As True Detective season 2 gears up, the first is still mopping up the awards
Having just processed the latest True Detective season 2 plot rumors, we saw the show pick up the TCA award for Best Miniseries (Emmy rules don’t apply), while Matthew Mcconaughey walked away with the male acting gong. Scroll down for the full list of winners.
Matthew McConaughey stars as Rust Cohle in True Detective
He beat out Bryan Cranston who polished of the role of a lifetime as Walter White in Breaking Bad’s fifth season. But McConaughey’s 8-episode stint as Rustin Cohle, the lone wanderer prone to existential mumblings, didn’t surprise anyone, such is the quality of writing on HBO’s hauntingly gothic miniseries.
Which brings us, and the rest of the TV-adoring public, right on to season two and what it may contain. We already know it’s taking a look at the “occult” history of the American transport system, and that ‘hard women’ will take the centre stage.
So we, we think we know Colin Farrell is starring – not the most popular decision, if it proves to be true. His character will be that of an officer working for the California Highway Patrol, according to multiple sources helping to keep the rumour mill turning. Suspended for the sexual exploitation of a young woman that he pulled over, Farrell’s character, like Rustin, will be dealing with his personal demons as well as anger management issues and drugs.
With nothing concrete on True Detective season 2, it’s left to ‘us websites’ to speculate until someone with something official to say…. Says something.
Here’s a full list of winners from the TCA awards.
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)