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The Television Critics Association Gives Tatiana Maslany and "Bunheads" the Love They Deserve

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 4, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 4, 2013 |

While the Emmy voters sadly overlooked Tatiana Maslany’s powerful Orphan Black performance this year, and failed to even mention “Bunheads,” the Television Critic’s Association at least gave them the recognition they deserved, even if they had to cheat a little and slip “Bunheads” into the “Youth Programming Category.”

I have small quibbles with the awards (“Rectify” or “Top of the Lake” should’ve taken top honors for best new show over “The Americans”) and “Big Bang Theory” shouldn’t have taken best comedy (although, it’s a tie with the much deserving “Parks and Recreation”), but overall, it’s probably the best list of winners we could possibly expect.

  • 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) and Parks and Recreation (NBC).

  • Career Achievement Award: Barbara Walters (ABC)

  • Heritage Award: All in the Family (CBS)

  • Program of the Year: Breaking Bad (AMC)

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