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Fargo, Breaking Bad take top TV honours

Television Critics' Award announced

“Orange is the New Black” team with their award.
“Orange is the New Black” team with their award.

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another best actor award, this time for his performance in HBO's “True Detective”. The actor was honoured at the fourth annual Television Critics' Awards, which saw “Breaking Bad” take home the coveted best drama honour.
“Fargo”, inspired by the 1996 film, and prison comedy drama “Orange Is the New Black” dominated with three awards each.
“Fargo” won the award for best mini-series, Billy Bob Thornton -- who plays the enigmatic Lorne Malvo, was named best actor in a mini-series or movie, and Allison Tolman won the best supporting actress in the same category.
“Orange Is the New Black” won best comedy series, with additional awards for Kate Mulgrew, in the best supporting actress in a comedy category, and Uzo Aduba for best guest performer in a comedy.
Mulgrew shared her award with actress Allison Janney, who was honoured for her supporting role in comedy “Mom”.
“Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany beat high-profile competition, to score the lead drama actress win for the second consecutive year.
“The Good Wife”, a frontrunner originally nominated in five categories, came home empty-handed.

So too did “Sherlock” duo Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. Fellow Britons Michael Sheen, Matthew Rhys, Freddie Highmore and Hugh Dancy also lost out, to McConaughey.
CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory”, that had five nominations, eventually saw lead actor Jim Parsons take away the best actor in a comedy, the second time he's won it from four consecutive nods.

Source: BBC

Published: 12:00 am Saturday, June 21, 2014

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