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Big Bang Theory, HBO Score Big At Critics Choice Television Awards
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  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
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HBO was the most honored network with five awards while CBS' The Big Bang Theory topped all series with three at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's (BTJA) 3rd annual Critics Choice Awards held last night at the Beverly Hilton.

There was a tie for Best Drama Series with Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones sharing the honor while The Big Bang Theory won in the Best Comedy Series category.

There was also a tie for Best Reality Series, which went to Duck Dynasty and Push Girls. Best Reality Series-Competition went to The Voice for the second year in a row. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was honored as Best Talk Show, Archer was honored as Best Animated Series for the second year in a row, and Behind the Candelabra was honored as Best Movie/Miniseries. HBO was the most awarded network with five wins followed by FX with four wins.

Actors Bryan Cranston and Louis C.K. won Best Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Louie, respectively, and both for the second consecutive year. Tatiana Maslany was honored as Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Orphan Black while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep.

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Parenthood's Monica Potter. Southland's Michael Cudlitz was named Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Kaley Cuoco and Eden Sher tied for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for their roles in The Big Bang Theory and The Middle, respectively. Simon Helberg won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in The Big Bang Theory. Jane Fonda won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for The Newsroom, and Patton Oswalt won Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his role on Parks and Recreation, marking the second year the series was awarded in this category.

Tom Bergeron of Dancing with the Stars was honored as Best Reality Host for the second year in a row. Michael Douglas was recognized as Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his work in Behind the Candelabra, while Elizabeth Moss was named Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for her role in Top of the Lake. Zachary Quinto won Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series and Sarah Paulson won Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series for their roles in American Horror Story: Asylum.

In addition, The Bridge, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Masters of Sex, The Michael J. Fox Show, Ray Donovan and Under the Dome were honored as Most Exciting New Series.

BTJA honored Bob Newhart with the Critics' Choice Television Icon Award, which Henry Winkler presented to the legendary comedian..

BTJA also partnered with thalo Magazine to recognize Bunheads with the thalo's Critics' Choice Inspiration Award, which honors a television show for illuminating the fine arts in its subject matter and production methods, along with the individuals who infuse those productions with their artistic passions.

The Critics' Choice Television Awards honored programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, except for the Most Exciting New Series, which are shows premiering after June 1, 2013. Two new categories debuted this year including Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. 

Rundown of winners
The full winners' rundown is included below.
o Best Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory - CBS
o Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., Louie - FX
o Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep - HBO
o Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory - CBS
o Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Tie): Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory - CBS, and Eden Sher, The Middle - ABC
o Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Patton Oswalt, Parks and Recreation - NBC
o Best Drama Series (Tie): Breaking Bad - AMC, and Game of Thrones - HBO
o Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad - AMC
o Best Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black - BBC America
o Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Cudlitz, Southland - TNT
o Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Monica Potter, Parenthood - NBC
o Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Jane Fonda, The Newsroom - HBO
o Best Movie or Mini-Series: Behind the Candelabra - HBO
o Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra - HBO
o Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake - Sundance
o Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum - FX
o Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum - FX
o Best Reality Series (Tie): Duck Dynasty - A&E, and Push Girls - Sundance
o Best Reality Series - Competition: The Voice - NBC
o Best Reality Series Host: Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars - ABC
o Best Talk Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Comedy Central
o Best Animated Series: Archer - FX
o Critics' Choice Television Icon Award: Bob Newhart
o thalo's Critics' Choice Inspiration Award: Bunheads - ABC Family
o Most Exciting New Series: The Bridge - FX,  Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - ABC, Masters of Sex - Showtime, The Michael J. Fox Show - NBC, Ray Donovan - Showtime, Under the Dome - CBS

Network tally
HBO led the way with five wins, followed by FX with 4, CBS and NBC with three, ABC, AMC and Sundance with two apiece.
    Earning one honor apiece were BBC America, Comedy Central and TNT.

Show countdown

After The Big Bang Theory with three wins, there was a trio of shows with two wins each: American Horror Story: Asylum, Behind the Candelabra and Breaking Bad.

Taking one award each were Archer, The Daily Show with John Stewart, Dancing With The Star, Duck Dynasty, Game of Thrones, Louie, The Middle, The Newsroom, Orphan Black, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Push Girls, Southland, Top of the Lake, Veep and The Voice.

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