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‘Modern Family,’ ‘Mad Men’ Top Critics Choice TV Award Nominations

Nominations for Emmy alternative look a lot like … the Emmys

Likely Emmy contenders "Modern Family," "Mad Men," "30 Rock" and "Boardwalk Empire" are among the top nominees for the first Critics Choice Television Awards, which were announced on Monday morning by the recently-formed Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

But Emmy dark horses "Community," "Fringe" and "The Killing" are also in the running for the awards, which will take place on June 20 and are deliberately timed to influence Emmy voters who will be casting their nominating ballots this month.

Modern FamilyABC was the most-nominated network, with 16 nominations in the CCTA's 14 categories. NBC trailed with 12, followed by AMC, CBS, Fox and FX with nine each.

Six of the ABC nominations belonged to the second-year comedy "Modern Family" (left), which led all shows in nominations, including nods for three supporting actors (Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neil and Eric Stonestreet) and two supporting actresses (Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara).

Among drama shows, "Mad Men" was tops with five nominations, including noms for Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss in the lead categories and John Slattery and Christina Hendricks in supporting.

"30 Rock," "Boardwalk Empire," "Justified" and "The Good Wife" picked up four nominations each, while the six shows with three nominations included "Community," "Friday Night Lights," "Fringe" and "The Killing."

nominations by showWith 10 nominations in both the Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series categories, the CCTA cast a wide net and will likely include most if not all of the Emmy nominees, which will be announced on July 14.

Missing from the nominees were HBO's "True Blood" and Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," along with actresses Toni Collette ("United States of Tara"), Lea Michelle ("Glee") and Mariska Hargitay ("Law and Order: SVU").

Other notable choices: "Survivor" did not make the cut in the Best Reality Series – Competition category, though "RuPaul's Drag Race" did, while neither Jay Leno, David Letterman nor Conan O'Brien passed muster in the Best Talk Show field, which consisted of "Chelsea Lately," "The Daily Show," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

A 15th category, Most Exciting New Series, is still accepting submissions (in the form of screeners for shows debuting this fall) and will announce the nominees at a later date.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which presents the Critics Choice Movie Awards.  The first Critics Choice Movie Awards will take place at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20, and will be hosted by Cat Deely — who (shades of James Franco at the Oscars) is also a nominee, for hosting "So You Think You Can Dance."

The cable and satellite network REELZCHANNEL will broadcast the show on June 22, while VH1.com will live-stream the ceremony.

nominations by networkThe nominees:

Best Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire – HBO
Dexter – Showtime
Friday Night Lights – DirecTV
Fringe – FOX
Game of Thrones – HBO
The Good Wife – CBS
Justified – FX
The Killing – AMC
Mad Men – AMC
The Walking Dead – AMC

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights – DirecTV
Michael C Hall – Dexter – Showtime
Jon Hamm – Mad Men – AMC
William H Macy – Shameless – Showtime
Timothy Olyphant – Justified – FX

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights – DirecTV
Mireille Enos – The Killing – AMC
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife – CBS
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men – AMC
Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy – FX
Anna Torv – Fringe – FOX

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife – CBS
Walton Goggins – Justified – FX
Shawn Hatosy – Southland – TNT
John Noble – Fringe – FOX
Michael Pitt – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
John Slattery – Mad Men – AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Forbes – The Killing – AMC
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men – AMC
Margo Martindale – Justified – FX
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire – HBO
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife – CBS
Chloë Sevigny – Big Love – HBO

Best Comedy Series
Archer – FX
The Big Bang Theory – CBS
Community – NBC
Glee – FOX
Louie – FX
The Middle – ABC
Modern Family – ABC
The Office – NBC
Parks and Recreation – NBC
30 Rock – NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock – NBC
Steve Carell – The Office – NBC
Louis CK – Louie – FX
Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX
Joel McHale – Community – NBC
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox – Cougar Town – ABC
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie – Showtime
Tina Fey – 30 Rock – NBC
Patricia Heaton – The Middle – ABC
Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope – FOX
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell – Modern Family – ABC
Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother – CBS
Nick Offerman – Parks and Recreation – NBC
Ed O’Neill – Modern Family – ABC
Danny Pudi – Community – NBC
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family – ABC

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen – Modern Family – ABC
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock – NBC
Jane Lynch – Glee – FOX
Busy Philipps – Cougar Town – ABC
Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC
Sofía Vergara – Modern Family – ABC

Best Reality Series
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC
Hoarders – A&E
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Bravo
Sister Wives – TLC
Undercover Boss – CBS

Best Reality Series – Competition
The Amazing Race – CBS
American Idol – FOX
Dancing with the Stars – ABC
Project Runway – Lifetime
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo
Top Chef – Bravo

Best Reality Show Host
Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars – ABC
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX
Ty Pennington – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC
Mike Rowe – Dirty Jobs – Discovery
Ryan Seacrest – American Idol – FOX

Best Talk Show
Chelsea Lately – E!
The Daily Show – Comedy Central
The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Warner Bros
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
The Oprah Winfrey Show – Harpo