Presenting The 2nd Critics Choice Super Awards Nominations

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The Press Release:
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today the nominees for the 2nd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards, honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, and Action. Winners will be revealed on Thursday, March 17.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” lead this year’s film nominations, with five nods apiece including Best Superhero Movie. Both Tony Leung and Simu Liu garnered Best Actor in a Superhero Movie nods for their performances in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” while Michelle Yeoh is up for Best Actress in a Superhero Movie, and Tony Leung could also take home the award for Best Villain in a Movie. The cast of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” also earned top acting nods, with both Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield recognized with Best Actor in a Superhero Movie nominations. Additionally, Zendaya is up for Best Actress in a Superhero Movie, and Willem Dafoe could take home the trophy for Best Villain in a Movie.

“Evil” and “Midnight Mass” tied for the most television nominations, with each earning six nods including Best Horror Series. Mike Colter and Aasif Mandvi from “Evil” garnered nominations for Best Actor in a Horror Series, while Katja Herbers and Christine Lahti are vying for Best Actress in a Horror Series, and Michael Emerson earned a nod for Best Villain in a Series. Meanwhile, “Midnight Mass” also has two actors, Zach Gilford and Hamish Linklater, competing in the category of Best Actor in a Horror Series. Both Kate Siegel and Samantha Sloyan are up for Best Actress in a Horror Series, and Sloyan was also nominated for Best Villain in a Series.

The full list of nominees can be found below.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA): The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 525 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: (linked below).

Best Action Movie:
Gunpowder Milkshake
The Harder They Fall
The Last Duel
No Time to Die
Wrath of Man

Best Actor In An Action Movie:
Daniel Craig – No Time to Die
Dwayne Johnson – Jungle Cruise
Jonathan Majors – The Harder They Fall
Mads Mikkelsen – Riders of Justice
Liam Neeson – The Ice Road
Bob Odenkirk – Nobody

Best Actress In An Action Movie:
Jodie Comer – The Last Duel
Ana de Armas – No Time to Die
Karen Gillan – Gunpowder Milkshake
Regina King – The Harder They Fall
Lashana Lynch – No Time to Die
Maggie Q – The Protégé

Best Superhero Movie:
Black Widow
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Suicide Squad
Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Best Actor In A Superhero Movie:
John Cena – The Suicide Squad
Idris Elba – The Suicide Squad
Andrew Garfield – Spider-Man: No Way Home
Tom Holland – Spider-Man: No Way Home
Tony Leung – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Simu Liu – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Best Actress In A Superhero Movie:
Gal Gadot – Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow
Florence Pugh – Black Widow
Margot Robbie – The Suicide Squad
Michelle Yeoh – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Zendaya – Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Horror Movie:
Last Night in Soho
The Night House
A Quiet Place Part II

Best Actor In A Horror Movie:
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Candyman
Nicolas Cage – Willy’s Wonderland
Dave Davis – The Vigil
Vincent Lindon – Titane
Cillian Murphy – A Quiet Place Part II
Sam Richardson – Werewolves Within

Best Actress In A Horror Movie:
Barbara Crampton – Jakob’s Wife
Rebecca Hall – The Night House
Anya-Taylor Joy – Last Night in Soho
Thomasin McKenzie – Last Night in Soho
Agathe Rousselle – Titane
Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place Part II

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie:
Don’t Look Up
Free Guy
The Green Knight
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Swan Song

Best Actor In A Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie:
Mahershala Ali – Swan Song
Timothée Chalamet – Dune
Leonardo DiCaprio – Don’t Look Up
Tom Hanks – Finch
Dev Patel – The Green Knight
Ryan Reynolds – Free Guy

Best Actress In A Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie:
Cate Blanchett – Don’t Look Up
Jodie Comer – Free Guy
Rebecca Ferguson – Dune
Mckenna Grace – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Jennifer Lawrence – Don’t Look Up
Alicia Vikander – The Green Knight

Best Villain In A Movie:
Ben Affleck – The Last Duel
Willem Dafoe – Spider-Man: No Way Home
Idris Elba – The Harder They Fall
Tony Leung – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Marina Mazepa (performer) & Ray Chase (voice) – Malignant
Tony Todd – Candyman


Best Action Series:
9-1-1 (Fox)
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Heels (Starz)
Kung Fu (The CW)
Lupin (Netflix)
Squid Game (Netflix)

Best Actor in an Action Series:
Mike Faist – Panic (Prime Video) as Dodge Mason
Lee Jung-jae – Squid Game (Netflix) as Seong Gi-hun
Alexander Ludwig – Heels (Starz) as Ace Spade
Ralph Macchio – Cobra Kai (Netflix) as Daniel LaRusso
Omar Sy – Lupin (Netflix) as Assane Diop
William Zabka – Cobra Kai (Netflix) as Johnny Lawrence

