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Critics’ Choice Television Awards Winners

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Billy Bob Thornton claimed Best Actor in a Movie or Mini Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards on June 19. (Courtesy photo)

Netflix’s cult hit Orange is the New Black was the best comedy series winner at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards held June 19 at The Beverly Hilton; Breaking Bad was the best drama series winner.

Orange is the New Black and FX’s Fargo topped the field with three awards each. “Fargo’’ was selected as best mini-series, Billy Bob Thornton as best actor in a miniseries and Allison Toman as best supporting actress in a movie or mini-series.

Uzo Aduba of Orange is the New Black was selected as best guest performer in a comedy series while cast member Kate Mulgrew tied Allison Janney of CBS’ Mom for best supporting actress in a comedy series.

Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory was selected as best actor in comedy series.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus of HBO’s Veep was selected as best actress in a comedy series for the second consecutive year.

Matthew McConaughey of HBO’s True Detective won for best actor in a drama beating out last year’s winner, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.

Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black won for best actress in a drama for the second consecutive year.

Producer/writer/director Ryan Murphy, whose credits include Glee, Nip/Tuck, and American Horror Story, was presented with the Critics’ Choice Louis XIII Genius Award, which recognizes an “icon” in the television industry.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association presented the awards.

Here is a complete list of winners:

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

BEST MOVIE
The Normal Heart (HBO)

BEST MINI-SERIES
Fargo (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox/National Geographic Channel)

BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION
Shark Tank (ABC)

BEST REALITY HOST
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox/National Geographic Channel)

BEST TALK SHOW
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)

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