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The Television Critics Association announced their annual award nominees on Wednesday. Here they are:

Program of the Year:
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Lost (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
The Sopranos (HBO)
24 (FOX)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy:
The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)
My Name is Earl (NBC)
The Office (NBC)
Scrubs (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama:
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
House (FOX)
Lost (ABC)
The Sopranos (HBO)
24 (FOX)

Outstanding Achievement Movies, Mini-Series & Specials:
American Masters: Bob Dylan: No Direction Home (PBS)
Elizabeth I (HBO)
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (PBS)
Sleeper Cell (Showtime)
Viva Blackpool (BBC America)

Outstanding New Program of the Year:
Big Love (HBO)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)
My Name is Earl (NBC)
Prison Break (FOX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy:
Steve Carell (The Office)
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls)
Jason Lee (My Name is Earl)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)

Individual Achievement in Drama:
Alan Alda (West Wing)
James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming:
Dora the Explorer (Nickelodeon)
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Cartoon Network)
High School Musical (The Disney Channel)
Nick News (Nickelodeon)
Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in News & Information:
American Masters: Newhart (PBS)
Broadway: The Golden Age (PBS)
Frontline (PBS)
Frontline: Country Boys (PBS)
60 Minutes (CBS)

Heritage Award ("which recognizes a long-standing program that made a lasting cultural or social impact"):
Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
The West Wing (NBC)
Will & Grace (NBC)

Winners will be announced on July 23rd.



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As a father of four, this one struck me as odd:


Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming:
Dora the Explorer (Nickelodeon)
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Cartoon Network)
High School Musical (The Disney Channel)
Nick News (Nickelodeon)
Sesame Street (PBS)

This is the oddest group of shows put togheter. They cover jsut about every age group. How can you possible compare a show that caters to the pre-K children (sesame Street) to a show that caters to pre-teens (Foster's Home and High School Musical)? I let my older kids watch Foster's but I would never let my younger kids watch it (they are still in Dora/Sesame mode). Weird.





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Wicked, me loves the awards.

Program of the Year:
Want to win: The Office
Will win: The Sopranos (will beat off media darling Grey's Anatomy)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy:
Want to win: The Office
Will win: The Office

Outstanding Achievement in Drama:
Want to win: The Sopranos
Will win: The Sopranos

Outstanding Achievement Movies, Mini-Series & Specials:
Want to win: Sleeper Cell
Will win: Elizabeth I

Outstanding New Program of the Year:
Want to win: Big Love
Will win: Prison Break

Individual Achievement in Comedy:
(side note: this category has THREE key components from Jon Stewart's Daily Show: Colbert, Carell, and Stewart)
Want to win: Steve Carell
Will win: Steve Carell

Individual Achievement in Drama:
Want to win: Alan Alda
Will win: James Gandolfini





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    Originally posted by Wpob
    As a father of four, this one struck me as odd:


    Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming:
    Dora the Explorer (Nickelodeon)
    Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Cartoon Network)
    High School Musical (The Disney Channel)
    Nick News (Nickelodeon)
    Sesame Street (PBS)

    This is the oddest group of shows put togheter. They cover jsut about every age group. How can you possible compare a show that caters to the pre-K children (sesame Street) to a show that caters to pre-teens (Foster's Home and High School Musical)? I let my older kids watch Foster's but I would never let my younger kids watch it (they are still in Dora/Sesame mode). Weird.




As a father of one, I'd switch out High School Musical and replace it with Little Einsteins. I don't know what could be replacing Foster's Home, but does it have redeeming quality in TCA's eyes or was it a kiss to Cartoon Network for not nominating Naruto?



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You are underestimating the popularity of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. It is the highlight of the cartoon network and has been heavily promoted in BK Happy Meal bundles. Coco is the breakout star.

As the father of a 3 year old, this is by far her favorite show. It is the only kids show on the list I can tolerate, much less enjoy. That and anything on the Disney channel looks harmless to me.
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