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Giancarlo Esposito Picks Up Critics Choice TV Award For ‘Breaking Bad’ (Full List Of Winners)

Giancarlo Esposito Picks Up Critics Choice TV Award For 'Breaking Bad' (Full List Of Winners)

Of note on the second annual Critics Choice Television Awards nominees list, announced earlier this month, were some familiar faces like: Regina King (Southland, though in the supporting actress category, not lead actress, as several of you have been calling for), Idris Elba (lead actor movie or miniseries, Luther), Giancarlo Esposito (supporting actor drama, Breaking Bad), Loretta Devine (guest performer, Grey’s Anatomy), Don Cheadle (lead actor comedy, House of Lies), Damon Wayans Jr. (supporting actor comedy, Happy Endings), Nick Cannon (host reality TV, America’s Got Talent), and RuPaul (host reality TV, RuPaul’s Drag Race).

So *we* had got some representation, especially in major categories. Luther also picked up a nomination for best movie/miniseries; so that's 2 for our man Idris to be happy about.

Fast forward to last night, when the second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel… and of those mentioned above, only 1 walked away with a win – Giancarlo Esposito in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his acclaimed work in Breaking Bad.

Regina King lost to Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Idris Elba lost to Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Loretta Devin lost to Lucy Liu (Southland), Don Cheadle lost to Louis C.K. (Louie), Damon Wayans Jr. lost to Ty Burrell (Modern Family), both Nick Cannon and RuPaul lost to Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) in a tie, and finally, Luther lost to Sherlock.

The full list of winners is below:

Best Drama Series

Homeland – Showtime

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad – AMC

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes – Homeland – Showtime

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad – AMC

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christina Hendricks – Mad Men – AMC

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Lucy Liu – Southland – TNT

Best Reality Series

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Travel Channel

Best Reality Series – Competition

The Voice – NBC

Best Reality Show Host

Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars – ABC

Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance – FOX

Best Talk Show

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC

Best Comedy Series

Community – NBC

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Louis C.K. – Louie – FX

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanel – New Girl – FOX

Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell – Modern Family – ABC

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Julie Bowen – Modern Family – ABC

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

Paul Rudd – Parks and Recreation – NBC

Best Animated Series

Archer – FX

Best Movie/Miniseries

Sherlock – PBS

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock – PBS

Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries

Julianne Moore – Game Change – HBO

Most Exciting New Series

The Following (Fox/Warner Bros.)

The Mindy Project (Fox/Universal)

Nashville (ABC/Lionsgate)

The Newsroom (HBO)

Political Animals (USA/Warner Bros.)

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Comments

Akimbo

LOVE this man. Hope his pilot does well so he doesn't have to go back to being a genie manservant on Once Upon A Time. They are so wasting him on that show.

Adam Scott Thompson

LOVED him in "Fresh." Seductive and menacing — a perfect drug lord.

Laura

Glad the brother is getting recognized. An actor that deserves more work.

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