By: Tucker Harrington
The biggest names on the small screen recently came out to celebrate each other during the Critics' Choice TV Awards 2012. Stars like Julie Bowen, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, Christina Hendricks, Cat Deeley and Busy Philipps were all in attendance. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the voting was very spread out, allowing many different shows to walk away with recognition awards.
The news outlet reports Showtime's "Homeland" received a lot of praise during the ceremony. The show, which has only had one season thus far, took home the award for Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Danes). Other big wins of the night included NBC's "Community" for Best Comedy Series, FX's "Archer" for Best Animated Series and NBC's "The Voice" for Best Reality Series.
The awards show also had a few ties, as Best Actress in a Comedy Series went to both Zooey Deschanel for Fox's "New Girl" and to Amy Poehler for her work on "Parks and Recreation" on NBC. The award for Best Reality Show Host also had a tie, with the honors going to Tom Bergeron for ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and to Cat Deeley for hosting Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance."
Actress Julianne Moore is well-known for her roles on the silver screen and all that practice must have paid off, as the star was awarded for her work on HBO's Movie, "Game Change." The Daily Mail reports Moore took on the role of Sarah Palin based on the events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign. Many within the industry felt her performance was spot on and the critics agreed. Moore was honored with an award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries.
"You can't give any kind of performance without a [great] story," Moore told the crowd during her acceptance speech, according to the publication. "So I'd like to thank the Republican party for fostering a truly amazing political story."
Moore starred alongside Ed Harris, who played presidential candidate John McCain, and Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, the Republican party's senior campaign strategist.
The Hollywood Reporter notes NBC had the most wins out of any networks, winning five awards, ABC took home four trophies, while AMC won three awards and HBO and Showtime each walked away with two.
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