‘Glee’ Dominates Television Critics Awards

Jane-Lynch

The Television Critics Association handed out their awards Saturday, July 31.

Hit show Glee won three nods including Program of the Year and Outstanding New Program.

Creator Ryan Murphy however said that the greatest achievement of the show is its effect. He shared that he received letters from teachers saying “they can’t cut my program now, because [thanks to Glee] my program now has gone from seven members to forty.”

The winners for Individual Achievements for comedy and drama went to Jane Lynch and Julianna Margulies respectively. Women rarely get nominated in these categories so this year was a record for being the first time that both citations were won by women.

For outstanding drama series, Lost, which already ended after six seasons tied up with Breaking Bad defeating two-time winner Mad Men.

Another moment was also highlighted when Jim Winokur accepted the Career Achievement Award for friend James Garner. He said, “I wish I could tell you Jim is sorry he couldn’t be here, but he hates these things.”

Here is the complete list of winners:

Program of the YearGlee
Outstanding New ProgramGlee
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Modern Family
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Lost and Breaking Bad
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Jane Lynch – Glee
Individual Achievement in Drama: Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Life
Outstanding Achievement in Youth ProgrammingYo Gabba Gabba
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and SpecialsThe Pacific
Heritage AwardMASH
Career Achievement: James Garner