Sunday, August 7, 2011

Television Critics Association Awards Last Night

Last night was a big one
for Parks and Recreation's
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson)
The Television Critics Association Awards were handed out last night at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.  Mad Men and Modern Family came out on top in the drama and comedy categories.  The outstanding performers in those areas were Jon Hamm for Mad Men and Ty Burrell (Phil Dumphy) of Modern Family who tied with Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) of Parks and Recreation, host of the awards program.

Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Career Achievement Award following her final and 25th season of her talk show.   

And, 45 years after it went off the air, one of my all time favorites and still one of the best sitcoms of all time, the Dick Van Dyke Show, was presented with a Heritage Award.  How cool is this?  Carl Reiner, the show's producer and creator, accepted the award and Rose Marie (Sally) attended.  "We were a hell of a team," she said.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC) and Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Restrepo (NatGeo)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: Amazing Race (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Sesame Street (PBS)
Outstanding New Program: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Masterpiece: Sherlock (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Modern Family (ABC)
Career Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey
Heritage Award: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Program of the Year: Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)

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