Many of the winners of the third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards--which were announced following a star-studded gala on June 10--come from the movies.
Movie veteran Michael Douglas took the Best Actor award in a movie or mini-series for film director Steven Soderbergh's lavish biopic "Behind the Candelabra" (which also took Best Movie or Mini-series) and his "The China Syndrome" co-star Jane Fonda landed a Guest Performer award for Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama series "The Newsroom." "Star Trek" star Zachary Quinto took home Best Supporting Actor for mini-series "American Horror Story: Asylum."
AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "Game of Thrones" tied for Best Drama Series, while "The Big Bang Theory" won for Best Comedy Series. "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss won a deserved Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series award for film director Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake."
As for those of you programming your DVRs for the next few months, check out the critics' picks for 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, and Stephen King's "Under the Dome" - CBS.
Full list below.
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
Critics’ Choice Inspiration Award: Bunheads – ABC Family