The fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards have wrapped after two drunken hours at the Beverly Hilton that aired live on A&E Network. Cat Deeley hosted the shindig (and won an award, too — we call inside job… just kidding). HBO was the most-awarded network with seven wins, followed by FX with four. Olive Kitteridge (HBO) was most honored program with three wins. For the fourth year in a row, Archer (FX) was honored as Best Animated Series.
Check out the list of winners here and below is how the night all went down:
“I can’t stop thinking about cookie’s nookie.” Keep it classy, Deeley.
First award of the night, Dramatic supporting actor banter proving dramatic actors aren’t in comedy for a reason.
WINNER: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Question is, do the critics love Better Call Saul, justified, or the coach revival more. And it’s Saul of course.
“I’ve worked with some of the most wonderfully talented people over the years.. I thank the critics very much, it means a great deal to me, thank you.” And in the middle of that, a giant f bomb.
First one of the night on the first award — good thing this is on cable.
WINNER: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Lorraine Toussaint – Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Lorraine Toussaint deserves the hell out of this award in my humble and arrogant opinion. “My agent of 26 years, thank you for supporting me… to my daughter Samara, during one of the scariest performances I’ve ever done, I thank you.” She ends by telling the critics “I believe you”. Might this be a Sally Field moment? Probably not, but funny.
Best supporting comedy actor time now. Please be Tony Hale.
WINNER: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)
This is why I’m not an awards analyst folks.
“I thought I was gonna lose so I ate a lot… I would say awards are for children, because awards are for people who need validation…” Ok another giant f bomb stolen from us by time delay.
He is the glue of that series though — and he should be in every voice cast ever…
Agree. Adventure time.
“You’re all winners in my eyes… until later tonight when most of you will be losers”. Not a bad zing for the best supporting comedic actress. If a bit long in the tooth.
WINNER: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
James Corden and Alison Channing sitting in a tree, making Ken Ober jealous. Who gets that reference?
James Corden and Alison Janney sitting in a tree, making Ken Ober jealous. Who gets that reference?
Democracy in action people, only you can choose which show is most bingeworthy. Fyi, if you can binge Game of Thrones, I would like to introduce you to my therapist.
Ok, so a long time ago, Ken Ober tried to kiss Madonna on Mtv, and really made her angry. The More You Know.
I could binge watch Remote Control now that you mention it…
Tim Simons is America’s Matthew Lewis.
Every award should go to Broad City. If best guest, comedy, doesn’t, I’ll claim it for them.
WINNER: BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES: Bradley Whitford, Transparent (Amazon)
“Thank you critics. My daughter’s here, Francis I love you. You and lulu are the greatest things I’ll ever create… this cast and crew and entire process has been amazing, led by Jill Soloway… what a privilege to be there watching you go from he to shining she. It’s a privilege to be a part of [this show].”
WINNER: GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES: Sam Elliott – Justified (FX)
I’m glad for Sam Elliott, but I think we all know this is a do over for him getting snubbed for Roadhouse.
“You get to go and you get to play with some incredible group of actors. It’s been one of the joys of my career… I want to thank everybody that had anything to do with Justified, and I want to thank my wife Catherine.”
Most exciting new series? LEGENDS OF TOMORROW PERIOD.
Don’t really get how these get picked but here’s the full list of “winners” previously announced in the Most Exciting New Series (or maybe Hey That Trailer Looked Pretty Good To Me) category: American Crime Story (FX), Aquarius (NBC), Blindspot (NBC), Minority Report (Fox), The Muppets (ABC), Scream Queens (Fox), Supergirl (CBS), and UnREAL (Lifetime).
ICYMI: Janney and Corden’s lip-lock:
Charlize Theron pays tribute to Seth MacFarlane with another time delayed f bomb. Then she made a weird cutaway to Young Adult I’m kidding.
Seth laying into A&E here…i don’t think he will be hosting this event anytime in the near future.
“Being called a genius in Hollywood is kind of like being called thin at Disneyland… let’s not forget I’m being called a genius by the network that airs Duck Dynasty… I want to thank Fox for taking a chance on a quirky animated show about a bumbling dad. And then I created Family Guy… because you guys are being so cool here, I’m going to give you an out. You can take this back after you’ve seen Ted 2 and Mark Walbergh gets sperm in his eyes.”
Arrggg… TED 2 spoiler alert!! Is it even worth seeing now?
Patrick, there’s plenty of fluid humor to be discovered, I promise.
WINNER: BEST REALITY SERIES: Shark Tank (ABC)
Next season, Shark Tank and Dance Moms should be combined YOU’RE WELCOME HOLLYWOOD.
“10,000 jobs created by shark tank. God Bless America.”
“When Honey Boo Boo ended, we all won.” Too soon guys.
