Sony Pictures Television Garners 20 Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominations

Acclaimed Series 'Community' and 'Breaking Bad' Among Most Nominated Shows

Jun 05, 2012, 14:05 ET from Sony Pictures Television

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) series garnered twenty nominations at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's (BTJA) announcement for the Second Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards this morning. SPT's nominations crossed all genres with Best Outstanding Drama, Comedy and Reality Competitions for "Breaking Bad," "Community" and "Shark Tank" respectively, and several acting categories which also encompassed the movies/miniseries category. SPT's "Community" holds the honor as the most nominated series overall with six nods.


"We're grateful to the Broadcast Television Journalists Association for their recognition of our series today, and for their support in championing these shows and performances all season long," said Jamie Erlicht, president of programming, Sony Pictures Television. "We congratulate the immensely talented teams that were recognized this morning, and who contributed to making Sony TV one of the most nominated studios," said Zack Van Amburg, president of programming, Sony Pictures Television.

Winners will be announced on the evening of Monday, June 18th, at a gala awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The complete list of SPT's nominations follows:

Best Drama Series
Breaking Bad – AMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad – AMC
Timothy Olyphant – Justified – FX

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad – AMC
Neal McDonough – Justified – FX
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad - AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad - AMC

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Dylan Baker – Damages – DirecTV
Jere Burns – Justified – FX

Best Reality Series – Competition
Shark Tank – ABC

Best Comedy Series
Community – NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Joel McHale – Community – NBC

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Danny Pudi – Community – NBC
Jim Rash – Community – NBC
Damon Wayans Jr. – Happy Endings – ABC

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Alison Brie – Community – NBC
Gillian Jacobs – Community – NBC
Casey Wilson – Happy Endings – ABC 

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys – History

Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries
Patricia Clarkson – Five – Lifetime

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 754 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT ( is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

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