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Critics’ Choice TV Awards 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins best actor prize for True Detective

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Matthew McConaughey has won best actor award at this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his performance in HBO’s True Detective.

The fourth annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards saw Breaking Bad taking home the coveted best drama honor.

Fargo, inspired by the 1996 film, and prison comedy drama Orange Is the New Black dominated with three awards each.

Matthew McConaughey has won best actor award at this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his performance in HBO's True Detective

Matthew McConaughey has won best actor award at this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his performance in HBO’s True Detective

FX’s Fargo won the award for best mini-series, beating BBC dramas Dancing on the Edge, The Hollow Crown and Luther, as well as Bonnie and Clyde and American Horror Story: Coven.

Fargo‘s Billy Bob Thornton, who plays the enigmatic Lorne Malvo, was named best actor in a mini series or movie – beating co-star Martin Freeman. Their co-star Allison Tolman won the best supporting actress in the same category.

Orange Is the New Black won best comedy series, with additional awards for Kate Mulgrew, in the best supporting actress in a comedy category, and Uzo Aduba for best guest performer in a comedy.

Kate Mulgrew shared her award with actress Allison Janney, who was honored for her supporting role in comedy Mom. Allison Janney – arguably best known for her long-running role in The West Wing – won a second award for best guest performer in a drama.


Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany beat high-profile competition including Robin Wright in House of Cards and Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife, to score the lead drama actress win for the second consecutive year.

The Good Wife, a frontrunner originally nominated in five categories, came home empty-handed.

Top Gear‘s The Stig character reportedly stormed out of the ceremony after the show lost out in the best reality series to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

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