The 2014 Critic's Choice TV Awards: Orange Is the New Black and Fargo Top the Winners List

The fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards were held Thursday night in Hollywoodtown, and the ceremony finally definitively answered the questions of which actors and television shows are best at their jobs. Each winner was handed a statue that looked like a crystal mace, with which they were allowed to bludgeon the losers! 

Orange Is the New Black led the comedy categories, with the show itself winning Best Comedy, Kate Mulgrew tying (with Mom's Allison Janney) for Best Supporting Actress, and Uzo Aduba nabbing Best Guest Performer. 

In more dramatic goings-on, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany earned a repeat victory for Best Actress in a Drama, and Breaking Bad took home the Best Drama title. 

Finally, Fargo said "You betcha!" after netting three victories in the miniseries categories. The FX "true crime" adaptation—which just wrapped its excellent 10-episode run on Tuesday—won Best Movie or Miniseries, with Allison Tolman snagging the trophy for Best Supporting Actress alongside her castmate Billy Bob Thornton, who beat his co-star Martin Freeman in the Best Actor race.

Here's the full list of winners:


BEST COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Broad City (Comedy Central)

Louie (FX)

**WINNER** Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Veep (HBO)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louis CK, Louie (FX)

Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (FOX)

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)

**WINNER** Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones (CBS)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ilana Glazer, Broad City (Comedy Central)

**WINNER** Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs (ABC)

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Emmy Rossum, Shameless (Showtime)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

**WINNER** Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

Keith David, Enlisted (FOX)

Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Albert Tsai, Trophy Wife (ABC)

Christopher Evan Welch, Silicon Valley (HBO)

Jeremy Allen White, Shameless (Showtime)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

**WINNER** (TIE) Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)

**WINNER** (TIE) Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)


BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES

**WINNER** Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Sarah Baker, Louie (FX)

James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Mimi Kennedy, Mom (CBS)

Andrew Rannells, Girls (HBO)

Lauren Weedman, Looking (HBO)

 

BEST DRAMA SERIES

The Americans (FX)

**WINNER** Breaking Bad (AMC)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Masters of Sex (Showtime)

True Detective (HBO)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Hugh Dancy, Hannibal (NBC)

Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel (A&E)

**WINNER** Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)

**WINNER** Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)

Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)

**WINNER** Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing (AMC)

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Annet Mahendru, The Americans (FX)

Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)

Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy (FX)

**WINNER** Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)


BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy (FX)

**WINNER** Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)

Carrie Preston, The Good Wife (CBS)

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones (HBO)

 

BEST MOVIE

An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)

Burton and Taylor (BBC America)

Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)

**WINNER** The Normal Heart (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)

The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

 

BEST MINI-SERIES

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)

Dancing on the Edge (Starz)

**WINNER** Fargo (FX)

The Hollow Crown (PBS)

Luther (BBC America)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)

Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)

**WINNER** Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)

Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)

Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime)

Holliday Grainger, Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)

**WINNER** Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

**WINNER** Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)

Warren Brown, Luther (BBC America)

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)

Colin Hanks, Fargo (FX)

Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart (HBO)

Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

Amanda Abbington, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)

Jessica Raine, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)

Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart (HBO)

**WINNER** Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

 

BEST REALITY SERIES

**WINNER** Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Duck Dynasty (A&E)

Mythbusters (Discovery)

Top Gear (BBC America)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

 

BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION

The Amazing Race (CBS)

Project Runway (Lifetime)

**WINNER** Shark Tank (ABC)

Survivor (CBS)

Top Chef (Bravo)

The Voice (NBC)

 

BEST REALITY HOST

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC)

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)

Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef (FOX)

RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

**WINNER** Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

 

BEST TALK SHOW

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

**WINNER** The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Time Telepictures)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

Conan (TBS)

 

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

**WINNER** Archer (FX)

Bob’s Burgers (FOX)

The Simpsons (FOX)

Family Guy (FOX)

Phineas and Ferb (Disney XD)

Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)

 

Who do you think should win at this year's Critics' Choice awards?


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Mellie!!!

