Modern Family and Mad Men Rule the TCA Awards… Again…

For the second year in a row, Mad Men and Modern Family took top honors at this weekend’s Television Critic’s Association Awards. Men won Best Drama and Individual Performance in a Drama for Jon Hamm while Family took the Best Comedy prize and Individual Performance in a Comedy for Ty Burrell who tied with the Awards show host, the awesome Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation… There were a few surprises with Game of Thrones besting Boardwalk Empire and The Killing for New Program and Friday Night Lights grabbing the biggest prize, Program of the Year for its final season. For more on all the winners, head to the TCA website and check out the list of kudos below.

2011 TCA Award recipients are as follows:

■Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)
■Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell (“Modern Family,” ABC) and Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)
■Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “Restrepo” (National Geographic Channel)
■Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “Amazing Race” (CBS)
■Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “Sesame Street” (PBS)
■Outstanding New Program: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
■Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: “Masterpiece: Sherlock” (PBS)
■Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “Mad Men” (AMC)
■Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: “Modern Family” (ABC)
■Career Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey
■Heritage Award: “The Dick Van Dyke Show”
■Program of the Year: “Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)


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