (FX)
• ‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
• ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO)
• ‘The Good Wife’ (CBS)
• ‘Masters of Sex’ (Showtime)
• ‘True Detective’ (HBO)

Best actor in a drama series
• Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
• Hugh Dancy, ‘Hannibal’ (NBC)
• Freddie Highmore, ‘Bates Motel’ (A&E)
• Matthew McConaughey, ‘True Detective’ (HBO)
• Matthew Rhys, ‘The Americans’ (FX)
• Michael Sheen, ‘Masters of Sex’ (Showtime)

Best actress in a drama series
• Lizzy Caplan, ‘Masters of Sex’ (Showtime)
• Vera Farmiga, ‘Bates Motel’ (A&E)
• Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’ (CBS)
• Tatiana Maslany, ‘Orphan Black’ (BBC America)
• Keri Russell, ‘The Americans’ (FX)
• Robin Wright, ‘House of Cards’ (Netflix)

Best actor in a supporting role in a drama series
• Josh Charles, ‘The Good Wife’ (CBS)
• Walton Goggins, ‘Justified’ (FX)
• Aaron Paul, ‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
• Peter Sarsgaard, ‘The Killing’ (AMC)
• Jon Voight, ‘Ray Donovan’ (Showtime)
• Jeffrey Wright, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ (HBO)

Best actress in a supporting role in a drama series
• Christine Baranski, ‘The Good Wife’ (CBS)
• Anna Gunn, ‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
• Annet Mahendru, ‘The Americans’ (FX)
• Melissa McBride, ‘The Walking Dead’ (AMC)
• Maggie Siff, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (FX)
• Bellamy Young, ‘Scandal’ (ABC)

Best guest star in a drama series
• Beau Bridges, ‘Masters of Sex’ (Showtime)
• Walton Goggins, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (FX)
• Allison Janney, ‘Masters of Sex’ (Showtime)
• Joe Morton, ‘Scandal’ (ABC)
• Carrie Preston, ‘The Good Wife’ (CBS)
• Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO)

Best (TV) movie
• ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (BBC America)
• ‘Burton and Taylor’ (BBC America)
• ‘Killing Kennedy’ (National Geographic Channel)
• ‘The Normal Heart’ (HBO)
• ‘Sherlock’: His Last Vow (PBS)
• ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ (Lifetime)

Best miniseries
• ‘American Horror Story’: Coven (FX)
• ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ (A&E/History/Lifetime)
• ‘Dancing on the Edge’ (Starz)
• ‘Fargo’ (FX)
• ‘The Hollow Crown’ (PBS)
• ‘Luther’ (BBC America)

Best actor in a miniseries
• David Bradley, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (BBC America)
• Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘Sherlock’: His Last Vow (PBS)
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, ‘Dancing on the Edge’ (Starz)
• Martin Freeman, ‘Fargo’ (FX)
• Mark Ruffalo, ‘The Normal Heart’ (HBO)
• Billy Bob Thornton, ‘Fargo’ (FX)

Best actress in a movie or miniseries
• Helena Bonham Carter, ‘Burton and Taylor’ (BBC America)
• Minnie Driver, ‘Return to Zero’ (Lifetime)
• Whoopi Goldberg, ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ (Lifetime)
• Holliday Grainger, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ (A&E/History/Lifetime)
• Jessica Lange, ‘American Horror Story’: Coven (FX)
• Cicely Tyson, ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ (Lifetime)

Best actor in a supporting role in a movie or miniseries
• Matt Bomer, ‘The Normal Heart’ (HBO)
• Warren Brown, ‘Luther’ (BBC America)
• Martin Freeman, ‘Sherlock’: His Last Vow (PBS)
• Colin Hanks, ‘Fargo’ (FX)
• Joe Mantello, ‘The Normal Heart’ (HBO)
• Blair Underwood, ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ (Lifetime)

Best actress in a supporting role in a movie or miniseries
• Amanda Abbington, ‘Sherlock’: His Last Vow (PBS)
• Kathy Bates, ‘American Horror Story’: Coven (FX)
• Ellen Burstyn, ‘Flowers in the Attic’ (Lifetime)
• Jessica Raine, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (BBC America)
• Julia Roberts, ‘The Normal Heart’ (HBO)
• Allison Tolman, ‘Fargo’ (FX)

Best reality series
• ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ (FOX/National Geographic Channel)
• ‘Deadliest Catch’ (Discovery)
• ‘Duck Dynasty’ (A&E)
• ‘Mythbusters’ (Discovery)
• ‘Top Gear’ (BBC America)
• ‘Undercover Boss’ (CBS)

Best reality series (League)
• ‘The Amazing Race’ (CBS)
• ‘Project Runway’ (Lifetime)
• ‘Shark Tank’ (ABC)
• ‘Survivor’ (CBS)
• ‘Top Chef’ (Bravo)
• ‘The Voice’ (NBC)

Best reality show host
• Tom Bergeron, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (ABC)
• Carson Daly, ‘The Voice’ (NBC)
• Cat Deeley, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (FOX)
• Gordon Ramsay, ‘MasterChef’ (FOX)
• RuPaul, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ (Logo)
• Neil deGrasse Tyson, ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

Best talk show
• ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ (ABC)
• ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC)
• ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Time Telepictures)
• ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ (Comedy Central)
• ‘The Colbert Report’ (Comedy Central)
• ‘Conan’ (TBS)

Best animated series
• ‘Archer’ (FX)
• ‘Bob’s Burgers’ (FOX)
• ‘The Simpsons’ (FOX)
• ‘Family Guy’ (FOX)
• ‘Phineas and Ferb’ (Disney XD)
• ‘Adventure Time’ (Cartoon Network)
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