WINNER: BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES: Face Off (Syfy)
Actually, Face Off is a really cool show. However, my heart belongs to Castor and Pollux Troy.
“We work with an amazing team on this show, it’s a labor of love… we owe a huge debt of gratitude to… everyone at SyFy. “
One hour into this thing…
WINNER: BEST REALITY SERIES HOST: Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Cat Deeley was an inside job loose change!
“I’m absolutely delighted, thank you to Fox and dic clark… and most importantly I’d like to thank all the kids who come on the show, they’re bloody fantastic and we couldn’t do the show without them”.
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES: Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
So they really just breezed the through a bunch of awards. We’re updating the winners’ list now, and I’m updating my list of things that were needlessly annoying. If you’re curious, Jon Stewart won for best talk show host. I think, they really breezed through it. Though perhaps now the weird random congratulating of Sarah Paulson makes sense.
Now we know why whoever presented with Sarah Paulson congratulated her during their back-and-forth. Ooops.
Chelsea Peretti’s reaction to her blooper was better than her prepared jokes.
WINNER: BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Bessie (HBO)
So they really just breezed the through a bunch of awards. We’re updating the winners’ list now – https://deadline.com/2015/05/critics-choice-television-awards-winners-2015-full-list-1201435328/ – and I’m updating my list of things that were needlessly annoying. If you’re curious, Jon Stewart won for best talk show host. I think, they really breezed through it. Though perhaps now the weird random congratulating of Sarah Paulson makes sense.
WINNER: BEST LIMITED SERIES: Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
People are druuuuunk tonight.
HBO had the most overall noms tonight with 27 — 11 more than No. 2 FX.
“This was such an incredible labor of love… I’m super proid if it, and feel super blessed. All these wonderful actors, I give it up to them. I’m deeply moved and appreciative, sorry I’m here to celebrate alone, but thank you.”
Wow, they’re actually using Boyz II Men for this in memorium montage.
There were rumblings that Mad Men wasn’t going to be included in that montage prior to tonight. Glad to see it was included, and that its and the other shows’ passing was given the same dignity as a less important actual human.
Yeah, marking departing TV series with same gravitas as real In Memoriam segments is a tough one to pull off….clearly.
But Patrick, it’s true that yesterday is difficult to say goodbye to.
Allison Janney poolside interview just got more screen time than the seven awards they blew through earlier….
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Lots of no shows tonight. weird.
Perhaps this year marks the end of new media platforms being treated like novelties.
WINNER: BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
Bummer no Amy Schumer speech…but Tambor is fabulous.
“This is much bigger than me. I would like to… this is why god maae a circle. My first review… critics said that my Claiban was a beated bag gone wrong, and now, tonight. Jill Soloway, I would like to thank Jill’s parent, Carrie, for her courage. Thank you Amazon, you’re briliant. Thank you to my wonderful wife… I would not be standing up here were it not for you.”
Looks like binge watchers prefer living under a Ricktatorship. Also, can we just agree that’s a very silly award?
Explaining the previous: Winner Most Bingeworthy Show is The Walking Dead.
Explaining the previous: Winner: MOST BINGEWORTHY SHOW – The Walking Dead.
With these guidelines if you were shipwrecked on an island for four years you could come back and EVERYTHING is eligible to be binged. Like, Good Eats on Food Network (TMI?).
Too soon, Patrick.
WINNER: BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)
“The reason I’m up here is because of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould… these guys created an amazing role for me to take a swing at. I’m surrounded by the most amazing actors, great writing staff… thank you to the critics and the fans for giving us a fan, coming out of Breaking Bad, a really beloved show, you could have given us a kick in the ass for even trying… We’re so thankful we get to do more.”
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Taraji P. Henson – Empire (Fox)
“Thank you, I dont know what to say, Fox you’re bold, you took a shot you took a risk… Lee daniels and Danny Strong, you’re bold, I love you for it, you’re crazy like me, I like it. Terrence howard, wherever you are I love you. Critics, thank you for recognizing my hard work.”
Taraji Henson noted she’s been acting “for a minute”, but that she’s being called a new talent means “YEAH, I GET TO LIVE MY TWENTIES AGAIN!”
So does that set up Empire for Best Drama Series?
WINNER: BEST COMEDY SERIES: Silicon Valley (HBO)
“I love critics I always have… the first review I ever got, “after watching Beavis and Butthead I’m optimistic about the future of televisionm it can’t get any worse.” Maybe they were right.”
WINNER: BEST DRAMA SERIES: The Americans (FX)
The Americans thanks critics “most of all, for helping us stay on the air.”
That’s a wrap folks. The critics have spoken, and for the most part, they didn’t demonstrate bad taste. Patrick, thoughts?
Good to see The Americans get some love — a reminder that those Live+Same Day ratings don’t always mean so much…
Absolutely, but also good to see drama that doesn’t forgive new viewers surviving and getting some recognition.