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'Mad Men' Wins Big at Inaugural Critics' Choice TV Awards

June 21, 2011 (3:27 am) GMT
The drama series grabs three prizes, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress in Drama for Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks respectively.

"" is victorious at the first Critics' Choice Television Awards. The AMC drama series wins three out of five nominations, taking home the coveted Best Drama prize. "Like a TV critic, I'm a champion of the underdog," creator Matt Weiner said when accepting the kudo at the June 20 ceremony.

The show gets the other nods through who wins Best Actor in a Drama, and who is named Best Supporting Actress in Drama. The former is tied with Margo Martindale of "" for the title.

"", which led the nominations with six, only manages to snatch one prize, which is for Best Comedy category. It beats out "", "", "", "", "" and "".

Losing the Best Comedy award, "Big Bang" does not come home empty handed as the star is honored with Best Actor in a Comedy Series. The Best Actress in a Comedy Series title, meanwhile, goes to of "30 Rock".

Other actors shining at the prize-giving event are , , and . "" is a champ in best competition show category, while Best Reality Series sees a tie between "Hoarders" and "".

The inaugural Critics' Choice TV Awards was hosted by and will be aired Thursday, June 23 on ReelzChannel. is the recipient of the icon award, saying "People might think TV critics are mindless parasites, but this proves you are not."

Best Drama Series: ""
Best Actor in a Drama Series: - ""
Best Actress in a Drama Series: - ""
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: - ""
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: - "" and Margo Martindale - "" (tied)
Best Comedy Series: ""
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: - ""
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: - ""
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: - ""
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: - ""
Best Reality Series: "Hoarders" and "" (tied)
Best Reality Series, Competition: ""
Best Reality Show Host: Mike Rowe - "Dirty Jobs"
Best Talk Show: "The Daily Show"


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