Game of Thrones is the Program of the YearThe Television Critics Association proclaimed HBO’s addictive series Game of Thrones the Program of the Year at the 2012 TCA Awards presentation. The 28th annual awards event, hosted by Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, handed out awards in 12 categories including Outstanding New Program (Homeland), Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (Louie), and Outstanding Achievement in Drama (Breaking Bad).
The TCA Awards are voted on by 200 professional TV critics and journalists.
Announcing the winners, TCA President Candace Havens said, “The past year in television offered a wide variety of standout programming. Viewers were treated to shows that were fearless, thought-provoking and original, spanning far beyond the traditional conventions. Whether it was the hard-hitting drama of Homeland, the elegance of Downton Abbey, the brash honesty of Louie or any of our other winners — truly, there was something for everyone. The TCA is proud to honor these outstanding programs with the help of the talented and award-winning Bryan Cranston.”
2012 TCA Award Winners:
Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes (Homeland, Showtime)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: 60 Minutes (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
Outstanding New Program: Homeland (Showtime)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Masterpiece: Downton Abbey (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Breaking Bad (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Louie (FX)
Career Achievement Award: David Letterman
Heritage Award: Cheers
Program of the Year: Game of Thrones (HBO)