The critics have spoken! Yesterday, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association honored TV's finest at the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards. Many of the medium's unsung heroes were acknowledged, including a little show called Community.
Why can't the Primetime Emmys be more like the Critics' Choice TV Awards? Monday night, the critics celebrated the best television has to offer. And it included was a who's who of underdogs.
The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and the stars were out in full force. When the nominees were initially announced, NBC's Community received the most nods with six, so how did the show fair?
Community won one of the biggest awards of the night -- best comedy series. It beat out the extremely popular Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, New Girl, Parks and Recreation and HBO's Girls.
On the flip side, Homeland snagged best drama series over Mad Men and Breaking Bad. But no worries, the show won its fair share of trophies.
Breaking Bad picked up best actor and supporting actor for Bryan Cranston and Giancarlo Esposito. While Mad Men's Christina Hendricks earned best supporting actress for her amazing performance as Joan.
The critics also revealed their picks for "most exciting new series," which include Fox’s The Following and The Mindy Project, ABC’s Nashville, HBO’s The Newsroom and USA’s Political Animals.
Check out the full list of winners below:
- Best Drama Series: Homeland
- Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
- Best Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland
- Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
- Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
- Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Lucy Liu, Southland
- Best Reality Series: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
- Best Reality Series -- Competition: The Voice
- Best Reality Show Host: (Tie) Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars and Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
- Best Talk Show: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Best Comedy Series: Community
- Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., Louie
- Best Actress in a Comedy Series: (Tie) Zooey Deschanel, New Girl and Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
- Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
- Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
- Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Paul Rudd, Parks and Recreation
- Best Animated Series: Archer
- Best Movie/Miniseries: Sherlock
- Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
- Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries: Julianne Moore, Game Change
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