Yesterday there was a luncheon honoring the best in television, as chosen by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. And while the full event, featuring the speeches and the hosting talents of Cat Deeley, will begin airing on REELZ starting tomorrow night (June 22), we've got all the winners here right now. These first annual awards picked some of the predictable stuff (like Mad Men) but also recognized shows and actors that is usually off the Emmy radar, and two of your loyal TWoP editors got to be part of the nominating and voting process (though admittedly, a few of our favorites still didn't win).
Best Drama Series: Mad Men
Since most of Game of Thrones didn't qualify, we're OK with this choice.
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Noble (Fringe)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: TIE -- Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Margo Martindale (Justified)
Mags Bennett getting a trophy. We'll take it.
Best Reality Series: TIE -- Hoarders and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Dead cats and shrill women. It's a dream combo.
Best Reality Series - Competition: American Idol
At least it wasn't The Amazing Race.
Best Reality Show Host: Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs)
We were hoping that Cat Deeley would have gotten it, but we guess hugging sweaty dancers isn't quite as gross as picking up feces.
Best Talk Show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Comedy Series: Modern Family
We wanted a tie between Community and Parks & Recreation but our wish was not granted.
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
We love Sheldon, but what about Joel McHale?
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey (30 Rock)
This should have been Amy Poehler's.
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Not the show's best year, but too many Modern Family noms probably confused voters.
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Busy Phillips (Cougar Town)
So charmingly underrated, glad other people appreciate her too.
Most Exciting New Series: Alcatraz, Apartment 23, Awake, Falling Skies, New Girl, Ringer, Smash, Terra Nova
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