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TV Critics Awards 2009: You help me pick the season's best television shows

Tcalogo1 The geeks of the TV industry -- us TV critics -- have united once again to select what we think are the best TV shows of the past season. And in the spirit of using technology to pass the power to the people, once again I'm asking you to get involved

(No, it's not because it saves me a lot of work thinking up nominees. Well, not the main reason.)

Anyway, I'm asking for your help in picking nominees for the Television Critics Association's 2009 awards contest. I need to suggest three picks for every awards category, and I'm giving you, the loyal blog readers, one of those slots.

Shows that aired between May 23, 2008 and May 20, 2009 are eligible and my deadline is Tuesday, so I'm hoping you can let me know soon.

Here are the categories:

Individual achievement in comedy – Award given to the individual (often a performer, but it doesn’t have to be) for recognition of their achievement in TV comedy.

Individual achievement in drama – Award given to the individual (often a performer, but it doesn’t have toTv_dexter be) for recognition of their achievement in TV drama, like Dexter's Michael C. Hall, right, who won in 2007.

Outstanding new program – Award given to the best new series televised for the first time between May 23, 2008 and May 20, 2009.

Outstanding achievement in comedy – Award given to the best comedic program.


Outstanding achievement in drama
– Award given to the best dramatic program.

Outstanding achievement in news & information – Award given to the best news and information program. Can be series, documentary or special.

Wire-posterOutstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials – Award given to the best movie, miniseries or special.

Outstanding achievement in children’s programming – Award given to the best children’s program.

Program of the year – Award given to the best program that has also had a major impact on the medium and the culture. Note: Can come from any category of television.

 Career achievement – Award given to a person whose career, in total, has made a lasting contribution to the medium.

Heritage award – Award recognizes a program whose content has had a positive impact on society and popular culture beyond the boundaries of TV. Note: Candidate shows need to have been in production for at least five seasons OR off the air for at least five years. (The Wire, above, won the award last year.)

(Copy the categories below into your clipboard and paste into the comments section, then fill out your choices. Repeat until you feel satisfied.)

Individual achievement in comedy –

Individual achievement in drama –

Outstanding new program –

Outstanding achievement in comedy –

Outstanding achievement in drama –

Outstanding achievement in news & information –

Outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials –

Outstanding achievement in children’s programming –

Program of the year –

Career achievement –

Heritage award –

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