Television Critics Association Award Winners: Game of Thrones, Homeland and More!

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In an non-televised ceremony this evening, the Television Critics Association gathered in Los Angeles to award the very best on TV over the last year. And the major winners were...

TCA Shows

Program of the Year: Game of Thrones
Best Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Best New Program: Homeland
Best Miniseries/Movie: Downton Abbey
Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K.
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: So You Think You Can Dance
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Switched at Birth
Heritage Award: Cheers
Career Achievement: David Letterman

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I also never quite got that if you win one particular really big award, why wouldn't you win the overall prize. It sort of my issues with VMAs where a person could win Favorite Female (like Beyonce did to Taylor in 2009) but then didn't Favorite Overall Video (Beyonce won this but yet Taylor Swift wasn't even nominated, so it was clear, they thought from the two women they pick those videos were better than Taylor's, I mean VMAs with the exception of one award is not a viewer's choice).


Here's my problem with the TCA Awards. They always recognize better shows and performers than the Emmys, but their categories are just as messed up. If Game of Thrones is Program of the Year - which we should assume is the best series on television - it should have also won Best Drama Series. Downton Abbey isn't a miniseries, and Switched at Birth isn't Youth Programming. You can almost never get it all right, I guess.