2nd PAAFTJ Television Awards nominations announced; “Arrested Development” leads

Today, the Pan-American Association of Film and Television Journalists announced nominees for the second edition of the annual PAAFTJ Television Awards, honoring the finest achievement in US television programming in the 2012/13 TV season. The winners of the PAAFTJ Television Awards will be announced on July 14, 2012.

A total of 76 shows received nominations this year, representing all four major broadcast networks plus a number of cable channels. Networks and services such as IFC, Sundance Channel, TBS and Netflix were represented for the first time, with Netflix dominating the list thanks to the 15 nominations to its original fourth season of the comic “Arrested Development”, which previously ran on Fox until 2006. “Arrested” led the nominees in all fields and, in the comedy field, was followed by NBC’S final season of “30 Rock”, which earned 9 total nominations; among dramas, HBO’s “The Newsroom” led with 11 nominations, with Showtime’s sophomore “Homeland” and HBO’s own “Game of Thrones” right behind with 9. Sundance Channel’s five-part “Top of the Lake” led among miniseries and movies with 12 nods.

The full list of nominees for the 2nd PAAFTJ Television Awards is as follows:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“The Americans” FX
“Boardwalk Empire” HBO
“Breaking Bad” AMC
“Game of Thrones” HBO
“Homeland” Showtime
“House of Cards” Netflix
“Justified” FX
“Last Resort” ABC
“Mad Men” AMC
“The Newsroom” HBO
“Parenthood” NBC
“Rectify” Sundance Channel
“Southland” TNT
“The Walking Dead” AMC

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Arrested Development” Netflix
“Cougar Town” TBS
“Enlightened” HBO
“Girls” HBO
“Go On” NBC
“Happy Endings” ABC
“Louie” FX
“The Middle” ABC
“New Girl” Fox
“Parks and Recreation” NBC
“Suburgatory” ABC
“30 Rock” NBC
“Veep” HBO

BEST MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story: Asylum” FX
“Behind the Candelabra” HBO
“The Girl” HBO
“Parade’s End” BBC
“Phil Spector” HBO
“Top of the Lake” Sundance Channel

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
“Adventure Time” Cartoon Network
“Archer” FX
“Bob’s Burgers” Fox
“Gravity Falls” Disney hannel
“Out There” IFC
“TRON: Uprising” Disney XD

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report” Comedy Central
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Comedy Central
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” NBC
“Portlandia” IFC
“Saturday Night Live” NBC

BEST DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” Tim Van Patten for “Margate Sands”
“Breaking Bad” Rian Johnson for “Fifty-One”
“Homeland” Lesli Linka Glatter for “Q&A”
“House of Cards” David Fincher for “Chapter 1”
“The Newsroom” Greg Mottola for “We Just Decided To”
“Rectify” Romeo Tirone for “Drip, Drip”

BEST DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
“Arrested Development” Mitchell Hurwitz & Troy Miller for “Off The Hook”
“Enlightened” Nicole Holofcener for “The Key”
“Girls” Lena Dunham for “On All Fours”
“Louie” Louis C.K. for “New Year’s Eve”
“30 Rock” Beth McCarthy-Miller for “Last Lunch”
“Veep” Becky Martin for “Helsinki”

BEST DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story: Asylum” Michael Rymer for “Dark Cousin”
“Behind the Candelabra” Steven Soderbergh
“The Girl” Julian Jarrold
“Phil Spector” David Mamet
“Political Animals” Greg Berlanti for “Pilot”
“Top of the Lake” Jane Campion & Garth Davis

BEST DIRECTING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES
“Adventure Time” Larry Leichliter for “Finn the Human”
“The Amazing World of Gumball” Mic Graves for “The Job”
“Archer” Brian Fordney for “Sea Tunt”
“Gravity Falls” John Aoshima for “Tourist Trapped”
“SpongeBob SquarePants” Mark Caballero & Seamus Walsh for “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!”
“TRON: Uprising” Charlie Bean for “Beck’s Beginning”

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Andre Braugher for “Last Resort”
Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels for “The Newsroom”
Damian Lewis for “Homeland”
Matthew Rhys for “The Americans”
Kevin Spacey for “House of Cards”
Aden Young for “Rectify”

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock”
Jason Bateman for “Arrested Development”
Louis C.K. for “Louie”
Jake Johnson for “New Girl”
Matthew Perry for “Go On”
Adam Scott for “Parks and Recreation”

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch for “Parade’s End”
Matt Damon for “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas for “Behind the Candelabra”
Toby Jones for “The Girl”
Al Pacino for “Phil Spector”
Rufus Sewell for “Restless”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes for “Homeland”
Vera Farmiga for “Bates Motel”
Tatiana Maslany for “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss for “Mad Men”
Emmy Rossum for “Shameless”
Keri Russell for “The Americans”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Laura Dern for “Enlightened”
Zooey Deschanel for “New Girl”
Tina Fey for “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep”
Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation”
Ashley Rickards for “Awkward.”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Rebecca Hall for “Parade’s End”
Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller for “The Girl”
Helen Mirren for “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss for “Top of the Lake”
Sigourney Weaver for “Political Animals”

BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad” Sam Catlin for “Fifty-One”
“Game of Thrones” David Benioff & D.B. Weiss for “The Rains of Castamere”
“Homeland” Henry Bromell for “Q&A”
“Mad Men” Jason Grote & Matthew Weiner for “The Crash”
“The Newsroom” Aaron Sorkin for “We Just Decided To”
“Rectify” Ray McKinnon for “Always There”
“Southland” Jonathan Lisco for “Reckoning”

BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
“Arrested Development” Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely for “Blockheads”
“Louie” Louis C.K. for “Daddy’s Girlfriend Part 2”
“New Girl” Elizabeth Meriwether for “Virgins”
“Parks and Recreation” Michael Shur for “Halloween Surprise”
“Suburgatory” Andrew Guest for “Chinese Chicken”
“30 Rock” Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield for “Last Lunch”

BEST WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story: Asylum” Brad Falchuk for “I Am Anne Frank (Part 2)”
“Behind the Candelabra” Richard LaGravenese
“Coma” John J. McLaughlin
“Parade’s End” Tom Stoppard
“Phil Spector” David Mamet
“Top of the Lake” Jane Campion & Gerard Lee

BEST WRITING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES
“Archer” Adam Reed for “Fugue and Riffs”
“Bob’s Burgers” Kit Boss for “God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins”
“Futurama” Josh Weinstein for “A Farewell to Arms”
“Gravity Falls” Michael Rianda & Alex Hirsch for “The Inconveniencing”
“Out There” Rebecca May for “Viking Days”
“TRON: Uprising” Scott Nimerfro & Adam Nussdorf & Donna Thorland for “Terminal”

BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report” Comedy Central
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Comedy Central
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” CBS
“Portlandia” IFC
“Real Time with Bill Maher” HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks for “Breaking Bad”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for “Game of Thrones”
Walton Goggins for “Justified”
Mandy Patinkin for “Homeland”
Corey Stoll for “House of Cards”
Sam Waterston for “The Newsroom”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Will Arnett for “Arrested Development”
David Cross for “Arrested Development”
Nolan Gould for “Modern Family”
Charlie McDermott for “The Middle”
Chris Pratt for “Parks and Recreation”
Jeffrey Tambor for “Arrested Development”
Parker Young for “Suburgatory”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
James Cromwell for “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Rob Lowe for “Behind the Candelabra”
Peter Mullan for “Top of the Lake”
Zachary Quinto for “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sebastian Stan for “Political Animals”
Thomas M. Wright for “Top of the Lake”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anna Gunn for “Breaking Bad”
Lena Headey for “Game of Thrones”
Regina King for “Southland”
Alison Pill for “The Newsroom”
Monica Potter for “Parenthood”
Maggie Siff for “Sons of Anarchy”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Carly Chaikin for “Suburgatory”
Jane Krakowski for “30 Rock”
Lucy Punch for “Ben and Kate”
Alia Shawkat for “Arrested Development”
Jessica Walter for “Arrested Development”
Casey Wilson for “Happy Endings”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Ellen Burstyn for “Political Animals”
Holly Hunter for “Top of the Lake”
Sarah Paulson for “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Charlotte Rampling for “Restless”
Imelda Staunton for “The Girl”
Alfre Woodard for “Steel Magnolias”

BEST VOICE ACTOR IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
Fred Armisen for “Out There”
H. Jon Benjamin for “Archer”
Lance Henriksen for “TRON: Uprising”
Alex Hirsch for “Gravity Falls”
Christopher Mintz-Plasse for “Dragons: Riders of Berk”
Jason Ritter for “Gravity Falls”

BEST VOICE ACTRESS IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
Pamela Adlon for “Out There”
Emmanuelle Chirqui for “TRON: Uprising”
Andrea Libman for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”
Kristen Schaal for “Gravity Falls”
Jessica Walter for “Archer”
Kristen Wiig for “The Looney Tunes Show”

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jim Beaver for “Justified”
Rupert Friend for “Homeland”
Ciarán Hinds for “Game of Thrones”
Nathan Lane for “The Good Wife”
Ray Romano for “Parenthood”
Jimmy Smits for “Sons of Anarchy”

