"Breaking Bad" wins big at TCA Awards

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) of "Breaking Bad." AMC

"Breaking Bad" came out on top at the Television Critics Association's 29th annual TCA Awards.

The AMC drama, which begins airing its final eight episodes on Aug. 11, was named program of the year at Saturday night's ceremony.

The awards were handed out at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., at an event hosted by Comedy Central comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

"These were not easy choices for our membership because there were so many deserving nominees," TCA president Candace Havens said, adding: "In a year that saw a lot of great television, the TCA Awards winners represent the best of the best."

Other winners included HBO's "Game of Thrones," CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," NBC's "Parks and Recreation," FX's "The Americans" and ABC Family's now-canceled "Bunheads." Actress Tatiana Maslany, who stars on the BBC America drama "Orphan Black," was honored for individual achievement in drama, while Louis C.K. won for individual achievement in comedy.

The full list of winners is below:

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: "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)

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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