'Homeland' and 'Louie' win big at the 2012 Television Critics Association Awards

homeland-claire-danes-tca-awards.jpg "Homeland" is about to return to Showtime for its second season, but the critically lauded series is adding a few new accolades to its mantel. The show was voted Outstanding New Program at the 2012 Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday, July 28.

Claire Danes also takes home her own trophy, winning the Individual Achievement in Drama awards. The TCA is made up of more than 200 television critics from the U.S. and Canada, and gave out 12 awards for TV achievements in comedy, drama, reality, miniseries, news and more programming categories.

In the comedy area, Louis C.K. took home both Individual Achievement in Comedy and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy for his FX series "Louie." And HBO didn't go without an honor either: "Game of Thrones" takes home the Program of the Year honor. Here's the full list of winners, which were announced at the Bryan Cranston-hosted ceremony (whose "Breaking Bad" won Outstanding Acheivement in Drama):

- Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes ("Homeland," Showtime)
- Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. ("Louie," FX)
- Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: "60 Minutes" (CBS)
- Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: "So You Think You Can Dance"
(Fox)
- Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: "Switched at Birth" (ABC Family)
- Outstanding New Program: "Homeland" (Showtime)
- Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: "Masterpiece: Downton Abbey" (PBS)
- Outstanding Achievement in Drama: "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
- Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: "Louie" (FX)
- Career Achievement Award: David Letterman
- Heritage Award: "Cheers"
- Program of the Year: "Game of Thrones" (HBO)

"Homeland" will have even more awards to win at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 23 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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