TCA Awards Winners: BREAKING BAD Named Program of the Year; TRUE DETECTIVE, VEEP, and THE GOOD WIFE Win Top Honors

     July 20, 2014

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Though the Primetime Emmy Awards are the TV honors that everyone’s familiar with, when it comes to clout, the Television Critics Association Awards take the cake.  Voted on by over 200 professional journalists, the TCA Awards honor the very best in television regardless of which networks can afford the most expensive campaigns, and so the list of 2014 winners comes with a considerable degree of weight.  Breaking Bad took the “Program of the Year” title for the second year in a row, while the Outstanding Achievement in Drama award went to CBS’ critical favorite The Good Wife.  The Best Comedy award resulted in a tie between the blissfully explicit Veep and FX’s wholly unique Louie, while True Detective won both Best Miniseries and Individual Achievement in a Drama for Matthew McConaughey.  As for Best New Program, that honor went to Netflix’s swell Orange Is the New Black.

Check out a full list of the TCA Awards winners after the jump, and if you missed the recent Emmy nominations announcement click here.

true-detective-series-premiere-matthew-mcconaugheyHere are the 2014 TCA Awards winners:

Individual Achievement in Drama: Matthew McConaughey (“True Detective,” HBO)

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” (FOX and National Geographic Channel)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (LOGO)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “The Fosters” (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program: “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: “True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: (Tie) “Veep” (HBO) and “Louie” (FX)

Career Achievement Award: James Burrows

Heritage Award: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Program of the Year: “Breaking Bad” (AMC) – second consecutive

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