‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Parks and Rec’ win big at Gold Derby TV Awards!

Breaking Bad” and “Parks and Recreation” were the big winners at the Gold Derby TV Awards, winning their respective races for Best Drama and Best Comedy.

It’s the second consecutive Drama Series victory for “Breaking Bad,” which is currently favored to win top honors at the Emmys this weekend. “Mad Men” previously won the category three times (2009-2011), giving the AMC network five consecutive wins in the race.

“Breaking Bad” was the top winner overall with three victories out of its eight nominations. In addition to its Best Drama win, Anna Gunn won her first Gold Derby Award as Best Drama Supporting Actress, while Bryan Cranston won Best Drama Actor for a record third time. Cranston also won Performer of the Year, becoming that category’s first male winner since Steve Carell in 2007.

Game of Thrones” also won three awards: Best Drama Guest Actress for Diana Rigg, as well as Best Ensemble of the Year and Best Drama Episode for “The Rains of Castamere,” written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by David Nutter. Genre programs have done well in the Drama Episode category – specifically “Lost,” which won the award a whopping five times during its six seasons.

Other drama awards went to Claire Danes, winning her second Drama Actress prize for “Homeland“; Corey Stoll, who won Drama Supporting Actor as an alcoholic congressman on “House of Cards“; and James Wolk, taking Drama Guest Actor for playing a sexually ambiguous new member of the Sterling Cooper team on “Mad Men.” Actors from the AMC drama have had a notoriously poor track record at the Emmys, but Wolk is the ninth to win at the Gold Derby Awards.

Parks and Recreation” took Best Comedy Series for the first time on its fourth nomination, despite facing a trio of previous winners in the category: “Arrested Development,” “Modern Family,” and “30 Rock.” “Parks” star Amy Poehler also prevailed, winning Best Comedy Actress for a record third straight time.

Poehler also won Best Variety Performer for co-hosting the “70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” with Tina Fey; Fey won an additional award this year as a co-writer of the “30 Rock” series finale, “Hogcock!/Last Lunch,” which won Best Comedy Episode. With those wins, Poehler and Fey bring their career totals to an impressive seven Gold Derby Awards apiece.

Modern Family” lost all six of its bids, but “Arrested Development” managed to win a pair of awards. Will Arnett won Comedy Supporting Actor, his second Gold Derby Award after winning the guest-acting race for “30 Rock” in 2008. As his domineering mother, Lucille, Jessica Walter won Comedy Supporting Actress, her second win in the category; she previously won in 2005.

Guest-acting awards went to Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory“), who also recently won his first career Emmy for the role, and Parker Posey (“Louie“), who was snubbed at the Emmys. Rounding out the field of comedy winners was Jake Johnson (“New Girl“), who took Best Comedy Actor.

Behind the Candelabra” won Best Movie/Miniseries, defeating “American Horror Story: Asylum,” which led all programs with nine nominations this year. “Candelabra” star Michael Douglas won Best Movie/Mini Actor, while Elisabeth Moss was the sole victor for “Top of the Lake,” taking Best Movie/Mini Actress; it’s the second Gold Derby Award for Moss, who previously won Drama Supporting Actress for “Mad Men” in 2010.

But “Horror Story” didn’t go away empty handed. It claimed both supporting categories: Sarah Paulson won Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for her role as a tormented journalist, and Zachary Quinto won Movie/Mini Supporting Actor as the serial killer who torments her.

Among other winners, “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” won Best Variety Series for the first time since 2006, its fourth win overall. “The Voice” won Best Reality Program for the second year in a row. “Archer” won Best Animated Program for the first time; the award had previously only been won by “Family Guy” (2005, 2008-2010) and “The Simpsons” (2006-2007).

Though Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black“) lost Best Drama Actress to Claire Danes, she nevertheless won Best Breakthrough Performer for her multiple roles on the freshman sci-fi drama.

See the entire list of winners below, and discuss the winners in our forums. And click here for the complete history of the Gold Derby TV Awards.

