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Small-screen stars shine as Hollywood legends party

James Corden passionately locked lips with Allison Janney as he presented her with a gong at the US Critics' Choice Television Awards night in Beverly Hills.

The talk show host and the comedienne shared an awkward embrace before diving into a lengthy kiss as Janney collected the best supporting actress in a comedy series award, for her role as recovering alcoholic Bonnie in the comedy Mom.

Addressing the packed ballroom, the former West Wing actress said: "I didn't mean anything by that except that I love this man so much".

Silcon Valley actor TJ Miller also made an impression as he collected the crystal gong for best supporting actor in a comedy series.

He took a huge swig of red wine and shoved food into his mouth as soon as his name was called so continued to chew long after he arrived at the microphone.

He told the crowd: "I thought I was going to lose so I ate a lot."

Jeffrey Tambor was named best actor in a comedy series for his role as a transgender woman in Amazon Prime series Transparent.

The best actor in a drama award was presented to Bob Odenkirk for his title role in Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.

Better Call Saul actor Jonathan Banks took home the award for best supporting actor in a drama, while Orange Is The New Black star Lorraine Toussaint won best supporting actress in a drama for her portrayal of V in the Netflix series.

Other stars of the small screenturned on the style as they arrived for the ceremony.


Actresses including Empire star Taraji P Henson, America's Got Talent judge Mel B and Marvel's Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D star Jamie Alexander all opted for black and white outfits.

Charlize Theron added some extra glamour as she presented Seth Macfarlane with the Louis XIII Genius Award.

Collecting his trophy, the Family Guy creator said: "Being called a genius in Hollywood is like being called thin at Disneyland, this is not a bar that is all that high," he said.

The final awards of the night were presented to Silicon Valley for best comedy series and The Americans for best drama series.