HomelandThe new series Homeland from Showtime and star Claire Danes figured prominently among nominees announced tonight for the 28th annual Television Critics Associations Awards. In addition to Homeland and Danes, the nominees for achievement in drama included Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC), Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones, HBO), Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC) and Jessica Lange (American Horror Story, FX). Homeland joined Girls and its star-creator Lena Dunham, New Girl, Revenge and Smash as contenders for Outstanding New Program. HBO leads all shows with with eight nominations, AMC has six, NBC and PBS each have 5; and CBS and FX each have 4.

For the TCA’s Heritage Award for a long-standing program that has culturally or socially impacted society, nominees are NBC’s Saturday Night Live, ABC’s Lost, NBC’s Cheers, NBC’s Star Trek and ABC’s Twin Peaks. In addition, the organization nominated for its Career Achievement Award TV host/producer Dick Clark (American Bandstand), late-night talk show host David Letterman (Late Show With David Letterman), actor William Shatner (Star Trek), actor Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show) and TV host Regis Philbin (Regis & Kelly).

In addition to nominations for best achievement in drama and best new show, Homeland joined veterans Breaking Bad (AMC), Game Of Thrones (HBO), Mad Men (AMC) and Downton Abbey: Masterpiece (PBS) as a nominee for Program of the Year. Winners of the 28th Annual TCA Awards will be announced at the invitation-only presentation  July 28 at the Beverly Hilton, as part of the group’s bi-annual industry conference. The complete list of nominees follows:

Individual Achievement in Drama

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad,” AMC)
Claire Danes (“Homeland,” Showtime)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” HBO)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)
Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story,” FX)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

“Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)
“Game Change” (HBO)
“Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
“Sherlock: Masterpiece” (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Justified” (FX)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Louis C.K. (“Louie,” FX)
Lena Dunham (“Girls,” HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” HBO)
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Frontline” (PBS)
“60 Minutes” (CBS)
“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
“The Glee Project” (Oxygen)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

“iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
“Phineas and Ferb” (Disney)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program

“Girls” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“New Girl” (Fox)
“Revenge” (ABC)
“Smash” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Community” (NBC)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Career Achievement Award

Dick Clark
Andy Griffith
David Letterman
Regis Philbin
William Shatner

Heritage Award

“Cheers” (NBC)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Star Trek” (NBC)
“Twin Peaks” (ABC)

Program of the Year

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)

Ben
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Boardwalk Empire had a real sophomore slump. Homeland, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones are the best...
Go GoT
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Nice to see GoT staying in the top tier. Surprised at the Boardwalk Empire shutout, although I...
Warren pattison
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I think Claire danes is the best actress now and perfect and homeland is the best show...