Television Critics Announce 2010 Awards

  • Publish Date: August 1, 2010
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A good year for new series

ImageCritics are Gleeks too

The Television Critics Association announced its annual awards on Saturday night in a private event hosted by "Parenthood's" Dax Shepard. The group, which is composed of over 200 professional TV critics and journalists who cover the industry, named "Glee" the year's top show. Fox's freshman series earned the most awards overall with a total of three, while fellow first-year programs "Modern Family" and "The Good Wife" also accounted for major awards.

Though the TCA's pick for program of the year frequently highlights a show with more of a cult following than mainstream acceptance (recent years have seen the award go to "Battlestar Galactica," "Mad Men," and "Heroes"), you can consider the awards in the drama and comedy categories a decent predictor for the upcoming Emmys. The critics group has matched Emmy voters in their choice for top drama in five of the past six years (including three years in a row), while selecting the same comedy winner three times in the last six tries.

The full list of this year's winners and nominees appears below.

Program of the Year
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV/NBC)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
Glee   Previous Year's Winner:
Fox   "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci-Fi)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"Party Down" (Starz)
Modern Family   Previous Year's Winner:
ABC   "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"Sons of Anarchy" (FX)
(TIE) Lost (TIE) Breaking Bad   Previous Year's Winner:
ABC AMC   "Mad Men" (AMC)
Outstanding New Program
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Justified" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parenthood" (NBC)
Glee   Previous Year's Winner:
Fox   "True Blood" (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "Life" (Discovery Channel)
"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
"Torchwood: Children of Earth" (BBC America)
"You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)
The Pacific   Previous Year's Winner:
HBO   "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "30 for 30" (ESPN)
"America: The Story of Us" (History Channel)
"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
"The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)
Life   Previous Year's Winner:
Discovery   "The Alzheimer's Project" (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "Dinosaur Train" (PBS)
"iCarly" (Nickelodeon)
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Cartoon Network)
"Word Girl" (PBS)
Yo Gabba Gabba   Previous Year's Winner:
Nick Jr.   "Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nick Jr.)
Individual Achievement in Drama
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad," AMC)
John Lithgow ("Dexter," Showtime)
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," CBS)
Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad", AMC)
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy," FX)
Julianna Margulies   Previous Year's Winner:
"The Good Wife," CBS   Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad," AMC)
Individual Achievement in Comedy
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Ty Burrell ("Modern Family," ABC)
Jane Lynch ("Glee," Fox)
Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation," NBC)
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," CBS)
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family," ABC)
Jane Lynch   Previous Year's Winner:
"Glee," Fox   Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," CBS)
Career Achievement Award
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf
James Garner   Previous Year's Winner:
"The Rockford Files," "Maverick"   Betty White
Heritage Award
Winner   Other Nominees
Image   "24"
"Law & Order"
"Lost"
"Twin Peaks"
M*A*S*H   Previous Year's Winner:
CBS   "ER" (NBC)

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.

 

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Comments (4)

  • Adam  

    Where is community for the comedy awards? I put community way higher than glee and modern family.

  • James  

    Seriously? Breaking Bad didn't win anything beyond its tie with Lost?

  • Thom  

    Glee is program of the year, and Julianna Margulies wins over Cranston, Paul, Sagel, and Jon Hamm (was he ineligible to be nominated, or something?). Wow. The worst part is that these awards will be more accurate than The Emmys.

    Also, I'm not mad that Jane Lynch won for Glee, because I think she's one of the better comedic premises of the last 10-15 years, but Nick Offerman really deserved to win that award. The fact he didn't even get an Emmy nomination is shameful.

  • Mitch Tough  

    No love for Justified or Sons of Anarchy? I think these TV Critics need to watch a little more TV.

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