Last night, the Television Critics Awards ceremony took place, recognizing the top programs and actors of the 2011-2012 season. Hosted by Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, the 28th annual ceremony handed out it’s awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The ceremony was non-televised and handed out awards to some of the brightest and best in television in the last year.
TCA President Candace Havens: “The past year in television offered a wide variety of standout programming. Viewers were treated to shows that were fearless, thought-provoking and original, spanning far beyond the traditional conventions. Whether it was the hard-hitting drama of ‘Homeland,’ the elegance of ‘Downton Abbey,’ the brash honesty of ‘Louie’ or any of our other winners —truly, there was something for everyone. The TCA is proud to honor these outstanding programs with the help of the talented and award-winning Bryan Cranston.”
The TCA is an organization with over 200 members of the press, consisting of journalists and television critics from both the US and Canada. Check out the list of the winners below and let us know what you think.
Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes (“Homeland,” Showtime)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (“Louie,” FX)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “60 Minutes” (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “Switched At Birth” (ABC Family)
Outstanding New Program: “Homeland” (Showtime)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: “Masterpiece: Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: “Louie” (FX)
Career Achievement Award: David Letterman
Heritage Award: “Cheers”
Program of the Year: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)