2013 TCA Award Winners

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breaking bad tcaThe 29th annual Television Critics Association Awards were handed out on Saturday night and the love was spread among several television favorites, as no one program or performer earned more than a single award apiece. Taking home individual honors were Louis C.K. for the third season of FX comedy Louie and Tatiana Maslany for the several roles she plays in BBC America’s Orphan Black. While this is C.K.’s second consecutive win in the category, it was Maslany’s first nomination, though she won a Critics’ Choice Television Award earlier this summer.

Among the three major program categories, Breaking Bad was named Program of the Year, reigning Program of the Year winner Game of Thrones earned honors for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, and there was a tie for the comedy equivalent, as The Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation will share the award. Meanwhile, Bunheads took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming shortly after its cancellation, Shark Tank won for Outstanding Reality Programming, and The Americans picked up Outstanding New Programming.

A full list of nominees and winners is below.

Do you think the TCA members made the right call more often than not? What is their biggest snub this year? Will any of the winners from this year repeat next year?

Individual Achievement in Comedy
Louis C.K., Louie (FX) ***WINNER***

Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Jake Johnson, New Girl (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Individual Achievement in Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America) ***WINNER***
Monica Potter, Parenthood (NBC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

News and Information
Anderson Cooper 360., CNN
Central Park Five, PBS ***WINNER***
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC
60 Minutes, CBS

The Amazing Race, CBS
The Glee Project, Oxygen
Shark Tank, ABC ***WINNER***
Survivor, CBS
The Voice, NBC

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
Adventure Time, Cartoon Network
Bunheads, ABC Family ***WINNER***
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS
Sesame Street, PBS
Switched at Birth, ABC Family

Outstanding New Program
The Americans, FX ***WINNER***

Elementary, CBS
House of Cards, Netflix
The Mindy Project, Fox
Orphan Black, BBC America

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Behind the Candelabra, HBO ***WINNER***
Downton Abbey, PBS
Rectify, Sundance Channel
Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO ***WINNER***
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
The Big Bang Theory, CBS ***WINNER*** (tie)

Louie, FX
New Girl, Fox
Park and Recreation, NBC ***WINNER*** (tie)
Veep, HBO

Career Achievement Award
James L. Brooks
James Burrows
Jay Leno
William Shatner
Barbara Walters ***WINNER***

Heritage Award
All In the Family, CBS ***WINNER***

Lost, ABC
Saturday Night Live, NBC
Star Trek, NBC
Twin Peaks, ABC

Program of the Year
The Americans, FX
Breaking Bad, AMC ***WINNER***
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
The Walking Dead, AMC