CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory was shut out for a comedy series Emmy nomination this year, but the series was given top comedy program honors and its star, Jim Parsons, given the outstanding individual achievement in comedy awards.
The critics agreed with TV Academy voters when it came to honoring AMC’s Mad Men, however with the series winning for top drama and AMC’s Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston honored for individual achievement in drama.
The full list of winners is after the jump.
Gallery Info: Sam Trammell, Michelle Forbes, Rutina Wesley, Alan Ball, Deborah Ann Woll, Alexander Skarsgard, Nelsan Ellis, Noah Wyle, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar, Chelsea Handler, Betty White and Tricia Helfer at the 25th Annual Television Critics Association Awards.
2009 TCA Award recipients are as follows:PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: “Battlestar Galactica” (Syfy)OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM: “True Blood” (HBO)OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: “Mad Men” (AMC)OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION: “The Alzheimer’s Project” (HBO)OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING: “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nickelodeon)OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINI-SERIES & SPECIALS: “Grey Gardens” (HBO)INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)HERITAGE AWARD: “ER” (NBC)CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Betty White