5 Biggest Shockers From the Critics' Choice Award Nominations

"Girls," "The Walking Dead," "Modern Family" are snubbed.

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"Girls" won't be having any fun at this year's Critics' Choice Awards. Neither will zombies, Liz Lemon, or Don Draper.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced their nominees for the Critics' Choice Awards, and the list is most notable for the shows and stars missing from it. The snubs include two of TV's biggest hits, as well as one awards darling.

One hit that did get a nomination: "Duck Dynasty," in the reality series category (though some would argue that it's such a funny show, it'd clean up in comedy too).

[Related: This Year's Cable Winners and Losers]

Two new shows elbowed their way into the already-overcrowded drama space: FX's "The Americans," which landed in the best drama category, and Netflix's "House of Cards," which netted nods for Kevin Spacey and Corey Stoll.

But their inclusion means the absence of others. Let's look at some of the biggest shockers among the nominations:

1. "Girls" gone missing.

One would think the critics would nominate a critical darling. But no, this is one awards show that won't be all about "Girls." Though it received a nomination last year, only star Lena Dunham got a nod this time.

2. "The Walking Dead" is DOA.

AMC's zombie drama became an even bigger ratings hit last season; it's the No. 1 show among the coveted 18-49 demographic. But clearly, it's not No. 1 in the hearts of BTJA voters — "The Walking Dead" wasn't nominated last year either.

[Related: 'Walking Dead' Season 4 Sneak Peek: Look Out Behind You, Rick!]

3. Nobody likes "Modern Family" anymore?

The popular comedy did hit a ratings bump this year, but it's still a favorite at the Emmys and Golden Globes. It seems that its ABC sibling "The Middle" took its best comedy slot.

4. What's the deal with the reality categories?

Other than "Pawn Stars," the reality-series category is a complete overhaul from last year. "Duck Dynasty" definitely deserves to be there due to its sheer viewership, but "The Moment"? "Small Town Security"? Does anyone actually watch those shows? Where's "The Voice's" nod?

(And, just like last year, the broadcast journalists still don't like "American Idol" or "Dancing With the Stars," but we're OK with that.)

[Related: 2013 Daytime Emmys: Which Network Scored 50 Nominations?]

5. Best talk show nominee ... "Marie"?!

"Conan" ... "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" ... "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" ... "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ... "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" … "Marie."

One of these things is not like the other.

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Check out the full list of nominees, and let us know who you think got majorly snubbed!

BEST DRAMA SERIES

"The Americans"
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"Homeland"

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Andrew Lincoln, "The Walking Dead"
Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"
Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Keri Russell, "The Americans"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad"
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, "Game of Thrones"
Michael Cudlitz, "Southland"
Noah Emmerich, "The Americans"
Walton Goggins, "Justified"
Corey Stoll, "House of Cards"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jennifer Carpenter, "Dexter"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Regina King, "Southland"
Monica Potter, "Parenthood"
Abigail Spencer, "Rectify"

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jim Beaver, "Justified"
Jane Fonda, "The Newsroom"
Martha Plimpton, "The Good Wife"
Carrie Preston, "The Good Wife"
Diana Rigg, "Game of Thrones"
Jimmy Smits, "Sons of Anarchy"

BEST COMEDY SERIES

"The Big Bang Theory"
"Louie"
"The Middle"
"New Girl"
"Parks and Recreation"
"Veep"

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Jake Johnson, "New Girl"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" 
Adam Scott, "Parks and Recreation"
Jeremy Sisto, "Suburgatory"

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
Simon Helberg, "The Big Bang Theory"
Alex Karpovsky, "Girls"
Adam Pally, "Happy Endings"
Chris Pratt, "Parks and Recreation"
Danny Pudi, "Community" 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Carly Chaikin, "Suburgatory"
Kaley Cuoco, "The Big Bang Theory"
Sarah Hyland, "Modern Family"
Melissa Rauch, "The Big Bang Theory"
Eden Sher, "The Middle"
Casey Wilson, "Happy Endings" 

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES

Melissa Leo, "Louie"
Patrick Wilson, "Girls"
David Lynch, "Louie"
Bob Newhart, "The Big Bang Theory"
Patton Oswalt, "Parks and Recreation"
Molly Shannon, "Enlightened"

BEST MOVIE OR MINISERIES

"American Horror Story: Asylum"
"Behind the Candelabra"T"he Crimson Petal and the White"
"The Hour"
"Political Animals"
"Top of the Lake"

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade's End"
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
Toby Jones, "The Girl"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"
Dominic West, "The Hour" 

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Angela Bassett, "Betty & Coretta"
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
Romola Garai, "The Hour"
Rebecca Hall, "Parade's End"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES

James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Peter Mullan, "Top of the Lake"
Zachary Quinto, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Sebastian Stan, "Political Animals"
David Wenham, "Top of the Lake"
Thomas M. Wright, "Top of the Lake" 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals"
Sienna Miller, "The Girl"
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Lily Rabe, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Imelda Staunton, "The Girl"
Alfre Woodard, "Steel Magnolias" 

BEST REALITY SERIES

"Duck Dynasty"
"The Moment"
"Pawn Stars"
"Push Girls"
"Small Town Security"
"Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan"

BEST REALITY SERIES—COMPETITION

"Chopped"
"Face Off" "Shark Tank"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Survivor"
"The Voice"

BEST REALITY HOST

Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars"
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Gordon Ramsay, "Hell's Kitchen" / "MasterChef"
RuPaul, "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
Kurt Warner, "The Moment"

BEST TALK SHOW

"Conan"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live! "
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
"Marie"

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

"Adventure Time"
"Archer"
"Phineas and Ferb" "Regular Show"
"The Simpsons"
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
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