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[06/02/05 - 12:00 AM]
Television Critics Association Announces 2005 Award Nominees Housewives Clean Up; ABC Leads with Eleven Nominations

[via press release from TCA]

TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2005 AWARD NOMINEES HOUSEWIVES CLEAN UP; ABC LEADS WITH ELEVEN NOMINATIONS

June 2, 2005, Los Angeles, CA -- The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2005 TCA Award nominations.

ABC�s smash hit �Desperate Housewives� had the most nominations, five. ABC�s �Lost� and Comedy Central�s �The Daily Show With Jon Stewart� were next with 4 nominations each.

The 21st annual TCA Awards honor the finest work of the 2004-05 season as selected by the association's 200-plus member critics and journalists. The winners will be announced at a July 23rd ceremony at Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Craig Ferguson, host of CBS�s �The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,� will open the awards show.

This year, ABC leads the list with eleven nominations. Fox programs received eight nominations and HBO received seven nods.

In addition to �Desperate Housewives,� ABC received accolades for another first-year series, �Lost.� Another newcomer gaining the critics� praise is Fox�s �House.�

Past winners up for honors this year include Jon Stewart (�The Daily Show with Jon Stewart�), Ian McShane (�Deadwood�), Fox�s �24,� Comedy Central�s �The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,� Fox�s �Arrested Development,� PBS�s �Frontline,� ABC�s �Nightline� and Nickelodeon�s �Nick News.�

For the fourth 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. PBS has two shows nominated in this legacy category: �Sesame Street� and �Frontline.�

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
�Arrested Development� (Fox)
�The Daily Show with Jon Stewart� (Comedy Central)
�Deadwood� (HBO)
�Desperate Housewives� (ABC)
�Lost� (ABC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
�Arrested Development� (Fox)
�The Daily Show with Jon Stewart� (Comedy Central)
�Desperate Housewives� (ABC)
�Everybody Loves Raymond� (CBS)
�Gilmore Girls� (The WB)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
�24� (Fox)
�Deadwood� (HBO)
�House� (Fox)
�Lost� (ABC)
�Rescue Me� (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS
�Lackawanna Blues� (HBO)
�The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers� (HBO)
�The Office Special� (BBC America)
�Something The Lord Made� (HBO)
�Sometimes In April� (HBO)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
�Desperate Housewives� (ABC)
�House� (Fox)
�Lost� (ABC)
�Rescue Me� (FX)
�Veronica Mars� (UPN)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Jason Bateman (�Arrested Development�)
Marcia Cross (�Desperate Housewives�)
Teri Hatcher (�Desperate Housewives�)
Ray Romano (�Everybody Loves Raymond�)
Jon Stewart (�The Daily Show With Jon Stewart�)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Kristen Bell (�Veronica Mars�)
Matthew Fox (�Lost�)
Hugh Laurie (�House�)
Ian McShane (�Deadwood�)
Kiefer Sutherland (�24�)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN�S PROGRAMMING
�DeGrassi: The Next Generation� (The N)
�Dora The Explorer� (Nickelodeon)
�Nick News� (Nickelodeon)
�Postcards From Buster� (PBS)
�SpongeBob SquarePants� (Nickelodeon)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION
�60 Minutes� Sunday edition (CBS)
�The Daily Show� (Comedy Central)
�Frontline� (PBS)
�Meet the Press� (NBC)
�The News Hour With Jim Lehrer� (PBS)
�Nightline� (ABC)

HERITAGE AWARD
�Frontline� (PBS)
�M*A*S*H� (CBS)
�Nightline� (ABC)
�Saturday Night Live� (NBC)
�Sesame Street� (PBS)





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· 24 (FOX)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LACKAWANNA BLUES (HBO)
· LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS, THE (HBO)
· LOST (ABC)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· SOMETHING THE LORD MADE (HBO)
· SOMETIMES IN APRIL (HBO)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)











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