GAME OF THRONES was named "Program of the Year" at the annual Television Critics Association awards on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton ballroom with Bryan Cranston hosting.
"The past year in television offered a wide variety of standout programming. Viewers were treated to shows that were fearless, thought-provoking and original," TCA president Candace Havens said in a statement. "Whether it was the hard-hitting drama of 'Homeland,' the elegance of 'Downton Abbey,' the brash honesty of 'Louie' or any of our other winners - truly, there was something for everyone."
2012 TCA Award recipients:
Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes (HOMELAND, Showtime)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (LOUIE, FX)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: 60 MINUTES, (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Fox)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: SWITCHED AT BIRTH (ABC Family)
Outstanding New Program: HOMELAND (Showtime)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: BREAKING BAD (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: LOUIE (FX)
Career Achievement Award: David Letterman
Heritage Award: CHEERS
Program of the Year: GAMES OF THRONES (HBO)