TCA Award Winners 2013

Last night the Television Critics Association announced the winners of their 29th annual TCA Awards from the Beverly Hilton hotel in conjunction with the TCA’s summer press tour, recognizing the top programs, actors, tv movies and specials of the 2012-2013 television season. This year’s 29th annual TCA Awards were hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peel stars of the Comedy Central hit series Key & Peele.

Candace Havens TCA president commented on this years winners saying “These were not easy choices for our membership because there were so many deserving nominees, In a year that saw a lot of great television, the TCA Awards winners represent the best of the best.”

Game of Thrones received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, having previously won for Program of the Year in 2012, and BBC America’s Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany was honored with Individual Achievement in Drama for her portrayal of Sarah Manning. The Big Bang Theory” and NBC’s Parks and Recreation both were award winners, tying for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. And Louis C.K., star of FX’s “Louie,” nabbed the top trophy in the Individual Achievement in Comedy category for the second consecutive year.

HBO’s TV Movie Special Behind the Candelabra emerged victorious in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials, while Shark Tank took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. ABC Family’s Bunheads took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming, and PBS’ documentary The Central Park Five received top honors for Outstanding Achievement in News & Information.


Program of the Year: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Outstanding New Program: “The Americans” (FX)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: (Tie) “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) and “Parks and Recreation” (NBC).
Individual Achievement in Drama: Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” BBC America)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (“Louie,” FX)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “The Central Park Five” (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “Shark Tank” (ABC)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “Bunheads” (ABC Family)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies and Specials: “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Career Achievement Award: Barbara Walters (ABC)
Heritage Award: “All in the Family” (CBS)

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