AceShowbiz - Leading the race for the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards with eight nominations, "Fargo" came out as a big winner in TV field at the Sunday, January 17 ceremony. The FX comedy-crime anthology series took home four awards, including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. The show beat out the likes of "Luther" and "The Wiz Live!" for the title.
The small-screen adaptation of the Coen brothers' 1996 crime film helped its stars %cKirsten Dunst%, %cJesse Plemons% and %cJean Smart% win an acting prize each. Dunst was named Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. %cKathy Bates% ("American Horror Story: Hotel"), %cSarah Hay% ("Flesh and Bone"), %cAlyvia Alyn Lind% ("%cDolly Parton%'s Coat of Many Colors"), %cRachel McAdams% ("True Detective") and %cShanice Williams% ("The Wiz Live!") were also vying for the gong.
Plemons and Smart were Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series respectively. Plemons defeated his own co-stars %cNick Offerman% and %cBokeem Woodbine% for the title, while Smart was up against co-star %cCristin Milioti%, as well as other strong contenders such as %cMary J. Blige% ("The Wiz Live!"), %cSarah Paulson% ("AHS: Hotel") and %cWinona Ryder% ("Show Me a Hero").
"Mr. Robot" was also triumphant at the event, bagging three nods. It won the coveted prize for Best Drama Series, edging out the likes of "Empire", "Penny Dreadful" and "The Leftovers". Its lead actor %cRami Malek% was chosen as Best Actor in a Drama Series, while %cChristian Slater% won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series title.
Netflix's "Master of None" came out as a surprise winner in comedy, beating out more popular shows like "Black-ish", "Jane the Virgin", "The Last Man on Earth" and "Transparent". "Transparent", however, didn't come home empty handed as %cJeffrey Tambor% won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
%cRachel Bloom% of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was the best comedy actress, while %cCarrie Coon% saved the face of "The Leftovers" by snatching the best drama actress award. %cIdris Elba% was chosen as Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series for his role on "Luther" and "The Voice" won the Best Reality Show - Competition prize.
Also honoring critics' choice in movie, the annual ceremony was hosted by %cT.J. Miller%. The event was held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and aired live on A&E, Lifetime and LMN.