by Cherszy (@cherszy)
The 2010 TCA winners were announced last Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and I, for one, am more than happy with the results!
And no, I am not talking about the Teen Choice Awards because that’s not due until the 9th. I am talking about the Television Critics Association awards, which reflect the verdict of almost 200 television journalists in 11 categories.
This year, it looks like the television critics caught the Glee fever too because the TV musical swept all the other TV shows off their feet with a total of three wins out of the eleven that were up for grabs! Let me hear those claps and cheers from all you Gleeks out there! Congratulations Glee!
So, which shows and celebrities captured the interest and eventually reached the criteria of excellence of the television evaluators? Hang on because the breakdown’s coming right up:
For Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Modern Family
This wild and hilarious mockumentary that revolves around three American families proved that crazy is the way to go in comedyville as it bagged the win for this category, beating other strong contenders, such as Glee and last year’s winner, The Big Bang Theory.
For Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Lost and Breaking Bad
And we have a tie! Now, don’t we all wish that everything awards ends with a tie, so every fan’s happy? But, well, that would lead to overflowing trophies and of course, absence of thrill, so it really has to always boil down to only one winner. Not for this category though. Since the 6-season series version of the reality show Survivor and the geeky story of a chemistry professor’s adventure are too dramatic to handle, even the critics couldn’t decide on who deserves the win more.
For Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Life
Well, what is more informative than watching something about the greatest and most mysterious thing in the world: life? The Discovery Channel always has something educational and informative prepared for each and every viewer, so for Life to win this category is pretty much well-deserved.
For Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Yo Gabba Gabba
DJ Lance and his furry friends are back for their second TCA victory from last year! Looks like our television critics just can’t get enough of Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, and Plex. So, will they return again next year for a three-peat? Who knows! They just might!
For Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials: The Pacific
HBO should probably be proud of its miniseries productions by now. Three wins in three years? Good job HBO for proving that you don’t just excel in picking the best movies to show but also in producing the best miniseries to follow. True Blood, anyone?
For Outstanding New Program: Glee
Should I even explicitly say that this is no surprise? I mean I don’t think I can go anywhere where this show doesn’t have its existence known. The Glee fever is so everywhere, I swear! But it really deserved this award for all those beautiful numbers and episodes. It’s just that amazing, that if it didn’t win this category, the world might probably crumble. Okay, so maybe I was just exaggerating (sorry, I just love Glee too much).
For Individual Achievement in Comedy: Jane Lynch (Glee)
Who doesn’t love McKinley High’s biggest and baddest coach bully, Sue? I know I love her even if she makes fun of Mr. Schuester’s hair creation. She’s just absolutely lovable even though she’s crueler than Cinderella’s stepmother. Jane Lynch just pulls off her evil character gracefully that led her to win the 2010 TCA award for this category, taking the crown from last year’s winner and one of her contenders this year, The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons.
For Individual Achievement in Drama: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
She may be that disgraceful woman in the show that she plays, but in real life, Juliana’s an absolutely graceful actress. Talk about being the good wife and the good actress – wow, that must be pretty tough! But Juliana has managed to continuously make the show interesting with her acting skills, so two thumbs up, girl!
For Career Achievement: James Garner
Five decades of being in Hollywood and five decades of sharing with the world his acting craft, James Garner has truly been a golden actor during his career days. At this year’s TCA, we honor his brilliance and his excellence in film and in TV.
For Heritage Award: M*A*S*H
This “dramedy” or dark comedy has been a crowd favorite during its glorious days back in the 70’s and 80’s and has been almost an unheard title in the recent generations as fresh, new TV shows are aired. But, TCA shows M*A*S*H that it has not been completely forgotten by awarding it with the TCA Heritage Award 2010.
For Program of the Year: Glee
I’m sure you know why it won. And yes, it’s really expected, I guess. All I can say is that Glee has been amazing, and it really deserves this award. I’m really looking forward to season two and hopefully, it is as magical as the first season. 🙂
Next awarding ceremony to anticipate: the other TCA!