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Game of Thrones, Friday Night Lights honored at Television Critics Association Awards

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TCA winners revealed...

Fresh off of its series finale, Friday Night Lights has snagged a Television Critics Association Award. Read on to see what award they claimed.

Everyone loves a critic -- especially if you're a show such as Game of Thrones or Friday Night Light Lights.

The Television Critics Association Awards were held on Saturday night (Aug. 6) and Friday Night Lights walked away with quite an honor for its final season -- Program of the Year.

Who needs tons of past Emmy nods when you can do it big in the final season? Friday Night Lights got a few Emmy nominations this year, but was shunned in the past.

Friday Night Lights and others receive 2011 Emmy nominations>>

Game of Thrones was also a big winner. The show scooped up an award for Outstanding New Program, which was not surprising considering all the chatter the show has gotten.

The Television Critics Association Awards were held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in part with the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Check out the full list of winners to see if any of your favorites were honored.

Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell - Modern Family & Nick Offerman - Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Restrepo

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: Amazing Race

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Sesame Street

Outstanding New Program: Game of Thrones

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Masterpiece: Sherlock

Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Modern Family

Career Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey

Heritage Award: The Dick Van Dyke Show

Program of the Year: Friday Night Lights

Photo courtesy of NBC

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