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
David Lynch for “Louie”
Bob Newhart for “The Big Bang Theory”
Patton Oswalt for “Parks and Recreation”
Martin Short for “Saturday Night Live”
Patrick Wilson for “Girls”
Henry Winkler for “Arrested Development”

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Linda Cardellini for “Mad Men”
Joan Cusack for “Shameless”
Jane Fonda for “The Newsroom”
Margo Martindale for “The Americans”
Martha Plimpton for “The Good Wife”
Diana Rigg for “Game of Thrones”

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Maria Bamford for “Arrested Development”
Melissa Leo for “Louie”
Liza Minelli for “Arrested Development”
Catherine O’Hara for “30 Rock”
Parker Posey for “Louie”
Molly Shannon for “Enlightened”

BEST CAST IN A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Charlie Cox, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Michael Kenneth Williams, Anthony Laciura, Paul Sparks, Jack Huston, Bobby Cannavale, Gretchen Mol
“Breaking Bad” Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Pall, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks
“Game of Thrones” Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen, Michelle Fairley, Aidan Gillen, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, Natalie Dormer, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen, Jack Gleeson, John Bradley, Oona Chaplin, Joe Dempsie, Rose Leslie, Sibel Kekilli, Rory McCann, Conleth Hill, Jerome Flynn, James Cosmo
“Homeland” Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Jamey Sheridan, David Marciano, Navid Negahban, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, Mandy Patinkin
“Mad Men” Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Kevin Rahm, Christopher Stanley, Jay R. Ferguson, Ben Feldman, Mason Vale Cotton, Robert Morse, Jonh Slattery
“The Newsroom” Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston
“Parenthood” Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Max Burkholder, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Miles Heizer, Mae Whitman, Xolo Mariduena, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson
“Sons of Anarchy” Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Ryan Hurst, Maggie Siff, Ron Perlman
“Southland” Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Benjamin McKenzie, C. Thomas Howell, Tom Everett Scott
“The Walking Dead” Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson

BEST CAST IN A COMEDY SERIES
“Arrested Development” Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Ron Howard
“Awkward.” Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Nikki DeLoach, Jillian Rose, Brett Davern, Molly Tarlov, Desi Lydic, Jessica Lu, Greer Grammer
“Cougar Town” Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Brian Van Holt, Bob Clendenin
“Enlightened” Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd, Timm Sharp, Sarah Burns, Mike White
“Girls” Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky
“Go On” Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Tyler James Williams, Brett Gelman, Sarah Baker, John Cho
“Happy Endings” Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., Casey Wilson
“Parks and Recreation” Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, Retta
“Suburgatory” Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant, Cheryl Hines, Ana Gasteyer, Chris Parnell, Alan Tudyk, Rex Lee, Parker Young
“30 Rock” Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Alec Baldwin, Keith Powell, Katrina Bowden

BEST CAST IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story: Asylum” Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Lizzie Brocheré, James Cromwell, Jessica Lange
“Behind the Candelabra” Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser, Nicky Katt, Cheyenne Jackson
“The Girl” Toby Jones, Sienna Miller, Penelope Wilton, Imelda Staunton, Candice D’Arcy, Carl Beukes, Conrad Kemp
“Parade’s End” Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Miranda Richardson, Freddie Fox, Janet McTeer, Ned Dennehy, Alan Howard, Rupert Everett, Stephen Graham, Anne-Marie Duff, Rufus Sewell, Roger Allam, Patrick Kennedy, Steven Robertson, Lucinda Raikes, Jack Huston, Tom Mison, Jamie Parker, Anna Skellern, Sasha Waddell
“Political Animals” Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Brittany Ishibashi, Ellen Burstyn, Ciarán Hinds
“Top of the Lake” Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Holly Hunter, Jacqueline Joe, Thomas M. Wright, Robyn Malcolm, Sarah Valentine, Jay Ryan, Lucy Lawless, Luke Buchanan

BEST ARTISTIC/VISUAL ACHIEVEMENT A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” Bill Coleman (cinematography), Bill Groom (production design), Carol Silverman (set decoration), Suzy Freeman & Joseph La Corte (costumes) for “Margate Sands”
“The Borgias” Paul Sarossy (cinematography), Laszlo Demeter (art direction), Judit Halász (hair), Gábor Homonnay & Adrienn Rudolf (costumes) for “The Prince”
“Game of Thrones” Jonathan Freeman (cinematography), Gemma Jackson (production design), Rob Cameron (set decoration), Kevin Alexander (hair) & Michele Clapton (costumes) for “Valar Dohaeris”
“Mad Men” Christopher Manley (cinematography), Dan Bishop (production design), Christopher L. Brown (art direction), Claudette Didul (set decoration), Theraesa Rivers (hair) & Janie Bryant (costumes) for “The Doorway”
“Vikings” John Bartley (cinematography), Tom Conroy (production design), Jon Beer (art direction), Jil Turner (set decoration), Dee Corcoran (hair) & Joan Bergin (costumes) for “Rites of Passage”
“The Walking Dead” Rohn Schmidt (cinematography), Grace Walker (production design), Doug Fick (art direction), Kristen Walker (set decoration), Taylor Knight (hair) & Eulyn C. Womble (costumes) for “Seed”

BEST ARTISTIC/VISUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A COMEDY SERIES
“Arrested Development” Peter Lyons Collister (cinematography), Dan Butts (production design), Kate Bunch (art direction), Jennifer Lukehart (set decoration), Peggy Semtob (hair) & Katie Sparks (costumes) for “Flight of the Phoenix”
“Girls” Tim Ives (cinematography), Matthew Munn (production design), Toni Barton (art direction), Kelley Burney (set decoration), Vanessa Heshima Sims (hair) & Jennifer Rogien (costumes) for “One Man’s Trash”
“The Middle” John Joyce (cinematography), Randy Ser (production design), Julie Kaye Fanton (art direction), Suzanna Kontonickas (hair) & Julia Caston (costumes) for “Hallelujah Hoedown”
“The New Normal” Carlos González (cinematography), Troy Fanning (production design), Bryan Venegas (set decoration), Kerry Mendenhall (hair) & Cathy Crandall (costumes) for “Sofa’s Choice”
“Suburgatory” Todd Dos Reis (cinematography), Joseph P. Lucky (production design), Archie D’Amico (set decoration), Ann Marie Luddy (hair) & Danielle Launzel (costumes) for “The Wishbone”
“Wilfred” Brad Lipson (cinematography), Jeffrey Kushon (set decoration), Jose Zamora (hair) & Danielle Launzel (costumes) for “Progress”

BEST ARTISTIC/VISUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story: Asylum” Michael Goi (cinematography), Mark Worthington (production design), Andrew Murdock (art direction), Elen Brill (set decoration), Monte C. Haught (hair) & Lou Eyrich (costumes) for “I Am Anne Frank (Part 2)”
“Behind the Candelabra” Peter Andrews (cinematography), Howard Cummings (production design), Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. (art direction), Barbara Munch Cameron (set decoration), Marie Larkin (hair) & Ellen Mirojnick (costumes)
“The Girl” John Pardue (cinematography), Daryl Hammer (production design), Di Sole (art direction), Nadine Prigge (hair) & Dianna Cilliers (costumes)
“Parade’s End” Mike Eley (cinematography), Martin Childs (production design), Nick Dent & Merjin Sep (art direction), Barbara Herman-Skelding (set decoration), Jan Archibald (hair) & Sheena Napier (costumes)
“Restless” David Higgs (cinematography), Stevie Herbert (production design), Norah Marshall (art direction) & Charlotte Holdich (costume design)
“Top of the Lake” Adam Arkapaw (cinematography), Fiona Crombie (production design), Ken Turner (art direction) & Emily Seresin (costumes)

BEST ARTISTIC/VISUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
“Adventure Time” Santino Lascano & Derek Hunter (background design), Andy Ristaino (character design) & Ian Jones-Quartey (storyboard) for “Finn the Human”
“The Amazing World of Gumball” Benjamin Bocquelet (art direction), Raphaël Chabassol & William Laborie (character design) & Chuck Klein (storyboard) for “Halloween/The Treasure”
“Dragons: Riders of Berk” Kevin Conran (production design), Andy Bialk (character design) & Lenord Robinson (storyboard) for “Animal House”
“Gravity Falls” Phil Rynda (production design), Ian Worrel (art direction), Chris Houghton & ‘C’ Raggio IV (character design) & Mark Garcia (storyboard) for “Fight Fighters”
“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” Ridd Sorensen (art direction), Rebecca Dart & Kora Kosicka (character design) & Jim Miller (storyboard) for “Sleepless in Ponyville”
“TRON: Uprising” Alberto Mielgo (art direction), Robert Valley (character design) & Kalvin Lee (storyboard) for “The Stranger”

