2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Scores, ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Tie
Months before we have the Emmys or the Golden Globes to worry about, the annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards streamed Monday night and released the full list of winners as chosen by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ expectedly dominated in its many nominations, while the race for Best Drama tied and some surprising new stars were honored.
CBS ratings gobbler 'The Big Bang Theory' held strong with a win for Best Comedy Series, as well as both supporting comedy actor slots for Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco. Supporting actor awards on the drama side went to fan-favorites Monica Potter of 'Parenthood' and Michael Cudlitz of the now-canceled 'Southland.' Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night, however, was a win for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Tatiana Maslany of the BBC's 'Orphan Black.'
Both 'Game of Thrones' and 'Breaking Bad' tied for Best Drama overall, while 'American Horror Story: Asylum' took home awards for both male and female supporting actors Zachary Quinto and Sarah Paulson, though not for Best Movie/Miniseries.
Also worth noting was the Most Exciting New Series category, which chose FX’s 'The Bridge,' Showtime’s 'Masters of Sex,' ABC’s 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' NBC’s 'The Michael J. Fox Show,' Showtime’s 'Ray Donovan' and CBS’ 'Under the Dome.'
Check out the full list of winners from the 2013 Critics Choice Television Awards below, and tell us if you agree with the picks in the comments!
Best Talk Show - 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy - TIE: Kaley Cuoco ('The Big Bang Theory'), Eden Sher ('The Middle')
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Simon Helberg ('The Big Bang Theory')
Best Comedy Series - 'The Big Bang Theory'
Best Reality Series - TIE: 'Duck Dynasty' (A&E), 'Push Girls' (Sundance)
Best Reality Series: Competition - 'The Voice'
Best Reality Show Host - Tom Bergeron ('Dancing With the Stars')
Best Animated Series - 'Archer'
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries - Zachary Quinto ('American Horror Story: Asylum')
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries - Sarah Paulson ('American Horror Story: Asylum')
Best Movie/Miniseries - 'Behind the Candelabra' (HBO)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Michael Cudlitz ('Southland')
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Monica Potter ('Parenthood')
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series - Jane Fonda ('The Newsroom')
Best Drama Series - TIE: 'Game of Thrones' (HBO), 'Breaking Bad' (AMC)
Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries - Elisabeth Moss ('Top of the Lake')
Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries - Michael Douglas ('Behind the Candelabra')
Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus ('Veep')
Best Actor in a Comedy Series - Louis C.K. ('Louie')
Best Actress in a Drama Series - Tatiana Maslany ('Orphan Black')
Best Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad')
Best TV Moment (voted by fans) - Michael Scott’s return to 'The Office'