GAME OF THRONES, BREAKING BAD, CANDELABRA And BIG BANG Take Top Honors At CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS!!
Peeved as I am that “Mad Men” wasn’t among the best drama nominees this year, I am also thrilled that both “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” (my other two favorite hourlongs) share the top drama trophy.
Also excited to see Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” take the top honor in its category.
Oh! And what's not to love about Patton Oswalt's recognition for his hilarious guest stint on "Parks and Recreation."
And if you want to know what to look forward to, skip down to the “most exciting new series” component of this press release:
BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 3rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS
The Big Bang Theory Is Most Honored Series and HBO is Most Awarded Network
LOS ANGELES (June 10, 2013) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) tonight announced the winners of the 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The star-studded gala awards dinner to acknowledge and honor the best in television was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel earlier this evening.
There was a tie for Best Drama Series with Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones sharing the honor while The Big Bang Theory won in the Best Comedy Series category.
There was also a tie for Best Reality Series, which went to Duck Dynasty and Push Girls. Best Reality Series-Competition went to The Voice for the second year in a row. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was honored as Best Talk Show, Archer was honored as Best Animated Series for the second year in a row, and Behind the Candelabra was honored as Best Movie/Miniseries. HBO was the most awarded network with five wins followed by FX with four wins.
Actors Bryan Cranston and Louis C.K. won Best Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Louie, respectively, and both for the second consecutive year. Tatiana Maslany was honored as Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Orphan Black while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep.
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Parenthood’s Monica Potter. Southland’s Michael Cudlitz was named Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Kaley Cuoco and Eden Sher tied for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for their roles in The Big Bang Theory and The Middle, respectively. Simon Helberg won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in The Big Bang Theory. Jane Fonda won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for The Newsroom, and Patton Oswalt won Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his role on Parks and Recreation, marking the second year the series was awarded in this category.
Tom Bergeron of Dancing with the Star’s was honored as Best Reality Host for the second year in a row. Michael Douglas was recognized as Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his work in Behind the Candelabra, while Elizabeth Moss was named Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for her role in Top of the Lake. Zachary Quinto won Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series and Sarah Paulson won Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series for their roles in American Horror Story: Asylum.
In addition, The Bridge, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Masters of Sex, The Michael J. Fox Show, Ray Donovan and Under the Dome were honored as Most Exciting New Series.
BTJA honored Bob Newhart with the Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award, which Henry Winkler presented to the legendary comedian.
BTJA also partnered with thalo Magazine to recognize Bunheads with the thalo’s Critics’ Choice Inspiration Award, which honors a television show for illuminating the fine arts in its subject matter and production methods, along with the individuals who infuse those productions with their artistic passions.
Presenters included: Malin Akerman (Suburgatory), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Yossi Dina (Beverly Hills Pawn), Josh Gad (1600 Penn), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Seth Green (Family Guy), Allison Janney (West Wing), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Maria Menounos (Extra), Garrett Morris (2 Broke Girls), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Cory Oliver (Beverly Hills Pawn), Jack Osbourne (Alpha Dogs), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation), Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story), Kevin Rahm (Mad Men), John Ratzenberger (Legit), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) and Sam Trammell (True Blood).
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards honored programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, except for the Most Exciting New Series, which are shows premiering after June 1, 2013. Two new categories debuted this year including Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series. The full winners tally is included below.
The 3rdannual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were executive produced by Bob Bain for Bob Bain Productions.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com
WINNERS OF THE 3rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS
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’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
Awards Tally by Networks, Channels & Distributors
HBO – 5
FX - 4
CBS – 3
NBC - 3
ABC – 2
AMC – 2
Sundance – 2
A&E - 1
BBC America – 1
Comedy Central - 1
TNT – 1
Awards Tally by Show
The Big Bang Theory – CBS - 3
American Horror Story: Asylum – FX – 2
Behind the Candelabra – HBO – 2
Breaking Bad – AMC – 2
Archer – FX - 1
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central – 1
Dancing With the Stars – ABC – 1
Duck Dynasty – A&E – 1
Game of Thrones – HBO – 1
Louie – FX – 1
The Middle – ABC – 1
The Newsroom – HBO – 1
Orphan Black – BBC America – 1
Parenthood – NBC – 1
Parks and Recreation – NBC – 1
Push Girls – Sundance - 1
Southland – TNT – 1
Top of the Lake – Sundance - 1
Veep – HBO – 1
The Voice – NBC – 1
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