The Critics' Choice Awards Love 'Community,' 'Breaking Bad,' and Redheads

06.19.12 6 years ago 14 Comments

The Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out last night, and HOLY CRAP THEY GOT IT RIGHT. Mostly. I mean, there’s stuff you can quibble about — “Modern Family” is overrepresented in the comedy category, for instance — but when you compare it to the Emmy Awards, where the likes of Jim Parsons (“Big Bang Theory”) and Barry Pepper (“The Kennedys”) won, it’s tough to complain. Foremost, the critics chose “Community” as the best comedy of the year (awesome, although “P&R” had a better season), “Breaking Bad” killed it in the dramatic acting categories, and “Homeland” took home best drama series. No, it’s not as good as “Breaking Bad,” but it’s far from a ridiculous choice. Also, what other organization would give Louis C.K. best actor in a comedy?

It’s a good roster of winners, and it’s dominated by redheads (Claire Danes, Christina Hendricks, Louis C.K., Julianne Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and “Homeland” also stars red-headed Damien Lewis) so ginger fetishists had a hell of a great night.

Check out the full list.

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.)


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