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True Blood nominated for TCA Award

True Blood nominated for TCA Award

NBC led the list of 2009 Television Critics Association Award nominations, which were announced today.

The network received 11 nominations, which included ones for “30 Rock,” “The Office,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Friday Night Lights” and “ER.” The network’s 2008 Summer Olympic coverage was also recognized in the Outstanding Achievement Movie, Mini-series and Specials category.

“Saturday Night Live” will compete against “Battlestar Galactica,” “Lost,” Mad Men” and “The Shield” for Program of the Year, while “The Office” and “30 Rock” are up against “The Daily Show” and CBS’ Monday night comedies “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

“Breaking Bad,” “Lost,” “Mad Men” and “The Shield” join “Friday Night Lights” in the Outstanding Achievement in Drama category.

The Outstanding New Program of the Year nominees are “Fringe,” “The Mentalist,” “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” “True Blood” and “United States of Tara.”

In the Individual Achievement in Comedy and Drama categories, nominations for Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey helped the network jump to the top of the list.

FX’s “The Shield” received the most nominations for a single show, including Program of the Year, Outstanding Drama, TCA Heritage Award and Individual Achievement for actor Walton Goggins.

HBO had six total nominations. The network’s “Generation Kill,” “Grey Gardens” and “Taking Chance” will compete against each other, NBC’s Olympics coverage and Fox’s “24: Redemption” for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-Series and Specials category. The network also received nominations for “True Blood,” “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” and “The Alzheimer’s Project.”

E!’s Chelsea Handler will host the 25th annual TCA Awards, which will be presented Aug. 1 at The Langham, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, Calif.


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    June 04, 2009

    Woot Woot!”Generation Kill” and “TB”. I hope they,(HBO) snag an award or should I say awards this year.


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