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” Kate Sanford (film editing), Lesley Robson-Foster (visual effects), Bill Orrico & Ruy García (sound editing) & Bob Chefalas & Tom Fleischman (sound mixing) for “Two Impostors”
“Breaking Bad” Skip MacDonald (film editing), William Powloski (visual effects), Nick Forshager (sound editing) & Eric Justen & Jeffrey Perkins (sound mixing) for “Dead Freight”
“Game of Thrones” Oral Norrie Ottey (film editing), Joe Bauer, Doug Campbell & Jörn Großhans (visual effects), Tim Kimmel & Paula Fairfield (sound editing) & Richard Dyer, Ronan Hill, Onnalee Blank & Mathew Waters (sound mixing) for “The Rains of Castamere”
“Homeland” Joe Hobeck (film editing), Jonathan Golodner (sound editing) & Nello Torri (sound mixing) for “Q&A”
“Last Resort” Angela M. Catanzaro (film editing), Dave Altenau (visual effects), Lauren Stephens (sound editing) & Robert Anderson, Todd Beckett, Frank Morrone & Terry O’Bright (sound mixing) for “Captain”
“The Newsroom” Rob Seidenglanz (film editing), Sam Edwards & Matthew Morrissey (visual effects), Mark Relyea (sound editing) & Jim Stuebe, Dennis Kirk & Todd Orr (sound mixing) for “Amen”
“The Walking Dead” Nathan D. Gunn (film editing), Victor Scalise (visual effects), Jerry Ross (sound editing) & Michael P. Clark, Dan Hiland & Gary D. Rogers (sound mixing) for “Clear”

BEST TECHINCAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A COMEDY SERIES
“Arrested Development” Kabir Akhtar & Ruthie Aslan (film editing), Brian Oestreich (visual effects), Kevin W. Buchholz (sound editing) & Alexey Mohr (sound mixing) for “Smashed”
“Girls” Shawn Paper (film editing), Susan Cahill (sound editing) & Tim Hoagland (sound mixing) for “Bad Friend”
“Modern Family” Ryan Case (film editing), Penny Harold (sound editing) & Stephen Tibbo (sound mixing) for “Party Crasher”
“Nurse Jackie” Gary Levy (film editing) & Jan McLaughlin (sound mixing) for “Teachable Moments”
“30 Rock” Ken Eluto (film editing), Pat Kelleher (visual effects) & Jasy Fisher & Tony Pipitone (sound mixing) for “A Goon’s Deed in a Weary World”
“Veep” Ant Boys (film editing), Jack Gillies (sound editing) & Juraj Mravec (sound mixing) for “Hostages”

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story: Asylum” Stewart Schill (film editing), Jason Piccioni (visual effects) & John Bauman (sound mixing) for “Madness Ends”
“Behind the Candelabra” Mary Ann Bernard (film editing), Bryan Godwin & Thomas J. Smith (visual effects), Larry Blake (sound editing) & Dennis Towns & Larry Blake (sound mixing)
“Coma” Scott Vickrey (film editing), Viktor Muller (visual effects), Rickley W. Dumm (sound editing) & Shirley Libby (sound mixing)
“Phil Spector” Barbara Tulliver (film editing), Henrik Fett & Chris Healer (visual effects), Michael Kirchberger (sound editing) & Michael Barry & Roy Waldspurger (sound mixing)
“Steel Magnolias” Keith Adams (visual effects), Robert Getty (sound editing) & David Kelson & Todd Beckett (sound mixing)
“Top of the Lake” Alexandre de Franceschi & Scott Gray (film editing), Craig Butters (sound editing) & Tony Vaccher (sound mixing)

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
“Adventure Time” Paul Douglas (film editing), Tom Syslo & Timothy J. Borquez (sound editing) & Eric Freeman & Timothy J. Borquez (sound mixing) for “Finn the Human”
“Dragons: Riders of Berk” Lynn Hobson (film editing), Raman Hui (character animation), David Jones & Dagan Potter (visual effects), Otis Van Osten (sound editing) & Rick Hromadka & Carlos Sanches (sound mixing) for “Animal House”
“Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” Adam Arnold (film editing), Daniel Godinez (character animation), Ross Gibson (visual effects), Gary Falcone & Joe Pizzulo (sound editing) & Justin Brinsfield, Matt Corey, Thomas J. Maydeck & Rob McIntyre (sound mixing) for “Kung Fu Day Care”
“SpongeBob SquarePants” Dan Driscoll & Savelen Forrest (character animation), Brian Kokoszka (visual effects) & Jimmy Lifton, Paulette Victor-Lifton & Jeff Hutchins (sound editing) for “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!”
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Jason W.A. Tucker (film editing), Keith Kellogg (character animation), Joel Aron (visual effects), Matthew Wood & David Acord (sound editing) & David Acord (sound mixing) for “A Sunny Day in the Void”
“TRON: Uprising” Sean Coyle (film editing), Raúl Carvajal, Cecile Dubois-Herry & Norihito Fukuda (character animation), Koji Yamaguchi (visual effects), Michael Ferdie (sound editing) & Keith Rogers & Scott Weber (sound mixing) for “Beck’s Beginning”

BEST MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC [NEW SHOWS ONLY]
“The Americans” FX
“Gravity Falls” Disney Channel
“Guys With Kids” NBC
“The Newsroom” HBO
“Rectify” Sundance Channel
“Top of the Lake” Sundance Channel

BEST MAIN TITLE DESIGN [NEW SHOWS ONLY]
“The Americans” FX
“Elementary” CBS
“Hannibal” NBC
“The Newsroom” HBO
“Top of the Lake” Sundance Channel
“Vikings” History Channel

2nd PAAFTJ Television Awards Information

To honor the best achievements in commercial and non-commercial television in the US, the members of PAAFTJ vote annually for the PAAFTJ Television Awards, which are presented to outstanding shows in fields such as drama, comedy, and animation. The following dates apply to the 2nd edition, honoring programs airing between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013:

April 20, 2013 – Beginning of consideration period

June 4, 2013 – Nominating ballots are mailed to the PAAFTJ members

June 11, 2013 – Deadline for nominating ballots to be returned

June 18, 2013 – Nominations for the 1st PAAFTJ Television Awards announced

June 26, 2013 – Final ballots are mailed to the PAAFTJ members

July 3, 2013 – Deadline for final ballots to be returned

July 14, 2013 – PAAFTJ Television Awards winners announced

There have been a few changes in the structure of categories. The total number of categories has been reduced to 45, and the main program fields (Oustanding Drama Series & Outstanding Comedy Series) have had the number of nominees expanded from 10 to anywhere between 10 and 15. Similarly, other competitive, non-program categories may now have 6-7 nominees at voters’ discretion.

Fields such as Editing, Cinematography and Production Design have been combined into two categories: Artistic/Visual Achievement honoring the work of directors of photography, art directors, and other visual artists, and Technical Achievement honoring the work of film editors, sound mixers and other professionals in technical areas. The mention of a specific nominated episode for each nominated performer has also been dropped, and actors are now the sole recipients of the Cast awards. Additionally, the Cast awards for Drama and Comedy also have an expanded list of nominees now, going up to 10 rather than the original 6.

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PAAFTJ Television Awards: Awarding Info

The Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists would like to apologize abundantly for the lack of response to a few inquiries asking about the recipiency of a physical recognition such as a certificate of the awards given out last year at the first edition of the annual PAAFTJ Television Awards. We have been having some turbulence in our PR department and the lack of response was a direct consequence.

Now, in response to the inquiries, the PAAFTJ does not give out physical recognition representing the awards at this time, firstly because this is mainly an internet-bound award, and secondly due to budgetary restrictions. Either way, interested producers may require an on-line document attesting the receipt of the award at paaftj@gmail.com. The same goes to any further editions of the annual PAAFTJ Television Awards until second notice.

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PAAFTJ Television Awards winners announced

Today, the Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists (PAAFTJ) announced the winners of the inaugural PAAFTJ Television Awards, honoring the best achievement in television in the 2011/12 season.

The NBC comedy “Community” and the AMC drama “Breaking Bad” won the top awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series, respectively. Other major winners included British crime drama miniseries “Sherlock”, CBS talk show “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, and FX animated series “Archer”.

