The Critics’ Choice Television Awards took place yesterday in Los Angeles with Breaking Bad and The Big Bang Theory among the night’s big winners. Bryan Cranston took home the prize for best actor in a drama series for his role as terminally ill Walter White, while Breaking Bad shared the best drama series award with Game of Thrones.
The Big Bang Theory was named best comedy series while its stars Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco won best supporting actor and actress for their portrayal of Howard and Penny, with Kuoco sharing her award with The Middle’s Eden Sher.
Best actress in a drama series was Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black, while the supporting actor and actress categories were awarded to Southland’s Michael Cudlitz and Parenthood’s Monica Potter. Jane Fonda’s appearance in series one of The Newsroom as Leona Lansing – CEO of ACN’s parent company Atlantis World Media – won her the accolade for best guest performer in a drama series.
The remaining comedy gongs went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus who won best actress in a comedy series for her performance in Armando Iannucci’s Veep, while Louis C.K’s starring role in comedy series Louie won him the best actor award.
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon’s recent Liberace drama Behind the Candelabra won best movie/miniseries, with Douglas also named best actor. Best actress in a movie/miniseries was Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss for her leading role in Top of the Lake, while the supporting categories were won by American Horror Story: Asylum’s Zachary Quinto and Sarah Paulson.
The Voice triumphed in the reality series competition category, beating out The Glee Project and Survivor, while Duck Dynasty and Push Girls shared the prize for best reality series and Archer won best animated series.