Monday, June 11, 2012

The 2nd Annual Award Psychic Television Awards: Long Lists

As the Critics rolled out their choices last week, and the Emmys chime in next month, it is now the time at The Awards Psychic to name my favorite television programs and performances this year. Here are the longlists for this year's categories. Later this week, or next week I will put up the final nominees, and eventually reveal the winners. Here are the long lists of all possibilities in no particular order. The nominees will be in alphabetical order:

Best Drama Series
The Good Wife
Mad Men
Grey’s Anatomy
Breaking Bad
Sons of Anarchy
Game of Thrones

Best Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation
Desperate Housewives
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
New Girl
Cougar Town
The Middle
How I Met Your Mother
Nurse Jackie
Family Guy
Up All Night

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm “Mad Men”
Peter Krause “Parenthood”
Timothy Olyphant “Justified”
Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad”
Damian Lewis “Homeland”
William H. Macy “Shameless”
Hugh Laurie “House”
Kelsey Grammer “Boss”
Andrew Lincoln “The Walking Dead”
Patrick J. Adams “Suits”
Dustin Hoffman “Luck”

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Lauren Graham “Parenthood”
Ellen Pompeo “Grey’s Anatomy”
Claire Danes “Homeland”
Julianna Margulies “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss “Mad Men”
Glenn Close ‘Damages”
Anna Torv “Fringe”
Katey Segal “Sons of Anarchy”
Elizabeth McGovern “Downton Abbey”
Dana Delaney “Body of Proof”
Madeleine Stowe “Revenge”
Kyra Sedgwick “The Closer”

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. “Louie”
Alec Baldwin “30 Rock”
Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”
Johnny Galecki “The Big Bang Theory”
Larry David “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Joel McHale “Community”
Don Cheadle “House of Lies”
Adam Scott “Parks & Recreation”
Rob Lowe “Parks & Recreation”
Will Arnett “Up All Night”
Danny McBride “Eastbound & Down”
Rob McElhenney “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss “Veep”
Zooey Deschanel “New Girl”
Kaley Cuoco “The Big Bang Theory”
Amy Poehler “Parks & Recreation”
Leslie Bibb “GCB”
Eva Longoria “Desperate Housewives”
Felicity Huffman “Desperate Housewives”
Marcia Cross “Desperate Houswives”
Tina Fey “30 Rock”
Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”
Christina Applegate “Up All Night”
Courtney Cox “Cougar Town”
Fran Drescher “Happily Divorced”
Melissa McCarthy “Mike & Molly”
Laura Linney “The Big C”
Laura Dern “Enlightened”
Lena Dunham “Girls”
Kristen Ritter “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito “Breaking Bad”
Aaron Paul ‘Breaking Bad”
Josh Charles “The Good Wife”
Alan Cumming “The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin “Homeland”
Walton Goggins “Justified”
Neal McDonough “Justified”
John Slattery “Mad Men”
Dax Shepard “Parenthood”
Craig T. Nelson “Parenthood”
Michael Cudlitz “Southland”
John Goodman “Damages”
Dylan Baker “Damages”
John Noble “Fringe”

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Archie Panjabi “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks “Mad Men”
Chandra Wilson “Grey’s Anatomy”
Jessica Capshaw “Grey’s Anatomy”
Sandra Oh “Grey’s Anatomy”
Anna Gunn “Breaking Bad”
Regina King “Southland”
Morena Baccarin “Homeland”
Rose Byrne “Damages”
Madeline Stowe “Revenge”
Sharon Gless “Burn Notice”
Monica Potter “Parenthood”
Mae Whitman “Parenthood”
Bonnie Bedalia “Parenthood”
Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey”
Natalia Zea “Justified”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ed O’Neill “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell “Modern Family”
Chris Colfer “Glee”
Eric Stonestreet “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson “Modern Family”
Danny Pudi “Community”
Donald Glover “Community”
Nick Offerman “Parks & Recreation”
Max Greenfield “New Girl”
Jake Johnson “New Girl”
Simon Helberg “The Big Bang Theory”
Kunal Nayyar “The Big Bang Theory”
Tony Hale “Veep”
James Van Der Beek “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”
Aziz Ansari “Parks & Recreation”

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alison Brie “Community”
Busy Phillips “Cougar Town”
Sofia Vergara “Modern Family”
Julie Bowen “Modern Family”
Sarah Hyland “Modern Family”
Gillian Jacobs “Community”
Anna Chlumsky “Veep”
Anna Deveare Smith “Nurse Jackie”
Betty White “Hot in Cleveland”
Heather Morris “Glee”
Naya Rivera “Glee”
Jane Lynch “Glee”
Eden Sher “The Middle”
Kristen Wiig “SNL”
Jane Krakowski “30 Rock”
Mayim Balik “The Big Bang Theory”
Annie Potts “GCB”
Yvette Nicole Brown “Community”
Rashida Jones “Parks & Recreation”
Maya Rudolph “Up All Night”
Kristin Chenoweth “GCB”

Best Television Movie/Miniseries
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Page Eight
The Hour
Appropriate Adult

Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock”
Alan Rickman “Song of Lunch”
Bill Nighy “Page Eight”
Bill Paxton “Hatfields & McCoys”
Clive Owen “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Dominic West “The Hour”
Idris Elba “Luther”
Woody Harrelson “Game Change”
Kevin Costner “Hatfields & McCoys”
Dylan McDermott “American Horror Story”

Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Julianne Moore “Game Change”
Nicole Kidman “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Patricia Clarkson “Five”
Rachel Weisz “Page Eight”
Emily Watson “Appropriate Adult”
Connie Britton “American Horror Story”
Emma Thompson “The Song of Lunch”
Jeanne Tripplehorn “Five”
Romola Garai “The Hour”

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries
David Strathairn “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Denis O’Hare “American Horror Story”
Evan Peters “American Horror Story”
Zachary Quinto “American Horror Story”
Ed Harris “Game Change”
Peter MacNicol “Game Change”
Ralph Fiennes “Page Eight”
Powers Booth “Hatfields & McCoys”
Donald Sutherland “Moby Dick”

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Jessica Lange “American Horror Story”
Mare Winningham “Hatfields & McCoys”
Rosario Dawson “Five”
Sarah Paulson “Game Change”
Judy Davis “Page Eight”
Jena Malone “Hatfields & McCoys”
Frances Conroy “American Horror Story”
Ruth Wilson “Luther”
Monica Dolan “Appropriate Adult”

Best Animated Series
Family Guy
American Dad
The Cleveland Show
The Simpsons
Bob’s Burgers
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Adventure Time
Robot Chicken


  1. I'm not particularly good at longlists, but I am getting mine made and will give you my nominees when the time comes. (Go American Dad! and don't let it win 'cause I want it too)

  2. Please to see you left two of the names who were unjustly on the lead actress drama last year, Bates and Hargity.

    I so hope Anna Torv will make it on the list as a surprise, she was once again amazing, what she does with all the Olivia versions, not much backstory, just some facts, but all of the Olivias are great in depth characters.

    One Olivia losing her memory, for those of the other, or one recovering her memories , so beautiful acted, so difficult, and so underrated.
    And great AltLivia, and Olivia and AltLivia having chemistry, interacting in 1 scene.

    So how about: