My TV Trophy It’s hard to believe but this is the SIXTH year of The My TV Awards. Our first year was so long ago that some of the recipients were long-gone gems like Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls and Pushing Daisies (even Studio 60 scored a win for Best Guest Star- Allison Janney, of course). But 2012 was one of the toughest years yet when it came to narrowing down categories (we tried limiting it to 5, but “Best Writing for a Comedy” was just too outstanding a field for that, and I can’t be expected to limit myself on the “Marry Me” category in the last year I’m allowed to nominated Chuck!). We’ve also got more British stuff in the running this year than ever before, making the decisions even harder. We tried to spread the love a bit- stay away from the Modern Family phenomenon of one show dominating any field- and tie breakers often came down to honouring someone who wasn’t up last year over someone who was. But here’s what we came up with: the best TV of 2012

Feel free to vote for your favourites in the comments section, via email, on Twitter or Facebook. And be sure to check out the nominees for the My Cinema, My Games and My Theatre Awards.

Best Technical Achievements (directing, lighting, sound, cinematography)
Doctor Who
The Hour
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Best Costumes, Hair and Makeup
Bomb Girls
Downton Abbey
So You Think You Can Dance
Saturday Night Live
The Walking Dead

Best Writing for a Drama or Dramedy
Mike O’Malley- “Summer Loving” (Shameless)
Aaron Sorkin- “We Just Decided To” (The Newsroom)
Sarah Watson- “The Talk” (Parenthood)
Henry Bromell- “Q&A” (Homeland)
Steve Thompson- “Reichenbach Fall” (Sherlock)

Best Writing for a Comedy
Harris Wittels- “Dave Returns” (Parks & Recreation)
Josh Malmuth- “Secrets” (New Girl)
Daniel Palladino- “Blank Up, It’s Time” (Bunheads)
David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik- “Episode Four” (Episodes)
Mindy Kaling- “Pilot” (The Mindy Project)
Adam Countee- “Curriculum Unavailable” (Community)

Best Writing for a Miniseries/TV Movie
Danny Strong- (Game Change)
Greg Berlanti- “Pilot” (Political Animals)
John Krizanc- “Bringing Up Bombshell” (Bomb Girls)
Abi Morgan- “Episode 2.6” (The Hour)

Best Drama or Dramedy
Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad

Best Comedy
Happy Endings
Parks and Recreation
New Girl

Best Miniseries or TV Movie
Political Animals
Game Change
Bomb Girls
The Hour

Best Reality Series
Breaking Pointe
Big Brother
The Voice
The Glee Project

Best Variety or Talk Show
The Daily Show
Saturday Night Live
The Colbert Report
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Best New Series
The Mindy Project
The Newsroom

Best Canceled Series
Pan Am
Last Resort
The Finder
A Gifted Man

Best Ensemble in a Drama or Dramedy
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom
The Walking Dead

Best Lead Actor in a Drama or Dramedy
Peter Krause (Parenthood)
Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Best Lead Actress in a Drama or Dramedy
Emmy Rossum (Shameless)
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
Debra Messing (Smash)
Monica Potter (Parenthood)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama or Dramedy
Gabriel Mann (Revenge)
Cameron Monaghan (Shameless)
Charles Esten (Nashville)
Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Andrew Scott (Sherlock)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama or Dramedy
Megan Hilty (Smash)
Olivia Munn (The Newsroom)
Brenda Strong (Dallas)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter)

Best Ensemble in a Comedy
New Girl
Happy Endings
Parks and Recreation
Go On

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy
Nat Faxon (Ben & Kate)
Michael Urie (Partners)
Jake Johnson (New Girl)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Justin Kirk (Weeds)

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)
Sutton Foster (Bunheads)
Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23)
Tamsin Greig (Episodes)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Hunter Parrish (Weeds)
James Van der Beek (Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23)
Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings)
Adam Driver (Girls)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Hannah Simone (New Girl)
Allison Williams (Girls)
Zosia Mamet (Girls)
Gillian Jacobs (Community)
Toks Olagundoye (The Neighbors)

Best Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie
Antonio Cupo (Bomb Girls)
Ben Whishaw (The Hour)
Woody Harrelson (Game Change)
James Wolk (Political Animals)
Sebastian Stan (Political Animals)

Best Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie
Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Sarah Paulson (Game Change)
Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls)
Carla Gugino (Political Animals)
Romola Garai (The Hour)

Best Young Actor
Hadley Delany (Louie)
Morgan Saylor (Homeland)
Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones)
Kaitlyn Jenkins (Bunheads)
Bebe Wood (The New Normal)

Best Guest Actor
Paul Rudd (Parks & Recreation)
Matt Bomer (Glee)
Alan Ruck (Bunheads)
David Harbour (The Newsroom)
Ed Helms (The Mindy Project)

Best Guest Actress
Lizzy Caplan (New Girl)
Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom)
Parker Posey (Louie)
Sarah Ramos (Parenthood)
Kate Hudson (Glee)

Best Late Night Personality/Talk or Variety Host
Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live)
Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)
Jimmy Fallon (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show)

Best Variety Performance
Martin Short (Saturday Night Live)
Bruno Mars (Saturday Night Live)
Christina Applegate (Saturday Night Live)
Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live)
Jimmy Kimmel (The Emmy Awards)

Best Reality Host
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
Jeff Probst (Survivor)
Chris Harrison (The Bachelor/ette/Pad)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef)

Best Reality Judge/Coach
Adam Levine (The Voice)
Blake Shelton (The Voice)
Cee Lo Gree (The Voice)
Zach Woodlee (The Glee Project)
Tim Gunn (Project Runway)

Best Female Reality Star/Team
Kim Spradlin (Survivor)
Lisa Whelchel (Survivor)
Katie Martin (Breaking Pointe)
Courtney Robertson (The Bachelor)
Cassadee Pope (The Voice)

Best Male Reality Star/Team
Bopper & Mark (The Amazing Race)
Jaymes & James (The Amazing Race)
Jamar Rogers (The Voice)
Dan Gheesling (Big Brother)
Ian Terry (Big Brother)

Best TV Couple
Brad & Jane (Happy Endings)
Amy & Rory (Doctor Who)
Leslie & Ben (Parks and Recreation)
Liz & Criss (30 Rock)
Freddie & Bel (The Hour)

The Be-My-Best-Friend Award
Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project)
Michael Urie (Partners)
Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C)
Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)

Marry Me
Zachary Levi (Chuck)
Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live)
John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom)
Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation)
Adam Levine (The Voice)
Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy)

Ridiculously Good-Looking Male
Hunter Parrish (Weeds)
Sam Palladio (Nashville)
Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy)
Matt Bomer (White Collar)
Nick Zano (2 Broke Girls/90210/Happy Endings)

Visual Aid #1
Visual Aid #1

Ridiculously Good-Looking Female
Allison Williams (Girls)
Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie)
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who)
Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation)
Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother)

Visual Aid #2
Visual Aid #2

Moment of the Year
Ben proposes to Leslie (Parks & Recreation)
Kristen Wiig’s final sketch (Saturday Night Live)
Dan’s Funeral (Big Brother)
Haddie and Adam’s phone call (Parenthood)
The Ponds leaving (Doctor Who)