Hit U.S. TV show Mad Men was the toast of the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards in California on Monday (20Jun11), scooping three top honours.
The series won the Best Drama prize at the Beverly Hills ceremony, while its star Jon Hamm took home the Best Actor in a Drama award. Christina Hendricks rounded out their trio of honours by winning Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.
Best Actress in a Drama went to Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife and John Noble won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his turn in Fringe.
Tina Fey was also celebrating at the event after claiming the Best Actress in a Comedy award for 30 Rock, while Jim Parsons won the male equivalent for his role in The Big Bang Theory.
Danny DeVito was on hand to accept the Icon Award and cited his current show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as "a new lease on life."
He adds, "People might think TV critics are mindless parasites, but this proves you are not."
Other winners at the ceremony included Modern Family (Best Comedy), Neil Patrick Harris (Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for How I Met Your Mother) and Busy Phillips (Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Cougar Town).
Taking to her Twitter.com page after the ceremony, Phillips gushed, "Guys, I'm SO overwhelmed by the love. Thank you so much - I'm lucky to be on this show and to be a part of such an amazing ensemble. And also, I've Never won anything! So beyond exciting!!!!!"
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.