May 29, 2014 07:09:57 GMT
The CBS drama, the FX dark comedy as well as 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Masters of Sex' and 'The Normal Heart' score five nominations each.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominees for the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. Dominating the list are CBS' "The Good Wife" and "The Big Bang Theory", FX's "Fargo", Showtime's "Masters of Sex" and HBO's "The Normal Heart" with five apiece.
"Good Wife" and "Masters of Sex" are vying for Best Drama Series. Their competitors include the critically acclaimed "The Americans", "Breaking Bad" and "True Detective". These two shows also have its stars Julianna Margulies and Lizzy Caplan respectively battling it out against Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Keri Russell ("The Americans") and Robin Wright Penn ("House of Cards") for the best drama actress title.
In best drama actor category, Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") is pitted against Hugh Dancy ("Hannibal"), Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel"), Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective"), Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") and Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex").
"Fargo", meanwhile, scores its nominations in Best Miniseries, Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries (Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton), Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries (Colin Hanks) and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries (Allison Tolman). The dark comedy will fight against "American Horror Story: Coven", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Dancing on the Edge", "The Hollow Crown" and "Luther" in the Best Miniseries category.
"Big Bang Theory" is nominated for Best Comedy Series along with "Broad City", "Louie", "Orange Is the New Black", "Silicon Valley" and "Veep". It additionally helps Jim Parsons earn a nod in best comedy actor category.
Best Actress in a Comedy Series, in the meantime, sees a stiff competition between Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Wendi McLendon-Covey ("The Goldbergs"), Amy Schumer ("Inside Amy Schumer"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Emmy Rossum ("Shameless").
Network-wise, FX leads the pack with a total of 19 nominations, followed by HBO with 18.
The winners of this year's Critics' Choice TV Awards will be announced in a ceremony which airs live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel Thursday, June 19 at 8/7c on The CW. Cedric the Entertainer will be hosting the event.
Best Comedy Series