Presenting The 1st Critics’ Choice Super Awards Nominees

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Those who are supporting both of my websites are already aware of my continual broadcasting of numerous award shows and their nominations reveals and the eventual winners. Of course the pandemic found a number of them either opting to go virtual to keep the event in place or sadly cancelling for another time when it was safer to hold an in-person event. Lucky for this side of the creative fence, a brand-new awards show was announced by the Critics Choice Association and its one that will lend its focus to all the kinds of television shows and films that our core demographic likes the most. I’m in that number as well with most of the movies I’ve been seeing over the last few years had colorful characters in armore or spandex. They call this new show the Critics Choice Super Awards and they’ve just revealed the nominees for their first-ever ceremony. I’ve presented the full list down below and will close with some additional editorial as is my standard. Let’s take a look together shall we?

Best Action Movie:
Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)
Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
Extraction (Netflix)
Greyhound (Apple TV+)
The Hunt (Universal)
Mulan (Disney+)
The Outpost (Millennium Media)
Tenet (Warner Bros.)

Best Actor in an Action Movie:
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods as Paul (Netflix)
Tom Hanks – Greyhound as Commander Ernest Krause (Apple TV+)
Chris Hemsworth – Extraction as Tyler Rake (Netflix)
Caleb Landry Jones – The Outpost as Specialist Ty Michael Carter (Millennium Media)
Will Smith – Bad Boys for Life as Detective Lieutenant Michael Eugene “Mike” Lowrey (Sony)
John David Washington – Tenet as The Protagonist (Warner Bros.)

Best Actress in an Action Movie:
Betty Gilpin – The Hunt as Crystal Creasey (Universal)
Yifei Liu – Mulan as Mulan (Disney+)
Blake Lively – The Rhythm Section as Stephanie Patrick (Paramount)
Iliza Shlesinger – Spenser Confidential as Cissy Davis (Netflix)
Hilary Swank – The Hunt as Athena Stone (Universal)

Best Animated Movie:
Soul (Disney+)
Onward (Disney)
Over the Moon (Netflix)
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix)
The Willoughbys (Netflix)
Wolfwalkers (Apple TV+)

Best Voice Actor in an Animated Movie:
Jamie Foxx – Soul as Joe Gardner (Disney+)
Will Forte – The Willoughbys as Tim Willoughby (Netflix)
Tom Holland – Onward as Ian Lightfoot (Disney+)
John Krasinski – Animal Crackers as Owen Huntington (Netflix)
Chris Pratt – Onward as Barley Lightfoot (Disney+)
Sam Rockwell – The One and Only Ivan as Ivan (Disney+)

Best Voice Actress in an Animated Movie:
Tina Fey – Soul as 22 (Disney+)
Honor Kneafsey – Wolfwalkers as Robyn Goodfellowe (Apple TV+)
Maya Rudolph – The Willoughbys as Linda a.k.a. The Nanny (Netflix)
Phillipa Soo – Over the Moon as Chang’e (Netflix)
Octavia Spencer – Onward as “Corey” The Manticore (Disney+)
Eva Whittaker – Wolfwalkers as Mebh Óg MacTíre (Apple TV+)

Best Horror Movie:
The Invisible Man (Universal)
Freaky (Universal)
Relic (IFC Films)
The Rental (IFC Films)
Sputnik (Sony Pictures)

Best Actor in a Horror Movie:
Vince Vaughn – Freaky as The Blissfield Butcher (Universal)
Sope Dirisu – His House as Bol (Netflix)
Pyotr Fyodorov – Sputnik as Colonel Semiradov (Sony Pictures)
Michiel Huisman – The Other Lamb as Shepherd (IFC Films)
Dan Stevens – The Rental as Charlie (IFC Films)

Best Actress in a Horror Movie:
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man as Cecilia Kass (Universal)
Haley Bennett – Swallow as Hunter Conrad (IFC Films)
Angela Bettis – 12 Hour Shift as Mandy (Magnet Releasing)
Kathryn Newton – Freaky as Millie Kessler (Universal)
Sheila Vand – The Rental as Mina (IFC Films)

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie:
Palm Springs (Hulu)
Love and Monsters (Paramount)
Possessor (Neon and Elevation Pictures)
Synchronic (Well Go USA)
The Vast of Night (Amazon Studios)

Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie:
Andy Samberg – Palm Springs as Nyles (Hulu)
Christopher Abbott – Possessor as Colin Tate (Neon and Elevation Pictures)
Jake Horowitz – The Vast of Night as Everett Sloan (Amazon Studios)
Anthony Mackie – Synchronic as Steve Denube (Well Go USA)
J. K. Simmons – Palm Springs as Roy Schlieffen (Hulu)

Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie:
Cristin Milioti – Palm Springs as Sarah Wilder (Hulu)
Ally Ioannides – Synchronic (Well Go USA)
Katherine Langford – Spontaneous as Mara Carlyle (Paramount)
Sierra McCormick – The Vast of Night as Fay Crocker (Amazon Studios)
Andrea Riseborough – Possessor as Tasya Vos (Neon and Elevation Pictures)

Best Superhero Movie:
The Old Guard (Netflix)
Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.)
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (Disney+)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Warner Bros. Animation)

Best Actor in a Superhero Movie:
Ewan McGregor – Birds of Prey as Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Warner Bros.)
Skylar Astin – Secret Society of Second-Born Royals as Professor James Borrow (Disney+)
Jim Carrey – Sonic the Hedgehog as Dr. Robotnik (Paramount)
Chiwetel Ejiofor – The Old Guard as James Copley (Netflix)
Ben Schwartz – Sonic the Hedgehog as Sonic (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Superhero Movie:
Margot Robbie – Birds of Prey as Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn (Warner Bros.)
KiKi Layne – The Old Guard as Nile Freeman (Netflix)
Peyton Elizabeth Lee – Secret Society of Second-Born Royals as Princess “Sam” Samantha (Disney+)
Jurnee Smollett – Birds of Prey as Dinah Lance/Black Canary (Warner Bros.)
Charlize Theron – The Old Guard as Andy/Andromache of Scythia (Netflix)

Best Villain in a Movie:
Jim Carrey – Sonic the Hedgehog as Dr. Robotnik (Paramount)
Kathryn Newton – Freaky as Millie Kessler (Universal)
Martin Short and Jane Krakowski – The Willoughbys as Walter Willowghby and Helga Willoughby (Netflix)
J. K. Simmons – Palm Springs as Roy Schlieffen (Hulu)
Hilary Swank – The Hunt as Athena Stone (Universal)

** Television **

Best Action Series:
Vikings (History)
9-1-1 (Fox)
Hanna (Amazon)
Hunters (Amazon)
S.W.A.T. (CBS)
Warrior (Cinemax)

Best Actor in an Action Series:
Daveed Diggs – Snowpiercer as Andre Layton (TNT)
Andrew Koji – Warrior as Ah Sahm (Cinemax)
Logan Lerman – Hunters as Jonah Heidelbaum (Amazon)
Alexander Ludwig – Vikings as Bjorn Ironside (History)
Shemar Moore – S.W.A.T. as Sergeant II Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson Jr. (CBS)
Al Pacino – Hunters as Meyer Offerman (Amazon)

Best Actress in an Action Series:
Angela Bassett – 9-1-1 as Athena Carter Grant Nash (Fox)
Jennifer Connelly – Snowpiercer as Melanie Cavill (TNT)
Esme Creed-Miles – Hanna as Hanna (Amazon)
Mireille Enos – Hanna as Marissa Wiegler (Amazon)
Katheryn Winnick – Vikings as Lagertha (History)
Alison Wright – Snowpiercer as Ruth Wardell (TNT)

Best Animated Series:
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
Archer (FXX)
Big Mouth (Netflix)
Central Park (Apple TV+)
Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access)

Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series:
Will Arnett – BoJack Horseman as BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
H. Jon Benjamin – Archer as Sterling Archer (FXX)
Nick Kroll – Big Mouth as Nick Birch/various characters (Netflix)
John Mulaney – Big Mouth as Andrew Glouberman (Netflix)
Jack Quaid – Star Trek: Lower Decks as Bradward “Brad” Boimler (CBS All Access)
Justin Roiland – Rick and Morty as Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith (Adult Swim)
J. B. Smoove – Harley Quinn as Frank the Plant (HBO Max)

Best Voice Actress in an Animated Series:
Kaley Cuoco – Harley Quinn as Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
Tawny Newsome – Star Trek: Lower Decks as Beckett Mariner (CBS All Access)
Maya Rudolph – Big Mouth as Connie the Hormone Monstress (Netflix)
Amy Sedaris – BoJack Horseman as Princess Carolyn (Netflix)
Aisha Tyler – Archer as Lana Kane (FXX)
Jessica Walter – Archer as Malory Archer (FXX)

