"Breaking Bad" wins program of the year at TCA Awards

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in the "Breaking Bad" series finale. Ursula Coyote/AMC

"Breaking Bad" claimed the top prize for the second year in a row at the annual TCA Awards over the weekend.

The Television Critics Association, which hands out the honors, named the AMC series program of the year on Saturday at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

HBO's "True Detective" also went home a winner, scoring the prize for best miniseries, while Matthew McConaughey was honored for his acting work. The show will compete against "Breaking Bad" for outstanding drama series at the Emmy Awards next month.

Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" won the award for outstanding new program, and HBO's "Veep" tied with FX's "Louie" for the top comedy prize. CBS' "The Good Wife," which was shut out of this year's Emmys race, won the award for best drama.

Other winners included "Saturday Night Live," "The Fosters," Julia Louis-Dreyfus and "RuPaul's Drag Race." HBO won the most awards of any network, with four.

Check out the full list of winners below:

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)

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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