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Jan 18, 2021

Series Nominations Announced for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the series nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards. 

Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/REX/Shutterstock Taye Diggs 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, Show, Barker Hanger, Los Angeles, USA – 13 Jan 2019

The winners of the 26th Critics Choice Awards will be revealed LIVE on The CW on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 7-10pm ET/PT, with acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs returning to host for his third consecutive time. The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement.  Film nominees will be revealed on February 7, and the format of this year’s event will be announced at a later date, as health and safety guidelines are taken into consideration.  

This year, two Netflix series lead the pack, with Ozark and The Crown each up for six awards including Best Drama Series. Ozark stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney will vie for Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series respectively, while Tom Pelphrey, Julia Garner, and Janet McTeer are all nominated for their supporting roles. The Crown also saw many of its royal players recognized.  Josh O’Connor is nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series, while Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin find themselves together in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category.  Tobias Menzies and Gillian Anderson received recognition for their supporting roles.   

Several other series had especially strong showings with Lovecraft Country (HBO), Mrs. America (FX), Schitt’s Creek (Pop), and What We Do In The Shadows (FX) each earning five nominations, and Better Call Saul (AMC) and The Plot Against America (HBO) both up for four awards.  Netflix earned the most nominations overall, with a total of 26, followed closely by HBO/HBO Max with 24. 

If you haven’t seen any/all of these series, there is no time like the present to catch up. Trailers are below.

Lovecraft Country

Ozark

The Crown

Mrs America

Schitts Creek

What We Do In The Shadows