1st Critics’ Choice Television Awards winners

Best Series
Best Comedy Series
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Archer (FX)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Community (NBC)
Glee (Fox)
Louie (FX)
The Middle (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Best Drama Series
Mad Men (AMC)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights (NBC / Audience Network)
Fringe (Fox)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Justified (FX)
The Killing (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Most Exciting New Series (All Honored)
Alcatraz (Fox)
Awake (NBC)
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
Falling Skies (TNT)
New Girl (Fox)
Ringer (The CW)
Smash (NBC)
Terra Nova (Fox)

Best Acting in a Comedy Series
Best Actor
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy – 30 Rock
Steve Carell as Michael Scott – The Office
Louis C.K. as Louie – Louie
Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Joel McHale as Jeff Winger – Community

Best Actress
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon – 30 Rock
Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb – Cougar Town
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, RN – Nurse Jackie
Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck – The Middle
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance – Raising Hope
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actor
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson – How I Met Your Mother
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy – Modern Family
Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett – Modern Family
Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir – Community
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker – Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress
Busy Philipps as Laurie Keller – Cougar Town
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy – Modern Family
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney – 30 Rock
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester – Glee
Eden Sher as Sue Heck – The Middle
Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – Modern Family

Best Acting in a Drama Series
Best Actor
Jon Hamm as Don Draper – Mad Men
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson – Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor – Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan – Dexter
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher – Shameless
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens – Justified

Best Actress
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick – The Good Wife
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor – Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos as Det. Sarah Linden – The Killing
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson – Mad Men
Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow – Sons of Anarchy
Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham – Fringe

Best Supporting Actor
John Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop – Fringe
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold – The Good Wife
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder – Justified
Shawn Hatosy as Det. Sammy Bryant – Southland
Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody – Boardwalk Empire
John Slattery as Roger Sterling, Jr. – Mad Men

Best Supporting Actress
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris – Mad Men (TIE)
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett – Justified (TIE)
Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen – The Killing
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder – Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma – The Good Wife
Chloë Sevigny as Nicolette Grant – Big Love


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