2007 TCA Award nominations

The Television Critics Association

The 23rd annual Television Critics Association Awards have been announced. The TCA Awards honor the work of the 2006-07 TV season selected by the association’s 200-plus member critics and journalists. The winners will be announced on July 21st at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Here are the nominees. My choices are in red.

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

“American Idol” (Fox)
“Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
“Heroes” (NBC)
“Planet Earth” (Discovery)
“The Wire” (HBO)
“When the Levees Broke” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

“30 Rock” (NBC)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Entourage” (HBO)
“The Office” (NBC)
“Ugly Betty” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

“Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
‘Heroes” (NBC)
‘Lost” (ABC)
“The Sopranos” (HBO)
“The Wire” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS

“Broken Trail” (AMC)
“Planet Earth” (Discovery)
“Prime Suspect” (PBS)
“The State Within” (BBC America)
“When the Levees Broke” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

“30 Rock” (NBC)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
“Heroes” (NBC)
“Ugly Betty” (ABC)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)
Stephen Colbert (‘The Colbert Report”)
America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”)
Tina Fey (“30 Rock”)
Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”)
Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”)
Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”)
Hugh Laurie (“House”)
Helen Mirren (“Prime Suspect”)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

“Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
“Johnny and the Sprites” (The Disney Channel)
“Kyle XY” (ABC Family)
“Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family)
“SpongeBob Squarepants” (Nickelodeon)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION

“Baghdad ER” (HBO)
“Bill Moyers Journal” (PBS)
“Galapagos’ (National Geographic)
“Planet Earth” (Discovery)
“When the Levees Broke” (HBO)

HERITAGE AWARD

“M*A*S*H” (CBS)
“Roots” (ABC)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (CBS)
“The Sopranos” (HBO)

If some of the categories don’t have a pick it’s because I probably have no opinion (a.k.a. probably haven’t seen most of the nominees).
Note: It was hard to decide between Heroes and Friday Night Lights, but I think I would be happy if either one won.

What about you guys? What’s your choice?

About The Author

Sandrine has an unhealthy obsession with TV shows and spends way too much time watching them for her own good. Her current favorites include Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Banshee, Outlander, Teen Wolf, Strike Back, and lots more.