The 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards aired live on Wednesday, July 19, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW. It was held at the grandiose Beverly Hilton Hotel in New York City. Read on to find more about the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2014 including a list of the night’s biggest winners!
The prestigious event had tapped actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer to showcase his hosting skills for the night. Cedric the Entertainer is known for writing and producing the series “The Soul Man” and hosting “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” He also starred in several comedy films including “Barbershop” and “Big Momma’s House.” The presenters for 2014 include Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominees Lizzie Kaplan (“Masters of Sex“), Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”) and Matthew Rhys (“The Americans“).
“Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, another Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominee, will present the LOUIS XIII Genius Award to Ryan Murphy for his remarkable contribution to the TV industry. Murphy is known for his works on the award-winning series FX’s “American Horror Story,” FOX’s “Glee” and FX’s “Nip/Tuck.” His most recent work is the TV adaptation of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart” starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons.
Since 2011, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) has been giving honor to the remarkable performances of the actors and actresses in TV, as well the TV series in various categories. In 2014 the annual award-giving ceremony also gave accolades to several television series that made noise from June 2013 until May 2014.
“Orange is the New Black,” Netflix –
“Orange is the New Black” follows the life of a female inmate as she tries to adapt to prison life at Litchfield Penitentiary with her band of misfit inmates. The Netflix original series has gained three awards including Best Comedy Series and Best Guest Performance in a Comedy for Uzo Aduba. Kate Mulgrew tied the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series with Allison Janney from CBS’ “Mom.” The series joins CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” FX’s “Fargo,” CBS’s “The Good Wife,” Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” and HBO’s “The Normal Heart.”
“Fargo,” FX –
The critically- acclaimed adaptation of the film from Joel and Ethan Coen was also a winner at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2014. It was named as the Best Miniseries while lead star Billy Bob Thornton and supporting actress Allison Tolman nabbed two awards for their performances as Lorne Malvo and Deputy Molly Solverson.
“The Normal Heart,” HBO –
“The Normal Heart” is a heart-breaking story about a gay writer and his journey as he helps other gays in battling the deadly AIDS virus. The TV movie won two out of its five nominations including Best Movie and Best Supporting Role in a Movie for Matt Bomer’s role as Felix Turner.
“Breaking Bad,” AMC –
“Breaking Bad” might be over after its finale, but the series continued to be lauded. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2014 hailed it as 2014’s Best Drama Series while Aaron Paul won for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Another theme for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2014 is the consistent two-time winners including Tatiana Maslany for her multiple roles in BBC America’s “Orphan Black” and Matthew McConaughey’s role in HBO’s “True Detective.” They were given the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama Series awards. HBO’s very own “Veep” Julia Louis-Dreyfus and “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons were given the Best Actress and Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Several actors also enjoyed their first Critics’ Choice Television Awards wins for Best Supporting Roles such as Andre Braugher for his role as the serious Capt. Holt in FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant in ABC’s “Scandal.”
A lot of new and upcoming TV series were also honored as the Most Exciting New Series. These include CBS’ “Extant,” FOX’s “Gotham,” AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” HBO’s “The Leftovers,” Starz’s “Outlander,” Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” and FX’s “The Strain.” Just click on the links for Movie News Guide (MNG)’s posts about these shows.
Click HERE for the COMPLETE list of winners and nominees posted on the official page of the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards.
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