Bellamy Young plays the hell out of her character.
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respect for Jessica Lange for her role in Coven...she was awesome...!!wel deserved!
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The critics choice seems to know their stuff compare to the emmys and most winners are deserving.
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Best Animated Series: Where's "Rick and Morty"?
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I never heard of that. Not saying it's unworthy.
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It is a new Adulm swim's cartoon. Really great show by the way.
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Ok. I'll check it out.
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Archer!! love archer to death,Sherlock should have won their catregory:(
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A lot of deserving wins here, but I would have been happier if Emmy Rossum had won for best actress (even thought she is not in a comedy).
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Great list of nominees and winners!
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Yeah, Mr. Tyson! Yeah, SCIENCE!
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Sheldon beat Richard? Seriously? UGH.
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Crazy Eyes @-@
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Aisha Tyler's got to give the acceptance speech for 'Archer' and it was awesome cause that is a group that knows how to drink at these shindigs. (Also awesome seeing Chris Parnell, Gary Cole, and Lucky Yates along with her. but unfortunately no Amber Nash (Pam Poovey).or the main man H Jon Benjamin. She spoke so highly of the terrible self absorbed mostly alcoholic characters, including a cocaine addict that is always hilarious that they get to voice. Calling it the best animated program in the history of television, "...and that includes Hong Kong Phooey." [You know that show was great it only ran only 16 Saturday mornings in 1974 yet still lives on in everyone that watched its collective memory.) I think Scatman Crothers just might have agreed with her.. This may have been the best acceptance speech in the history of acceptance speeches from the start:

"First off, we'd like to thank Yeezus," Tyler said. "Not Jesus, but Kanye West for making us feel so much better about our own soul crushing narcissism. Chris Parnell actually stared into the mirror for over two hours today without feeling any guilt whatsoever, so thank you for the beautiful, beautiful gift, Kanye." She thanked Kanye and it was so awesomely funny..

Also great was Alison Janney's acceptance speech for Best Guest Actress in a Drama (wasn't she a supporting actress?... OK whatever) for 'Masters of Sex'. Beginning coyly with, "I came." You will never get that on EMMY night.

But of course - the best winner of the night was Neil deGrasse Tyson because he's f'ing Neil deGrasse Tyson and he's better and smarter than all of us.


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I thought Breaking Bad should have won all categories. Bryan cranston and anna gunn did an amazing job, sucks.
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Bryan Cranston is far better than Matthew McConaughey. However, he's not a movie star, so....we know how it ends all the time!
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Bryan should just be happy that people refer to him as Walt now, rather than Hal.
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Just for that; the fact that he first was Hal and now Wa two completely different characters, he should be happy of what a great actor he is
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I am happy with the winners!!!
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A lot better than the Emmys are going to be, certainly!
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"Sherlock: His Last Vow" as movie? what the hell? sure they may be movie length but it's a TV show, not a movie. weirdos. other than that, good wins.
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It should also come under best comedy, best drama, best reality tv, best mini series, best talk show, best animated series.... lol
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very good roster of wins!
Pity for the absence of awards for The Americans and, as usual, the total neglect of Shameless.
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Kathy Bates shouldve won best supporting actress. Tolman was good, but Bates was phenomenal IMHO. Warren Brown was excellent as well.
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I don't understand how she was even in that category. How was she not the show's lead actress?
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Not sure how that happened..
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Not sure how Luther ended up in the miniseries category, but I bet most yanks have never seen it.
Tyson won for Cosmos. That'll give creationist something else to be pissed about. It was the will of God.
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Mcconaughey deserved a win for True Detective, but Woody Harrelson and Matthew Rhys were just as compelling. Woody was brilliant. He's very good at portraying ordinary guys. Rhys may be the most underrated actor in Hollywood. Its been a stellar year for Mcconaughey.
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- Neil deGrasse Tyson won! Massive science boner.

- And Archer won despite this season being its worst so far. I guess that tells us how far ahead of other shows it is when it comes to quality.
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You know what.... I can't say that I'm pissed about these. But that's what happens when the starting group of nominees is really strong.
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Did Best Reality Series, Competition, Host and Talk Show really need to be categories? I mean its the critics choice awards so you got the big shows and actors... oh well, at least the nominatees weren't Teen Choice Award nauseating.
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**WINNER** Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
**WINNER**
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
**WINNER**
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)
**WINNER** Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)
**WINNER** Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)


YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Way to go Tat! So excited whenever she gets recognized for her outstanding work. Also really happy for Aaron, Bellamy, Bomer and Allison Tolman.
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Well done Neil deGrasse Tyson!
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