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'Fargo' picks up three Critics' Choice Television Awards

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Bemidji Pioneer
'Fargo' picks up three Critics' Choice Television Awards
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LOS ANGELES -- Aw jeez, FX's "Fargo" sure was a heck of a show, according to the Critics' Choice Television Awards.

The 10-episode series inspired by the Coen brothers' black comedy film won three of the five awards it was nominated for on Thursday, picking up high honors in the earliest critical competition it was eligible for.

"Fargo" received the best miniseries award, beating out "American Horror Story: Coven," "Bonnie & Clyde," "Dancing on the Edge," "The Hollow Crown" and "Luther."

The show, which heavily features a fictionalized town of Bemidji, as well as Duluth and Fargo, N.D., also won two of its nominations in acting categories, with best supporting actress in a movie or miniseries going to Allison Tolman and best actor in a movie or miniseries going to Billy Bob Thornton.

Thornton bested a fellow "Fargo" cast member, Martin Freeman, for his award.

Colin Hanks was nominated for best supporting actor in a movie or miniseries, but lost to Matt Bomer for his work in "The Normal Heart."

Overall, "Fargo" tied with "Orange Is the New Black" for the most wins at Thursday's awards show with three honors.

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