2nd Annual Critics Choice Television Awards Winners Announced - Winners Include 'Homeland,' 'Community,' 'Sherlock' and 'Louie'

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June 18th, 2012

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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.

Homeland took home the prize for Best Drama Series while Community won in the Best Comedy Series category. Best Reality Series went to Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, while Best Reality Show-Competition went to The Voice. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was honored as Best Talk Show, Archer 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 for Breaking Bad and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Louie, respectively. Claire Danes was honored as Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Homeland while Zooey Deschanel and Amy Poehler tied for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for their roles in New Girl and Parks and Recreation, respectively. Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks for the second year in a row. Breaking Bad’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 Modern Family. Lucy Liu won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for Southland, and Paul Rudd won Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his role on Parks and Recreation.

Dancing with the Star’s Tom Bergeron and So You Think You Can Dance’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, The Following, The Mindy Project, Nashville, The Newsroom and Political Animals were honored as Most Exciting New Series.

Acting category nominees in attendance included: Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Alison Brie (Community), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race), Regina King (Southland), Lucy Liu (Southland/Elementary), Justin Long (New Girl), Joel McHale (Community), Julianne Moore (Game Change), John Noble (Fringe), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Danny Pudi (Community), Ashley Rickards (Awkward), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Katey Sagal (Sons Of Anarchy), Eden Sher (The Middle), Maggie Siff (Sons Of Anarchy), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag U), Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings), Chloe Webb (Shameless) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings).

Presenters included: Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls), Chris Colfer (Glee), Josh Dallas (Once Upon A Time), Emily Deschanel (Bones), Patrick Duffy (Dallas), Donald Faison (The Exes), Sharon Gless (Burn Notice), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time), Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town), Stana Katic (Castle), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), Robert Patrick (True Blood), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), Hannah Simone (New Girl), Kate Walsh (Private Practice) and Shane West (Nikita).

Stars of the five shows acclaimed as Most Exciting New Series were also in attendance including: Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Chris Messina (The Mindy Project), Olivia Munn (The Newsroom), Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) and Natalie Zea (The Following).

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) also partnered with thalo Magazine to recognize Smash with 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.

About BTJA

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
Homeland – Showtime
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad – AMC
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes – Homeland – Showtime
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad – AMC
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men – AMC
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Lucy Liu – Southland – TNT
Best Reality Series
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Travel Channel
Best Reality Series – Competition
The Voice – NBC
Best Reality Show Host - TIE
Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars – ABC
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX
Best Talk Show
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC
Best Comedy Series
Community – NBC
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. – Louie – FX
Best Actress in a Comedy Series - TIE
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl – FOX
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation – NBC
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell – Modern Family – ABC
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Julie Bowen – Modern Family – ABC
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Paul Rudd – Parks and Recreation – NBC
Best Animated Series
Archer – FX
Best Movie/Miniseries
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
The Following (Fox/Warner Bros.)
The Mindy Project (Fox/Universal)
Nashville (ABC/Lionsgate)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Political Animals (USA/Warner Bros.)
 
  • atlanta

    Yawn, really, another awards show?

  • Stephen

    since it’s the Critics Choice awards, it could probably be named the awards show for shows that get low ratings.

  • Oliver

    They only give awards to low rated shows like The Voice, Modern Family and New Girl.

  • Mega64

    It’s the only place a show like Community will win an award, so I’m fine with it.

  • Kevin

    @Oliver – nice!

    I do want to know how you can give awards out to shows that haven’t aired yet?

  • SherLOCKED (The Mighty Cringe)

    At least Sherlock and Community are getting some love.

    The critics know what their talking about when it comes to those two shows for sure!

  • Rod

    Homeland deserves all the recognition. :)
    Yippee!!

  • Justin121

    Actually this is a continuation of a series of signs that Community is finally going to get Emmy noms this year.

    All the buzz finally got to them.

    Reminds me of last year when Parks finally made the “in” circle.

    No such luck for dramas — Fringe would be nominated by now and The Good Wife would have won already but the Academy is too fixated on Cable.

    Most Exciting New Series? Seriously?

    666 Park Ave., Nashville, Go On, The Goodwin Games are at the top of my list.

    Followed by Hannibal, Do No Harm, Arrow.

    Maybe The Following and Cult, too.

  • EatMorePez

    CBS didn’t win a single award. I guess they’ll just have to settle for getting the most viewers.

  • MyrtleMartha

    Lucy Liu is capable of so much, and is just being taken as seriously by the critics as she deserves, that I wonder how she came to agree to play Watson in CBS’s new Elementary. I keep imagining the conversation:

    Agent: You’re being offered the part of Dr. Watson.

    Lucy: Wow! What fun to play such a highly respected character! And what a good thing this will be for all minority women! Just think, the white male Watson is a wounded war hero! I guess my character will be just home from Afghanistan?

    Agent: Well, no. As a minority woman Watson, you didn’t serve your country in the military.

    Lucy: Oh. Well, white male Watson is a competent and successful doctor! That will be great!

    Agent: Well, no. Minority woman Watson loses her license to practice – some sort of fuzzy competence/ethics issue apparently.

    Lucy: Oh. Well, white male Watson is extremely brave and can always be trusted to be at the head of the action. I’ll love playing such a strong woman!

    Agent: Well, no. Minority woman Watson will be shown in the trailer squealing and hiding behind the others when a person is revealed lying in a puddle of blood.

    Lucy: Oh. Well, Holmes and white male Watson have a deeply caring, mutually respectful relationship. That will lend dignity to my character.

    Agent: Well, no. Minority female Watson will be a paid employee forced on Holmes by his father, and the trailer will show him speaking disrespectfully of you to others.

    Lucy: So Holmes is still a male, and the “intimate” (ACD’s word) same-sex relationship will be replaced by the same-old woman with no special achievements of her own running after strong man to tend to him and clean up after him?

    Agent: Well, yes.

    Lucy: Where do I sign?

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