EIC Announces TV Nominees for 16th Annual Prism Awards
ABC led all TV networks with 14 nominations
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/9/2012 5:09:31 PM
Winners will be announced during the ceremony on April 19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. FX will air the awards on Sept. 16.
Among the TV networks, ABC led the way with 14 nods, while Showtime (9), NBC (7) and HBO/CW (5 each) were right behind.
For Comedy Series, nominated episodes or multi-episode storylines hailed from The Big C (Showtime), Desperate Housewives (ABC), Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime), Entourage (HBO), Glee (Fox), Shameless (Showtime), The Simpsons (Fox), and United States of Tara (Showtime).
Nominated comedy performances were Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Adrian Grenier (Entourage), William H. Macy (Shameless), Shawn Pyfrom (Desperate Housewives), and Emmy Rossum (Shameless).
Drama Episodes nominated were from Blue Bloods (CBS), Castle (ABC), CSI (CBS), Harry's Law (NBC), House (Fox), Parenthood (NBC), Rescue Me (FX), Rookie Blue (ABC) and The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family).
Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Jon Huertas and Stana Katic (Castle), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), and Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue) were nominated for Performance in a Drama Episode.
In the TV Movie or Miniseries category, Bringing Ashley Home (Lifetime), Cyberbully (ABC Family), (Dis)Connected (MTV), Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith (ABC), and The Sunset Limited (HBO) earned nominations.
Nominated TV movie performances were A.J. Cook and Jennifer Morrison (Bringing Ashley Home), Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones (The Sunset Limited) and Emily Osment (Cyberbully).
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