2013 Critics’ Choice TV Awards: ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ winners

Critics ChoiceFor those of us on the East Coast, we now know what it is like to be inconvenienced by an awards show starting at a strange time. The Critics’ Choice TV Awards happened late Monday (or at 8 on the West Coast) and we have the winners all right here for you!

Best Talk Show – “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Since John Oliver is actually hosting the show right now and Stewart is directing a movie, Larry Wilmore (“Senior Black Correspondent,” as he calls himself) accepted the trophy.

Supporting Actress (Comedy) – Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory” and Eden Sher, “The Middle.” What was cool about this category is that there was a tie, and that the two winners were genuinely grateful because they generally do not get this sort of recognition. Much deserved, and a round of applause!

Supporting Actor (Comedy) – Simon Helberg, “The Big Bang Theory.” It’s turning out to be quite a night for this show! Helberg was not in attendance, but a bearded Johnny Galecki accepted it instead.

Guest Actor (Comedy) – Patton Oswald, “Parks and Recreation.” This speech was hilarious, but did he really win? Well, he’s claiming that he is giving the award to Molly Shannon instead.

Comedy Series – “The Big Bang Theory.” You saw this coming, right? This really tops what has been a great year for this series, which also had some incredible ratings this year.

Reality Series – “Duck Dynasty” and “Push Girls.” Apparently, the Robertson family couldn’t be bothered to show up, but a group of inspiring women in wheelchairs all did. This was quite an upset that one of the most popular reality TV families didn’t have anyone there.

Reality Host – Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars.” We do think that Tom is the best reality host on TV, but he wasn’t there to accept the award, and Cat Deeley (the second-best host) was. Can she have it instead?

Best Animated Series – “Archer.” This, ladies and gentlemen, is what we like to call a repeat offender.

Actor, Miniseries / Movie – Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story: Asylum.” We have a feeling this is going to be quite a night for the show right?

Actress, Miniseries / Movie – Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Asylum.” FX has to be thanking the powers-that-be for this classification.

Miniseries / Movie – “Behind the Candelabra.” Maybe there is something to be said for actually coming out close to the time of the awards show.

Supporting Actor (Drama) – Michael Cudlitz, “Southland.” A bit of a surprise, but a nice parting gift to a TNT series that was one of the few last dramas of its kind on TV.

Supporting Actress (Drama) – Monica Potter, “Parenthood.” Hooray for Monica, and for “Parenthood”! A great show that, like “Southland,” never gets its due.

Guest Actor (Drama) – Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom.” Aaron Sorkin had quite a bit of fun with the acceptance speech here, basically mocking the critics for having to give him a trophy.

Drama Series – “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones.” What’s with all the ties? Nonetheless, we still have to say that we like both of the winners very much.

Actress, Miniseries / Movie – Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.” Think about this: This is the first award that Elisabeth Moss has ever received. Seriously. This is Elisabeth Moss. How did this happen?

Actor, Miniseries / Movie – Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.” Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

Actress, Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep.” This show has had a tremendous second season, so it is pretty hard to argue with this.

Actor, Comedy – Louis C.K., “Louie.” Well, this is not Louie who accepted, but this marks his second straight victory.

Actress, Drama – Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black.” Remember what we said about this race not being a runaway for Claire Danes this year? Well, here’s your proof.

Actor, Drama – Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.” The final award of the night was certainly predictable, but Cranston is simply to awesome to really merit much competition.

If you want to see our full list of pre-show predictions for this year’s show, all you have to do is click here.

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