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Critics Name Best Shows and Actors in Television

Jun 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has named the best shows and actors in television, and the honors closely paralleled last year’s Emmys, B&C reported.

The group named AMC’s "Mad Men" the best drama and ABC’s "Modern Family" the best comedy. Both shows won the Emmy in those categories in 2010.

The Critics Choice Television Awards, a new venture affiliated with the Broadcast Film Critics Association, were handed out Monday in Los Angeles.

In the acting department, "Mad Men’s" Jon Hamm and "The Good Wife’s" Julianna Margulies won as best actor and actress in a drama series. On the comedy front, "The Big Bang Theory’s" Jim Parsons and "30 Rock’s" Tina Fey were named best actor and actress in a comedy series.

In supporting roles, actor John Noble was cited for the drama series "Fringe," while "Justified’s" Margo Martindale tied with "Mad Men’s" Christina Hendricks in the distaff category. Neil Patrick Harris of "How I Met Your Mother" and Busy Phillips of "Cougar Town" were the supporting actor and actress winners in comedy.

"Hoarders" and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" tied as Best Reality Show, while "American Idol" won Best Reality Competition. Jon Stewart’s "The Daily Show" won Best Talk Show. The Icon Award, an honorary prize, was given to Danny DeVito.

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