The full list of nominees and winners is as follows, with winners coming first and highlighted in orange.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
*“Breaking Bad” Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Stewart Lyons, Sam Catlin, Diane Mercer, John Shiban, Peter Gould, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Tomas Schnauz, Bryan Cranston, Andrew Ortner, Moira Walley-Beckett, Producers (AMC)
“Awake” Howard Gordon, Jason Isaacs, Valerie Joseph, Kyle Killen, Keith Redmon, Davey Holmes, Evan Katz, Ed Milkovich, Jeffrey Reiner, Liza Zwerling, Producers (NBC)
“Boardwalk Empire” Howard Korder, Joseph E. Iberti, Gene Kelly, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Terence Winter, Cristine Chambers, John Flavin, Steve Kornacki, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Steve Turner, Rick Yorn, Jennifer Ames, Pepper O’Brien, Producers (HBO)
“Boss” Peter Giuliano, Kelsey Grammer, Lynnie Greene, Richard Levine, Farhad Safinia, Gus Van Sant, Randy Nelson, Producers (Starz)
“Fringe” J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Bryan Burk, Tamara Isaac, J.H. Wyman, Tanya M. Swerling, Joe Chappelle, Akiva Goldsman, Kathy Lingg, Reid Shane, Monica Breen, Alison Schapker, Vladmir Stefoff, Athena Wickham, J.R. Orci, David Fury, Noreen O’Toole, Graham Roland, Jay Worth, Producers (Fox)
“Game of Thrones” David Benioff, Jonathan Brytus, Guymon Casady, Frank Doelger, Vince Gerardis, Christopher Newman, D.B. Weiss, Greg Spece, George R.R. Martin, Carolyn Strauss, Oliver Butler, Bernadette Caulfield, Lisa McAtackney, Alan Taylor, Vanessa Taylor, Erika Milutin, Snorri Þórisson, Producers (HBO)
“Homeland” Michael Cuesta, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Michael Klick, Avi Nir, Katie O’Hara, Gideon Raff, Ran Telem, Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Producers (Showtime)
“House” Gerrit van der Meer, Paul Attanasio, Peter Blake, Katie Jacobs, Marcy G. Kaplan, Thomas L. Moran, David Shore, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Allen Marshall Palmer, Liz Friedman, Eli Attie, David Foster, David Hoselton, Sara Hess, Julie Hrebec, Greg Yaitanes, Hugh Laurie, Geoffrey Colo, Seth Hoffman, John C. Kelley, Kath Lingenfelter, Andrew Bernstein, Producers (Fox)
“Justified” Taylor Elmore, Carl Beverly, Michael Dinner, Elmore Leonard, Sarah Timberman, Graham Yost, Don Kurt, Fred Golan, Steven Heth, Timothy Olyphant, Katie DiMento, Jim Sodini, Dave Andron, Benjamin Cavell, Chris Leanza, Amy McKenzie, Producers (FX)
“Mad Men” Scott Hornbacher, Matthew Weiner, André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Blake McCormick, Lisa Albert, Marcy Patterson, Janet Leahy, Frank Pierson, Semi Chellas, Jon Hamm, Nina Jack, Victor Levin, Bob Levinson, Erin Levy, Michael Saltzman, Nathaniel Smith, Josh Weltman, Chris Black, Michele Greco, Producers (AMC)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
*“Community” Jake Aust, Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, Heather Petrigala, Andy Bobrow, Joe Russo, Gary Foster, Patrick Kienlen, Russ Krasnoff, Anthony Russo, Sean Veder, Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman, Maggie Bandur, Matt Murray, Vera Santamaria, Alex Cuthbertson, Matt Fusfeld, Matt Warburton, Producers (NBC)
“30 Rock” Tina Fey, Marci Klein, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Robert Carlock, Matt Hubbard, Jeff Richmond, John Riggi, Jerry Kupfer, Andrew Singer, Irene Burns, Eric Gurian, Ron Weiner, Diana Schmidt, Alec Baldwin, Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal, Kay Cannon, Vali Chandrasekaran, Clint Koltveit, Karen Clark, Tom Ceraulo, Luke Del Tredici, Colleen McGuinness, Producers (NBC)
“Cougar Town” Thea Mann, David Arquette, Kevin Biegel, Courteney Cox, Bill Lawrence, Danny Rose, Randall Winston, Jessica Goldstein, Mark J. Greenberg, Chrissy Pietrosh, Sanjay Shay, Michael McDonald, Ryan Koh, Sam Laybourne, Blake McCormick, Gregg Mettler, Mary Fitzgerald, Jesse Schiller, Jason K. Smith, Producers (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Gavin Polone, Tim Gibbons, Megan Murphy, Erin O’Malley, Larry Charles, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Laura Streicher, Linda Balaban, Producers (HBO)
“Happy Endings” Matt Nodella, Prentice Penny, Jonathan Groff, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Josh Bycel, David Caspe, Gail Lerner, Jamie Tarses, David Guarascio, Moses Port, Hilary Winston, Steven Mesner, Corey Wish, Producers (ABC)
“Louie” Tony Hernandez, Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Dave Becky, Producers (FX)
“The Middle” Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline, Werner Walian, Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter, Vijal Patel, Korby Siamis, Ashley Korman, Tim Hobert, Leslie Waldman, David S. Rosenthal, Producers (ABC)
“Modern Family” Jeffrey Morton, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Corrigan, Dan O’Shannon, Chris Smirnoff, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker, Abraham Higginbotham, Jeffrey Richman, Cindy Chupack, Ben Karlin, Sally Young, Producers (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” Greg Daniels, Dean Holland, Morgan Sackett, Michael Schur, Amy Poehler, Daniel J. Goor, David Hyman, Howard Klein, Norm Hiscock, David Miner, Thomas Ragazzo, Mike Scully, Alan Yang, Katie Dippold, Nowell Grossman, Doug Smith, Harris Wittels, Producers (NBC)
“Veep” Armando Ianucci, Stephanie Laing, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Simon Blackwell, Christopher Godsick, Frank Rich, Producers (HBO)

BEST MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*“Sherlock” Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Beryl Vertue, Sue Vertue, Rebecca Eaton, Bethan Jones, Charlotte Ashby, Producers (BBC)
“American Horror Story” Tim Minear, Bradley Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, Jessica Sharzer, Chip Vucelich, James Wong, Producers (FX)
“Game Change” Carrye Gilliland Glazar, Gary Goetzman, Michelle Graham, Tom Hanks, Jay Roach, Amy Sayres, Miura Smith, Danny Strong, Producers (HBO)
“Hatfields & McCoys” Barry M. Berg, Cristian Bostanescu, Kevin Costner, Darrell Fetty, Adam Freeman, Leslie Greif, Herb Nanas, Adam Reed, Aaron Semel, Producers (History Channel)
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Mark Armstrong, James Gandolfini, Trish Hofmann, Peter Kaufman, Alexandra E. Ryan, Nancy Sanders, Mike Topoozian, Barbara Turner, Christa Vausbinder, Producers (HBO)
“The Hour” Ruth Kenley-Letts, Jane Featherstone, Abi Morgan, Noelle Morris, Lucy Richer, Patrick Schweitzer, Derek Wax, Cahal Bannon, Producers (BBC)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
*“Archer” FX
“Adventure Time” Cartoon Network
“The Amazing World of Gumball” Cartoon Network
“Bob’s Burgers” Fox
“Family Guy” Fox
“The Legend of Korra” Nickelodeon
“Mad” Cartoon Network
“Regular Show” Cartoon Network
“South Park” Comedy Central
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Cartoon Network

BEST VARIETY SERIES
*“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” Michael Naidus, Peter Lassally, Billy Kimball, Lisa Ammerman, Cathy Hoeven, John Naismith, Producers (CBS)
“Conan” Tracy King, Jeff Ross, Conan O’Brien, Mike Sweeney, J.P. Buck, Jason Chillemi, Paula Davis, Sarah Federowicz, Daniel Ferguson, Jordan Schlansky, Frank Smiley, Rachel Witlieb, Producers (TBS)
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Kahane Corn, Jon Stewart, Hillary Kun, Jennifer Flanz, Jim Margolis, Rory Albanese, Lauren Sarver, Steve Bodow, Adam Lowitt, Pamela DePace, Stuart Miller, Timothy Greenberg, Miles Kahn, Ian Berger, Oren Brimer, Brennan Shroff, Sara Taksler, Chad Carter, Producers (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison, Vicki Ariamal-Prieto, Producers (ABC)
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Lorne Michaels, Michael Shoemaker, Brian McDonald, Gavin Purcell, Hillary Selesnick Hunn, Jim Juvoen, Rob Crabbe, Katie Hockmeyer, Marc Liepis, Alice Michaels, Vikki Ann Ernst, Producers (NBC)
“Saturday Night Live” Lorne Michaels, Ken Aymong, Marci Klein, Steve Higgins, Ayala Cohen, Stacey Foster, Jennifer Danielson, Scott Weinstein, Kevin Miller, Rhys Thomas, Nicholas S. Mallardi, Lindsay Shookus, Brian Siedlecki, Erik Kenward, Adam Nicely, Erin Doyle, John Mulaney, Alex Baze, Dina Moles, Producers (NBC)

BEST DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
*“Game of Thrones” Neil Marshall for “Blackwater”
“Boardwalk Empire” Allen Coulter for “Under God’s Power She Flourishes”
“Boss” Gus Van Sant for “Listen”
“Downton Abbey” Ashley Pearce for “Episode One”
“Homeland” Michael Cuesta for “Pilot”
“Mad Men” Jennifer Getzinger for “A Little Kiss”

BEST DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
*“Community” Tristam Shapeero for “Pillows and Blankets” [TIE]
*“Veep” Armando Ianucci for “Baseball” [TIE]
“30 Rock” Beth McCarthy Miller for “Live From Studio 6H”
“Modern Family” James Bagdonas for “Disneyland”
“Parks and Recreation” Amy Poehler for “The Debate”
“Suburgatory” Alex Hardcastle for “Thanksgiving”

BEST DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*“American Horror Story” Ryan Murphy
“Game Change” Jay Roach
“Great Expectations” Brian Kirk
“Hatfields & McCoys” Kevin Reynolds
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Philip Kaufman
“Titanic” Jon Jones

