Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones shared the Best Drama Series award at the Critics' Choice Television Awards, which were held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
It was one of three ties on the night, the others being Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which went to Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) and Eden Sher (The Middle), while the Best Reality Series gong went to Duck Dynasty and Push Girls.
Bryan Cranston had his second consecutive win for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad, while Tatiana Maslany was a surprise winner for the Best Actress in a Drama series award for her role in Orphan Black, beating the likes of Claire Danes (Homeland) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) for the honour.
Louis C.K. won for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for FX's Louie, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for HBO's Veep.
The Big Bang Theory won the award for Best Comedy Series, and its stars Kaley Cuoco and Simon Helberg also scooped acting prizes.
HBO's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra scooped the award for Best Movie or Mini-Series, and its star Michael Douglas was honoured with the Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series award, beating nominees including his co-star Matt Damon, Al Pacino (Phil Spector) and Toby Jones (The Girl).
Elisabeth Moss won the Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series for her role in Top of the Lake.
Zachary Quinto and Sarah Paulson picked up the Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for their work in American Horror Story: Asylum.
Bryan Cranston takes home Best Actor in a Drama Series Award
Elizabeth Moss won the Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series gong for her role in Top of the Lake
Sarah Paulson won the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for American Horror Story: Asylum
Her co-star Zachary Quinto was also honoured with an award for the FX show
The full list of winners of the 3rd annual Critics' Choice Television Awards is as follows:
BEST TALK SHOW
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS – and Eden Sher (The Middle) – ABC (TIE)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Patton Oswalt (Parks and Recreation) – NBC
BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory – CBS
BEST REALITY SERIES
Duck Dynasty – A&E – and Push Girls – Sundance – (TIE)
BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION
The Voice – NBC
BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) – ABC
Thalo Inspiration in the Arts Honoree
Bunheads – ABC Family
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer – FX
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
BEST MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Behind the Candelabra – HBO
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michael Cudlitz (Southland) – TNT
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Monica Potter (Parenthood) – NBC
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) – HBO
BEST DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones – HBO – and Breaking Bad – AMC – (TIE)
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) – HBO
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) – HBO
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louis C.K. (Louie) – FX
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – BBC America
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) – AMC