Television Critics Announce 2011 Award Winners

  • Comments: ↓ 5 user comments
  • Publish Date: August 7, 2011

Clear eyes, full hearts, didn't lose

ImageCritics were mad about them

Saturday night, the Television Critics Association, a group comprised of over 200 professional TV critics and journalists who cover the industry, named the winners of the 27th Annual TCA Awards in an invitation-only ceremony hosted by Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman.

This year, awards were handed out in a dozen categories, up from last year's 11 thanks to the addition of a reality show category. While Friday Night Lights was selected as the year's best overall program for the first time in its five seasons, Mad Men and Modern Family were the only shows to win multiple awards, with two apiece. Last year, Glee topped all series with three wins, but that show went home empty-handed this year.

Critic Alan Sepinwall has a good description of the ceremony itself on his blog. Meanwhile, the full list of this year's winners and nominees appears below.

Program of the Year
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Justified (FX)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
NBCFriday Night Lights   Previous Year's Winner:
  Glee (Fox)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Community (NBC)
Louie (FX)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Raising Hope (FOX)
ABCModern Family   Previous Year's Winner:
  Modern Family (ABC)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Justified (FX)
The Good Wife (CBS)
AMCMad Men   Previous Year's Winner:
  [tie] Lost (ABC) / Breaking Bad (AMC)
Outstanding New Program
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Terriers (FX)
The Killing (AMC)
Walking Dead (AMC)
HBOGame of Thrones   Previous Year's Winner:
  Glee (Fox)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Cinema Verite (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Too Big to Fail (HBO)
PBSSherlock   Previous Year's Winner:
  The Pacific (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise (HBO)
60 Minutes (CBS)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
30 for 30 (ESPN)
Nat GeoRestrepo   Previous Year's Winner:
  Life (Discovery)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)
Survivor (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Top Chef: All Stars (Bravo)
CBSThe Amazing Race   Previous Year's Winner:
  n/a
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   A Child's Garden of Poetry (HBO)
iCarly (Nickelodeon)
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (The Hub)
Yo Gabba Gabba (Nick Jr.)
PBSSesame Street   Previous Year's Winner:
  Yo Gabba Gabba (Nick Jr.)
Individual Achievement in Drama
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Margo Martindale (Justified, FX)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified, FX)
AMCJon Hamm
Mad Men
  Previous Year's Winner:
  Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Individual Achievement in Comedy
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Danny Pudi (Community, NBC)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show, Comedy Central)
ABCTy Burrell
Modern Family

NBCNick Offerman
Parks & Recreation
  Previous Year's Winner:
  Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Career Achievement Award
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Steven Bochco
Dick Ebersol
Cloris Leachman
David Letterman
William Shatner
Oprah Winfrey   Previous Year's Winner:
  James Garner
Heritage Award
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   All in the Family
Freaks and Geeks
Twin Peaks
The Dick Van Dyke Show   Previous Year's Winner:
  M*A*S*H

What do you think?

Do you agree or disagree with the critics' choices this year? Let us know in the discussion section below, and don't forget to make your predictions for this year's Emmy Awards.

 

Comments (5)

  • kevinF75  

    "Modern Family" was not the best comedy this year, but I can't take issue with any of the other winners.

  • Sleeve  

    Dexter and Bones fell off a bit this year but Castle and White Collar picked up the slack. Can't believe none of these were even mentioned.

  • breezegirl  

    I really would like to see Peter Dinklage win something. I think he's just great. I'm getting so tired of Mad Men love...

  • JuhS  

    "breezegirl:
    I really would like to see Peter Dinklage win something. I think he's just great. I'm getting so tired of Mad Men love..."

    +1

  • Adityamandal  

    I visited this page to see if Peter Dinklage won the award for Supporting Character. Disappointed to see that there's no such category here.

New in Metacritic Features

What Our Users Are Talking About

  1. /feature/parks-and-recreation-finale-reviews Image
    Episode Review: Parks and Recreation Series Finale
    February 25, 2015 - 1 comment
    1. LamontRaymond : Treat Yo Self! Read »
  2. /feature/reviews-and-results-of-the-87th-academy-awards Image
    2015 Oscars: Full Winners List + Reviews of the Show
    February 23, 2015 - 3 comments
    1. katezoe : Total cinephile and watching the Oscars since I was 10 years old in 1962. This was one of the worst shows... Read »
  3. /feature/most-anticipated-albums-of-2015 Image
    2015 Music Preview: 50+ Notable Upcoming Albums
    January 19, 2015 - 12 comments
    1. MoneyMaker101 : 50 CENT STREET KING IMMORTAL!!! Read »
  4. /feature/2015-videogame-preview Image
    The Most Anticipated Video Games of 2015
    January 14, 2015 - 16 comments
    1. MadJaples : Homefront.....oh dear. I am not holding my breath on that one, considering the first was pretty fekkin dire. Read »
    2. Brolexy : I bought a code GTA5 at Brolexy and will play the next 3 months. Read »
    3. EzioA88 : Arkham Knight certainly first- the Mature rating will only make it better. Other than that, Assassin's Creed:... Read »
  5. /feature/best-of-2014-user-poll-results Image
    Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2014
    January 7, 2015 - 15 comments
    1. Dal_ReviewedDat : Boyhood is a well crafted film, and should of been celebrated for that and the acting. But 100, no way. As a story... Read »
  6. /feature/best-and-worst-films-of-2014 Image
    The Best and Worst Movies of 2014
    January 6, 2015 - 12 comments
    1. adb7 : What a travesty that "Boyhood" didn't win best picture at the Oscars and received only one award. Well, that puts it... Read »
  7. /feature/best-new-tv-shows-of-2014 Image
    The Best (and Worst) New TV Shows of 2014
    December 23, 2014 - 12 comments
    1. Thug-Negus : Here are my top series watched in 2014 1 Fargo 2 True Detective 3 Game of Thrones 4 Rectify 5 The Affair 6... Read »
  8. /feature/film-critic-top-10-lists-best-movies-of-2014 Image
    Best of 2014: Film Critic Top Ten Lists
    December 6, 2014 - 20 comments
    1. adb7 : Ha ha ha, a would-be "critic" of the critics who wants everything brought down to dollars, McCarthyism, and the LCD.... Read »