Best Horror Series:
Lovecraft Country (HBO)[a]
Evil (CBS)
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
The Outsider (HBO)
Supernatural (The CW)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best Actor in a Horror Series:
Jensen Ackles – Supernatural as Dean Winchester (The CW)
Mike Colter – Evil as David Acosta (CBS)
Michael Emerson – Evil as Dr. Leland Townsend (CBS)
Jonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country as Atticus “Tic” Freeman (HBO)
Ben Mendelsohn – The Outsider as Ralph Anderson (HBO)
Jared Padalecki – Supernatural as Sam Winchester (The CW)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country as Montrose Freeman (HBO)

Best Actress in a Horror Series:
Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country as Letitia “Leti” Lewis (HBO)
Natalie Dormer – Penny Dreadful: City of Angels as Magda (Showtime)
Cynthia Erivo – The Outsider as Holly Gibney (HBO)
Katja Herbers – Evil as Dr. Kristen Bouchard (CBS)
T’Nia Miller – The Haunting of Bly Manor as Hannah Grosse (Netflix)
Wunmi Mosaku – Lovecraft Country as Ruby Baptiste (HBO)
Victoria Pedretti – The Haunting of Bly Manor as Danielle “Dani” Clayton (Netflix)

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series:
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Outlander (Starz)
Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)
Upload (Amazon)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series:
Patrick Stewart – Star Trek: Picard as Jean-Luc Picard (CBS All Access)
Robbie Amell – Upload as Nathan Brown (Amazon)
Travis Fimmel – Raised by Wolves as Marcus/Caleb (HBO Max)
Sam Heughan – Outlander as James “Jamie” Fraser (Starz)
Kayvan Novak – What We Do in the Shadows as Nandor the Relentless (FX)
Pedro Pascal – The Mandalorian as The Mandalorian/Din Djarin (Disney+)
Nick Offerman – Devs as Forest (FX on Hulu)

Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series:
Natasia Demetriou – What We Do in the Shadows as Nadja (FX)
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander as Claire Fraser (Starz)
Amanda Collin – Raised by Wolves as Mother/Lamia (HBO Max)
Sonequa Martin-Green – Star Trek: Discovery as Michael Burnham (CBS All Access)
Thandie Newton – Westworld as Maeve Millay (HBO)
Hilary Swank – Away as Emma Green (Netflix)
Jodie Whittaker – Doctor Who as Thirteenth Doctor (BBC America)

Best Superhero Series:
The Boys (Amazon)
Doom Patrol (DC Universe and HBO Max)
The Flash (The CW)
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)
Lucifer (Netflix)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Best Actor in a Superhero Series:
Antony Starr – The Boys as John/Homelander (Amazon)
Jon Cryer – Supergirl as Lex Luthor (The CW)
Tom Ellis – Lucifer as Lucifer Morningstar (Netflix)
Grant Gustin – The Flash as Barry Allen/Flash (The CW)
Karl Urban – The Boys as William “Billy” Butcher (Amazon)
Cress Williams – Black Lightning as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (The CW)

Best Actress in a Superhero Series:
Aya Cash – The Boys as Klara Risinger/Liberty/Stormfront (Amazon)
Melissa Benoist – Supergirl as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl (The CW)
Diane Guerrero – Doom Patrol as “Crazy” Jane (DC Universe and HBO Max)
Elizabeth Marvel – Helstrom as Victoria Helstrom/Mother/Lily/Kthara (Hulu)
Lili Reinhart – Riverdale as Betty Cooper (The CW)
Cobie Smulders – Stumptown as Dexadrine “Dex” Parios (ABC)

Best Villain in a Series:
Antony Starr – The Boys as John/Homelander (Amazon)
Tom Ellis – Lucifer as Michael (Netflix)
Abbey Lee – Lovecraft Country as Christina Braithwhite (HBO)
Samantha Morton – The Walking Dead as Alpha (AMC)
Sarah Paulson – Ratched as Nurse Mildred Ratched (Netflix)
Finn Wittrock – Ratched as Edmund Tolleson (Netflix)

Legacy Award:
Star Trek

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I think that I an going to like this kind of awards presentation because it locks into many of my programming interests. It also helps to keep the websites Pop Culture focuses thriving because as many of you might have noticed the content in this section of PiercingMetal has almost tripled over the last year. With the pandemic cancelling concerts and conventions but still finding films being released either in limited theatre runs or on streaming and the comic books still being published its hard not to let those narratives take a place on the stage. The more dedicated readers are well aware that I’ve been publishing almost every day while many other websites are sitting idle or waiting for this to end. That’s not how we do things here on my outlet at all. So as I wrap this one up I wonder what you all think about these nominations and are some of your favorite programs presented in the list. You can chime in down below and let us know what you think. When more news about the ceremony comes to light I will feature it here as well so stay tuned. I also ask that you stay safe out there and use your head when going out and about. See you next time.


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