BEST DIRECTING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES
*“The Legend of Korra” Joaquim dos Santos & Ki Hyun Ryu for “Welcome to Republic City”
“Adventure Time” Larry Leichliter for “Fionna and Cake/What Was Missing”
“The Amazing World of Gumball” Ben Marsaud for “The Microwave/The Meddler”
“Archer” Adam Reed for “Space Race”
“The Simpsons” Matthew Nastuk for “At Long Last Leave”
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Brian Kalin O’Connel for “Slaves of the Republic”

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
*Hugh Laurie for “House” (Episode: “Everybody Dies”)
Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad” (Episode: “Crawl Space”)
Kelsey Grammer for “Boss” (Episode: “Swallow”)
Jason Isaacs for “Awake” (Episode: “Say Hello to My Little Friend”)
Damian Lewis for “Homeland” (Episode: “Representative Brody”)
Timothy Olyphant for “Justified” (Episode: “Slaughterhouse”)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
*Louis C.K. for “Louie” (Episode: “Come On, God”)
Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” (Episode: “Live From Studio 6H”)
Garret Dillahunt for “Raising Hope” (Episode: “Kidnapped”)
Larry David for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Episode: “Palestinian Chicken”)
Joel McHale for “Community” (Episode: “Contemporary Impressionists”)
Jim Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory” (Episode: “The Friendship Contraction”)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*Idris Elba for “Luther”
Kevin Costner for “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch for “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson for “Game Change”
Bill Nighy for “Page Eight”
Clive Owen for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
*Claire Danes for “Homeland” (Episode: “The Vest”)
Ginnifer Goodwin for “Once Upon a Time” (Episode: “Snow Falls”)
Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife” (Episode: “Blue Ribbon Panel”)
Elisabeth Moss for “Mad Men” (Episode: “The Other Woman”)
Katey Sagal for “Sons of Anarchy” (Episode: “Hands”)
Anna Torv for “Fringe” (Episode: “One Night in October”)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
*Patricia Heaton for “The Middle” (Episode: “Thanksgiving III”)
Zooey Deschanel for “New Girl” (Episode: “Pilot”)
Lena Dunham for “Girls” (Episode: “All Adventurous Women Do”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep” (Episode: “Nicknames”)
Melissa McCarthy for “Mike & Molly” (Episode: “Bachelor/Bachelorette”)
Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation” (Episode: “I’m Leslie Knope”)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*Nicole Kidman for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Patricia Clarkson for “Five”
Melissa Leo for “The Space Between”
Julianne Moore for “Game Change”
Emma Thompson for “The Song of Lunch”
Emily Watson for “Appropriate Adult”

BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
*“Breaking Bad” George Mastras & Sam Catlin for “Crawl Space”
“Awake” Kyle Killen for “Pilot”
“Homeland” Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon & Chip Johannessen for “Marine One”
“House” David Shore, Peter Blake & Eli Attie for “Everybody Dies”
“Mad Men” Matthew Weiner for “Lady Lazarus”
“Smash” Theresa Rebeck for “Pilot”

BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
*“Community” Chris McKenna for “Remedial Chaos Theory”
“30 Rock” Robert Carlock & Vali Chandrasekaran for “Murphy Brown Lied to Us”
“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” David Cross & Shaun Pye & Mark Chappell for “Conclusion”
“Louie” Louis C.K. for “Duckling”
“Veep” Armando Ianucci & Simon Blackwell for “Fundraiser”
“Wilfred” David Zuckerman for “Identity”

BEST WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*“Sherlock” Steven Moffat & Steve Thompson & Mark Gatiss
“Appropriate Adult” Neil McKay
“Game Change” Danny Strong
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Jerry Stahl & Barbara Turner
“The Hour” Abi Morgan
“Page Eight” David Hare

BEST WRITING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES
*“Archer” Adam Reed for “Bloody Ferlin”
“Bob’s Burgers” Nora Smith for “Beefsquatch”
“Family Guy” Mark Hentemann for “Back to the Pilot”
“The Penguins of Madagascar” Bill Motz & Bob Roth for “Operation: Big Blue Marble”
“Regular Show” Benton Connor & Hilary Florido for “Weekend at Benson’s”
“South Park” Trey Parker for “1%”

BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
*“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” CBS
“Conan” TBS
“The Colbert Report” Comedy Central
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Comedy Central
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” NBC
“Saturday Night Live” NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
*John Noble for “Fringe” (Episode: “Worlds Apart”)
Peter Dinklage for “Game of Thrones” (Episode: “Garden of Bones”)
Giancarlo Esposito for “Breaking Bad” (Episode: “Hermanos”)
Vincent Kartheiser for “Mad Men” (Episode: “Signal 30”)
Nick Nolte for “Luck” (Episode: “Ace Pitches a Deal”)
Michael Pitt for “Boardwalk Empire” (Episode: “To The Lost”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
*Nick Offerman for “Parks and Recreation” (Episode: “Ron and Tammys”)
Ty Burrell for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Disneyland”)
Tony Hale for “Veep” (Episode: “Baseball”)
Danny Pudi for “Community” (Episode: “Virtual Systems Analysis”)
Jim Rash for “Community” (Episode: “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux”)
James Van Der Beek for “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23” (Episode: “Making Rent”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*Ed Harris for “Game Change”
Ralph Fiennes for “Page Eight”
Martin Freeman for “Sherlock”
Martin Landau for “Have a Little Faith”
Tony Shalhoub for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Ray Winstone for “Great Expectations”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
*Christina Hendricks for “Mad Men” (Episode: “Mystery Date”)
Anjelica Huston for “Smash” (Episode: “The Coup”)
Kathryn Joosten for “Desperate Housewives” (Episode: “Finishing the Hat”)
Regina King for “Southland” (Episode: “Wednesday”)
Lana Parrilla for “Once Upon a Time” (Episode: “The Thing You Love Most”)
Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey” (Episode: “Episode One”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
*Kristen Wiig for “Saturday Night Live” (Episode: “Mick Jagger”)
Julie Bowen for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Little Bo Bleep”)
Diane Ladd for “Enlightened” (Episode: “Consider Helen”)
Busy Philipps for “Cougar Town” (Episode: “Down South”)
Eden Sher for “The Middle” (Episode: “The Test”)
Sofia Vergara for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Egg Drop”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story”
Gillian Anderson for “Great Expectations”
Tammy Blanchard for “Of Two Minds”
Judy Davis for “Page Eight”
Sarah Paulson for “Game Change”
Lara Pulver for “Sherlock”

BEST VOICE ACTOR IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
*J. G. Quintel for “Regular Show” (Episode: “Eggcellent”)
Jeff Bennett for “The Penguins of Madagascar” (Episode: “Loathe at First Sight”)
H. Jon Benjamin for “Archer” (Episode: “Skin Game”)
Jeremy Irons for “The Simpsons” (Episode: “Moe Goes from Rags to Riches”)
Daran Norris for “The Fairly OddParents” (Episode: “Timmy’s Secret Wish”)
Neil Patrick Harris for “Adventure Time” (Episode: “Fionna and Cake”)

BEST VOICE ACTRESS IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
*Jessica Walter for “Archer” (Episode: “The Man From Jupiter”)
Lady Gaga for “The Simpsons” (Episode: “Lisa Goes Gaga”)
Judy Greer for “Archer” (Episode: “The Limited”)
Katey Sagal for “Futurama” (Episode: “Yo Leela Leela”)
Kristen Schaal for “Bob’s Burgers” (Episode: “The Belchies”)
Tara Strong for “The Fairly OddParents” (Episode: “Timmy’s Secret Wish”)

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
*Jere Burns for “Justified” (Episode: “Slaughterhouse”)
Giancarlo Esposito for “Once Upon a Time” (Episode: “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree”)
Michael Gambon for “Luck” (Episode: “Ace Meets with a Colleague”)
Robert Morse for “Mad Men” (Episode: “Christmas Waltz”)
Matthew Perry for “The Good Wife” (Episode: “Blue Ribbon Panel”)
Jeffrey Wright for “House” (Episode: “Nobody’s Fault”)

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
*Michael J. Fox for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Episode: “Larry vs. Michael J. Fox”)
Bobby Cannavale for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Send Out the Clowns”)
Jimmy Fallon for “Saturday Night Live” (Episode: “Jimmy Fallon/Michael Bublé”)
John Goodman for “Community” (Episode: “Advanced Gay”)
Jon Hamm for “30 Rock” (Episode: “Live From Studio 6H”)
Justin Long for “New Girl” (Episode: “Bad in Bed”)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
*Louise Fletcher for “Shameless” (Episode: “Parenthood”)
Joan Allen for “Luck” (Episode: “Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm”)
Loretta Devine for “Grey’s Anatomy” (Episode: “Hope for the Hopeless”)
Lucy Liu for “Southland” (Episode: “Fallout”)
Bernadette Peters for “Smash” (Episode: “The Workshop”)
Uma Thurman for “Smash” (Episode: “The Movie Star”)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
*Chlöe Moretz for “30 Rock” (Episode: “Standards and Practices”)
Kathy Bates for “Two and a Half Men” (Episode: “Why We Gave Up Women”)
Whoopi Goldberg for “Glee” (Episode: “Choke”)
Kathryn Hahn for “Parks and Recreation” (Episode: “Campaign Shake-Up”)
Melissa McCarthy for “Saturday Night Live” (Episode: “Melissa McCarthy/Lady Antebellum”)
Katy Perry for “Raising Hope” (Episode: “Single White Female Role Model”)

