TCA Awards 2013: ‘Breaking Bad’ Wins Program Of The Year

The 2013 TCA Awards too place in Beverly Hills on Saturday and Breaking Bad took top honors. The series is about a chemistry teacher turned bad in order to support his family.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, from the Comedy Central show Key & Peele hosted the Television Critics Association awards which recognized the best of the best in television this year.

The critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad won program of the year as it heads into its last few episodes prior to the series finale.

Other programs recognized were The Americans, Game Of Thrones, Parks And Recreation, and Bunheads which ABC Family recently decided to cancel.

In the acting categories Louis C.K. of FX’s Louie and Tatiana Maslany,were recognized by the 220 members that make up the Critics organization.

The Critics Awards usually honors television performances which are not necessarily recognized by the Emmys making them different to their better known counterpart.

In an interesting development The Big Bang Theory and Parks And Recreation tied for the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy category.

This is the complete list of winners of the TCA Awards:

Individual Achievement in Drama – Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, BBC America)

Individual Achievement in Comedy – Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information – The Central Park Five (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming – Shark Tank (ABC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming – Bunheads (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program – The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials – Behind The Candelabra (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama – Game Of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy – (Tie) The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Parks And Recreation (NBC)

Career Achievement Award – Barbara Walters (ABC)

Heritage Award – All In The Family (CBS)

Program of the Year – Breaking Bad (AMC)

The 2013 TCA Awards were presented in a ceremony which was not televised for the general public.