2004 TCA Awards nominees

TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

2004 AWARD NOMINEES

June 3, 2004, Los Angeles, CA — The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2004 TCA Award nominations, and despite much Hollywood hand wringing over the state of the sitcom, the Fox comedy “Arrested Development” walked away with the most nominations of any series, five total.

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and HBO’s “The Sopranos” received four nominations each. HBO’s Western “Deadwood” and the gay-themed miniseries “Angels in America” received three nominations apiece.

The 20th annual TCA Awards honor the finest work of the 2003-04 season as selected by the association’s 200 member critics and journalists. The winners will be announced at a July 17 ceremony at The Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa.

Bill Maher (HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”) will open the awards show.

This year, HBO snagged a list-topping total of 14 nominations. Fox programs received nine nominations and NBC shows received five nods.

In addition to notices for HBO’s “Deadwood,” new broadcast network series receiving thumbs up from TCA members included CBS’s “Joan of Arcadia” and Fox’s “The O.C.” and the quickly canceled “Wonderfalls.”

Past winners up for honors this year include Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), HBO’s “The Sopranos,” Fox’s “24,” Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” NBC’s “Frasier,” PBS’s “Frontline,” ABC’s “Nightline” and Nickelodeon’s “Nick News.”

For the third year in a row, the TCA chose candidates for its Heritage Award, which recognizes a long-standing program that made a lasting cultural or social impact. NBC had three shows nominated in this historical category: “Frasier,” “Friends” and “Saturday Night Live.”

The TCA also voted for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s

Programming with Nickelodeon series receiving three of the five nominations.

Below is a complete list of this year’s TCA Award nominations. Please note, career achievement nominees are not listed, but a winner in that category will be chosen by TCA members.

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“Angels in America” (HBO)
“Arrested Development” (Fox)
“The Apprentice” (NBC)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“The Sopranos” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“Arrested Development” (Fox)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Sex and the City” (HBO)
“The Office” (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“The Sopranos” (HBO)
“24” (Fox)
“The Shield” (FX)
“Deadwood” (HBO)
“The Wire” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS
“Angels in America” (HBO)
“Lion in Winter” (Showtime)
“Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness” (PBS)
“Soldier’s Girl” (Showtime)
“State of Play” (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“Arrested Development” (Fox)
“Deadwood” (HBO)
“Joan of Arcadia” (CBS)
“The O.C.” (Fox)
“Wonderfalls” (Fox)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ricky Gervais (“The Office”)
Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”)
Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)
James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”)
Ian McShane (“Deadwood”)
Al Pacino (“Angels In America”)
Kiefer Sutherland (“24”)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
“Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
“Fairly OddParents” (Nickelodeon)
“Nick News” (Nickelodeon)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“The Proud Family” (Disney Channel)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION
“Frontline” (PBS)
“60 Minutes” (CBS)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Nightline” (ABC)
“Meet the Press” (NBC)

HERITAGE AWARD
“60 Minutes” (CBS)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Frasier” (NBC)
“Friends” (NBC)
“Frontline” (PBS)

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