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Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 2nd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards
LOS ANGELES-- The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced the winners of the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The star-studded gala awards dinner to acknowledge and honor the best in television was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel earlier this evening.
took home the prize for Best Drama Series while won in the Best Comedy Series category. Best Reality Series went to Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, while Best Reality Show-Competition went to . Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was honored as Best Talk Show, was honored as Best Animated Series, and Sherlock was honored as Best Movie/Miniseries. NBC was the most awarded network with five wins followed by ABC and AMC, which tied with three wins each.
Actors Bryan Cranston and Louis C.K. won Best Actor in a Drama Series forand Best Actor in a Comedy Series for , respectively. Claire Danes was honored as Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in while Zooey Deschanel and Amy Poehler tied for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for their roles in and and , respectively. Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to ’s Christina Hendricks for the second year in a row. ’s Giancarlo Esposito was named Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Julie Bowen took home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and Ty Burrell won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for their roles in . Lucy Liu won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for , and Paul Rudd won Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his role on and .
Dancing with the Star’s Tom Bergeron and’s Cat Deeley tied for Best Reality Host. Benedict Cumberbatch was recognized as Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his work in Sherlock, while Julianne Moore was named Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for her role in Game Change. In addition, , , , and Political Animals were honored as Most Exciting New Series.
Acting category nominees in attendance included: Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations), Julie Bowen (), Alison Brie ( ), Ty Burrell ( ), Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), Don Cheadle ( of Lies), Cat Deeley ( ), Zooey Deschanel ( ), Garret Dillahunt ( ), Giancarlo Esposito ( ), Max Greenfield ( ), Anna Gunn ( ), Christina Hendricks ( ), Cheryl Hines ( ), Charlie Hunnam ( ), Gillian Jacobs ( ), Phil Keoghan (The ), Regina King ( ), Lucy Liu ( / ), Justin Long ( ), Joel McHale ( ), Julianne Moore (Game Change), John Noble ( ), Nick Offerman ( and ), Aaron Paul ( ), Carrie Preston (The ), Danny Pudi ( ), Ashley Rickards ( ), Emmy Rossum ( ), Katey Sagal ( ), Eden Sher (The Middle), Maggie Siff ( ), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag U), Damon Wayans Jr. ( ), Chloe Webb ( ) and Casey Wilson ( ).
Presenters included: Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls), Chris Colfer (), Josh ( ), Emily Deschanel ( ), Patrick Duffy ( ), Donald Faison (The Exes), Sharon Gless ( ), Ginnifer Goodwin ( ), Josh Hopkins ( ), Stana Katic ( ), Cloris Leachman ( ), Robert Patrick ( ), Sarah Paulson ( ), Busy Philipps ( ), Hannah Simone (New Girl), Kate Walsh ( ) and Shane West ( ).
Stars of the five shows acclaimed as Most Exciting New Series were also in attendance including: Mindy Kaling (), Chris Messina ( ), Olivia Munn (The Newsroom), Hayden Panettiere ( ), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) and Natalie Zea ( ).
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) also partnered with thalo Magazine to recognizewith the thalo’s Critics’ Choice Inspiration Award, which honors a television show for illuminating the fine arts in its subject matter and production methods, along with the individuals who infuse those productions with their artistic passions.
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards honored programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012, except for the Most Exciting New Series, which are shows premiering after June 1, 2012. Six new categories debuted this year including Best Movie or Mini-series, Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series, Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series and Best Animated Series. The full winners tally is included below.
The 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were executive produced by Bob Bain for Bob Bain Productions.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com
|WINNERS OF THE 2nd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS|
|Best Drama Series|
|Best Actor in a Drama Series|
|Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad – AMC|
|Best Actress in a Drama Series|
|Claire Danes –– Showtime|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series|
|Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad – AMC|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|Christina Hendricks –– AMC|
|Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series|
|Lucy Liu –– TNT|
|Best Reality Series|
|Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Travel Channel|
|Best Reality Series – Competition|
|Best Reality Show Host - TIE|
|Tom Bergeron –– ABC|
|Cat Deeley –– FOX|
|Best Talk Show|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC|
|Best Comedy Series|
|Best Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Louis C.K. –– FX|
|Best Actress in a Comedy Series - TIE|
|Zooey Deschanel – New Girl – FOX|
|Amy Poehler –and – NBC|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Ty Burrell –– ABC|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy|
|Julie Bowen – Modern Family – ABC|
|Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series|
|Paul Rudd –– NBC|
|Best Animated Series|
|Sherlock – Masterpiece on PBS|
|Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries|
|Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock – Masterpiece on PBS|
|Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries|
|Julianne Moore – Game Change – HBO|
|Most Exciting New Series|
|Political Animals (USA/Warner Bros.)|