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"Big Bang Theory" and "Breaking Bad" Dominate Critic's Choice Awards

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Updated 06/11/2013 11:16pm

Jacob Elyachar


Staff Writer

The critics have spoken!

Last night, Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hilton to honor the best in television.

It was a big night for CBS’s The Big Bang Theory as the top-rated comedy took home three awards including Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Kaley Cuoco, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Simon Helberg and Best Comedy Series.

Cuoco shared her award with The Middle’s Eden Sher. Comedian Louis C.K. continued his winning streak as he picked up his second Best Actor in a Comedy Series Award. 

Over on the Drama side, AMC’s hit drama Breaking Bad, which follows the misadventures of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, cleaned up with two Critics Choice Awards including Best Drama and a Best Actor for White’s portrayer, Brian Cranston.

“If you were not a conduit, we would not be anywhere.” Cranston said.  

There were some surprises as Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up an award for her portrayal of Vice President Selina Meyer in the hit HBO political comedy Veep. Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany beat out Homeland’s Claire Danes, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss to claim the Best Actress in a Drama Series award.

Even though Moss lost the Best Actress in a Drama Series Award, she did pick up the Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series Award for her work as a New Zealand detective in Sundance Channel’s Top of The Lake.  Moss stated that this was her first ever-acting award.

Legends also had a successful night as Jane Fonda took home the Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her role as The Newsroom’s icy corporate executive Leona Lansing. Michael Douglas won the Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series for his portrayal of musical legend Liberace.     

TV icon Bob Newhart won the Critics Choice Television Icon award, which paid homage to the comedian’s six-decade career in the broadcasting industry.

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