The Broadcast TV Journalists Association, the recently launched offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, just announced nominations for its inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Fueled by Modern Family, which led the series field with 6 nominations, including best comedy series, ABC topped all networks with 16 nominations. (The network’s underrated comedy, The Middle, got its first major awards recognition with 2 noms, including best comedy series.) AMC and FX landed the most nominations on the cable side with 9 each. The nomination highlights include strong showing for genre series, with Fox’s Fringe, AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Game of Thrones all landing best drama series noms. (more…)