MODERN-FAMILY-Undeck-the-Halls-550x366The TV Critics Association went for changing of the guard with the nominations for its annual awards. Freshman comedy Modern Family was the most nominated program with 5 noms, followed closely by another hot freshman, Glee, and drama Breaking Bad. Meanwhile, awards darlings 30 Rock and Mad Men didn’t fare well. 30 Rock was shut out completely, while Mad Men landed only one nomination. In addition to  Modern Family, Glee and Breaking Bad, departing veteran Lost and critically lauded but low-rated Friday Night Lights made the cut in the top Program Of the Year category. Other underdogs that made a big showing: Sons of Anarchy, Party Down and Parks and Recreation each earned two noms, as many as CBS’ new drama The Good Wife and hot comedy The Big Bang Theory. Here is the complete list of the nominees. The winners will be announced on July 31.

Program of the year:

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
Glee (Fox)

Lost (ABC)

Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding achievement in drama:

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Lost (ABC)

Mad Men (AMC)

Sons of Anarchy (FX)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding achievement in comedy:

Glee (Fox)

Modern Family (ABC)

Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Party Down (Starz)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding new program:

Glee (Fox)

Justified (FX)

Modern Family (ABC)

Parenthood (NBC)

The Good Wife (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 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.)

Outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials:

Life (Discovery Channel)

Temple Grandin (HBO)

The Pacific (HBO)

Torchwood: Children of Earth (BBC America)

You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Career achievement:

James Garner

Bill Moyers

Sherwood Schwartz

William Shatner

Dick Wolf


Heritage award:

24

M*A*S*H

Law & Order

Lost

Twin Peaks