The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, a new branch of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, has named AMC'sMad Men best drama series and ABC's Modern Family best comedy.
That came at a luncheon in L.A. Monday to hand out its first ever Critics Choice Television Awards. VH1 streamed the event, while Reelz Channel will broadcast the ceremony on June 22 at 8 p.m.
Best reality show was a tie between A&E's Hoarders and Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The best reality competition went to Fox's American Idol, while Comedy Central's Daily Show won for best talker. Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Jim Parsons (CBS's Big Bang Theory) won for best actor in a drama and comedy, respectively.
Julianna Margulies won best actress in a drama series for CBS's The Good Wife, while Tina Fey was best actress in a comedy for NBC's 30 Rock. Best supporting actress on a drama was a tie between Christina Hendricks for Mad Men and Margo Martindale for FX's Justified.
Neil Patrick Harris (CBS's How I Met Your Mother) scored the best supporting actor in a comedy. Busy Philipps of ABC's Cougar Town was best supporting actress in a comedy series, while John Noble got best supporting actor in a drama for his work as Walter Bishop on Fox's Fringe.
Danny DeVito (Taxi, FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), took home the first-ever Icon Award.