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Sony Pictures Television Garners 20 Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominations

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sony Pictures Television Garners 20 Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominations14:05 EDT Tuesday, June 05, 2012Acclaimed Series 'Community' and 'Breaking Bad' Among Most Nominated ShowsCULVER CITY, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) series garnered twenty nominations at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's (BTJA) announcement for the Second Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards this morning. SPT's nominations crossed all genres with Best Outstanding Drama, Comedy and Reality Competitions for "Breaking Bad," "Community" and "Shark Tank" respectively, and several acting categories which also encompassed the movies/miniseries category. SPT's "Community" holds the honor as the most nominated series overall with six nods. (Logo: "We're grateful to the Broadcast Television Journalists Association for their recognition of our series today, and for their support in championing these shows and performances all season long," said Jamie Erlicht, president of programming, Sony Pictures Television. "We congratulate the immensely talented teams that were recognized this morning, and who contributed to making Sony TV one of the most nominated studios," said Zack Van Amburg, president of programming, Sony Pictures Television. Winners will be announced on the evening of Monday, June 18th, at a gala awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The complete list of SPT's nominations follows:Best Drama SeriesBreaking Bad ? AMCBest Actor in a Drama SeriesBryan Cranston ? Breaking Bad ? AMCTimothy Olyphant ? Justified ? FXBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGiancarlo Esposito ? Breaking Bad ? AMCNeal McDonough ? Justified ? FXAaron Paul ? Breaking Bad - AMCBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesAnna Gunn ? Breaking Bad - AMCBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesDylan Baker ? Damages ? DirecTVJere Burns ? Justified ? FXBest Reality Series ? CompetitionShark Tank ? ABCBest Comedy SeriesCommunity ? NBCBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesJoel McHale ? Community ? NBCBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesDanny Pudi ? Community ? NBCJim Rash ? Community ? NBCDamon Wayans Jr. ? Happy Endings ? ABCBest Supporting Actress in a ComedyAlison Brie ? Community ? NBCGillian Jacobs ? Community ? NBCCasey Wilson ? Happy Endings ? ABC Best Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesKevin Costner ? Hatfields & McCoys ? HistoryBest Actress in a Movie/MiniseriesPatricia Clarkson ? Five ? LifetimeAbout Sony Pictures TelevisionSony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 754 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT ( is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.SOURCE Sony Pictures TelevisionFor further information: Karen Barragan, Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-6467,, or Robyn Harney, Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-3202,