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On Saturday, the 30th annual TCA Awards named Breaking Bad program of the year for the second year in a row. However, Bad did not face off against True Detective—its biggest rival in the upcoming Emmy race—which instead took home the award for outstanding miniseries. Matthew McConaughey was also honored for his work in True Detective.
Other winners included Saturday Night Live, »
- Samantha Highfill
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
For the second year in a row, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was named program of the year by the Television Critics Assn. at the 30th annual TCA Awards, held on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.
Its main rival in the Emmy race for best drama, HBO’s “True Detective” took home the prize for outstanding miniseries (the TCA members don’t have to follow Emmy category rules), while Matthew McConaughey was honored for his acting work.
The night’s other winners included Fox and Nat Geo’s »
- Debra Birnbaum
A poor dog was abandoned at Glastonbury, found in a tent during cleanup. She was nicknamed Dolly after the festival’s most notable performer, Dolly Parton. The pup is currently in a shelter waiting to be claimed by an owner, but if she’s not, Dolly herself has vowed to take the dog home to America with her. She’s even called the shelter to check on her care.
What bestselling books are bought, but never finished?
Joan Rivers has issued a statement concerning the CNN interview she walked out of. “The CNN interviewer was a news reporter and not an entertainment reporter. She did not seem to understand we were talking about a comedy book and not the transcripts from the Nuremburg Trial. Every question was an accusatory one »
- Ed Kennedy
Zendaya has quit the Lifetime movie where she was set to play Aaliyah. Without its lead, the movie is on hold.
In news that’s already displeasing fans of the character, John Constantine won’t be smoking on Constantine. I’ll be honest, I understand why fans think that’s a character-defining trait but I’m more worried about the show getting his roguish qualities right.
Lighters are okay, though.
Vulture lists all of the patterns that Zoey (Merritt Weaver) has worn on Nurse Jackie. It’s been ages since I’ve worked at the kind of place that gets uniform catalogues, has anyone sensible come out with the Zoey Barkow line, yet?
Following its Supreme Court defeat last week, Aereo has suspended its service, but added that it is not shutting down.
TheAtlantic praises Penny Dreadful for doing a solid job of the sensational reading material its named »
- Lyle Masaki
Happy 39th birthday to one of the funniest reality TV contestants of all time, "RuPaul's Drag Race" season six champ Bianca Del Rio. The queen has the no-nonsense attitude of Judge Judy, the stank side-eye of Marla Gibbs, and enough lightning-quick wit to zap the bourbon out of Dorothy Parker's hand. With the possible exception of Bianca's runner-up Adore Delano, it's safe to say Bianca is the funniest queen in the show's history. While season four standout Willam was extremely clever, he lacked a certain empathy with his fellow players. Season two Carol Channing idolator Pandora Boxx was a pure joy, but her kookiness was more quaint than exhilarating. And season five winner Jinkx Monsoon had the comic chops, but her talents were reserved mostly for character roles. Bianca is all of the above, and she manages to be both savage and sympathetic with everything she says. A true »
- Louis Virtel
The first major awards ceremony honoring this past year’s accomplishments on the small screen took place last night as Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards from the Beverly Hilton. I’ve always preferred the Critics’ Choice Awards to the Emmys, just because my views tend to line up more with the members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. This year was no different, as a number of highly deserving actors, actresses and shows were honored.
Allison Janney was the clear winner last night, taking home two Critics’ Choice TV Awards. The actress won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her devastating work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and also tied with Orange is the New Black actress Kate Mulgrew for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as the title character on CBS’s Mom.
FX’s Fargo also had a great night, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Some of the biggest shows on television went head to head. Here's who came out on top.
All the hottest names in TV turned out for the 2014 Critics Choice Television Awards on June 19, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Cedric the Entertainer hosted the gala event presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, and the night was really a battle between two cable channels.
Premiere pay-cable network HBO had a whopping 18 nominations, but in a show of strength for a smaller cable channel, FX topped that with 19. Meanwhile, the big contenders for individual shows were the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, the CBS drama The Good Wife, FX's crime dramedy Fargo, Showtime's drama series Masters Of Sex and HBO's The Normal Heart, all getting five noms each.
Also, Netflix struck a blow against the traditional television hierarchy with their original series Orange Is The New Black competing in several key categories.
So, with all »
At the Critics’ Choice Television Awards on Thursday, Allison Janney nabbed two prizes — but she had to share one.
The veteran actress won for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, and she split Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series with Kate Mulgrew (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) for her work in CBS’ Mom. Other big winners included FX’s Fargo, which won for Best Mini-Series, Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series (Billy Bob Thornton), and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series (newcomer Allison Tolman »
- Katie Atkinson
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were held Thursday night at the Beverly Hills Hilton, and FX’s Fargo and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black did best, you betcha, winning three times each.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Drama Series
Winner – Breaking Bad
Best Actor In A Drama Series
Hollywood's brightest small screen stars stepped out on Thursday night to honor TV's finest at the Critics' Choice Television Awards. The ceremony, an important precursor to the Emmys, awarded trophies to a mix of newcomers on the rise and past winners, and was not without a few surprises (there was even a tie!).
