Sarah Hyland and Nolan Gould

I watched the Critics’ Choice Television Awards luncheon on Monday, broadcasted online on  I’ve already known the nominees and had my personal favorites, and I wasn’t honestly expecting much from the show because it was its first edition ever. And yet, I was a little disappointed.

I can say now without a doubt that this was the most boring award show I had ever watched. Being used to the glamour of the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Oscars or even the Grammys, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards seemed dull and poorly organised. Even the presenters made fun of the location (the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA) on several times. If it wasn’t for Danny DeVito, who won the TV Icon Award for his entire career and gave a hilarious speech, I would be mad that I managed to stay focused for two hours.

But I have to admit it was fun to watch Neil Patrick Harris finally winning something for his brilliant portrayal of Barney on How I met your mother, and, of course, was happy for Jim Parsons, named Best Lead Actor in a comedy. Too bad he wasn’t at the ceremony.

The main awards, for Best Drama and Best Comedy, were… I must repeat myself, dull. Although the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced 10 nominees in each category, making us think that maybe, just this time, an underdog show might win, unfortunately this wasn’t the case. Modern Family and Mad Men – is this lack of imagination or what?

Also, the critics gave awards for shows that haven’t aired yet, which was a little odd. The category was called Most Exciting New Series, and the winners included Alcatraz (Fox), Apartment 23 (ABC), Awake (NBC), Falling Skies (TNT), New Girl (Fox), Ringer (The CW), Smash (NBC) and Terra Nova (Fox). You can watch some of the trailers for these upcoming shows here.

Here’s the full list of winners. Let us know what you think and don’t forget to check if you’ve got it right in the poll we posted a couple weeks ago. The Critics’ Choice Awards will air on ReelzChannel this Wednesday at 8/7c.

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series:  Jon Hamm – Mad Men
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:  John Noble – Fringe
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (tie):  Christina Hendricks – Mad Men and Margo Martindale – Justified
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Busy Philipps – Cougar Town
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey – 30 Rock
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
  • Best Reality Series – Competition: American Idol
  • Best Reality Series (tie): Hoarders and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • Best Reality Show Host: Mike Rowe – Dirty Jobs
  • Best Talk Show: The Daily Show
  • Best Comedy Series:  Modern Family
  • Best Drama Series: Mad Men