Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, "Modern Family," Take Home Critics Choice TV Awards

News   Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, "Modern Family," Take Home Critics Choice TV Awards The inaugural Critics Choice TV Awards, presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, were held in Beverly Hills June 20.

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris

The ceremony was hosted by Cat Deeley from "So You Think You Can Dance" and is scheduled to broadcast on ReelzChannel June 22 at 8 PM ET.

ABC's "Modern Family," took home the award for Best Comedy Series, and AMC's "Mad Men" won for Best Drama Series. Television's number one singing competition, "American Idol," took home the award for Best Reality Series.

Among the theatre folk who were the critics' choices were Julianna Margulies (Festen), who won Best Actress for her work on "The Good Wife"; Jim Parsons (The Normal Heart), who won Best Actor for "The Big Bang Theory"; Neil Patrick Harris (Assassins, Cabaret), who won Best Supporting Actor for "How I Met Your Mother"; Tina Fey (Off-Broadway's Dratch & Fey), who won Best Actress for "30 Rock"; and Margo Martindale (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), who tied with Christina Hendricks for Best Supporting Actress for their work on "Justified" and "Mad Men," respectively.

Other wins included Busy Phillips for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Cougar Town," Jon Hamm for Best Actor in a Drama Series for "Mad Men," John Noble for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Fringe," Mike Rowe for Best Reality Show Host for "Dirty Jobs," a tie for Best Reality Series between "Hoarders" and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" as the Best Talk Show.

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