'Friday Night Lights,' 'Game of Thrones' Take Top Honors at TCA Awards

"Friday Night Lights"
"Friday Night Lights"
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Friday Night Lights and Game of Thrones won top honors at the Television Critics Association's 27th annual TCA Awards Saturday evening.

The event, hosted by Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, took place at The Beverly Hilton, home to the TCA summer press tour over the last two weeks.

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Program of the year went to DirecTV/NBC’s Emmy-nominated drama Friday Night Lights, a fitting tribute for a critically adored, if little-watched series that ended its five-season run earlier this summer.

Game of Thrones, which won over critics and viewers alike during its first season on HBO, took home the award for outstanding new program, an honor that went to Fox’s Glee last year.

ABC's Modern Family walked away with the award for outstanding achievement in comedy for the second year in a row, while AMC's Mad Men won its third outstanding achievement in drama award.

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Men star Jon Hamm (Don Draper) was awarded the individual achievement in drama award with Family's Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy) and Parks' Offerman (Ron Swanson) tying for individual achievement in comedy.

A complete list of the 2011 TCA Awards recipients follows:

Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Restrepo (National Geographic Channel)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: The Amazing Race (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Sesame Street (PBS)
Outstanding New Program: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Masterpiece: Sherlock (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Modern Family (ABC)
Career Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey
Heritage Award: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Program of the Year: Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)

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