Homeland, Louie, Game of Thrones, Cheers (?) Win Big at 2012 TCA Awards

Homeland and Louie picked up two awards apiece and Game of Thrones took top honors at the 2012 TCA Awards, held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.

Homeland won for best new program and individual achievement in drama for leading lady Claire Danes, while Louie earned trophies for best comedy series and individual achievement in comedy for star Louis C.K.

Elsewhere, Breaking Bad scored the top drama series prize (its star, Bryan Cranston, served as the night’s host), So You Think You Can Dance won best reality series, Switched at Birth earned best youth series and Downton Abbey walked off with top movie/miniseries honors. The annual heritage award went to Cheers.

The trophies are handed annually by the Television Critics Association, of which TVLine’s Michael Ausiello and Matt Mitovich are members. A complete list of winners is below.

* Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes (Homeland)
* Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (Louie)
* Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: 60 Minutes
* Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: So You Think You Can Dance
* Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Switched at Birth
* Outstanding New Program: Homeland
* Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Downton Abbey
* Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Breaking Bad
* Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Louie
* Career Achievement Award: David Letterman
* Heritage Award: Cheers
* Program of the Year: Game of Thrones