Satellite Awards 2012: 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Homeland' Are Big Winners in TV
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Homeland" came home victorious from the 17th annual Satellite Awards. Both shows led the pack of TV winners in comedy and drama field respectively, bagging three gongs apiece.
"Big Bang" edged out such contenders as "Girls", "Modern Family" and "The Big Bang Theory" to claim the best comedy or musical title. It additionally paired the best actor (Johnny Galecki) and best actress (Kaley Cuoco) in comedy awards. For the coveted prize, Galecki defeated his own co-star Jim Parsons which was nominated in the same category.
"Homeland" also brought home the top accolade in drama series, beating out strong competitors namely "Downton Abbey", "Breaking Bad", "The Good Wife" and "Game of Thrones". Meanwhile, lead stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis were once again unbeatable in the acting categories.
"Downton Abbey" and "Game Change", which led the nominations with four each, managed to win one prize each. The former had its star Maggie Smith honored with Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television title, while the latter helped Julianne Moore win Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television kudo.
"Hatfields & McCoys" was named the best Miniseries/Motion Picture Made for Television, while Benedict Cumberbatch of "Sherlock" nabbed the Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television award. "The Walking Dead" won the Television Series, Genre award in addition to being honored with Special Achievement Award for Television Ensemble.
The 2012 Satellite Awards announced its winners on Sunday, December 17 evening at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beverly Hills. It also presented prizes for the best in movie, with "Silver Linings Playbook" as the big winner in the feature film field.
2012 Satellite Awards Winners in TV:
- Miniseries/Motion Picture Made for Television: "Hatfields & McCoys"
- Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
- Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
- Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television:Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
- Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Neal McDonough, "Justified"
- Television Series, Drama: "Homeland"
- Television Series, Genre: "The Walking Dead"
- Actress in a Series, Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland"
- Actor in a Series, Drama: Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
- Television Series, Comedy or Musical: "The Big Bang Theory"
- Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical: Kaley Cuoco, "The Big Bang Theory"
- Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical: Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"
- Outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry: Terence Stamp
- Nikola Tesla Award: Walter Murch
- Auteur Award: Paul Williams
- Honorary Satellite Award: Bruce Davison
- Newcomer Award: Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
- Humanitarian Award: Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
- Motion Picture Ensemble: "Les Miserables"
- Television Ensemble: "The Walking Dead"
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