TV Junkie: Last Night at the Television Critics Association Awards
Last night the winners of the 2010 Television Critics Association Awards were handed out a a presentation at the Beverly Hilton. Dax Shepard of NBC's "Parenthood" did a very capable job in his first capacity as host of an awards show. Highlights of the night included: a spectacular speech by Tom Hanks, accepting the Outstanding Achievement in Miniseries award for HBO's "The Pacific"; the entire audience singing Happy Birthday to "Modern Family" star Rico Rodriguez; and the characters of kids show "Yo Gabba Gabba" coming out to accept the award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming. It was a great and intimate evening, perhaps because the proceedings were not on TV - kind of a paradox to have an awards show for TV programs picked by TV critics not broadcast on TV.We had some great conversations with people, including Bob Odenkirk, creator of "Mr. Show" and currently starring as Saul Goodman on AMC's "Breaking Bad", he has a show that will hopefully be making it to TV very soon (as well as a couple movie scripts). We also talked extensively with co-creator of "Yo Gabba Gabba", Christian Jacobs, about how the show came about: "We wanted to create a show that we could enjoy watching with out own kids - not something we could just 'tolerate'". "Yo Gabba Gabba" is in discussions with Nick Jr. to bring another season into production which should be a no-brainer [Dear Nick Jr.: Please keep the best kids TV show on the air - the bands are incredible, the guests are hilarious, and we can't get enough of Brobee.]
See the full list of winners after the jump plus check out our 36% pick rate.