June 20, 2011 2:27pm PT by Alex Ben Block
Critics Choice TV Awards: 'American Idol,' Jim Parsons, Tina Fey Win
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.
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 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)
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Best Reality Series, Competition