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Critic's Choice Best Actor Winner Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Turned to Television

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 20, 2014 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 20, 2014 |


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In the race for the Emmy between Bryan Cranston in the final season of Breaking Bad and Matthew McConaughey in his only season of True Detective, McConaughey took him the first major award at the Critic’s Choice awards for his depiction of Rust Cohle in the series. During his acceptance speech, he also expanded upon his default answer for why he — a film actor — decided to do a television show, and I get the feeling he’s got the bug. It’s so much better to be talked about and processed for eight weeks than it is for a weekend, to be part of the water-cooler process on a week to week basis, and to have your motivations picked apart and deconstructed by Internet critics who read too much into everything, isn’t it McConaughey?

As for the rest of the winners, per usual, the Critic’s Choice Awards get it right more than most, and with the exception of Jim Parsons’ win for Big Bang Theory, I have no issues whatsoever with the rest of the winners.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

BEST MOVIE
The Normal Heart (HBO)

BEST MINI-SERIES
Fargo (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)

BEST REALITY SERIES - COMPETITION
Shark Tank (ABC)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox/National Geographic Channel)

LOUIS XIII GENIUS AWARD
Ryan Murphy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
(tie)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)

BEST REALITY HOST
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox/National Geographic Channel)

BEST TALK SHOW
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)


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