Critics' Choice Awards: Big Bang Theory, Orphan Black Star and Breaking Bad Win Big -- Plus: Kudos for Southland, Parenthood Faves

Critics Choice Award WinnersThe Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s third annual Critics’ Choice Awards were held Monday night in Beverly Hills, and The Big Bang Theory made the biggest bang, winning in three categories — including Best Comedy. 

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Also among the multiple winners were FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, AMC’s Breaking Bad and HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, each of which topped two categories.

And then you have the downright crowd-pleasers, as Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany was named Best Actress in a Drama, while Southland‘s Michael Cudlitz and Parenthood‘s Monica Potter won in the supporting races.

Here’s the complete list of winners, as they were announced:

Best Talk Show | The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy | Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Eden Sher (The Middle) — TIE

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series | Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory)

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series | Patton Oswalt (Parks and Recreation)

Best Comedy Series | The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

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Best Reality Series | Duck Dynasty (A&E), Push Girls (Sundance) — TIE

Best Reality Series – Competition | The Voice (NBC)

Best Reality Show Host | Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars)

Best Animated Series | Archer (FX)

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)

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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 | 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)

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Best Actress in a Comedy Series | Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series | Louis CK (Louie)

Best Actress in a Drama Series | Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Best Actor in a Drama Series | Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Icon Award | Bob Newhart

Best TV Moment (voted by fans) | Michael Scott’s return to The Office

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association also released its list of “Most Exciting New Series”: FX’s The Bridge, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, ABC’s Marvel’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.

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  1. Ashley says:

    I was really hoping for an upset in the comedy actor category from Jake Johnson or Adam Scott. New Girl S2 highlighted Jake so well & Adam Scott has been one of my favorite actors since Party Down but oh well.

  2. cas says:

    What channel is Orphan Black on? I have never even heard of it until now. Therefore, now I am interested in it.

    • noodle says:

      It’s on BBC America. Tatiana Maslany really is amazing in this show.

    • Doctor Who says:

      Doctor Who is also on BBC America. It’s is the most brilliant show of all time, and while Orphan Black is interesting, it’s nothing compared to Doctor Who.

  3. Joey says:

    Happy Monica, Michael, and Bryan won last night.

  4. M says:

    Yay for Tatiana Maslany! Her work on Orphan Black is mindblowing.

  5. Cam says:

    The Big Bang Theory betting Louie is kind of disgusting when you really think about it…

    Chuck Lorre > Louis C.K. at comedy apparently.


    It deserved its two acting wins, but series? Seriously? 20 years from now a lot of people will be laughing at this decision. Compared to the rest of the winners, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

    Their decision also kind of invalidates Community’s win last year.

  6. Robin says:

    Yay for Monica Potter!!!

  7. Belle says:

    So excited for Eden Sher; Sue Heck is quite possibly the most fantastic TV character because of how awesome Eden is portraying her…Something so endearing about Sue and thrilled that FINALLY “The Middle” is getting some long overdue love :) WTG!!!!

  8. kees says:

    I enjoy BBT but I’m not sure it deserves SO much hype. Sheldon Cooper is basically a male version of Lilith Sternin-Crane from Cheers. Swap out psychology for physicist and boobs for a penis and they’re pretty much the same person. I think the show is hilarious but it’s not like Chuck Lorre reinvented the wheel.
    Super happy for Eden Scher of The Middle, in total Sue Heck form it’s a tie-that was awesome!
    Monica Potter of Parenthood for the win in every TV award show for this past season from here on out, she makes playing that role so real and effortless.

  9. Amy says:

    Yea for Michael and Monica! Well deserved for great performances this season.

  10. shadester says:

    you think they would bring southland based on this?? pretty please??

  11. Joel says:

    Kaley has evolved from season 1 ditsy blonde to actually showing she is intelligent. She is very deserving of her award. People want to watch light intelligent comedy after a hard days work. I know I do. The Big Bang Theory Rules.

  12. derrick says:

    bring back SOUTHLAND…..