The TV critics really rolled out the red carpet for Ryan Murphy who took the non-competitive "Genius" award while two of his shows (American Horror Story: Coven and The Normal Heart) won prizes. Alison Janney also got the deluxe treatment winning supporting actress for "Mom" and guest actress for "Masters of Sex," both first season series, at this still fairly green awards show.
The new organization, an off shoot of the BFCA, mostly stuck with their favorites from last year repeating several wins like Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black and almost everything Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston had to step aside for Matthew McConaughey in True Detective, though. We knew that was coming and the Emmys will (probably) follow suit. Everybody in Hollywood loves a winner (a phenom we've previously discussed) so when you're winning no one wants to break your streak.
I suppose I should really watch Orphan Black. I've seen the first 4 episodes and found Maslany technically scarily gifted but the the show and supporting characters I enjoyed much much much less so. Does it improve?
The complete list of winners is after the jump....
Best Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Best Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Movie: The Normal Heart
Best Mini-Series: Fargo
Best Reality Host: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Best Talk Show: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Best Animated Series: Archer
Best Reality Series: Competition: Shark Tank
Best Reality Series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Critics' Choice Louis XIII Genius Award: Ryan Murphy
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Tie -- Allison Janney, Mom and Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine Nine
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Allison Tolman, Fargo
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Bellamy Young, Scandal