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Satellite Awards 2012: 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Homeland' Are Big Winners in TV

December 17, 2012 (8:19 am) GMT
The CBS sitcom and the Showtime thriller snatch three kudos each, claiming the coveted best comedy series and best drama series respectively.

"" and "" 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 "", "" and "" to claim the best comedy or musical title. It additionally paired the best actor () and best actress () in comedy awards. For the coveted prize, Galecki defeated his own co-star which was nominated in the same category.

"Homeland" also brought home the top accolade in drama series, beating out strong competitors namely "", "", "" and "". Meanwhile, lead stars and were once again unbeatable in the acting categories.

"Downton Abbey" and "", which led the nominations with four each, managed to win one prize each. The former had its star honored with Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television title, while the latter helped win Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television kudo.

"" was named the best Miniseries/Motion Picture Made for Television, while of "" nabbed the Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television award. "" 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 "" as the big winner in the feature film field.

2012 Satellite Awards Winners in TV:

Special Achievement Awards:

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