Critics' Choice TV Awards: 'Homeland', 'Community' & 'Sherlock' Double Winners

Homeland Critics Choice Television AwardsShowtime’s Homeland took best drama honors and a best drama actress award for Claire Danes at the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. PBS’ Sherlock was also a big winner, taking best miniseries/movie and best actor for Benedict Cumberbatch. On the comedy side, NBC’s Community took best series honors and Parks And Recreation‘s Amy Poehler split the best comedy actress nod with New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel. NBC walked away with the most wins overall for a network with 5, including best reality competition series with The Voice. ABC and AMC had three wins apiece, with the later scoring a pair of Breaking Bad wins for lead drama actor Bryan Cranston and supporting actor Giancarlo Esposito. Stay tuned for Pete Hammond’s take on the results. Here’s the full list of winners:

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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
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
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl – FOX
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

Most Exciting New Series
The Following (Fox/Warner Bros.)
The Mindy Project (Fox/Universal)
Nashville (ABC/Lionsgate)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Political Animals (USA/Warner Bros.)

  1. Love Community and Parks and Rec! Glad to see them recognized. Best comedies on tv right now.

  2. Was hoping Breaking Bad would win for best drama, but I had a feeling Homeland would win(deservingly). So happy Bryan Cranston & Giancarlo Esposito won. Much deserved. Hope BB can take home the Emmy.

  3. hot damn! about time folks publicly gave “Community” some love. The BEST comedy on television. Period. Point blank. Done. Too bad Dan Harmon is a loose wire otherwise this show might finally have a network breakthrough. But you can’t suppress his genius as a show creator. A fresh, original concept for the boob tube.

    And, yes, it is nice that “Southland” got a nod for Lucy Liu’s awesome stint on the show. “Southland” is woefully underrated and unappreciated, and yet it delivers. (I just wish TNT would make it more readily available for streaming, like “Community” on HULU. Anyone know why TNT shows are so damn hard to find online, available AND current?)

  4. Executives at NBC should hang their heads in shame for giving Dan Harmon his walking papers.

    Clearly, he is THE reason Community is receiving this recognition.

  5. Good for these shows and actors. They may not get a guaranteed Emmy nomination this is a big exposure to those Emmy voters.

  6. Gotta say….I watch a LOT of TV and LOVE comedy (Arrested Development, Seinfeld, King of Queens, Modern Family and the like)…but the couple times I’ve tried to watch Community, I just don’t find the humor. It’s frustrating, but also the reason, no doubt, that it hasn’t found a wide audience. Really?…is the show funny?…the funniest show on TV? I’d argue that point in a negative way until the cows come home.

    In fact, I’d rank these shows above Community, in terms of laughs, any day of the week:

    Modern Family
    The Middle
    Happy Endings
    Parks & Recreation
    Mike and Molly
    New Girl
    Raising Hope
    A rerun of Old Christine

  7. The most surprising win had to be Julianne Moore for “Game Change”. I had the pleasure of working alongside the real Sarah Palin for sometime during the 2008 election season (as a Democrat) and Julianne was not even close in her portrayal or interpretation of Palin as a person. Guess Sarah must still be making waves as most critics would have had to vote for the idea of Game Change vs. the acting? What else explains it with the abilities of the other women on that list and the quality of the shows that were left behind? Just like all the other Award pat-on-the-backs, ALL are highly predictable animals without much entertaiment value. There are so many awards these days that most people are toned deaf to them anyway and get as bored as the monitor of this comment session desires not to be? Hats off to the PBS winners and Sherlock. It was not a 100% loss, and, like American Idol, winning does not generally yield the greatest rewards for your hard work.

  8. Community is funny … to some people. When I say ‘some people’ I mean a very small percentage of the population. When I say ‘a very small percentage’, try and envision a single particle of dust and you’ll get the idea.

    I think fans of Community have this aversion for “simple-minded” comedy because they were always teased in school for being shy or socially awkward. Community therefore is a show which allows the intellectualizers of the world a platform from which to shout “we’re better than you because we understand meta-humor and you don’t! Nanny-Nanny Boo-Booh!!

    Alas, even the schizoids need a little bit of power … a soapbox from which to claim some form of superiority over those who they so desperately want to be like … such as laughing along with others when something is truly funny. What lonely feelings that would be to not laugh at real jokes. Hence, Community …

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