Winners of the seventh annual Gold Derby TV Awards were unveiled Tuesday night in a ceremony held in our forums' chat room. Posters in our message boards voted to heap three trophies upon "Modern Family," including best comedy series, ensemble acting and supporting actor (Ty Burrell).
Though "Glee" lost best comedy, it reaped four consolation prizes: supporting actress and breakthrough performer of the year (Jane Lynch), guest actor (Mike O'Malley) and guest actress (Kristin Chenoweth).
Biggest surprise: Victory by Courtney Cox-Arquette ("Cougar Town"), who isn't nominated for an Emmy this year (and has never been, for that matter). She beat Emmy nominees Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Lea Michele ("Glee") and Amy Poehler ("Parks & Recreation").
"Mad Men" led among drama skeins, claiming best series and supporting actress (Elisabeth Moss). "Dexter" nabbed best actor (Michael C. Hall) and guest actor (John Lithgow).
All winners listed below. To see a rundown of nominees plus the reax of our forum posters, click here. Many thanks to our forum moderators Chris "Boomer" Beachum, Rob Licuria, Andrew Pickett and Matt Noble for organizing the awards procedure.
"Modern Family" (ABC)
COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS:
Courteney Cox-Arquette as Jules Cobb on "Cougar Town"
COMEDY LEAD ACTOR:
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory"
COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on "Glee"
COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family"
COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS:
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes on "Glee"
COMEDY GUEST ACTOR:
Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel on "Glee"
COMEDY EPISODE OF THE YEAR:
"Modern Warfare" episode of Community" — directed by Justin Lin; written by Emily Cutler
"Mad Men" (AMC)
DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS:
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor on "Friday Night Lights"
DRAMA LEAD ACTOR:
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan on "Dexter"
DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on "Mad Men"
DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad"
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS:
Lily Tomlin as Marilyn Tobin on "Damages"
DRAMA GUEST ACTOR:
John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell on "Dexter"
DRAMA EPISODE OF THE YEAR:
"Lost" for "The End" — directed by Jack Bender; written by Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof
TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES:
"The Pacific" (HBO)
TV MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS:
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin on "Temple Grandin"
TV MOVIE/MINI ACTOR:
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian on "You Don’t Know Jack"
"Hope for Haiti Now" (Multiple)
"Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien" (NBC)
Betty White on "Saturday Night Live"
REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM:
"Family Guy" (Fox)
SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM:
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
(Person with the biggest impact on television)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
(Person with the biggest career advancement)
ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR:
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (PERFORMER):
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (OTHER):
Illustration by Ty Wilson