Critics Laud ‘Grey’s,’ ‘Earl,’ ‘Lost’

Jul 24, 2006  •  Post A Comment

NBC notched the most wins at the 22nd annual Television Critics Association Awards, while ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” can boast the honor for program of the year. The awards were presented Sunday night at the organization’s Summer Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif.

NBC took accolades for outstanding new program (“My Name Is Earl”), outstanding achievement in comedy (“The Office”), individual achievement in comedy (Steve Carell for “The Office”) and the Heritage Award (“The West Wing”), which recognizes a long-running program that has had lasting cultural or social impact.

ABC’s “Lost” was cited for outstanding achievement in drama for the second consecutive year, and PBS’s “Frontline” collected its eighth TCA award for outstanding achievement in news and information. Hugh Laurie, the star of Fox’s “House,” was honored for individual achievement in drama, and Carol Burnett was presented with the organization’s 2006 Career Achievement award.

Other winners were PBS’s “American Masters: Bob Dylan-No Direction Home” (outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials) and Disney Channel’s “High School Musical” (outstanding achievement in children’s programming).