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London - 'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Fargo' were the big winners at the Critics' Choice Television Awards on Thursday night.
The Netflix comedy-drama and the FX series each scooped three prizes at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's fourth annual ceremony, while 'Breaking Bad', 'Cosmos', 'The Normal Heart' and actress Allison Janney took home two trophies each.
'Orange Is the New Black' picked up Best Comedy, while its star Kate Mulgrew shared the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series prize with 'Mom' star Allison and Uzo Aduba won Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.
Meanwhile, 'Fargo' was named Best Mini-Series, Billy Bob Thornton took home Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series and Allison Tolman won Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series.
Matthew McConaughey - who already picked up an Oscar, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe awards this year - was named Best Actor in a Drama Series for his work on 'True Detective'.
In his speech, the 'Dallas Buyers Club' actor paid tribute to the great work being done on the small screen.
He said: “Television is raising the bar for character-driven drama.”
Other notable winners on the night included 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy, who was honoured with the Louis XIII Genius Award, and used his acceptance speech to read out a number of negative tweets about himself - which he promptly agreed with, much to the amusement of the audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The ceremony was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.
Critics' Choice Television Awards full list of winners:
Best Drama Series:
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'
'The Normal Heart'
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:
Best Reality Series - Competition:
Best Reality Series:
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'
Louis XIII Genius Award:
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Allison Janney, 'Mom'
Kate Mulgrew, 'Orange Is the New Black'
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'
- BANG Showbiz