Best Actress in an Action Series:
Angela Bassett – 9-1-1 (Fox) as Athena Grant-Nash
Kim Joo-ryoung – Squid Game (Netflix) as Han Mi-nyeo
HoYeon Jung – Squid Game (Netflix) as Kang Sae-byeok
Queen Latifah – The Equalizer (CBS) as Robyn McCall
Olivia Liang – Kung Fu (The CW) as Nicky Shen
Mary McCormack – Heels (Starz) as Willie Day

Best Horror Series:
Chucky (Syfy/USA)
Dr. Death (Peacock)
Evil (Paramount+)
Midnight Mass (Netflix)
Servant (Apple TV+)
Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Best Actor in a Horror Series:
Adrien Brody – Chapelwaite (Epix) as Charles Boone
Mike Colter – Evil (Paramount+) as David Acosta
Zach Gilford – Midnight Mass (Netflix) as Riley Flynn
Rupert Grint – Servant (Apple TV+) as Julian Pearce
Hamish Linklater – Midnight Mass (Netflix) as Father Paul Hill
Aasif Mandvi – Evil (Paramount+) as Ben Shakir

Best Actress in a Horror Series:
Lauren Ambrose – Servant (Apple TV+) as Dorothy Turner
Katja Herbers – Evil (Paramount+) as Dr. Kristen Bouchard
Christine Lahti – Evil (Paramount+) as Sheryl Luria
Melanie Lynskey – Yellowjackets (Showtime) as Shauna
Kate Siegel – Midnight Mass (Netflix) as Erin Greene
Samantha Sloyan – Midnight Mass (Netflix) as Bev Keane

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series:
Foundation (Apple TV+)
Resident Alien (Syfy)
Snowpiercer (TNT)
Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+)
Station Eleven (HBO Max)
The Witcher (Netflix)

Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series:
Henry Cavill – The Witcher (Netflix) as Geralt of Rivia
Daveed Diggs – Snowpiercer (TNT) as Andre Layton
Matthew Goode – A Discovery of Witches (Sundance Now) as Matthew Clairmont
Jared Harris – Foundation (Apple TV+) as Hari Seldon
Lee Pace – Foundation (Apple TV+) as Brother Day
Alan Tudyk – Resident Alien (Syfy) as Dr. Harry Vanderspiegle

Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series:
Mackenzie Davis – Station Eleven (HBO Max) as Kirsten Raymonde
Laura Donnelly – The Nevers (HBO) as Amalia True
Sonequa Martin-Green – Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+) as Michael Burnham
Teresa Palmer – A Discovery of Witches (Sundance Now) as Diana Bishop
Jodie Whittaker – Doctor Who (BBC America) as The Thirteenth Doctor
Alison Wright – Snowpiercer (TNT) as Ruth Wardell

Best Superhero Series:
Doom Patrol (HBO Max)
Hawkeye (Disney+)
Loki (Disney+)
Lucifer (Netflix)
Superman & Lois (The CW)
WandaVision (Disney+)

Best Actor in a Superhero Series:
Paul Bettany – WandaVision (Disney+) as Vision
Tom Ellis – Lucifer (Netflix) as Lucifer Morningstar
Brendan Fraser – Doom Patrol (HBO Max) as Cliff Steele
Tom Hiddleston – Loki (Disney+) as Loki
Tyler Hoechlin – Superman & Lois (The CW) as Clark Kent / Superman
Anthony Mackie – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+) as Sam Wilson / Falcon

Best Actress in a Superhero Series:
Sophia Di Martino – Loki (Disney+) as Sylvie
Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision (Disney+) as Agnes / Agatha Harkness
Javicia Leslie – Batwoman (The CW) as Ryan Wilder / Batwoman
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Loki (Disney+) as Judge Ravonna Renslayer
Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision (Disney+) as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Hailee Steinfeld – Hawkeye (Disney+) as Kate Bishop

Best Villain in a Series:
Vincent D’Onofrio – Hawkeye (Disney+) as Kingpin
Michael Emerson – Evil (Paramount+) as Dr. Leland Townsend
Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision (Disney+) as Agnes / Agatha Harkness
Joshua Jackson – Dr. Death (Peacock) as Dr. Christopher Duntsch
Jonathan Majors – Loki (Disney+) as He Who Remains
Samantha Sloyan – Midnight Mass (Netflix) as Bev Keane

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow that is some list and unlike the nominations from the previous year, I really like a lot more of the content being potentially honored with this award this time around. Of course my favorites are the Marvel superhero stuff in terms of the movies and series but I admit some surprise in not seeing the 2021 “Godzilla Vs. Kong” being nominated for anything. I remember seeing that on HBO Max instead of the theater because we were still in a weird place with the pandemic at the time. So to wrap this up let me share that you should keep tabs on this topic for the upcoming winners announcements. I don’t know if I will be able to watch the live broadcast because of my work schedule but I will showcase those who take home the prize. What do you readers think about this list of nominees? Did your favorites make the cut? Chime in down below in the comments section so we can learn what you think about it all. See you next time, keep staying safe my friends.


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