Following Glee‘s very long list of Emmy nominations — the most of any show this year — the freshman show walked away with top honors at the 2010 Television Critics Association Awards ceremony Saturday night. Glee scored wins for overall Program of the Year, Outstanding New Program, and Individual Achievement in Comedy for actress Jane Lynch. Glee was the only winning show to receive multiple awards.
Outstanding Comedy went to Modern Family, while Lost and Breaking Bad tied for Oustanding Drama. Individual Achievement in Drama (essentially, “Best Actor or Actress”) went to Julianna Margulies for her work on The Good Wife. Yo Gabba Gabba was for the second time in a row named Outstanding Youth Program, while Oustanding News & Information Program went to The Discovery Channel’s much-hyped Life miniseries.
HBO’s one and only win was for its Outstanding Miniseries, The Pacific. A pair of legacy awards were given to M*A*S*H and James Garner, for the influence both had on culture and small-screen entertainment.
The TCA Awards (in case you didn’t know) are voted on by the 200 members of the Television Critics Association. It’s considered the highest honor bestowed by television critics.