Nellie Andreeva

As a new NBC series, Friday Night Lights won Outstanding New Program at the Television Critics Association’s awards in 2007. Four years later, as a departing DirecTV show, Friday Night Lights tonight won the top TCA award, Program of the Year. HBO’s Game of Thrones was named outstanding new program during the non-televised ceremony hosted by Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman at the Beverly Hilton. Oprah Winfrey got a career achievement TCA award to go with her recently awarded Oscar “for her influence through 25 seasons of The Oprah Winfrey Show,” while Offerman received an Individual Achievement in Comedy Award to make up for the Emmy-nomination snub last month. CBS’ The Amazing Race, whose best series Emmy-winning streak was broken last year, is starting a new one at the TCA Awards, winning the first award in newly established reality program category. Here is the list of the winners in 12 categories voted by the members of TCA, a media organization comprised of more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the U.S. and Canada:

Program of the Year
Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
The Amazing Race (CBS)

Individual Achievement in Drama
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)

Individual Achievement in Comedy
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC) & Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

Outstanding New Program
Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
Masterpiece: Sherlock (PBS)

Career Achievement Award
Oprah Winfrey

Heritage Award
The Dick Van Dyke Show

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
Restrepo (National Geographic Channel)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Sesame Street (PBS)

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