Critics' Choice TV Awards: Complete Winners List

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Mike Judge accepts the award for best comedy series for "Silicon Valley" with his cast and colleagues.

'The Americans' was named best drama series, while 'Silicon Valley' took home the best comedy series honor.

Television’s greatest were honored Sunday night at the fifth annual Critics' Choice Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley.

Among the night’s biggest winners were fan favorites Taraji P. Henson, Bob Odenkirk, Jeffrey Tambor and Amy Schumer. Meanwhile, HBO’s Silicon Valley and FX’s The Americans were recognized in the series categories.

HBO led the network count with seven total wins, and FX followed with four. Amazon, AMC, Comedy Central and Fox all tied for third place with two victories a piece. Olive Kitteridge was responsible for three of HBO's accolades, the most of any series of the night. Runners-up in the most series awards tally were Better Call Saul, Silicon Valley and Transparent, which each earned two trophies.

Odenkirk thanked Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan from the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom stage for creating an “amazing, multifaceted, very rich role for me to take a swing at.” It was a good night for the Breaking Bad spinoff overall, as supporting actor Jonathan Banks took home the first award of the night after joking to The Hollywood Reporter on his way into the ceremony that he’d “like to actually win some day” because he’s “f—ing tired of being nominated.” In his acceptance speech, Banks made sure to thank the AMC drama’s leading man, calling him a “fine motherf—ing actor.”

Empire star Henson paid tribute to Fox for being bold when she took the stage. “You took a risk, and that’s what art is about. I take a risk every time I take a character,” she said, adding in jest: “And boy did I take a risk with Cookie.” She also made sure to mention co-star Terrence Howard, noting that she fought for him to get the role of Lucious Lyon. “You owe me 5 percent of your money,” she joked.

After nabbing a Golden Globe earlier this year for his role in Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor’s hot streak continued. The Arrested Development alum thanked creator Jill Soloway’s parent, Carrie, for being the model for his trans character, Maura. He wrapped up his speech by telling a story about an old acting teacher he once had who told him to act as though his life depended on it. “Now I have the wonderful gift of having to act because other people’s lives depend on it,” said a heartfelt Tambor. The Amazon drama was also recognized earlier in the evening when Happyish star Bradley Whitford was awarded the guest actor accolade. “It takes some brass ovaries to tell a story like this,” he said, pointing to Soloway in the audience.

The Americans, the critically adored espionage drama that has been shut out of awards contention every year, finally scored a victory Sunday night. Series creator and former CIA officer Joe Weisberg praised critics for their support of the Keri Russell-Matthew Rhys starrer, neither of whom were present at the ceremony. “Other shows have their overnights, their plus-3’s, their plus-7’s. Those things have not worked out to well for us,” he laughed and then thanked critics for "helping the show stay on the air.”

Silicon Valley creator Mike Judge seemed genuinely surprised that his start-up culture spoofing show was voted the best comedy series. “This wasn’t supposed to happen. The odds were 25 to 1,” he said on stage before recalling the first review he ever read about one of his early animated series. It read, “After watching MTV's Beavis & Butt-head, I’m optimistic about the future of television. It can’t get any worse.” Despite the negative review, Judge claims to love critics, who were clearly on his side Sunday night. In addition, the comedy's supporting actor T.J. Miller nabbed a trophy for his role as blowhard Erlich Bachman. The newly married Miller stuffed his face with food before making his way onto the stage — and proceeded to give his acceptance speech with his mouth full — randomly thanking Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was seated in the crowd, “just because we made eye contact.”

James Corden pretended to pick food off the mic before announcing the next winner, best supporting actress Allison Janney. The Mom actress made out with the Late Late Show host upon grabbing her statuette, continuing her tradition of turning heads at the awards show (last year she made back-to-back sexual puns after her two wins: “I just came” and “This is the climax of my career.”) She then offered an explanation for the kiss: “I didn’t mean anything by that other than I just love this man so much. He’s one of my favorite comics.”

Seth MacFarlane was given the Louis XIII Genius Award, introduced by his A Million Ways to Die in the West co-star Charlize Theron. The Mad Max star called the comedy film “a $40 million excuse to make out with me.” She emphasized that MacFarlane doesn’t shy away from offending anyone. “All that offensive behavior has made him one of the most successful writer-producers in the history of television,” she said, adding: “And single.”

