BSG, True Blood, The Big Bang Theory and Mad Men grab top honors at 2009 TCA Awards

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August 2nd, 2009

Battlestar Galactica

Below is a list of the winners of the 2009 TCA Awards, and below that is the original press release from June listing all of the nominees.

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: "Battlestar Galactica" (SciFi)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM: "True Blood" (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: "Mad Men" (AMC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION: "The Alzheimer's Project" (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING: "Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nickelodeon)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINI-SERIES & SPECIALS: "Grey Gardens" (HBO)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)

HERITAGE AWARD (a sort of career achievement award for shows): "ER" (NBC)

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Betty White

Television Critics Association Announces 2009 Award Nominees

Chelsea Handler To Open The 25th Anniversary Of The Awards

NBC Leads with 11 Nominations

June 3, 2009 Los Angeles, CA - The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2009 TCA Award nominations.

NBC leads the list with 11 nominations including comedies "30 Rock," "The Office" and "Saturday Night Live," which garnered 7 nominations total. "Friday Night Lights," which initially aired on DirecTV, got a nomination along with long-time series "ER." NBC also received a nomination for its coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

FX's "The Shield" received the most TCA Award nominations for its final season in four categories: Program of the Year, Outstanding Drama, TCA Heritage Award and Individual Achievement, for which actor Walton Goggins was nominated. Glenn Close received a nomination for her work in the FX drama "Damages."

HBO programs received six nominations, including three of five nominations in the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-Series and Specials categories for "Generation Kill," "Grey Gardens" and "Taking Chance." Freshman series "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" and "True Blood" and the documentary series "The Alzheimer's Project" all got a nod.

The 25th annual TCA Awards honor the finest work of the 2008-09 season as selected by the association's 200-plus member critics and journalists. The winners will be announced August 1st at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California. Chelsea Handler, host of E!'s "Chelsea Lately," will open the ceremony.

Past winners up for honors this year include Steve Carell ("The Office"), Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Hugh Laurie ("House"), "The Office," "30 Rock'" Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," ABC's "Lost," "Friday Night Lights," AMC's "Mad Men," PBS's "Frontline" and Nickelodeon's "Nick News."

NBC has three series, "ER," "Saturday Night Live" and "Star Trek" nominated for a TCA Heritage Award, which recognizes a long-standing program that made a lasting cultural or social impact. Also nominated in this category are "M*A*S*H" (CBS) and "The Shield" (FX).

Below is a complete list of this year's TCA Award nominations. Please note career achievement nominees are not listed. A winner in that category will be chosen by TCA members.

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

"Battlestar Galactica" (SciFi Channel)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
"The Shield" (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

"30 Rock" (NBC)
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
"How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)
"The Office" (NBC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Friday Night Lights" (NBC/DirecTV)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"The Shield" (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS

2008 Summer Olympic Coverage (NBC)
"24: Redemption" (Fox)
"Generation Kill" (HBO)
"Grey Gardens" (HBO)
"Taking Chance" (HBO)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

"Fringe" (Fox)
"The Mentalist" (CBS)
"No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO)
"True Blood" (HBO)
"United States Of Tara" (Showtime)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
Steve Carell ("The Office")
Tina Fey ("30 Rock")
Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Glenn Close ("Damages")
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
Walton Goggins ("The Shield")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
Hugh Laurie ("House")

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

"Camp Rock" (The Disney Channel)
"The Electric Company" (PBS)
"Nick News" (Nickelodeon)
"Sid the Science Kid" (PBS)
"Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nickelodeon)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION

"60 Minutes" (CBS)
"The Alzheimer's Project" (HBO)
"Frontline" (PBS)
"The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)
"We Shall Remain" (PBS)

HERITAGE AWARD

"ER" (NBC)
"M*A*S*H" (CBS)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
"The Shield" (FX)
"Star Trek" (NBC)

 
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