BEST CAST IN A DRAMA SERIES
*“Breaking Bad” Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks; casting by Sharon Bialy & Sherry Thomas [TIE]
*“Luck” Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Richard Kind, Kevin Dunn, Ian Hart, Ritche Coster, Jason Gedrick, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens, Tom Payne, Jill Hennessy, Nick Nolte, Michael Gambon, Ted Levine; casting by Rebecca Mangieri & Wendy Weidman [TIE]
“Downton Abbey” Hugo Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Amy Nuttall, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Penelope Wilton; casting by Jill Trevellick
“Game of Thrones” Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jack Gleeson, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Rory McCann, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, James Cosmo, Sibel Kekilli, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill; casting by Nina Gold & Robert Sterne
“Homeland” Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, Mandy Patikin; casting by Judy Henderson
“Smash” Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Raza Jeffrey, Brian D’Arcy James, Jaime Cepero; casting by Tiffany Little Canfield & Bernard Telsey

BEST CAST IN A COMEDY SERIES
*“Community” Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase; casting by Dava Waite & Juel Bestrop
“Cougar Town” Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Brian Van Holt; casting by Debby Romano & Brett Benner
“Girls” Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Christopher Abbott, Alex Carpovsky; casting by Jennifer Euston
“Happy Endings” Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson; casting by Susan Vash
“Modern Family” Ed O’Neil, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter; casting by Jeff Greenberg
“Veep” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Sufe Bradshaw, Tony Hale, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh; casting by Allison Jones

BEST CAST IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*“Sherlock” Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Loo Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Vinette Robinson, Jonathan Aris, Lara Pulver, Russell Tovey; casting by Kate Rhodes James
“American Horror Story” Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare; casting by Eric Dawson & Carol Kritzer & Robert J. Ulrich
“Game Change” Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Ron Livingston, Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol, Tiffany Thornton, Jamey Sheridan, Alex Hyde-White, Melissa Farman, Brian d’Arcy James, Bruce Altman; casting by Kathleen Chopin & Richard Hicks & David Rubin
“Hatfields & McCoys” Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe, Andrew Howard, Jena Malone, Sarah Parish, Lindsay Pulsipher, Ronan Vibert, Joe Absolom, Noel Fisher, Boyd Holbrook, Tom McKay, Mare Winningham; casting by Fern Champion & Laura Grosu & Amy Hubbard
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Rodrigo Santoro, Robert Duvall, Connie Nielsen, Parker Posey, Molly Parker, Tony Shalhoub, David Strathairn, Jeffrey Jones, Mark Pellegrino, Lars Ulrich, Diane Baker, Brooke Adams, Santiago Cabrera; casting by Victoria Thomas
“Page Eight” Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes, Michael Gambon, Judy Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Saskia Reeves, Felicity Jones; casting by Fiona Weir

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A DRAMA SERIES
*“Downton Abbey” Donal Woods for “Episode One”
“Boardwalk Empire” Bill Groom for “21”
“Game of Thrones” Gemma Jackson for “Garden of Bones”
“Mad Men” Dan Bishop for “A Little Kiss”
“Pan Am” Bob Shaw for “1964”
“Smash” Cabot McMullen for “Bombshell”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A COMEDY SERIES
*“Community” Denise Pizzini “Virtual Systems Analysis”
“The Middle” Randy Ser for “The Map”
“Modern Family” Richard Berg for “Tableau Vivant”
“Raising Hope” John Zachary for “Sabrina’s New Jimmy”
“Suburgatory” Joseph P. Lucky for “Pilot”
“Veep” Laura Ballinger for “Tears”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*“American Horror Story” Mort Worthington
“Great Expectations” David Roger
“Hatfields & McCoys” Derek R. Hill
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Geoffrey Kirkland
“The Hour” Eve Stewart
“Titanic” Rob Harris

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DRAMA SERIES
*“Boardwalk Empire” David Franco for “To The Lost”
“Boardwalk Empire” Jonathan Freeman for “21”
“Downton Abbey” Nigel Willoughby for “Episode Seven”
“Luck” John L. Grillo for “Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head”
“Pan Am” John Lindley for “Pilot”
“The Walking Dead” Rohn Schmidt for “Pretty Much Dead Already”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A COMEDY SERIES
*“Wilfred” Brad Lipson for “Anger”
“Bored to Death” Vanja Cernjul for “Forget the Herring”
“Californication” Michael Weaver for “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be”
“Girls” Matthew J. Santo for “Welcome to Bushwick AKA The Crackcident”
“Veep” Jay Feather for “Baseball”
“Weeds” Steven H. Smith for “Cats! Cats! Cats!”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*“Great Expectations” Florian Hoffmeister
“American Horror Story” John B. Aronson & Michael Goi
“Firelight” Frank Prinzi
“Page Eight” Martin Ruhe
“The River” John R. Leonetti
“Titanic” Adam Suschitzky

BEST EDITING IN A DRAMA SERIES
*“Homeland” Jordan Goldman & David Latham for “Pilot”
“Awake” Jordan Goldman & Paul Trejo for “Pilot”
“Boardwalk Empire” Tim Streeto for “To The Lost”
“Breaking Bad” Skip MacDonald for “Face Off”
“Justified” Keith Henderson for “The Devil You Know”
“Person of Interest” Ray Daniels for “Firewall”

BEST EDITING IN A COMEDY SERIES
*“Curb Your Enthusiasm” Steve Rasch for “Palestinian Chicken”
“30 Rock” Ken Eluto for “Queen of Jordan 2: The Mystery of the Phantom Pooper”
“Community” Jeff Hall for “Pillows and Blankets”
“Cougar Town” John Michel for “Ways to be Wicked”
“Modern Family” Ryan Case for “Aunt Mommy”
“Parks and Recreation” John M. Valerio & Ivan Victor for “The Debate”

BEST EDITING IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
*“Game Change” Lucia Zucchetti
“Great Expectations” Guy Bensley & Victoria Boydell
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Walter Murch
“The Hour” Gareth C. Scales & Xavier Russell & Nick Arthurs & Paul Machliss
“Luther” Tania Reddin & Katie Weiland & Victoria Boydell
“Sherlock” Charlie Phillips

BEST MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
*“Magic City” Starz
“Great Expectations” BBC
“Homeland” Showtime
“The Hour” BBC
“The Secret Circle” The CW
“Touch” Fox

BEST MAIN TITLE DESIGN
*“Boss” Starz
“American Horror Story” FX
“Great Expectations” BBC
“The Hour” BBC
“Magic City” Starz
“NYC 22” CBS

*Indicates the winner

Erratum – 2012/06/14 Press Release

The press release referring to the inaugural PAAFTJ Television Awards presents two errors, one of which refers to the nomination episode of actress Eden Sher, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in “The Middle”. The release informs that she’s been nominated for her performance in the episode “The Concert”, when in fact she was nominated for her performance in the episode “The Test”.

The other error refers to one of the nominees in the Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. The list of nominees informs that Ellen Burstyn has been nominated for her work in “Coma”, when in fact “Coma”‘s airing has been rescheduled to September 3, 2012 and the program is therefore not eligible for the award. That mistake arises from Burstyn’s mention in a longlist put up by the PAAFTJ in early April, where her name was next to that of the correct nominee, Tammy Blanchard, for her work on “Of Two Minds”. This coincidence caused the misunderstanding that led to Burstyn being listed among the nominees in the press release instead of Blanchard, when in fact “Coma” hasn’t even aired yet.

The two mistakes are being corrected by our publicist, and the official lists will be updated soon with the correct information. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

“Community”, “Mad Men” top inaugural PAAFTJ Television Awards nominations

The Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists (PAAFTJ) has today announced nominations for the inaugural edition of the PAAFTJ Television Awards, honoring the finest achievement in US television programming in the 2011/12 TV season. The winners of the PAAFTJ Television Awards will be announced on July 8, 2012.

Nominations were spread across a total of 85 shows from all major broadcast networks plus 15 cable channels and two British networks. Leading the list is the NBC comedy “Community” with 10 nominations, followed by ABC’s “Modern Family” with 9. In the drama field, AMC’s “Mad Men” and Showtime new show “Homeland” lead with 8 nominations each. Other multiple nominees this year include FX animated series “Archer” and HBO period miniseries “Hemingway & Gellhorn”, among others.

