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'Sleepy Hollow' nominated for a TCA award

The nominees for this year’s Television Critics Association awards, or TCA’s, were announced Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Several well known favorites, such as HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” and NBC’s “The Voice” earned nominations, however, several new series also received a nod.

Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane)
Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane)Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
FOX series 'Sleepy Hollow' earns a nomination
FOX series 'Sleepy Hollow' earns a nominationFOX

Among those is “Sleepy Hollow,” which enters its second season this fall on FOX. The series, which was surprisingly renewed by the network after only three episodes had aired, was nominated for Outstanding New Program-and competition in the category is fierce. “Sleepy Hollow” is up against favorites such as fellow FOX series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” FX’s “Fargo,” Netflix darling “Orange Is the New Black,” and HBO’s “True Detective.”

“Sleepy Hollow,” a modern take on the Washington Irving short story of the same name, stars Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as Lieutenant Abbie Mills. Fans, referred to as Sleepyheads, might chalk up the early renewal and TCA nomination to the fact that the series is not afraid to wander into strange and unusual territory – and is often combined with excellent visual effects.

However, the real reason behind the nomination might be the cast. The chemistry between series leads Mison and Beharie is so believable that fans often ‘ship the duo off screen as well. It must be said, though, that the supporting cast, including Orlando Jones (“Rules of Engagement,”) Katia Winter (“Dexter,” )and Lyndie Greenwood (“Nikita”) also deliver outstanding performances.

Perhaps that’s why the TCA, which represents more than 220 journalists writing about television for print and online outlets in the United States and Canada, chose to nominate the series for an award. The TCA honors outstanding achievements in television.

Whatever the reason, “Sleepy Hollow” is certainly a good contender for the award. The results of this year’s TCA awards will be announced on July 19, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. For a full listing of this year’s nominees, visit the TCA website.