The 2012 nominees for the the Television Critics Association Awards — the awards that recognize the most critically acclaimed shows of the year — are official! Homeland leads the pack with four nominations, andGame of Thrones, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad are close behind with three nods each.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will host the July 28 event, which will take place in Los Angeles as part of this summer's TCA Press Tour.
Check out the complete list of nominees below:
Individual Achievement in Drama Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Claire Danes, Homeland Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Jon Hamm, Mad Men Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Individual Achievement in Comedy Louis C.K., Louie Lena Dunham, Girls Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information Anderson Cooper 360 The Daily Show Frontline 60 Minutes The Rachel Maddow Show
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming The Amazing Race Dancing with the Stars The Glee Project So You Think You Can Dance The Voice
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming iCarly Phineas and Ferb Sesame Street Switched at Birth Yo Gabba Gabba
Outstanding New Program Girls Homeland New Girl Revenge Smash
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials Downton Abbey: Masterpiece Game Change Hatfields & McCoys Hemingway & Gellhorn Sherlock: Masterpiece
Outstanding Achievement in Drama Breaking Bad Game of Thrones Homeland Justified Mad Men
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy The Big Bang Theory Community Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation
Career Achievement Award Dick Clark Andy Griffith David Letterman Regis Philbin William Shatner
Heritage Award Cheers Lost Saturday Night Live Star Trek Twin Peaks
Program of the Year Breaking Bad Game of Thrones Homeland Mad Men Downton Abbey: Masterpiece