Television Critics Award nominations: 'Glee' and 'Modern Family' showdown

jane-lynch-glee-madonna.jpgFreshman series "Glee" and "Modern Family" seem to always be at odds during awards shows, and this season's Television Critics Association Awards is no exception. Both shows are up for Acheivement in Comedy, Program of the Year, and New Program.

Jane Lynch is also nominated individually as the only female candidate for Individual Achievement in Comedy. (Hello, Julie Bowen?) "Modern Family" men Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell are amongst her competition. Nick Offerman, who many considered to be subbed by the Emmy voters this season, and Jim Parsons round out the category.

Other shows that have gone unrecognized by the Emmys this year, but which appear on the TCA nomination list include "Sons of Anarchy," "Parenthood" and "Party Down." The lifetime achievement award will go to James Garner, Bill Moyers, Sherwood Schwartz, William Shatner, or Dick Wolf. The full list of nominees is below.

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
John Lithgow, "Dexter" (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy" (FX)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family (ABC)
Jane Lynch, "Glee" (Fox)
Nick Offerman, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family" (ABC)

ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
"30 for 30" (ESPN)
"America: The Story of Us" (History Channel)
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
"Life" (Discovery)
"The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)

ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
"Dinosaur Train" (PBS)
"iCarly" (Nickelodeon)
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Cartoon Network)
"Word Girl" (PBS)
"Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nick Jr.)

NEW PROGRAM
"Glee" (Fox)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Justified" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parenthood" (NBC)

ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
"Life" (Discovery)
"The Pacific" (HBO)
"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
"Torchwood: Children of Earth" (BBC America)
"You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"Sons of Anarchy" (FX)

ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"Party Down" (Starz)

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

HERITAGE AWARD
"24"
"Law & Order"
"Lost"
"MASH"
"Twin Peaks"

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV/NBC)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Modern Family" (ABC)

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