Critics' Choice Television Awards winners: 'Big Bang,' HBO
Two TV juggernauts won extra accolades at last night’s 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday night.
CBS’s The Big Bang Theory — the most-watched comedy both on network TV and on cable — snagged three prizes, including the honors for Best Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy (Simon Helberg), and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Kaley Cuoco, who tied with The Middle‘s Eden Sher), making it the awards’ single-most celebrated series.
Cable powerhouse HBO, meanwhile, was cited five times for three different series (Veep, Game of Thrones, and The Newsroom) and one TV movie (Behind the Candelabra), making it the awards’ most celebrated network. With four awards of its own, though, FX is nipping at HBO’s heels. Andthough Game of Thrones was named Best Drama Series at the awards, it wasn’t the only show to win that title; the fantasy shared the prize with AMC’s Breaking Bad.
A full list of winners — including the BTJA’s picks for this fall’s “most exciting new series” — follows.
Best Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Tie): Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory (CBS); Eden Sher, The Middle (ABC)
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Patton Oswalt, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Best Drama Series (Tie): Breaking Bad (AMC); Game of Thrones (HBO)
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Cudlitz, Southland (TNT)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Monica Potter, Parenthood (NBC)
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Jane Fonda, The Newsroom (HBO)
Best Movie or Mini-Series: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake (Sundance)
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Best Reality Series (Tie): Duck Dynasty (A&E); Push Girls (Sundance)
Best Reality Series — Competition: The Voice (NBC)
Best Reality Series Host: Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Best Talk Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Best Animated Series: Archer (FX)
Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award: Bob Newhart
thalo Magazine‘s Critics’ Choice Inspiration Award: Bunheads (ABC Family)
Most Exciting New Series:
The Bridge (FX)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC)
Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Under the Dome (CBS)
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