Sponsored by The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, The Critics’ Choice Television Awards were handed out for the first time today.
Will this ceremony grow to be a consistent barometer of the best on TV? Let's hope so, considering yours truly is now a member.
So, who picked up the event's first-ever trophies? Find out below...
BEST DRAMA SERIES
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), Margo Martindale (Justified)
BEST COMEDY SERIES
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)
Best REALITY SERIES/COMPETITION
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association also named several new series as “Most Exciting. Among them: Falling Skies, Fox’s Terra Nova, Fox’s New Girl (starring Zooey Deschanel), and ABC’s Apartment 23 (starring Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter). The latter two premiere in September.
The Critics’ Choice Awards air on ReelzChannel Wednesday night at 8.