"Friday Night Lights" Named Program of the Year by Television Critics Association

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Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. We were so sad to see "Friday Night Lights" come to an end, but we are so glad the show is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The sports drama triumphed at the 2011... 000_012_324_fnltca000

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

We were so sad to see "Friday Night Lights" come to an end, but we are so glad the show is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The sports drama triumphed at the 2011 Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night by landing the coveted Program of the Year prize.

The drama joined "Game of Thrones," "Modern Family," "Sesame Street" and "Mad Men" among the big award winners in Beverly Hills, while Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Ty Burrell picked up the top acting statuettes.

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Career Achievement Award and the TCA also paid homage to The Dick Van Dyke Show by presenting the beloved series with the Heritage Award.

The list of winners is:
Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family and Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Restrepo
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: Amazing Race
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Sesame Street
Outstanding New Program: Game of Thrones
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Masterpiece: Sherlock
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Modern Family
Career Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey
Heritage Award: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Program of the Year: Friday Night Lights

(Photos: Getty Images)

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