At last night's 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, a few unexpected series walked away with the top prizes.
Showtime's "Homeland" was named best drama, while series star Claire Danes also claimed best drama actress. AMC's "Breaking Bad" swept both the best drama actor and best supporting actor in a drama. with wins for Bryan Cranston and Giancarlo Esposito; respectively. Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" was named best supporting actress in a drama.
In comedy. "Community" was a surprise winner for best comedy. Series star Joel McHale took the stage to accept the award and he made a point to thank the absent Dan Harmon for creating "the greatest show on television." On twitter, Harmon acknowledged that his absence wasn't his idea: “Congrats, Community, and thank you, critics. Sorry I was unable to have been invited!”
"Modern Family" took both supporting comedy acting awards, with Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen; while Louis C.K. was named best comedy actor of "Louie." For best comedy actress, Amy Poehler ("Parks & Recreation") and Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl") shared the award in a tie.
Best Drama Series
Homeland – Showtime