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Kelsey Grammer, Jim Parsons, Martha Plimpton, Paul Rudd Among Critics' Choice Television Award Nominees logo
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Nominations have been announced for the Critics' Choice Television Awards.

Numerous theater veterans have received nominations, including Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations), Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Dylan Baker (Damages), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Jere Burns (Justified), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Bobby Cannavale (Modern Family), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Patricia Clarkson (Five), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Claire Danes (Homeland), Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy), Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Kelsey Grammer (Boss), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Lucy Liu (Southland), Justin Long (New Girl), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Bill Nighy (Page Eight), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Paul Rudd (Parks and Recreation), Peter Scolari (Girls), Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy), John Slattery (Mad Men), and Dominic West (The Hour).

Additional acting nominees include Julie Bowen, Alison Brie, Louis C.K., Kevin Costner, Larry David, Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Dockery, Lena Dunham, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Max Greenfield, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Cheryl Hines, Charlie Hunnam, Regina King, Damian Lewis, Kelly Macdonald, Neal McDonough, Joel McHale, John Noble, Nick Offerman, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Paul, Amy Poehler, Danny Pudi, Lara Pulver, Jim Rash, Ashley Rickards, Emmy Rossum, Katey Sagal, Eden Sher, Emily Watson, Damon Wayans Jr., Chloe Webb, and Casey Wilson.

NBC's Community leads the nominations with a total of six. Among the shows that are nominated are several that prominently feature theater actors such as American Horror Story, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men, and Sherlock.

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