Mini-series Olive Kitteridge scooped three prizes at this year's Critics' Choice Television Awards, but lacked representation as its leading stars weren't on hand to accept their trophies. Meanwhile, Better Call Saul lead actor Bob Odenkirk won the award for best actor in a drama series for the Breaking Bas spin-off.
The drama, based on an award-winning book by Elizabeth Stout, was feted with the best supporting actor and best actress in a movie or limited series for Bill Murray and Frances McDormand, respectively, but neither were at the Los Angeles prize-giving to accept their awards, reported Ace Showbiz.
Actor Bob Odenkirk accepts the Best Actor in a Drama Series award for Better Call Saul at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . (AFP Photo)
The programme was also named the best limited series, and director Lisa Cholodenko took the stage to accept the honour, but lamented that she was the only one on hand to receive the accolade.
Meanwhile, transgender series Transparent scooped up two awards for best guest performer in a comedy series for Bradley Whitford, and Jeffrey Tambor for best actor in a comedy series.
Actor Allison Janney accepts the Best Supporting Actress A for Mom from acotr James Corden at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (AFP Photo)
Multiple winners also included sitcom Silicon Valley, which earned the best comedy series prize and best supporting actor in a comedy series for TJ Miller.
Other notable winners included spy drama The Americans (best drama series), Empire star Taraji P Henson (best actress in a drama series), David Oyelowo for Nightingale (best actor in a movie or limited series), Amy Schumer (best actress in a comedy series), and for the second year in a row, Allison Janney was named best supporting actress in a comedy series for Mom.
In addition, Charlize Theron presented her A Million Ways To Die In The West co-star-director Seth MacFarlane with the Louis XIII Genius Award in recognition of his contribution to television.
The ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, was hosted by TV personality Cat Deeley, who also earned the title of best reality series Host for competition series So You Think You Can Dance.