Television Critics Announce 2014 TCA Award Winners

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  • Publish Date: July 20, 2014

Another good night for Bad

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The Television Critics Association, comprised of over 200 professional TV critics and print journalists who cover the industry, took a much needed break from their summer press tour to give out their 30th Annual TCA Awards on Saturday night in a private ceremony hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews.

For the second straight year, Breaking Bad—in the night's only repeat category win from 2013—was the group's biggest honoree, collecting the award for program of the year (though it failed to capture the drama category, where Emmy-neglected The Good Wife was the winner). FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective each had the benefit of an extra nomination—critics couldn't decide if those shows were new series or one-time-only miniseries, so they nominated each one in multiple places—but only the latter was able to capitalize on its extra placement with a win for top miniseries (and another for star Matthew McConaughey's performance).

A full list of the 2014 award winners (as well as the previously announced nominees) is below.

2014 TCA Awards: Winners and nominees

Winners in each category are marked with a star (Winner).

Program of the Year

Winner Breaking Bad AMC
  Game of Thrones HBO
  The Good Wife CBS
  Orange Is the New Black Netflix
  True Detective HBO

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

  The Americans FX
  Breaking Bad AMC
  Game of Thrones HBO
Winner The Good Wife CBS
  House of Cards Netflix

Individual Achievement in Drama

  Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad AMC
  Julianna Margulies The Good Wife CBS
  Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black BBC America
Winner Matthew McConaughey True Detective HBO
  Matthew Rhys The Americans FX

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

  The Big Bang Theory CBS
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox
Winner (tie) Louie FX
  The Mindy Project Fox
Winner (tie) Veep HBO

Individual Achievement in Comedy

  Louis C.K. Louie FX
  Mindy Kaling The Mindy Project Fox
Winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep HBO
  Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory CBS
  Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation NBC

Outstanding New Program

  Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox
  Fargo FX
Winner Orange Is the New Black Netflix
  Sleepy Hollow Fox
  True Detective HBO

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

  American Horror Story: Coven FX
  Broadchurch BBC America
  Fargo FX
  The Returned Sundance
Winner True Detective HBO

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

  60 Minutes CBS
  CBS Sunday Morning CBS
Winner Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey Fox
  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central
  Frontline PBS

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

  The Amazing Race CBS
Winner RuPaul's Drag Race Logo
  Shark Tank ABC
  Survivor CBS
  The Voice NBC

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

  Adventure Time Cartoon Network
  Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood PBS
Winner The Fosters ABC Family
  Sesame Street PBS
  Switched at Birth ABC Family

Career Achievement Award

  Mark Burnett Producer
Winner James Burrows Producer, director, writer
  Valerie Harper Actress
  Jay Leno Host
  William Shatner Actor, captain

Heritage Award *

  Lost ABC
Winner Saturday Night Live NBC
  South Park Comedy Central
  Star Trek NBC
  Twin Peaks ABC

* Presented annually to one "long-standing program that has had a major cultural or social impact."

What do you think?

Do you agree or disagree with the critics' choices this year? Let us know in the discussion section below, and don't forget to make your predictions for the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Comments (1)

  • Ahiru77  

    LOST can't even get a heritage award?! Son of a gun. Cranston doesn't need this though.

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