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True Blood & Battlestar Galactica awarded by US TV critics

True Blood

Story by Jack Foley

VAMPIRE drama True Blood (pictured) and sci-fi classic Battlestar Galactica were the two big winners at the annual awards ceremony of the Television Critics Association of America.

True Blood was named outstanding new programme at the event (on Saturday, August 1, 2009), while the final season of Battlestar Galactica took the top award of programme of the year.

Other winners included CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, which was given top comedy honourrs, while Mad Men was honoured as the year’s top drama programme.

Bryan Cranston, of Breaking Bad, took home the honour for individual achievement in drama.

And long-running medical drama ER, which came to an end following 15 successful years, was honoured with The Heritage Award.

The Television Critics Association held their 25th anniversary awards show at the The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena.

The full list of winners is…

Programme of the Year: Battlestar Galactica
Outstanding New Programme: True Blood
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Achievement in News & Entertainment: The Alzheimer’s Project
Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming: Yo Gabba Gabba
Outstanding Achievement Movies, Mini-Series & Specials: Grey Gardens
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Individual Achievement in Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Heritage Award: ER
Career Achievement: Betty White