FX’s “Fargo” and Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” were biggest winners at Thursday’s 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards which celebrates the best in television as voted on by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
Both shows took home three awards each, ahead of the likes of “Breaking Bad,” TV movie “The Normal Heart” and documentary series “Cosmos” which all took two honors each.
“Fargo” scored Best Miniseries along with acting awards for Billy Bob Thornton and Allison Tolman. “Orange” score Best Comedy Series along with acting awards for Kate Mulgrew and Uzo Aduba.
“Breaking Bad” won Best Drama Series, “Archer” won Best Animated Series, and “The Normal Heart” won Best TV Movie.
Matthew McConaughey (“True Detective”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Bellamy Young (“Scandal”), Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart”) and Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Coven”) scored Best Dramatic Acting honors.
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (“Veep”), and Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) took home Best Comedy Acting honors.
Actress Allison Janney was a double winner, tying with Mulgrew for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her work in”Mom” along with an award for her guest starring role in Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”. She also had the best line of the night, her first words during the ‘Masters’ acceptance speech being an apparently sincere and quite amused “I just… came” which got the crowd laughing and cheering.
FX, a network with critically acclaimed shows that have often been criminally ignored in the past by the more HBO & AMC-infatuated Emmy Awards, scored the most wins of the night.