No one was spared in the Family Guy creator’s acceptance speech, not even A&E, the network that aired the ceremony. “Let’s not forget, I’m being called a genius on the network that airs Duck Dynasty, a show whose cast members believe hurricanes are caused by gay marriage,” he said to laughs from the audience. “I wish I were joking.” He also compared being labeled a "genius" in Hollywood to being called thin at Disneyland, and thanked Fox for taking a chance on "a quirky little animated show about a bumbling dad and his family," which he joked he saw, and then created Family Guy.

Absent to accept their awards were comedy actress winner Amy Schumer, who was at the Peabody Awards in New York, and Frances McDormand, who was honored for her role in the best miniseries winner Olive Kitteridge.

Here's the complete list of winners:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans (FX) — WINNER
Empire (Fox)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Justified (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Silicon Valley (HBO) — WINNER
Broad City (Comedy Central)
Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Mom (CBS)
Transparent (Amazon)
Veep (HBO)
You're the Worst (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX) — WINNER
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC) — WINNER
Aden Young, Rectify (Sundance)
Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel (A&E)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Timothy Olyphant, Justified (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon) — WINNER
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (FOX)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (FOX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) — WINNER
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Ilana Glazer, Broad City (Comedy Central)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback (HBO)

BEST LIMITED SERIES
Olive Kitteridge (HBO) — WINNER
24: Live Another Day (FOX)
American Crime (ABC)
The Book of Negroes (BET)
The Honorable Woman (Sundance)
Wolf Hall (PBS)

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Bessie (HBO) — WINNER
Killing Jesus (National Geographic Channel)
Nightingale (HBO)
A Poet in New York (BBC America)
Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Lifetime)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge (HBO) — WINNER
Aunjanue Ellis, The Book of Negroes (BET)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman (Sundance)
Queen Latifah, Bessie (HBO)

BEST REALITY SERIES HOST
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) — WINNER

Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (Lifetime)
James Lipton, Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo)
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race (CBS)
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
Face Off (Syfy) — WINNER

The Amazing Race (CBS)
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
MasterChef Junior (FOX)
The Voice (NBC)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Shark Tank (ABC) — WINNER

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
Married at First Sight (A&E)
MythBusters (Discovery Channel)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sam Elliott, Justified (FX) — WINNER
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Julianne Nicholson, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Linda Lavin, The Good Wife (CBS)
Lois Smith, The Americans (FX)
Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy (FX)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Bradley Whitford, Transparent (Amazon) — WINNER
Becky Ann Baker, Girls (HBO)
Josh Charles, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Peter Gallagher, Togetherness (HBO)
Susie Essman, Broad City (Comedy Central)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS) — WINNER
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia (IFC)
Eden Sher, The Middle (ABC)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Melanie Lynskey, Togetherness (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO) — WINNER
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Cameron Monaghan, Shameless (Showtime)
Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) — WINNER

Carrie Coon, The Leftovers (HBO)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Joelle Carter, Justified (FX)
Katheryn Winnick, Vikings (History)
Mae Whitman, Parenthood (NBC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC) — WINNER
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)
Christopher Eccleston, The Leftovers (HBO)
Craig T. Nelson, Parenthood (NBC)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
David Oyelowo, Nightingale (HBO) — WINNER
James Nesbitt, The Missing (Starz)
Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Live Another Day (FOX)
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall (PBS)
Michael Gambon, The Casual Vacancy (HBO)
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge (HBO) — WINNER
Cory Michael Smith, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
Elvis Nolasco, American Crime (ABC)
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Jason Isaacs, Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Lifetime)
Jonathan Pryce, Wolf Hall (PBS)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) — WINNER
Claire Foy, Wolf Hall (PBS)
Cynthia Nixon, Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Lifetime)
Janet McTeer, The Honorable Woman (Sundance)
Khandi Alexander, Bessie (HBO)
Mo’Nique, Bessie (HBO)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX) — WINNER
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
The Simpsons (FOX)
South Park (Comedy Central)
Star Wars (Disney XD)

BEST TALK SHOW
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) — WINNER
The Graham Norton Show (BBC America)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES
(Every nominee is a winner.)
American Crime Story (FX)
Aquarius (NBC)
Blindspot (NBC)
Minority Report (Fox)
The Muppets (ABC)
Scream Queens (Fox)
Supergirl (CBS)
UnREAL (Lifetime)

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