The inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards did Monday what the Emmys haven't: Gave John Noble a much-deserved award for his portrayal of Dr. Walter Bishop (and his other-world doppleganger, Walternate) in "Fringe."
The Emmys commonly overlook sci-fi based series, so its little surprise that Noble has never been nominated for that award. But the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which oversees this new honor, recognized his riveting work in the Fox series.
Other wins I'm happy to see: best supporting drama actress Margo Martindale for her amazing work in FX's "Justified" and best supporting comedy actress Busy Philipps for "Cougar Town."
Here's a complete list of the winners announced Monday.
Best drama: "Mad Men"
Best comedy: "Modern Family"
Actor in a drama: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Actress in a drama: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Supporting actor in a drama: John Noble, "Fringe"
Supporting actress in a drama (tie): Margo Martindale, "Justified;" Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Actor in a comedy: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Actress in a comedy: Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Supporting actor in a comedy: Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Supporting actress in a comedy: Busy Philipps, "Cougar Town"
Best reality series (tie): "Hoarders;" "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
Best reality series competition: "American Idol"
Best reality show host: Mike Rowe, "Dirty Jobs"
Best talk show: "The Daily Show"