Critics' Choice TV Awards: 'Orange Is The New Black' & 'Breaking Bad' Named Best Series; 'Fargo' Wins 3

Orange Is The New Black was the big winner tonight at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The Netflix original won Best Comedy Series along with Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Kate Mulgrew (in a tie with Mom’s Allison Janney) and Best Guest Performance in a Comedy for Uzo Aduba. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association named AMC’s now-wrapped Breaking Bad as Best Drama Series for the second consecutive year, beating out HBO’s True Detective, among others. But that show’s Matthew McConaughey continued his awards-laden year with a'Orange Is The New Black' win for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Rust Cohle. Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany took Best Actress in a Drama Series, repeating her 2013 win. Jim Parsons scored Best Actor in a Comedy Series for CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, and twi-time defending Emmy champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a Comedy for HBO’s Veep. She also won the CCTV Award last year. FX’s Fargo was named Best Miniseries and also won for lead actor Billy Bob Thornton and supporting actress Allison Tolman. FX’s Archer repeated as Best Animated Series winner. FX went into the night with the most nominations (19) and led all networks with five wins, followed by HBO with four and three each for Fox and Netflix. Double winners included Janney, who also picked up Best Guest Performance FX-logoin a Drama Series for Showtime’s Masters Of Sex; Breaking Bad, which also scored a supporting actor nod for Aaron Paul; Fox/National Geographic’s science lesson Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which took Best Reality Series and Reality Series Host for Neil deGrasse Tyson; and HBO’s The Normal Heart, winner for Best Movie and Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for Matt Bomer. Ryan Murphy took home the group’s Louis XIII Genius Award, which honors a TV icon. The show aired live on the East Coast and tape delayed in the West. Here is the full list of winners:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

BEST MOVIE
The Normal Heart (HBO)

BEST MINI-SERIES
Fargo (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)

BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION
Shark Tank (ABC)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox/National Geographic Channel)

LOUIS XIII GENIUS AWARD
Ryan Murphy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
(tie)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)

BEST REALITY HOST
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox/National Geographic Channel)

BEST TALK SHOW
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

 

 

 

  1. So happy about Matt Bomer’s win. Although the entire ensemble cast of THE NORMAL HEART was superlative, Mr. Bomer was truly the heart and soul of that movie. Hopefully, a Golden Globe and Emmy (not to mention a major career boost) are forthcoming!

  2. Leave a comment… I Love Jim Parsons the big bang theory cast so I’m glade he won and I happy 2 here game of thrones won too I just wish Groeffy was still alive I love him as the bad guy that people loved to hate. P.s My family love’s watching the Big Bang Theory! :)

  3. Congrats to Matt Bomer! He deserved to win. And to be honest, he’s the only reason why I’m even watching the awards show in the first place.

  4. Very HAPPY about Breaking Bad and Tatiana Maslany ! Looks like Matthew will win the Emmy he’s like the Bryan Cranston who I want to win.

  5. What is this? An awards show where I agree with every winner?!!! Even the tie! Great for Matt Bomer and Tatiana Maslany – so well deserved.

  6. For once they’ve picked the right people, except JLD for Veep. Seriously the show is a comedy ? its awful and she still playing Elaine.

  7. So pleased to see all the love for Bomer here. That was the most heartbreaking performance I’ve ever seen.

  8. Aw, jeez . . .

    Allison Tolman may have had a better chance this year in the Supporting Actress category but, come one, she was the Lead Actress in “Fargo” and deserved to win as such.

  9. Pretty good results for the most part-Tatiana Maslany, and Fargo (though Tolman was more a lead than Thornton). But as great as Aaron Paul has been on Breaking Bad, he had relatively little to do this past short and final season, and was pretty passive compared to his previous seasons. The winner in the supporting actor drama category (though he wasn’t even nominated) should have been Scott Wilson in The Walking Dead. He had an exceptionally strong first half of the show’s past season, both emotionally as well as physically. Really hope the Emmys recognize the work of this veteran actor.

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