McConaughey scoops top Critics’ Award

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey was among top winners at the 2014 Television Critics Awards.

The annual prize-giving presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association got underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California Thursday night, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

Matthew took home Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role in HBO’s True Detective, beating out heavy-hitters like Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex).

The cast of Breaking Bad was celebrating later in the evening, however, as the show took home the coveted award for Best Drama Series, a category with stiff competition from Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Americans, The Good Wife and Masters of Sex.

Masters actress Allison Janney got some attention for the show, however, turning heads as she told the crowd, “I just came,” when she accepted the award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for the Showtime program.

The actress also shared the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series with Orange is the New Black’s Kate Mulgrew.

The hit Netflix show scored a big win with Best Comedy Series, over fellow nominees The Big Band Theory, Broad City, Louie, Silicon Valley and Veep, whose star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, took home Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

Best Actress in a Drama Series went to Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, the star of the BBC America show.

Other winners included Jessica Lange (Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series, American Horror Story: Coven), Billy Bob Thornton (Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series, Fargo), Jim Parsons (Best Actor in a Comedy Series, The Big Bang Theory) and Aaron Paul (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Breaking Bad).

The complete list of winners for the 2014 Television Critics’ Awards is as follows:

Best Drama Series: Breaking Bad

Best Actor In A Drama Series: Matthew Mcconaughey, True Detective

Best Actress In A Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Best Comedy Series: Orange Is The New Black

Best Actress In A Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best Actor In A Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Movie: The Normal Heart

Best Mini-Series: Fargo

Best Actress In A Movie Or Mini-Series: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Best Actor In A Movie Or Mini-Series: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Animated Series: Archer

Best Reality Series – Competition: Shark Tank

Best Reality Series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom; Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is The New Black (Tie)

Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Supporting Actress In A Movie Or Mini-Series: Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Supporting Actor In A Movie Or Mini-Series: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Best Guest Performer In A Drama Series: Allison Janney, Masters Of Sex

Best Guest Performer In A Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Bellamy Young, Scandal

Best Reality Host: Neil Degrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Best Talk Show: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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