"Fargo" Tops HitFix's Third Annual Television Critics Poll
"True Detective"'s Matthew McConaughey named best performance of 2014
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HitFix (http://www.hitfix.com) announced today that "Fargo" has been chosen as the top television series of 2014 in HitFix's Third Annual Television Critics' Poll. FX and MGM's Emmy winning series follows "Breaking Bad" which won the first two editions of the poll.
“Breaking Bad' was the obvious winner for the first two years of the poll, but 2014 was such a wide-open year, with so many great series in so many places, that we had no idea what show would get the most support from our voters”
After "Fargo," the rest of this year's list includes (in the following order) "The Good Wife," "Game of Thrones," "Transparent," "True Detective," "The Americans," "Mad Men," "Orange is the New Black," "Louie," and "Broad City."
Participants were also asked to vote on for the top 10 new television programs and the best performance of 2014. FX's "Fargo" came out on top for best new show and Matthew McConaughey of "True Detective" won the best performance poll.
“Breaking Bad' was the obvious winner for the first two years of the poll, but 2014 was such a wide-open year, with so many great series in so many places, that we had no idea what show would get the most support from our voters," said Alan Sepinwall, HitFix's Sr. Editor and TV Critic. "FX's 'Fargo' was a worthy winner in both the overall and new series polls, and the three polls together present a terrific cross-section of an exciting year in TV, where if you can't find something great to watch, you're just not looking hard enough."
Over 50 critics from outlets such as USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed and Vulture participated. The vote totals for each critic as well as every show that received a vote are available at HitFix.com/TVCriticsPoll.
Each critic submitted their top 10 television programs, new shows and performances of the year. The votes were determined on a ranked system (#1 pick receives 10 votes, #2 pick receives 9 votes, etc.).
A complete list of all this year's critics and programs can be found at HitFix.com/TVCriticsPoll.
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