TCA Nominates ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for Program of the Year

/ May 27, 2014

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Netflix’s original dramedy, “Orange Is the New Black,” will go head-to-head against AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective,” and CBS’ “The Good Wife” for the title of Program of the Year at this year’s Television Critics Association Awards. “Breaking Bad” is the returning champ.

It’s the latest feather on Netflix’s awards-show cap, which includes multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for “House of Cards” (the Media Rights Capital-produced political drama won multiple Emmys including Best Director for David Fincher and a Golden Globe for actress Robin Wright).

This isn’t the first awards-show recognition for “Orange Is the New Black,” either. Series star Taylor Schilling was nominated for a Golden Globe, and the series was named by the American Film Institute as a top TV show of 2013.

In terms of critical acclaim, the series also edges “House of Cards” 79 to 76 based on review-aggregator website Metacritic.

The second season of “Orange” returns on June 6. The show has already been renewed for a third season by Netflix.

Below is the full list of TCA Award nominees if you’re interested. The winners will be announced at a presentation on July 19, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as part of the TCA’s bi-annual TV Press Tour.

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX) [2013 winner in category]
Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project” (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Individual Achievement in Drama

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America) [2013 winner in category]
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“CBS Sunday Morning” (CBS)
“Cosmos” (Fox)
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Frontline” (PBS)
“60 Minutes” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)
“Shark Tank” (ABC) [2013 winner in category]

“Survivor” (CBS)

“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” (PBS)
“The Fosters” (ABC Family)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Fargo” (FX)
“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Sleepy Hollow” (Fox)
“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Broadchurch” (BBC America)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The Returned” (SundanceTV)
“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

“The Americans” (FX)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO) [2013 winner in category]
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) [2013 winner in category – tied with “Parks and Recreation”]
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Louie” (FX)
“The Mindy Project” (Fox)
“Veep” (HBO)

Career Achievement Award

Mark Burnett
James Burrows
Valerie Harper
Jay Leno
William Shatner

Heritage Award

“Lost” (ABC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“South Park” (Comedy Central)
“Star Trek” (NBC)
“Twin Peaks” (ABC)

Program of the Year

“Breaking Bad” (AMC) [2013 winner in category]
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
“True Detective” (HBO)

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