Critics Choice Awards Nominations: Ozark and The Crown Lead the Way

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

The winners will be revealed live on The CW on Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 7-10 pm ET/PT, with 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.

Ozark and The Crown Split

Film nominees will be revealed on February 8, and the format of this year’s event will be announced at a later date, as health and safety guidelines are taken into consideration.

Two Netflix hits lead the pack, with Ozark and“The Crown each up for six awards including Best Drama Series. 

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.

David and Patrick's Vows - Schitt's Creek

Netflix earned the most nominations overall, with a total of 26, followed closely by HBO/HBO Max with 24.

“We are so thrilled to be celebrating the incredible work that was released during this extended season,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin.

“In a year when the need for entertainment was undeniable, the industry rallied to deliver beautiful series that delighted us, educated us, challenged us, and most importantly, brought us all together.”

Have a look at the list of nominations below!

Expecting Trouble - Lovecraft Country Season 1 Episode 10

BEST DRAMA SERIES 

Better Call Saul (AMC) 

The Crown (Netflix) 

The Good Fight (CBS All Access) 

Lovecraft Country (HBO) 

The Mandalorian (Disney+) 

Ozark (Netflix) 

Perry Mason (HBO) 

This Is Us (NBC) 

Ozark Season 3 Still

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Jason Bateman – Ozark (Netflix) 

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC) 

Jonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country (HBO) 

Josh O’Connor – The Crown (Netflix) 

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC) 

Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason (HBO) 

Olivia Colman is Queen Elizabeth

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (CBS All Access) 

Olivia Colman – The Crown (Netflix) 

Emma Corrin – The Crown (Netflix) 

Claire Danes – Homeland (Showtime) 

Laura Linney – Ozark (Netflix) 

Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country (HBO) 

Justin Hartley Received the Spotlight Award at SCAD aTVfest 2020 - This Is Us

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC) 

Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC) 

John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO) 

Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix) 

Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix) 

Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO) 

Gillian Anderson Attends Premiere

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Gillian Anderson – The Crown (Netflix) 

Cynthia Erivo – The Outsider (HBO) 

Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix) 

Janet McTeer – Ozark (Netflix) 

Wunmi Mosaku – Lovecraft Country (HBO) 

Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC) 

Going To Extremes - Mom

BEST COMEDY SERIES 

Better Things (FX) 

The Flight Attendant (HBO Max) 

Mom (CBS) 

PEN15 (Hulu) 

Ramy (Hulu) 

Schitt’s Creek (Pop) 

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) 

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Brown Water with Rebecca - Ted Lasso Season 1 Episode 1

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC) 

Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows (FX) 

Nicholas Hoult – The Great (Hulu) 

Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop) 

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) 

Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu) 

The Last Stand - The Flight Attendant Season 1 Episode 8

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Pamela Adlon – Better Things (FX) 

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me (Netflix) 

Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant (HBO Max) 

Natasia Demetriou – What We Do in the Shadows (FX) 

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek (Pop) 

Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO) 

Daniel Levy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES  

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS) 

Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX) 

Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop) 

Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC) 

Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX) 

Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

 Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Lecy Goranson – The Conners (ABC) 

Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Pop) 

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop) 

Ashley Park – Emily in Paris (Netflix) 

Jaime Pressly – Mom (CBS) 

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) 

After Jonathan's Testimony - The Undoing Season 1 Episode 6

BEST LIMITED SERIES 

I May Destroy You (HBO) 

Mrs. America (FX) 

Normal People (Hulu) 

The Plot Against America (HBO) 

The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) 

Small Axe (Amazon Studios) 

The Undoing (HBO) 

Unorthodox (Netflix) 

The Schuyler Sisters - Hamilton

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION 

Bad Education (HBO) 

Between the World and Me (HBO) 

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime) 

Hamilton (Disney+) 

Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios) 

What the Constitution Means to Me (Amazon Studios) 

Hugh Grant Attends Event

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION 

John Boyega – Small Axe (Amazon Studios) 

Hugh Grant – The Undoing (HBO) 

Paul Mescal – Normal People (Hulu) 

Chris Rock – Fargo (FX) 

Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much is True (HBO) 

Morgan Spector – The Plot Against America (HBO) 

Michaela Coel - Tall

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION 

Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America (FX) 

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You (HBO) 

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People (Hulu) 

Shira Haas – Unorthodox (Netflix) 

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) 

Tessa Thompson – Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios) 

Dylan McDermott Attends Fox Upfronts

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION 

Daveed Diggs – The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) 

Joshua Caleb Johnson – The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) 

Dylan McDermott – Hollywood (Netflix) 

Donald Sutherland – The Undoing (HBO) 

Glynn Turman – Fargo (FX) 

John Turturro – The Plot Against America (HBO) 

Franklin in Profile - The Undoing Season 1 Episode 4

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION   

Uzo Aduba – Mrs. America (FX) 

Betsy Brandt – Soulmates (AMC) 

Marielle Heller – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) 

Margo Martindale – Mrs. America (FX) 

Winona Ryder – The Plot Against America (HBO) 

Tracey Ullman – Mrs. America (FX) 

Kelly Clarkson Hosts BBMAs

BEST TALK SHOW 

Desus & Mero (Showtime) 

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) 

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC/Syndicated) 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) 

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) 

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch) 

Patton Oswalt is Penn Epner the Pizza Guy - Veronica Mars

BEST COMEDY SPECIAL 

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty (Netflix) 

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (Netflix) 

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (Netflix) 

Marc Maron: End Times Fun (Netflix) 

Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix) 

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Netflix) 

BEST SHORT FORM SERIES 

The Andy Cohen Diaries (Quibi) 

Better Call Saul: Ethics Training with Kim Wexler (AMC/Youtube) 

Mapleworth Murders (Quibi) 

Nikki Fre$h (Quibi) 

Reno 911! (Quibi) 

Tooning Out the News (CBS All Access)  

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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