Critics Choice Television Awards Press Release:
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced the winners of the first-ever Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The star-studded luncheon to acknowledge and honor the best in television was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel and hosted by So You Think You Can Dance star Cat Deeley.
Mad Men took home the prize for Best Drama Series while Modern Family won in the Best Comedy Series category. Best Reality Series was a tie between Hoarders and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, while Best Reality Show-Competition went to American Idol. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was also honored as Best Talk Show.
Actors Jon Hamm and Jim Parsons won Best Actor in a Drama Series for Mad Men and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory, respectively. Julianna Margulies was honored as Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The Good Wife while Tina Fey was acknowledged for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in 30 Rock. Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series was a tie between Christina Hendricks for Mad Men and Margo Martindale for Justified. Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother was named Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Busy Philipps of Cougar Town took home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. John Noble won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Fringe.
The inaugural awards show also honored Danny DeVito with the Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award, presented by “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star and creator Rob McElhenney.
Here’s the complete list of winners.
Best Drama Series “Mad Men”
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Noble – “Fringe”
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christina Hendricks – “Mad Men”
Margo Martindale – “Justified”
Best Reality Series
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Best Reality Series – Competition
Best Reality Show Host
Mike Rowe – “Dirty Jobs”
Best Talk Show
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Neil Patrick Harris – “How I Met Your Mother”
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Busy Philipps – “Cougar Town”
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