modern family s2 finale 'Modern Family,' 'Mad Men' and a few underdogs top first Critics' Choice Television Awards nominationsThe Critics’ Choice Awards branch out with a strictly TV kudo-fest on June 20 — and topping its list of nominees are award favorites “Modern Family,” “Mad Men” and “30 Rock,” as well as a few surprise entries from fan favorites like “Fringe,” “Justified” and “Archer.”

“Modern Family” leads the way with six nominations, including mentions for Best Comedy and five entrants into the Best Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy categories.

New series “Game of Thrones,” “The Killing” and “The Walking Dead” are all well-represented in the drama categories — while enduring (and often overlooked) comedies “Parks and Recreation,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Cougar Town” are received multiple nominations.

The final season of “Friday Night Lights” also has nods in the four big drama categories, with the series up for Best Drama and stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton nominated in for Best Actor and Actress.

The first annual Critics Choice Television Awards will stream live on on June 20 and air June 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on ReelzChannel. Here’s the full list of nominees who’ll be recognized during the show.

Best Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Friday Night Lights”
“Game of Thrones”
The Good Wife”
“The Killing”
“Mad Men”
“The Walking Dead”

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”)
Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”)
Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”)

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”)
Mireille Enos (“The Killing”)
Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”)
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”)
Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”)
Anna Torv (“Fringe”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”)
Walton Goggins (“Justified”)
Shawn Hatosy (“Southland”)
John Noble (“Fringe”)
Michael Pitt (“Boardwalk Empire”)
John Slattery (“Mad Men”)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”)
Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”)
Margo Martindale (“Justified”)
Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”)
Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”)
Chlo� Sevigny (“Big Love”)

Best Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“The Middle”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”
“Parks and Recreation”
“30 Rock”

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)
Steve Carell (“The Office”)
Louis C.K. (“Louie”)
Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”)
Joel McHale (“Community”)
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox (“Cougar Town”)
Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”)
Tina Fey (“30 Rock”)
Patricia Heaton (“The Middle”)
Martha Plimpton (“Raising Hope”)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”)
Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”)
Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”)
Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”)
Danny Pudi (“Community”)
Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”)
Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”)
Jane Lynch (“Glee”)
Busy Philipps (“Cougar Town”)
Eden Sher (“The Middle”)
Sof�a Vergara (“Modern Family”)

Best Reality Series
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
“Sister Wives”
“Undercover Boss”

Best Reality Series, Competition
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”

Best Reality Show Host
Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”)
Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”)
Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”)
Mike Rowe (“Dirty Jobs”)
Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”)

Best Talk Show
“Chelsea Lately”
“The Daily Show”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“The Oprah Winfrey Show”

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell