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Yep, it’s that time again. Awards season! Don’t let anyone fool you — awards season is now officially All.Year.Long.

The glitterati gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel earlier this evening for the second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards (given by the  Broadcast Television Journalists Association, a.k.a. BTJA). And guess what?! A bunch of my favorite shows won!

Homeland (yay!) 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 . (I admit to never having watched this show, much to my Twitterized chagrin).

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was honored as Best Talk Show (again, yay!), while Archer was honored as Best Animated Series (my 17-year-old is cheering – “See? It’s a great show,” he says), and Sherlock was honored as Best Movie/Miniseries (sweet!). Here’s a shocker: NBC was the most awarded network with five wins, followed by ABC and AMC, which tied with three wins each.

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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 (New Girl) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) tied for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks for the second year in a row (and who can argue with that, after her drop-dead performance this season). Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito was named Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (again, just shoot me for never having gotten into Breaking Bad – believe me, it’s on my list).

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 (um, really?). Benedict Cumberbatch was recognized as Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his work in Sherlock (yes!), while Julianne Moore was named Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for her role in Game Change. (you can’t beat her Sarah Palin personage).

In addition, The Following, The Mindy Project, Nashville, The Newsroom and Political Animals were honored as Most Exciting New Series (and they’re not even officially on the air yet!).

The 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.” I’ve always said that Smash is Glee for grownups.

Let’s take a look at the full list of winners…

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 – PBS

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock – 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.)

WINNERS Tally

NETWORKS, CHANNELS & DISTRIBUTORS

NBC – 5

ABC – 3

AMC – 3

Fox – 2

FX – 2

PBS – 2

Showtime – 2

HBO – 1

TNT – 1

Travel Channel – 1

SHOWS

Breaking Bad – 2

Homeland – 2

Modern Family – 2

Parks and Recreation – 2

Sherlock – 2

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – 1

Archer – 1

Community – 1

Dancing with the Stars – 1

Game Change – 1

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – 1

Louie – 1

Mad Men – 1

New Girl – 1

So You Think You Can Dance – 1

Southland – 1

The Voice – 1

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5 COMMENTS

  1. No Reservations is a great show, so I’m not surprised about its win. Breaking Bad is a great TV show too. Going to really miss that one when it ends.

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