I don’t like this feeling. I don’t like it one bit. I’m looking at the people and shows that won a Television Critics Association award — including Claire Danes, Louis C.K., Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and, um, Cheers — and I have nothing to complain about. Individual Achievement in Drama going to Danes for her career-saving role in Homeland? I’m on board with that. Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Program of the Year awards handed out to Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, respectively? I couldn’t agree more. Cheers? Sure!
I hope other award shows don’t catch onto this “worthy shows getting awards” thing. Then what would we have to talk about? Never change, Emmys. Never change.
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: “Masterpiece: 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: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)