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03 January 2014

The 2013 My TV Award Nominees

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13-My TVFor the 7th(!) year in a row, it is now time for the annual My TV Award nominations.

It’s been an interesting year in TV with the end of a whole slew of iconic shows (The Office, 30 Rock, Breaking Bad, even Gossip Girl) and a hit-or-miss group of network replacements (oh, Michael J Fox Show, why aren’t you better?). We’ve seen a resurgence of genre TV (hey, Almost Human) and a growing market for British (and even Canadian) imports (here’s to you, Orphan Black). But perhaps the most notable of developments came from a little place called Netflix. The erstwhile DVD-by-mail service took over the world in 2013, expanding their streaming service to redefine how modern television is consumed. They reversed the most maligned cancellation in network history (Arrested Development) to great acclaim, if mixed reviews, and established their own binge-friendly rollout model that they carried over for the premieres of two original scripted series. The critical and commercial success of Orange is the New Black and House of Cards in 2013 tells us more about where television is going than we’ve learned in the past 5 years combined. Luckily, though it doesn’t really resemble television in the sense that we know it, the future seems at least artistically bright.

Here’s our list of the best and the brightest from 2013’s morphing televisual landscape.

As always, all nominees are invited to contact us at kelly@myentertainmentworld.ca to join the annual Nominee Interview Series.

Best Choreography
“The Gravel Road” by Christopher Scott (So You Think You Can Dance)
“Puttin’ on the Ritz” Tabitha & Napoleon D’Umo (So You Think You Can Dance)
“Wicked Game” by Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance)
“I Am the Best” by Mark Kanemura (So You Think You Can Dance)
“Can You Do This” by Derek Hough & Amber Riley (Dancing with the Stars)

Best Writing for a Drama or Dramedy
“Frank the Plumber” by Krista Vernoff (Shameless)
“Blood Money” by Peter Gould (Breaking Bad)
“Red Team III” by Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom)
“COMINT” by Melissa James Gibson (The Americans)
“Savoureux” by Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller and Scott Nimerfro (Hannibal)

Best Writing for a Comedy
“The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” by David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
“The Chickening” by Nick Jones (Orange is the New Black)
“Boys” by Murray Miller (Girls)
“Pepperwood” by Nick Adams (New Girl)
“You’ve Got Sext” by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project)

Best Drama or Dramedy
Shameless
Orphan Black
Breaking Bad
Hannibal
The Americans

Best Comedy
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Orange is the New Black
The Mindy Project
Girls
New Girl

Best Reality Series
Whodunnit
The Voice
Breaking Pointe
Survivor
Dancing with the Stars

Best Variety or Talk Show/Special
Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland
Portlandia
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Roast of James Franco
The 67th Annual Tony Awards

Best New Series
*Best Comedy/Drama nominees excluded
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Graceland
Trophy Wife
Vikings
Super Fun Night

Best Canceled Series
Bunheads
Don’t Trust the B- in Apt 23
Happy Endings
Go On
Wedding Band

Best Ensemble in a Drama or Dramedy
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones
Shameless
The Newsroom
Homeland

Best Lead Actor in a Drama or Dramedy
Jeremy Allen White (Shameless)
Charles Esten (Nashville)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Best Lead Actress in a Drama or Dramedy
Emmy Rossum (Shameless)
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
Hayden Panettiere (Nashville)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama or Dramedy
Cameron Monaghan (Shameless)
Allen Leech (Downton Abbey)
Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black)
Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama or Dramedy
Megan Hilty (Smash)
Vanessa Ferlito (Graceland)
Olivia Munn (The Newsroom)
Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones)
Lily Rabe (American Horror Story)

Best Ensemble in a Comedy
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Orange is the New Black
Trophy Wife
Super Fun Night

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy
Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Chris Messina (The Mindy Project)
Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies)
Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs)

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy
Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black)
Malin Ackerman (Trophy Wife)
Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night)
Christine Woods (Hello Ladies)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Charles Grounds (Camp)
Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory)
Rick Hoffman (Suits)
James Wolk (Crazy Ones)
Kevin Bishop (Super Fun Night)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Clara Mamet (The Neighbors)
Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black)
Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

Best Guest Actor
Andrew Leeds (Bones)
Hamish Linklater (The Newsroom)
Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation)
Noel Fisher (Shameless)
Josh Zuckerman (90210)

Best Guest Actress
Natalie Hall (Drop Dead Diva)
Tanya Wright (Orange is the New Black)
Jane Fonda (The Newsroom)
Merrit Wever (New Girl)
Jenny Slate (Parks & Recreation)

Best Sketch Star/Talk or Variety Host
Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peel (Key & Peele)
Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia)
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)

Best Variety Performance
Amy Poehler & Tina Fey (The Golden Globes)
Seth MacFarlane (The Oscars)
Seth Rogen (The Roast of James Franco)
John Oliver (The Daily Show)
Kerry Washington (Saturday Night Live)

Best Reality Host
Arisa Cox (Big Brother Canada)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
The Rock (The Hero)
Jeff Probst (Survivor)
Julie Chen (Big Brother)

Best Reality Judge/Mentor
Zac Posen (Project Runway)
Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
Keith Urban (American Idol)
Adam Levine (The Voice)
Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef)

Best Female Reality Star
Kate Pankoke (Project Runway)
Michelle Chamuel (The Voice)
Amy Yakima (So You Think You Can Dance)
Allison DeBona (Breaking Pointe)
Helen Kim (Big Brother)

Best Male Reality Star
Alec Beall (Big Brother Canada)
John Cochran (Survivor)
Tyson Apostol (Survivor)
Charles Yang (The Hero)
Aaron Turner (So You Think You Can Dance)

Best Reality Team
Valerie Harper & Tristan MacManus (Dancing with the Stars)
Bill Engvall & Emma Slater (Dancing with the Stars)
Andy Dick & Sharna Burgess (Dancing with the Stars)
Amanda Zuckerman & McCrae Olson (Big Brother)
Aras & Vytas Baskauskas (Survivor)

Best TV Couple
Carl & Boo (Bunheads)
Amber & Reggie (The Neighbors)
Buzz & Grace (Camp)
Barney & Robin (How I Met Your Mother)
tWitch & Allison (So You Think You Can Dance)

The Be-My-Best-Friend Award
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
BJ Novak (The Mindy Project)
Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie/New Girl)
Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Everyone Named Mamet: Clara (The Neighbors), Zosia (Girls), even David.

The Marry-Me Award
Jeremy Jordan (Smash)
Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/Scandal)
Aaron Tveit (Graceland)
Hamish Linklater (The Crazy Ones/The Newsroom)
Adam Levine (The Voice)

Ridiculously Good-Looking Male
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
Adan Canto (The Following)
Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue)
James Wolk (The Crazy Ones)
Corbin Bleu (Dancing with the Stars)

Ridiculously Good-Looking Female
Hannah Simone (New Girl)
Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy)
Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Serinda Swan (Graceland)
Olivia Munn (The Newsroom)

Moment of the Year
The introduction of The Mother (How I Met Your Mother)
Nick kisses Jess (New Girl)
The Red Wedding (Game of Thrones)
Rachel/Lea Michele sings goodbye to Finn/Cory Monteith,“Make You Feel My Love” (Glee)
Hank confronts Walt (Breaking Bad)

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