'Battlestar,' 'True Blood,' and 'Big Bang' win Television Critics Association awards! News flash: Critics have good taste!


The 200-plus members of the Television Critics Association celebrated its 25th anniversary of award-giving last week by handing them to shows including Battlestar Galactica (Program of the Year), True Blood (Outstanding New Program), and The Big Bang Theory (Outstanding Achievement in Comedy).

Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad won the TCA award for Individual Achievement in Drama, and Big Bang‘s Jim Parsons won for the same in the Comedy category. Mad Men won the best drama award, and best kid’s show? Yo Gabba Gabba!

I must say, as a TCA member myself, the crits from around the country did themselves proud this year — no clunkers in that bunch. Plus, a “career achievement” award went to Betty White, and who doesn’t deserve an award more than Betty White? Makes me proud to be a TV critic.

Quote of the night goes to Chuck Lorre, the producer behind The Big Bang Theory, and veteran of many a sitcom. “I’d like to speak from the heart,” he began, then paused. “But my heart was killed 20 years ago on Roseanne.”

Congrats to all the winners.

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  • JenniferH

    OMG! I’m SOOOO happy for Jim Parsons and TBBT! Totally deserving. I just wish that TBBT had been Emmy-nominated. Ah well, at least Jim was … and hopefully this is a step towards him winning that prize too.

  • Terrance

    Thank God they have more sense than the Emmys do.

  • forg

    I just wished they gave a different set of awards for female and male performers

  • madge

    I love Chuck Lorre’s vanity cards at the end of his sitcoms.

  • Ernie

    Finally! An awards show that got it right!

  • Vikki Sixx

    At least this acknowledged The Shield! But who won the Heritage Award?

  • drhgl19

    Jim Parsons…for the win.

    • Shirley

      Yes, Yes, Yes! Must-watch TV for this olde lady.

  • j

    Well, since usually only one woman is nommed in each acting category, we know who the critics think is the best comedic actress & best dramatic actress: Tina Fey & Glenn Close.

    ER won Heritage.

    • Jennifer

      You have got to be KIDDING ME! Only one woman was nominated for each category!!
      WOW! And people say we live in an equal society. That’s ignorant, flagrant sexism. How embarassing for the TCA. I don’t know how proud I would be to be part of that association Ken.

      • Alan of Montreal

        I think one also has to ask–how many women are in this critics’ association to begin with, because that would probably explain a lot.

  • Mz

    you guys missed one… FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

  • Brady

    Yay! Television awards that aren’t total crap!

  • Jane

    True Blood, Cranston, Parsons – nicely done TCA! (The Emmys are a complete joke – 10 bucks says they give Boston Legal more awards this year. Yawn.)

  • Angela

    Awesome news that BSG won an award. Fraktacular! What an amazing show? Also excited about Mad Men and Jim Parson’s winning.

  • JS

    I think the whole anti-woman thing at the TCA’s is quite disturbing. Glenn Close being the only female for Individual Achievement In Drama is a sad thing.

  • Heather

    Of course critics have taste. They actually watch the shows. I think more women should be honored too.

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