Best Comedy Series
“Arrested Development”
Louie
“Modern Family”
X – “Parks and Recreation”
“30 Rock”
“Veep”

Best Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
X – Jake Johnson, “New Girl
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory
Adam Scott, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Comedy Actress
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
X – Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Comedy Supporting Actor
X – Will Arnett, “Arrested Development”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Best Comedy Supporting Actress
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Eliza Coupe, “Happy Endings”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
X – Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development”

Best Comedy Guest Actor
Will Arnett, “30 Rock”
David Lynch, “Louie”
X – Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”
Patton Oswalt, “Parks and Recreation”
Andrew Rannells, “Girls”
Patrick Wilson, “Girls”

Best Comedy Guest Actress
Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”
Melissa Leo, “Louie”
Liza Minnelli, “Arrested Development”
X – Parker Posey, “Louie”
Elaine Stritch, “30 Rock”
Kristen Wiig, “Arrested Development”

Best Comedy Episode
“Arrested Development” – “A New Start”
“Louie” – “Late Show”
“The Office” – “Finale”
“Parks and Recreation” – “Leslie and Ben”
X – “30 Rock” – “Hogcock/Last Lunch”
“Veep” – “Hostages”

Best Drama Series
X – “Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
Game of Thrones
“The Good Wife”
Homeland
“Mad Men”

Best Drama Actor
X – Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

Best Drama Actress
X – Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
X – Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Jennifer Carpenter, “Dexter”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Michelle Fairley, “Game of Thrones”
X – Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”

Best Drama Guest Actor
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
Rupert Friend, “Homeland”
Lennie James, “The Walking Dead”
Nathan Lane, “The Good Wife”
Matthew Perry, “The Good Wife”
X – James Wolk, “Mad Men”

Best Drama Guest Actress
Alison Brie, “Mad Men”
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”
Shirley MacLaine, “Downton Abbey”
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”
X – Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”

Best Drama Episode
“Breaking Bad” – “Dead Freight”
“Breaking Bad” – “Fifty-One”
X – “Game of Thrones” – “The Rains of Castamere
“The Good Wife” – “Red Team, Blue Team”
“Homeland” – “Q&A”
“House of Cards” – “Chapter 1 (Pilot)”

Best Movie/Miniseries
American Horror Story: Asylum
X – “Behind the Candelabra
“The Big C: Hereafter”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”
Top of the Lake

Best Movie/Miniseries Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End”
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
X – Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”
Ben Whishaw, “The Hour”

Best Movie/Miniseries Actress
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
X – Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor
James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Peter Mullan, “Top of the Lake”
Evan Peters, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
X – Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sebastian Stan, “Political Animals”

Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress
Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals”
Holly Hunter, “Top of the Lake”
X – Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Lily Rabe, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Debbie Reynolds, “Behind the Candelabra”
Alfre Woodard, “Steel Magnolias”

Best Variety Series
“Chelsea Lately”
“The Colbert Report”
X – “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
“Saturday Night Live”

Best Variety Performer
Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report”
Jimmy Fallon, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
X – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “70th Annual Golden Globe Awards”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Neil Patrick Harris, “66th Annual Tony Awards”
Justin Timberlake, “Saturday Night Live”

Best Reality Program
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Survivor”
“Top Chef”
X – “The Voice

Best Animated Program
X – “Archer
“Bob’s Burgers”
Family Guy
“Futurama”
The Simpsons
“South Park”

Ensemble of the Year
“American Horror Story: Asylum”
“Arrested Development”
“Breaking Bad”
X – “Game of Thrones”
“Parks and Recreation”
“30 Rock”

Breakthrough Performer of the Year
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Freddie Highmore, “Bates Motel”
X – Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Lily Rabe, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”

Performer of the Year
Louis C.K.
X – Bryan Cranston
Claire Danes
Tina Fey
Elisabeth Moss
Amy Poehler

TOTALS:

3 Wins:
“Breaking Bad”
“Game of Thrones”

2 Wins:
“American Horror Story: Asylum”
“Arrested Development”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“Parks and Recreation”

1 Win:
“Archer”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Louie”
“Orphan Black”
“Mad Men”
“New Girl”
“Parks and Recreation”
“70th Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“30 Rock”
“Top of the Lake”
“The Voice”

One thought on “‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Parks and Rec’ win big at Gold Derby TV Awards!

  1. I keep thinking that the Goldderby TV Awards is probably the only award of any kind that some of these actors and actresses are going to get in their whole career.

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