TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
WINNERS OF 20th ANNUAL AWARDS
JULY 17, 2004, LOS ANGELES — The nation’s TV critics bestowed a pair of awards on three distinctly different programs, including an innovative comedy, a controversial miniseries and television’s most venerable newsmagazine at the 20th annual Television Critics Association Awards.
In a ceremony introduced by Bill Maher (HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”) at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel, HBO received four trophies while Fox and CBS won two apiece. BBC America, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon received one award each.
The new Fox comedy “Arrested Development” and HBO’s miniseries “Angels in America” each won two awards. In the individual achievement categories, Ian McShane (“Deadwood”) won for drama and Ricky Gervais (“The Office”) won for comedy.
CBS’s “60 Minutes” received the Heritage Award, which recognizes a long-standing program that has had a lasting cultural or social impact, and its creator, Don Hewitt, received TCA’s 2004 award for career achievement.
Other winners included “The Sopranos” (outstanding achievement in drama), “The Daily Show” (outstanding achievement in news & information) and “Nick News” (outstanding achievement in children’s programming).
Among those on hand to accept were Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”), Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development”), Michael Cera (“Arrested Development”), Portia de Rossi (“Arrested Development”), Linda Ellerbee (“Nick News”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”), Justin Kirk (“Angels in America”), Ian McShane (“Deadwood”), Mike Nichols (“Angels in America”), Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”), Lesley Stahl (“60 Minutes”) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”).
2004 TCA Award recipients are as follows:
PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: “Angels in America” (HBO)
OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM: “Arrested Development” (Fox)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: “The Sopranos” (HBO)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: “Arrested Development” (Fox)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION: “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING: “Nick News” (Nickelodeon)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINI-SERIES & SPECIALS: “Angels in America” (HBO)
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Ricky Gervais, “The Office” (BBC America)
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Ian McShane, “Deadwood” (HBO)
HERITAGE AWARD: “60 Minutes” (CBS)
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Don Hewitt, “60 Minutes” (CBS)
The 20th annual TCA Awards were held at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel, which also served as the site of the very first TCA Awards ceremony. Founded in 1978, the Television Critics Association is composed of more than 200 reporters and columnists in print media from the USA and Canada.