TV critics honor Battlestar Galactica as top show

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Emmys, shmemmys.

Battlestar Galactica, which failed to get a single Emmy nomination for dramatic series, earned the award for top program of the year at the Television Critics Association awards ceremony Saturday in Pasadena, Calif., Variety reported:

"It certainly feels appropriate that we received the acknowledgement from the people who were champions of this show from its outset," Mark Stern, exec VP of original programming at Syfy, told Daily Variety. "Critics really adopted this show early on and, in a weird way, this feels like a conclusion to the process."

Among other winners: HBO's True Blood took home the award for new program of the year, and CBS' The Big Bang Theory was voted as top comedy (that show's Jim Parsons also won an award for portraying the geeky Sheldon).

You've got one last chance to view new Battlestar Galactica when the original movie The Plan drops on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 27.

The Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica, meanwhile, will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will air Fridays at 10 p.m.