Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ConDRAGulations: Critics' Choice Television Awards

Last night, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association held their inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards in Los Angeles. And while I'm normally averse to more Hollywood awards shows, the BTJA honored some phenomenal performances that will hopefully add some momentum going into Emmy nominations.

You can view the full list of nominations here, and then help me in wishing a hearty Condragulations to the winners...

Best Drama Series: Mad Men
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Noble, Fringe
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men; Margo Martindale, Justified (TIE)

Best Comedy Series: Modern Family
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Busy Philipps, Cougar Town

Best Reality Series/Competition: American Idol
Best Reality Series: Hoarders and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (TIE)
Best Reality Host: Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs
Best Talk Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Television Icon Award: Danny DeVito

I'm surprised American Idol took home the Reality Series/Competition award over shows like Project Runway and Top Chef whose most recent seasons were undeniably better, but ultimately I was really pulling for a RuPaul's Drag Race upset in that category. I was also sad to see SYTYCD's Cat Deeley (who hosted the show last night) walk away without the award for Best Reality Host. In a perfect world, both RuPaul and Cat would be nominated for Emmys!

Biggest kudos of course go to Busy Philipps (Laurie on Cougar Town), who I really hope sneaks into the Supporting Actress in a Comedy category for the Emmys—though, to be fair, that is without doubt one of the most competitive categories this year.

The show was streamed live on VH1 last night, but ReelzChannel will be airing it tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 22) at 8pm.

[Image Credit: The Vancouver Sun]
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