Friday Night Lights Named Program of the Year

Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton in Friday Night Lights
Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton in 'Friday Night Lights' - Photo Credit: NBC
Members of the Television Critics Association (TCA) singled out Friday Night Lights as television’s best of the best at their annual event held this year on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The TCA, which is made up of 200+ TV critics and journalists from the U.S. and Canada, also threw their support behind HBO’s Game of Thrones, naming it this year’s Outstanding New Program.
This year’s awards ceremony (which wasn’t televised) was hosted by Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman.

The 2011 TCA Award Winners:

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)
Source: TCA