The Critics Choice Association has announced its picks for TV’s best in 2021, and several of “our type” of show were nominated. As super-hacker Alec Harding said in Leverage, “Age of the Geek, baby.”
Evil, the horror show that used to be on CBS, but moved to streaming earned five nominations in the drama category.
- Best Actor in a Drama Series, Mike Colter as David Acosta. Colter won the Saturn award for playing Luke Cage in Luke Cage and Jessica Jones
- Best Actress in a Drama Series, Katja Herbers as Dr. Kristen Bouchard. This is the Dutch actress’ first major American nomination.
- Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Andrea Martin as Sister Andrea, a nun. She has five Tony nominations.
- Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Christine Lahti as Luria, Kristen’s mother. She was an Oscar Nominee for Best supporting Actress in Swing Shift, and an Oscar winner for her directorial debut with Lieberman in Love.
- Best Limited Series, WandaVision
- Best Actor in a Limited Series or Made for TV Movie, Paul Bettany. Paul Bettany was first the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. and then the voice and body of Vision in the MCU.
- Best Actress in a Limited series or in a Movie Made for TV, Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen reprises the role of the Scarlet Witch in this Disney + streaming show.
- Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for TV, Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness (She also voiced Doc Ock in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse).
Marvel Studios’ What-If
Best Animated Series, Marvel Studios’ What If
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Brandon Scott Jones as Revolutionary War ghost Isaac Higgintoot
What We Do In the Shadows
- Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Harvey Guillén as GuGuillermo de la Cruz.
- Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Kayvan Novak as Randor the Relentless.
The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards will be broadcast Sunday, January 9, 2022. Good luck to all the nominees!
Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as short stories in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, “Supernatural Colorado”, “Barbarian Crowns”, “Cat Tails””Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions, Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.