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JUN
20
3 YEARS

Critics Choice TV Awards: 'American Idol,' Jim Parsons, Tina Fey Win

"Fringe's" John Noble wins best supporting drama actor while "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks ties with "Justified's" Margo Martindale for the supporting actress prize.

Jim Parsons
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Jim Parsons

At the inaugural Critics Choice TV Awards, the critics were mad about Mad Men, which won for best drama, as well as acting honors for Christina Hendricks and Jon Hamm.

Creator Matt Weiner accepted by saying he thinks of himself as a TV critic at the event, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

"Like a TV critic, I'm a champion of the underdog," he said.

ANALYSIS: What the Inaugural Critics Choice TV Awards Got Right and Wrong

Accepting best comedy for Modern Family, exec producer Steve Levitan said he was lucky to work with a great cast, great writers and a great network.

Danny DeVito accepted the icon award by saying It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has given him "a new lease on life."

"People might think TV critics are mindless parasites," said DeVito, "but this proves you are not."

The show was hosted by Cat Deeley and airs Wednesday on ReelzChannel. It streamed live on VH1.

Here's THR's look inside the Critics Choice voting process.

A complete list of winners follows.

Best Comedy
Modern Family

Best Drama
Mad Men

Best Actor in a Comedy
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Comedy
Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Busy Phillips, Cougar Town

Best Talk Show
The Daily Show

Best Actor in a Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Best Actress in a Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
John Noble, Fringe

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best Reality Show Host
Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs

Best Reality Series (tie)
Hoarders
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Best Reality Series, Competition
American Idol