TCA: ‘Game of Thrones,' ‘Homeland' Receive Top Critics Awards


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Los Angeles -- HBO's Game of Thrones was honored as program of the year at the 28th Annual TCA Awards ceremony Saturday night, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in conjunction with the TCA press tour.

Freshman Showtime drama Homeland also received top honors, being named outstanding new program with series star Claire Danes recognized for individual achievement in drama.

Louis C.K. won for individual achievement in comedy in his FX series Louie, which also took the statue for outstanding achievement in comedy.

AMC's Breaking Bad, whose star Bryan Cranston hosted the awards ceremony, was honored for outstanding achievement in drama. PBS' Masterpiece: Downton Abbey got the nod for outstanding achievement in movies, miniseries and specials.

CBS' 60 Minutes was recognized for outstanding achievement in news and information, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance won for outstanding achievement in reality programming and ABC's Family's Switched at Birth was honored for outstanding achievement in youth programming.

In addition to the recognizing the year's best programming, the classic NBC sitcom Cheers was honored with a Heritage Award for its cultural and social impact, and David Letterman was presented with a Career Achievement Award for his contributions to late-night television.