COMMUNITY, HOMELAND, MODERN FAMILY, LOUIE and More Win Critics’ Choice Television Awards

     June 19, 2012


Last night the second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were revealed, and while fans usually gripe about these kinds of people being out of touch with the public, they’re usually more accurate than the Emmys when it comes to picking the best that TV has to offer. This time was no exception as Homeland, the best new drama of the season took home the big award for Best Drama Series and Community finally won its biggest award yet by winning the Best Comedy Series award. It’s just a shame that creator Dan Harmon won’t be around next season to try again, though we’re going to give the new showrunners a chance before truly griping.

There were also some great wins for cast members from Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation and Modern Family, not to mention some much deserved loved for BBC’s Sherlock and its star Benedict Cumberbatch, and FX’s animated comedy series Archer. I can’t say there’s much I disagree with here. Even the tie for Best Actress in a Comedy Series makes perfect sense. My favorite award though is the one that went to Louis C.K. for his turn on his own series Louie, followed closely by Paul Rudd‘s guest turn on Parks and Recreation as opposing city council candidate Bobby Newport (“Leslie, we did it!”). In addition, critics even gave us a taste of what they think the most promising shows of next season are by naming five of them the most exciting of the upcoming slate.  Check out the full list of winners after the jump.

Here’s the full list of winners from EW:

Best Drama Series

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
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance

Best Talk Show
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Best Comedy Series

louie_fx_louis_ck_standupBest Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. – Louie

Best Actress in a Comedy Series — TIE
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
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

Best Movie/Miniseries

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries
Julianne Moore – Game Change

Most Exciting New Series
The Following
The Mindy Project
The Newsroom
Political Animals