AceShowbiz - Nominees for this year's Television Critics Association annual awards are unearthed. FOX's hip-hop drama "Empire" and Amazon's comedy "Transparent" dominate the pack with four nods each, including a fierce battle for the coveted Program of the Year.
"Empire" leading lady %cTaraji P. Henson% is nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama. She is joined by other contenders like %cViola Davis% ("How to Get Away with Murder"), %cJon Hamm% ("Mad Men"), %cMatthew Rhys% ("The Americans", and %cBob Odenkirk% ("Better Call Saul").
Meanwhile, "Transparent" star %cJeffrey Tambor% is vying for Individual Achievement in Comedy along with %cJulia Louis-Dreyfus% ("Veep"), %cGina Rodriguez% ("Jane The Virgin"), %cAmy Schumer% ("Inside Amy Schumer"), and %cConstance Wu% ("Fresh Off the Boat").
HBO leads the network count with 7 nominations including two for "Game of Thrones". ABC, CBS, AMC, and FX follow with 5 each, while Netflix manages to snatch one for the new show "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". Winners will be announced August 8 as part of the summer TCA press tour.
Individual Achievement in Comedy: