Game Of Thrones And Homeland Take Top Honors at TCA Awards
Posted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 09:06 AM PDT

homeland-200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - HBO's Game of Thrones and Showtimes's Homeland won top honors at the Television Critics Association's 28th annual TCA Awards on Saturday.

TCA president Candace Havens said to the crowd, “Whether it was the hard-hitting drama of Homeland, the elegance of Downton Abbey, the brash honesty of Louie or any of our other winners -- truly, there was something for everyone. The TCA is proud to honor these outstanding programs with the help of the talented and award-winning Bryan Cranston."

Game Of Thrones beat out Homeland, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey for Program of the Year, and Homeland, which led the pack with four TCA nominations, walked away with the award for outstanding new program. Homeland's star Claire Danes also took home the award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

FX’s Louie won Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (star Louis C.K. took home the prize for Individual Achievement in Comedy), while AMC's Breaking Bad won Outstanding Achievement in Drama. Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming went to the ABC Family series Switched at Birth, while PBS' Downton Abbey won Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials. David Letterman was honored with the Career Achievement Award, and Cheers took home the Heritage Award.

So You Think You Can Dance and 60 Minutes earned nods for best reality programming and achievement in news and information, respectively.