The full list of nominees for the 1st PAAFTJ Television Awards is as follows:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Awake” NBC
“Boardwalk Empire” HBO
“Boss” Starz
“Breaking Bad” AMC
“Fringe” Fox
“Game of Thrones” HBO
“Homeland” Showtime
“House” Fox
“Justified” FX
“Mad Men” AMC

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“30 Rock” NBC
“Community” NBC
“Cougar Town” ABC
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” HBO
“Happy Endings” ABC
“Louie” FX
“The Middle” ABC
“Modern Family” ABC
“Parks and Recreation” NBC
“Veep” HBO

BEST MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story” FX
“Game Change” HBO
“Hatfields & McCoys” History Channel
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” HBO
“The Hour” BBC
“Sherlock” BBC

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
“Adventure Time” Cartoon Network
“The Amazing World of Gumball” Cartoon Network
“Archer” FX
“Bob’s Burgers” Fox
“Family Guy” Fox
“The Legend of Korra” Nickelodeon
“Mad” Cartoon Network
“Regular Show” Cartoon Network
“South Park” Comedy Central
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Cartoon Network

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“Conan” TBS
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Comedy Central
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” CBS
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” NBC
“Saturday Night Live” NBC

BEST DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” Allen Coulter for “Under God’s Power She Flourishes”
“Boss” Gus Van Sant for “Listen”
“Downton Abbey” Ashley Pearce for “Episode One”
“Game of Thrones” Neil Marshall for “Blackwater”
“Homeland” Michael Cuesta for “Pilot”
“Mad Men” Jennifer Getzinger for “A Little Kiss”

BEST DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
“30 Rock” Beth McCarthy Miller for “Live From Studio 6H”
“Community” Tristam Shapeero for “Pillows and Blankets”
“Modern Family” James Bagdonas for “Disneyland”
“Parks and Recreation” Amy Poehler for “The Debate”
“Suburgatory” Alex Hardcastle for “Thanksgiving”
“Veep” Armando Ianucci for “Baseball”

BEST DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story” Ryan Murphy
“Game Change” Jay Roach
“Great Expectations” Brian Kirk
“Hatfields & McCoys” Kevin Reynolds
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Philip Kaufman
“Titanic” Jon Jones

BEST DIRECTING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES
“Adventure Time” Larry Leichliter for “Fionna and Cake/What Was Missing”
“The Amazing World of Gumball” Ben Marsaud for “The Microwave/The Meddler”
“Archer” Adam Reed for “Space Race”
“The Legend of Korra” Joaquim dos Santos & Ki Hyun Ryu for “Welcome to Republic City”
“The Simpsons” Matthew Nastuk for “At Long Last Leave”
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Brian Kalin O’Connel for “Slaves of the Republic”

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad” (Episode: “Crawl Space”)
Kelsey Grammer for “Boss” (Episode: “Swallow”)
Jason Isaacs for “Awake” (Episode: “Say Hello to My Little Friend”)
Hugh Laurie for “House” (Episode: “Everybody Dies”)
Damian Lewis for “Homeland” (Episode: “Representative Brody”)
Timothy Olyphant for “Justified” (Episode: “Slaughterhouse”)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” (Episode: “Live From Studio 6H”)
Louis C.K. for “Louie” (Episode: “Come On, God”)
Garret Dillahunt for “Raising Hope” (Episode: “Kidnapped”)
Larry David for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Episode: “Palestinian Chicken”)
Joel McHale for “Community” (Episode: “Contemporary Impressionists”)
Jim Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory” (Episode: “The Friendship Contraction”)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Kevin Costner for “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch for “Sherlock”
Idris Elba for “Luther”
Woody Harrelson for “Game Change”
Bill Nighy for “Page Eight”
Clive Owen for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes for “Homeland” (Episode: “The Vest”)
Ginnifer Goodwin for “Once Upon a Time” (Episode: “Snow Falls”)
Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife” (Episode: “Blue Ribbon Panel”)
Elisabeth Moss for “Mad Men” (Episode: “The Other Woman”)
Katey Sagal for “Sons of Anarchy” (Episode: “Hands”)
Anna Torv for “Fringe” (Episode: “One Night in October”)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Zooey Deschanel for “New Girl” (Episode: “Pilot”)
Lena Dunham for “Girls” (Episode: “All Adventurous Women Do”)
Patricia Heaton for “The Middle” (Episode: “Thanksgiving III”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep” (Episode: “Nicknames”)
Melissa McCarthy for “Mike & Molly” (Episode: “Bachelor/Bachelorette”)
Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation” (Episode: “I’m Leslie Knope”)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Patricia Clarkson for “Five”
Nicole Kidman for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Melissa Leo for “The Space Between”
Julianne Moore for “Game Change”
Emma Thompson for “The Song of Lunch”
Emily Watson for “Appropriate Adult”

BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
“Awake” Kyle Killen for “Pilot”
“Breaking Bad” George Mastras & Sam Catlin for “Crawl Space”
“Homeland” Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon & Chip Johannessen for “Marine One”
“House” David Shore, Peter Blake & Eli Attie for “Everybody Dies”
“Mad Men” Matthew Weiner for “Lady Lazarus”
“Smash” Theresa Rebeck for “Pilot”

BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
“30 Rock” Robert Carlock & Vali Chandrasekaran for “Murphy Brown Lied to Us”
“Community” Chris McKenna for “Remedial Chaos Theory”
“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” David Cross & Shaun Pye & Mark Chappell for “Conclusion”
“Louie” Louis C.K. for “Duckling”
“Veep” Armando Ianucci & Simon Blackwell for “Fundraiser”
“Wilfred” David Zuckerman for “Identity”

BEST WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“Appropriate Adult” Neil McKay
“Game Change” Danny Strong
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Jerry Stahl & Barbara Turner
“The Hour” Abi Morgan
“Page Eight” David Hare
“Sherlock” Steven Moffat & Steve Thompson & Mark Gatiss

BEST WRITING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES
“Archer” Adam Reed for “Bloody Ferlin”
“Bob’s Burgers” Nora Smith for “Beefsquatch”
“Family Guy” Mark Hentemann for “Back to the Pilot”
“The Penguins of Madagascar” Bill Motz & Bob Roth for “Operation: Big Blue Marble”
“Regular Show” Benton Connor & Hilary Florido for “Weekend at Benson’s”
“South Park” Trey Parker for “1%”

BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
“Conan” TBS
“The Colbert Report” Comedy Central
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Comedy Central
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” CBS
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” NBC
“Saturday Night Live” NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage for “Game of Thrones” (Episode: “Garden of Bones”)
Giancarlo Esposito for “Breaking Bad” (Episode: “Hermanos”)
Vincent Kartheiser for “Mad Men” (Episode: “Signal 30”)
John Noble for “Fringe” (Episode: “Worlds Apart”)
Nick Nolte for “Luck” (Episode: “Ace Pitches a Deal”)
Michael Pitt for “Boardwalk Empire” (Episode: “To The Lost”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Disneyland”)
Tony Hale for “Veep” (Episode: “Baseball”)
Nick Offerman for “Parks and Recreation” (Episode: “Ron and Tammys”)
Danny Pudi for “Community” (Episode: “Virtual Systems Analysis”)
Jim Rash for “Community” (Episode: “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux”)
James Van Der Beek for “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23” (Episode: “Making Rent”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Ralph Fiennes for “Page Eight”
Martin Freeman for “Sherlock”
Ed Harris for “Game Change”
Martin Landau for “Have a Little Faith”
Tony Shaloub for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Ray Winstone for “Great Expectations”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christina Hendricks for “Mad Men” (Episode: “Mystery Date”)
Anjelica Huston for “Smash” (Episode: “The Coup”)
Kathryn Joosten for “Desperate Housewives” (Episode: “Finishing the Hat”)
Regina King for “Southland” (Episode: “Wednesday”)
Lana Parrilla for “Once Upon a Time” (Episode: “The Thing You Love Most”)
Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey” (Episode: “Episode One”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Little Bo Bleep”)
Diane Ladd for “Enlightened” (Episode: “Consider Helen”)
Busy Philipps for “Cougar Town” (Episode: “Down South”)
Eden Sher for “The Middle” (Episode: “The Test”)
Sofia Vergara for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Egg Drop”)
Kristen Wiig for “Saturday Night Live” (Episode: “Mick Jagger”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Gillian Anderson for “Great Expectations”
Tammy Blanchard for “Of Two Minds”
Judy Davis for “Page Eight”
Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story”
Sarah Paulson for “Game Change”
Lara Pulver for “Sherlock”

BEST VOICE ACTOR IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
Jeff Bennett for “The Penguins of Madagascar” (Episode: “Loathe at First Sight”)
H. Jon Benjamin for “Archer” (Episode: “Skin Game”)
Jeremy Irons for “The Simpsons” (Episode: “Moe Goes from Rags to Riches”)
Daran Norris for “The Fairly OddParents” (Episode: “Timmy’s Secret Wish”)
Neil Patrick Harris for “Adventure Time” (Episode: “Fionna and Cake”)
J. G. Quintel for “Regular Show” (Episode: “Eggcellent”)

BEST VOICE ACTRESS IN AN ANIMATED SERIES
Lady Gaga for “The Simpsons” (Episode: “Lisa Goes Gaga”)
Judy Greer for “Archer” (Episode: “The Limited”)
Katey Sagal for “Futurama” (Episode: “Yo Leela Leela”)
Kristen Schaal for “Bob’s Burgers” (Episode: “The Belchies”)
Tara Strong for “The Fairly OddParents” (Episode: “Timmy’s Secret Wish”)
Jessica Walter for “Archer” (Episode: “The Man From Jupiter”)

