Breaking Bad, True Detective and comedy show Veep were the big winners at the Television Critics Association Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday (19Jul14), picking up five of the night's top honours.

Breaking Bad was named Program of the Year for the second year running, while acclaimed drama True Detective picked up Best Mini-Series and the show's star, Matthew MCConaughey, claimed the Best Individual Performance in a Drama prize for his role as tortured cop Rust Cohle.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up the Best Individual Performance in Comedy award, while her show Veep tied for Best Comedy Series with Louie.

The list of winners is:

Program of the Year - Breaking Bad

Best New Program of the Year - Orange Is the New Black

Best Comedy Series - Veep & Louie (tie)

Best Drama Series - The Good Wife

Best Mini-Series - True Detective

Best Individual Performance in a Drama - Matthew MCConaughey (True Detective)

Best Individual Performance in a Comedy - Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Best News & Information Program - Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Best Reality Series - RuPaul's Drag Race

Best Youth Program - The Fosters

Heritage Award - Saturday Night Live

Career Achievement - James Burrows.