Bryan Cranston, Jim Parsons & Valerie Harper Among Nominees for 2014 TCA AWARDS
The Television Critics Association has unveiled the full list of nominees for the 2014 TCA Awards, which recognize outstanding television programming in the 2013-2014 season, honoring actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories. The winners will be announced at an event to be held Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as part of the group's bi-annual TV Press Tour.
Among those nominated for Individual Achievement in a Drama Series is Bryan Cranston for his performance in AMC's Breaking Bad. The actor recently received a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in the drama 'All The Way,' in which he portrays President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Jim Parsons, who can currently be seen in HBO's 'The Normal Heart' has received a TCA nomination for Individual Achievement in a Comedy Series for his role on CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' playing Sheldon Cooper. The actor has received two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the role. He appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning production of THE NORMAL HEART and most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Harvey.
Valerie Harper is among the nominees for Career Achievement. Harper was diagnosed a year ago with terminal brain cancer and was given just three months to live by her doctors. She went on to beat the odds, even appearing as a contestant on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars.
She perhaps is best known to audiences for her role as the beloved Rhoda Morgenstern on the classic TV sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its subsequent spin-off, "Rhoda." The popularity of the show was enormous, and the episode of Rhoda's wedding set ratings records with 52 million viewers.
For playing Rhoda, Harper won a total of four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Her extensive television career includes the self titled sitcom, "Valerie," and more recently guest roles on such hit shows as "Desperate Housewives," "Sex and the City," "That '70s Show," "Touched by an Angel" and "Hot in Cleveland." Notable film credits include "Blame It on Rio," "Freebie and the Bean," "Chapter Two" and "The Last Married Couple in America."
In 2010 Harper was seen on Broadway in "Looped" and received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead. In January 2013, Harper published her memoir, I Rhoda.
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