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jere Burns for “Justified” (Episode: “Slaughterhouse”)
Giancarlo Esposito for “Once Upon a Time” (Episode: “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree”)
Michael Gambon for “Luck” (Episode: “Ace Meets with a Colleague”)
Robert Morse for “Mad Men” (Episode: “Christmas Waltz”)
Matthew Perry for “The Good Wife” (Episode: “Blue Ribbon Panel”)
Jeffrey Wright for “House” (Episode: “Nobody’s Fault”)

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Bobby Cannavale for “Modern Family” (Episode: “Send Out the Clowns”)
Jimmy Fallon for “Saturday Night Live” (Episode: “Jimmy Fallon/Michael Bublé”)
John Goodman for “Community” (Episode: “Advanced Gay”)
Jon Hamm for “30 Rock” (Episode: “Live From Studio 6H”)
Michael J. Fox for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Episode: “Larry vs. Michael J. Fox”)
Justin Long for “New Girl” (Episode: “Bad in Bed”)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Joan Allen for “Luck” (Episode: “Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm”)
Loretta Devine for “Grey’s Anatomy” (Episode: “Hope for the Hopeless”)
Louise Fletcher for “Shameless” (Episode: “Parenthood”)
Lucy Liu for “Southland” (Episode: “Fallout”)
Bernadette Peters for “Smash” (Episode: “The Workshop”)
Uma Thurman for “Smash” (Episode: “The Movie Star”)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kathy Bates for “Two and a Half Men” (Episode: “Why We Gave Up Women”)
Whoopi Goldberg for “Glee” (Episode: “Choke”)
Kathryn Hahn for “Parks and Recreation” (Episode: “Campaign Shake-Up”)
Melissa McCarthy for “Saturday Night Live” (Episode: “Melissa McCarthy/Lady Antebellum”)
Chlöe Moretz for “30 Rock” (Episode: “Standards and Practices”)
Katy Perry for “Raising Hope” (Episode: “Single White Female Role Model”)

BEST CAST IN A DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad” Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks; casting by Sharon Bialy & Sherry Thomas
“Downton Abbey” Hugo Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Amy Nuttall, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Penelope Wilton; casting by Jill Trevellick
“Game of Thrones” Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jack Gleeson, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Rory McCann, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, James Cosmo, Sibel Kekilli, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill; casting by Nina Gold & Robert Sterne
“Homeland” Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, Mandy Patikin; casting by Judy Henderson
“Luck” Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Richard Kind, Kevin Dunn, Ian Hart, Ritche Coster, Jason Gedrick, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens, Tom Payne, Jill Hennessy, Nick Nolte, Michael Gambon, Ted Levine; casting by Rebecca Mangieri & Wendy Weidman
“Smash” Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Raza Jeffrey, Brian D’Arcy James, Jaime Cepero; casting by Tiffany Little Canfield & Bernard Telsey

BEST CAST IN A COMEDY SERIES
“Community” Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase; casting by Dava Waite & Juel Bestrop
“Cougar Town” Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Brian Van Holt; casting by Debby Romano & Brett Benner
“Girls” Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Christopher Abbott, Alex Carpovsky; casting by Jennifer Euston
“Happy Endings” Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson; casting by Susan Vash
“Modern Family” Ed O’Neil, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter; casting by Jeff Greenberg
“Veep” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Sufe Bradshaw, Tony Hale, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh; casting by Allison Jones

BEST CAST IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story” Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare; casting by Eric Dawson & Carol Kritzer & Robert J. Ulrich
“Game Change” Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Ron Livingston, Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol, Tiffany Thornton, Jamey Sheridan, Alex Hyde-White, Melissa Farman, Brian d’Arcy James, Bruce Altman; casting by Kathleen Chopin & Richard Hicks & David Rubin
“Hatfields & McCoys” Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe, Andrew Howard, Jena Malone, Sarah Parish, Lindsay Pulsipher, Ronan Vibert, Joe Absolom, Noel Fisher, Boyd Holbrook, Tom McKay, Mare Winningham; casting by Fern Champion & Laura Grosu & Amy Hubbard
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Rodrigo Santoro, Robert Duvall, Connie Nielsen, Parker Posey, Molly Parker, Tony Shalhoub, David Strathairn, Jeffrey Jones, Mark Pellegrino, Lars Ulrich, Diane Baker, Brooke Adams, Santiago Cabrera; casting by Victoria Thomas
“Page Eight” Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes, Michael Gambon, Judy Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Saskia Reeves, Felicity Jones; casting by Fiona Weir
“Sherlock” Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Loo Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Vinette Robinson, Jonathan Aris, Lara Pulver, Russell Tovey; casting by Kate Rhodes James

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” Bill Groom for “21”
“Downton Abbey” Donal Woods for “Episode One”
“Game of Thrones” Gemma Jackson for “Garden of Bones”
“Mad Men” Dan Bishop for “A Little Kiss”
“Pan Am” Bob Shaw for “1964”
“Smash” Cabot McMullen for “Bombshell”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A COMEDY SERIES
“Community” Denise Pizzini “Virtual Systems Analysis”
“The Middle” Randy Ser for “The Map”
“Modern Family” Richard Berg for “Tableau Vivant”
“Raising Hope” John Zachary for “Sabrina’s New Jimmy”
“Suburgatory” Joseph P. Lucky for “Pilot”
“Veep” Laura Ballinger for “Tears”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story” Mort Worthington
“Great Expectations” David Roger
“Hatfields & McCoys” Derek R. Hill
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Geoffrey Kirkland
“The Hour” Eve Stewart
“Titanic” Rob Harris

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” Jonathan Freeman for “21”
“Boardwalk Empire” David Franco for “To The Lost”
“Downton Abbey” Nigel Willoughby for “Episode Seven”
“Luck” John L. Grillo for “Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head”
“Pan Am” John Lindley for “Pilot”
“The Walking Dead” Rohn Schmidt for “Pretty Much Dead Already”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A COMEDY SERIES
“Bored to Death” Vanja Cernjul for “Forget the Herring”
“Californication” Michael Weaver for “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be”
“Girls” Matthew J. Santo for “Welcome to Bushwick AKA The Crackcident”
“Veep” Jay Feather for “Baseball”
“Weeds” Steven H. Smith for “Cats! Cats! Cats!”
“Wilfred” Brad Lipson for “Anger”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story” John B. Aronson & Michael Goi
“Firelight” Frank Prinzi
“Great Expectations” Florian Hoffmeister
“Page Eight” Martin Ruhe
“The River” John R. Leonetti
“Titanic” Adam Suschitzky

BEST EDITING IN A DRAMA SERIES
“Awake” Jordan Goldman & Paul Trejo for “Pilot”
“Boardwalk Empire” Tim Streeto for “To The Lost”
“Breaking Bad” Skip MacDonald for “Face Off”
“Homeland” Jordan Goldman & David Latham for “Pilot”
“Justified” Keith Henderson for “The Devil You Know”
“Person of Interest” Ray Daniels for “Firewall”

BEST EDITING IN A COMEDY SERIES
“30 Rock” Ken Eluto for “Queen of Jordan 2: The Mystery of the Phantom Pooper”
“Community” Jeff Hall for “Pillows and Blankets”
“Cougar Town” John Michel for “Ways to be Wicked”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” Steve Rasch for “Palestinian Chicken”
“Modern Family” Ryan Case for “Aunt Mommy”
“Parks and Recreation” John M. Valerio & Ivan Victor for “The Debate”

BEST EDITING IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“Game Change” Lucia Zucchetti
“Great Expectations” Guy Bensley & Victoria Boydell
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” Walter Murch
“The Hour” Gareth C. Scales & Xavier Russell & Nick Arthurs & Paul Machliss
“Luther” Tania Reddin & Katie Weiland & Victoria Boydell
“Sherlock” Charlie Phillips

BEST MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
“Great Expectations” BBC
“Homeland” Showtime
“The Hour” BBC
“Magic City” Starz
“The Secret Circle” The CW
“Touch” Fox

BEST MAIN TITLE DESIGN
“American Horror Story” FX
“Boss” Starz
“NYC 22” CBS
“The Hour” BBC
“Magic City” Starz
“Great Expectations” BBC

PAAFTJ Television Awards Information

To honor the best achievements in commercial and non-commercial television in the US, the members of PAAFTJ will be voting anually for the PAAFTJ Television Awards, which will be presented to outstanding shows in fields such as drama, comedy, and animation. The following dates apply to the 1st edition, honoring programs airing between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012:

April 18, 2012 – Beginning of consideration period

June 1, 2012 – Nominating ballots are mailed to the PAAFTJ members

June 8, 2012 – Deadline for nominating ballots to be returned

June 14, 2012 – Nominations for the 1st PAAFTJ Television Awards announced

June 21, 2012 – Final ballots are mailed to the PAAFTJ members

June 30, 2012 – Deadline for final ballots to be returned

July 8, 2012 – PAAFTJ Television Awards winners announced

To best cover the different aspects of the television making, there will be a total of 46 categories divided into Drama, Comedy, Miniseries/Movie, Animated, and Variety. The awards will contemplate achievements such as acting, writing, directing, casting, and editing. Each category will comprise up to six nominees, with the exception of the main categories, which can have up to ten nominees.

For additional information, contact us at paaftj@gmail.com.