Tom O’Neil, the entertainment awards maven at The Envelope, has this heartening report from the TCA Awards, where two favorites of the Hero Complex finally get some trophy recognition…
Wow! Members of the Television Critics Association actually put their awards where their big mouths are! Finally, the TCA Awards recognized “Battlestar Galactica” after voters beat the beans out of the Emmys for failing to give the show any major awards in the past.
Can this mean a break from the TCA Awards’ hypocrisy? In years past, voters whined, fumed and harrumphed about the Emmys failing to recognize “The Wire” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” then they snubbed them too. TCA members never gave those shows real prizes — just handed them that bogus “Heritage Award” after they went off the air and failed to win best drama series or program of the year.
“Battlestar Galactica” didn’t win a significant TCA Award in the past and now finally reaped one after sailing off the airwaves, but at least it’s fared better than other great TV series cruelly snubbed by TCA and the television academy. And while TCA voters skunked vampires back in Buffy’s heyday, they did just hail HBO’s walking dead by giving “True Blood” their prize as best new program…
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— Tom O’Neil
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CREDITS: “Battlestar” images — SyFy. “True Blood” images — HBO