On Monday night, June 18, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the winners of its 2012 Critics Choice Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles — its second annual event.
Though “Community” led the pack going into the evening, with six nominations, they only took home one award — luckily, it was the most important one, for Best Comedy Series. “Modern Family” reigned supreme in the supporting actor categories.
On the drama side of things, “Homeland” won for best series — and its star, Claire Danes, for best drama actress.
In addition to the winners, the critics also revealed their most highly anticipated new shows with its “Most Exciting New Series” list. Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project,” and ABC’s “Nashville” were the shows they’re most excited to see this fall. Kevin Williamson’s “The Following,” will premiere in January 2013. Also on the list were summer shows — Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” (which starts June 24 on HBO) and Greg Berlanti’s “Political Animals” (premiering on USA on July 15).
The full list of winners is below.
Best Drama Series: Homeland (Showtime)
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes – Homeland (Showtime)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Christina Hendricks – Mad Men (AMC)
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Lucy Liu – Southland (TNT)
Best Reality Series: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)
Best Reality Series – Competition: The Voice (NBC)
Best Reality Show Host: (Tie) Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Best Talk Show: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Best Comedy Series: Community (NBC)
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Louis C.K.- Louie (FX)
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: (Tie) Zooey Deschanel – New Girl (FOX) and Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell – Modern Family (ABC)
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Julie Bowen – Modern Family (ABC)
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Paul Rudd – Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Best Animated Series: Archer (FX)
Best Movie/Miniseries: Sherlock (PBS)
Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries: Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (PBS)
Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries: Julianne Moore – Game Change (HBO)