On Sunday, FX’s Emmy champ “The People v. O.J. Simpson” won a whopping four Critics’ Choice TV Awards, including Best Limited Series. HBO powerhouse “Game of Thrones” also reigned as Best Drama Series, echoing its Emmy win from September. However, the critics decided to go their own way in the comedy race, opting once again for HBO laffer “Silicon Valley” instead of Emmy winner “Veep.” See all of the big TV champs below that were bestowed by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), and click here for the full list of Critics’ Choice TV winners.
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For the TV drama acting categories, Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) surprised by winning Best Drama Actress and Bob Odenkirk earned his second Best Drama Actor trophy for Season 2 of “Better Call Saul.” Two new performances prevailed in the featured races, with John Lithgow (“The Crown”) accepting Best Supporting Actor, but Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) was not on hand to take home her trophy for Best Supporting Actress. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead”) completed the category by earning the prize for Best Drama Guest Performer.
In the TV comedy races, Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) took down two-time Best Comedy Actor reigning champ Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent”), while Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”) won Best Comedy Actress — a major promotion after earning the supporting prize at the Emmys. The absent Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) won Best Supporting Actress, while Louie Anderson (“Baskets”) followed up his Emmy victory with a triumph as Best Supporting Actor. Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”) rounded out the genre by winning Best Comedy Guest Performer for his instantly iconic impression of President-elect Donald Trump.
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For the limited series/movie section, Best Actor and Best Actress went to “The People v. O.J. Simpson” twosome of Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson, echoing their Emmy victories from September. Similarly, the two Supporting Actor/Actress trophies were also worthy Emmy reruns: Sterling K. Brown (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) and Regina King (“American Crime”).
As for the rest of the categories, “Shark Tank” won Best Structured Reality Series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” won Best Unstructured Reality Series, “The Voice” won Best Reality Competition Series, Anthony Bourdain (“Parts Unkown”) won Best Reality Show Host, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” won Best Talk Show and “BoJack Horseman” won Best Animated Series. Finally, “Outlander” fans everywhere are rejoicing that their favorite series won Most Bingeworthy Show.
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