Breaking Bad and The Big Bang Theory were the toast of the Tv world at Monday night's (10Jun13) Critics' Choice Television Awards, scooping the main prizes in the drama and comedy categories.

Breaking Bad shared the Best Drama Series award with Game of Thrones, while its star Bryan Cranston, who plays drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White, was named Best Actor in a Drama Series.

The Big Bang Theory was heralded as Best Comedy Series, and was also at the centre of another tie, with Kaley Cuoco sharing the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy prize with Eden Sher from The Middle. The geeky sitcom's Simon Helberg was awarded Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up the Best Actress in a Comedy Series trophy, while Best Actor (Comedy) went to Louis C.K. for Louie.

In the drama categories, Tatiana Maslany was named Best Actress for her turn in sci-fi show Orphan Black, while Michael Cudlitz (Southland) and Monica Potter (Parenthood) were named Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively.

Michael Douglas was also a big winner on the night - his turn as flamboyant entertainer Liberace in Behind the Candelabra won him the Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries prize, while the film itself was named Best Movie or Miniseries.

Movie stars Jane Fonda and Zachary Quinto also picked up trophies for their cameo appearances in The Newsroom and American Horror Story: Asylum respectively.