Winners of the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards

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The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have 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 last night.

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 Stars” 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.”

BTJA honored Bob Newhart with the Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award, which Henry Winkler presented to the legendary comedian.

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 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were executive produced by Bob Bain for Bob Bain Productions.

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

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