ABC shows dominate Critics Awards

July 24, 2005 at 1:41 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- The ABC series "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" dominated the 21st annual Television Critics Association Awards in Los Angeles.

"Housewives" was named program of the year in the Saturday night ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, while "Lost" won the outstanding new program award and won for outstanding achievement in drama, reported Sunday.

The outstanding comedy award went to Fox's "Arrested Development" and the BBC America's "The Office Special" was named outstanding movie, miniseries or special.

Individual achievement awards went to Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" for comedy and "House" star Hugh Laurie for drama.

"Degrassi: The Next Generation" was named outstanding children's drama and "Frontline" won for outstanding achievement in news and information.

The Heritage award went to ABC's "Nightline" and a career achievement award was bestowed on comic Bob Newhart.

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