FX was the one to beat -- the network took home five wins. HBO followed by receiving four awards, even though "True Detective" was taken out in the Best Drama Series category by "Breaking Bad." "Orange Is the New Black" won Best Comedy Series, and its cast members Uzo Aduba and Kate Mulgrew both walked away with trophies.
Here is the full list of nominees and winners:
Best Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" (AMC) *Winner
'"The Americans" (FX)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"'The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Masters of Sex" (Showtime)
"True Detective" (HBO)
Best Actor In A Drama Series
- Alana Altmann
She's brassy, hilarious and just about the only comedian around who can almost single-handedly carry a movie to a $35 million opening: Tammy star Melissa McCarthy is on the cover of our Summer Double issue (on stands Friday), flexing her muscles for a revealing story that details her long rise to stardom and (sometimes unusual) acting techniques.
Rated Xx: A Brief History of Female Comedies
McCarthy may be known for swearing onscreen, but hanging out with contributing editor Erik Hedegaard, she offers more "holy smokies!" than fucks, explaining how she spent »
Hit me, Lisa, one more time! Lisa Rinna channeled her inner school girl on ABC's new reality competition show, "Sing Your Face Off," singing Britney Spears' 1999 smash hit "… Baby One More Time."Rocking Brit's signature pigtails, plaid skirt and belly-bearing collared shirt, the 50-year-old actress went all in, mirroring the pop star's original choreography while she sang.Unfortunately for the "Celebrity Apprentice" star, the judges were less than impressed by her performance, as Debbie Gibson, Darrell Hammond, and guest judge RuPaul gave her the lowest combined score. "It is a nonstop process for only five days, which is not a long time," Rinna told People on Thursday. "I knew I just had to throw myself into it and cram like I was cramming for finals, really. I just went for it and I knew I would have to go hard or go home. This is the kind of thing »
- tooFab Staff
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 (8pm Et/8pm Pt) and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Nominees of note include: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Keith David, Enlisted; Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black; Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New; James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory; Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire; Joe Morton, Scandal; The Trip to Bountiful; Luther; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge; Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short; Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful; Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful; RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race; and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. FX leads the networks in nominations with 19, followed closely by HBO which garnered 18. Topping the list of nominated series are The Big Bang. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It’s that time of year again, and as the networks try to get everyone as riled as possible for the upcoming fall shows, critics everywhere weigh in on the best shows from the previous year. The Broadcast Television Journalist Association (yes, that’s me) have announced the nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
I was honored to again serve on one of the nominating committees, and if you think it’s easy to make decisions about such things, you have to really try to imagine a bunch of critics going back and forth about what is, and is not, great television.
It’s going to be an interesting show, and there are some very solid categories.
I’ll give you a little rundown, and you let me know what you think about the nominations and who should win, and especially if you think people or shows were left »
- Marc Eastman
The fourth annual awards, held by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer at the Beverly Hilton Hotel June 19. The ceremony will air on the CW at 8 p.m. Et that night.
Check out the nominees below:
Best comedy series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Best actor in a comedy series
Louis Ck, »
- Ariana Bacle
FX’s “Fargo,” Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and HBO’s “Silicon Valley” are among the newbies gaining kudos traction after landing multiple nominations for the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
Martin Freeman, Walton Goggins and Allison Janney proved to be overachievers in scoring two noms apiece: “Fargo” and PBS’ “Sherlock: His Last Vow” for Freeman; “Justified” and “Sons of Anarchy” for Goggins; “Mom” and “Masters of Sex” for Janney.
The haul of five noms for “Fargo” (pictured) — including thesp bids for Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman and Freeman — helped FX lead the network pack with a total of 19 bids, followed by HBO with 18. “Masters of Sex,” CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory »
- Cynthia Littleton
Yet it’s the inclusion of HBO’s True Detective that’s the major headline-making presence here. Everybody expects the acclaimed, noir-soaked drama series to swamp awards season, and these nominations are the first indication the show could do just that. True Detective is nominated for outstanding actor (Matthew McConaughey), miniseries (though the show submitted in the drama category for the Emmys), outstanding new program, and the TCA Awards’ top category, »
- James Hibberd
CBS’ “Good Wife” (pictured), HBO’s “Thrones” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad” also are nommed in the drama series category, along with FX’s “The Americans” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.” “Thrones” won last year. “True Detective” landed a slot in the movies/miniseries category rather than in drama series, along with FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven,” BBC America’s “Broadchurch,” FX’s “Fargo” and SundanceTV’s “The Returned,” the subtitled French series.
The contenders for comedy series are CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” which won »
- Cynthia Littleton
For three seasons now, RuPaul’s Drag Race has announced its winner at a reunion special. Does that make it the best reality show with the worst finale? While I preferred the old way of announcing a winner, I don’t miss the “surprise” of seeing someone like Tyra Sanchez take the crown.
TVLine reports that TNT is developing a spin-off series of Major Crimes, one that sounds more like a spin-off of The Closer. The series will focus on Jon Tenney‘s Special Agent Fritz Howard. An episode in the upcoming season will set it up. TVLine says there’s also talk of a spin-off focusing on Malcolm-Jamal Warner‘s character from last season.
During the WGA strike a few years back, one break from reality TV I found was Corner Gas, a charming Canadian sitcom that found a home on Wgn. Now there’s a movie in »
- Lyle Masaki
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