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Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'

Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'
The FX series "Fargo," with Allison Tolman and Shawn Doyle, is nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award as best miniseries. Tolman is also nominated as a supporting actress. (Chris Large / FX)

The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. announced nominations for the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards on Wednesday. "Fargo," "Masters of Sex," "The Good Wife," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Normal Heart" were the most-nominated programs of the year, with five nods apiece.

Other programs picking up multiple nominations include "Orange Is the New Black," "Sherlock: His Last Vow," "The Americans" and "Breaking Bad."

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On the strength of the limited series "Fargo," adapted from the Coen brothers' 1996 movie, the offbeat comedy "Louie" and the Cold War drama "The Americans," FX has the most nominations of any network. It is followed closely by awards heavyweight HBO (18), which scored nods for the film adaptation of Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart" as well as fantasy epic "Game of Thrones," political satire "Veep," Brooklyn-set "Girls," tech-world comedy "Silicon Valley" and gay drama series "Looking."

The comedy category was dominated by newcomers, with freshman series "Broad City," "Orange Is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" earning nominations along with established series "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep" and "Louie."

Competing for best drama series are the rookies "Masters of Sex" and "True Detective," as well as veterans "Game of Thrones," "The Americans," "Breaking Bad" and "The Good Wife."

The acting categories likewise include a mixture of perennial award favorites, such as Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), and fresh faces like Laverne Cox ("Orange Is the New Black"), Ilana Glazer ("Broad City") and Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex").

The awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be held June 19 at the Beverly Hilton and will be broadcast live on the CW.

The complete list of nominees:

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