Well that was…not what we were expecting.
If we had bet any money on the winners of tonight’s Critics’ Choice Awards, we would be pretty upset right now, because some of those winners really threw us for a loop in some good ways and some sad ways.
HBO’s Silicon Valley took home the top prize for comedy, while the CW darling Jane the Virgin walked away with a whole lot of unfortunate nothing. Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor was named best actor in a comedy, and current Queen of Everything Amy Schumer was named the best actress in a comedy. Unfortunately, we were denied a hilarious acceptance speech from Schumer due to the fact that she was in New York being worshipped by everyone accepting a Peabody Award. (Guess we’ll just have to settle for watching this clip of her bashing a Bachelorette contestant a few thousand more times.)
On the drama side, The Americans took home the top prize as the best drama, while Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk was awarded as the best actor in a drama. The moment that had us screaming, however (aside from Chelsea Peretti and Terry Crews’ hilariously awkward attempt at presenting) was when Taraji P. Henson, won the award for best actress in a drama for her role on Empire, proving what we all already knew: Cookie Lyon is unstoppable, and incomparable.
Check out the full list of winners below!
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Sarah Paulson, AHS Freak Show
Best Animated Series: Archer
Best Talk Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lorraine Tussaint, Orange is the New Black
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom
Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Sam Elliot, Justified
Best Reality Series: Shark Tank
Best Reality Competition Series: Face Off
Best Reality TV Host: Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Best Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Best Movie Made for Television: Bessie
Best Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Most Bingeworthy Show: The Walking Dead
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Best Comedy Series: Silicon Valley
Best Drama: The Americans
How did your predictions go? Which winner surprised you the most? Sound off in the comments!
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