‘Fargo’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ Tie for Most Critics’ Choice Television Awards Wins

2014 Critics' Choice Television Award Winners
Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson and Bob Odenkirk as Bill Oswalt in ‘Fargo’ (Photo Credit: Chris Large/Copyright 2014, FX Networks. All rights reserved.)

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) found a lot to like about Fargo and Orange is the New Black, awarding both series three Critics’ Choice Television Awards during the ceremony broadcast on The CW on June 19, 2014. FX walked away with the most wins by a network with five, followed by HBO with four, and Fox and Netflix with three each.

Fargo‘s wins came in the Best Mini-Series, Best Actor (Billy Bob Thornton), and Best Supporting Actress (Allison Tolman) categories. Orange is the New Black took home awards in the Best Comedy Series, Best Guest Performer (Uzo Aduba), and Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulgrew in a tie with Allison Janney from Mom).

Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards which were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Among the celebrities who took the stage to present were Christina Applegate, Fred Armisen, Scott Aukerman, Demian Bichir, Danielle Brooks, Carrie Brownstein, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Dallas, Kat Graham, Max Greenfield, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, Angie Harmon, Colton Haynes, Diane Kruger, Natasha Lyonne, Kunal Nayyar, Adam Pally, Jim Parsons, Laura Prepon, Gina Rodriguez, Emmy Rossum, Matthew Rhys, Christian Slater, Isaiah Washington, and Shane West.

Complete List of 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards Winners

Best Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: TIE Allison Janney, Mom (CBS) and Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Best Drama Series: Breaking Bad (AMC)

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

Best Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

Best Movie: The Normal Heart (HBO)

Best Mini-series: Fargo (FX)

Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)


Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

Best Reality Series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

Best Reality-Competition Series: Shark Tank (ABC)

Best Reality Series Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

Best Talk Show: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Best Animated Series: Archer (FX)

Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award: Ryan Murphy

Source: BTJA

By Rebecca Murray

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