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Critics Choice Awards 2021: ‘Nomadland’ and ‘The Crown’ Dominate With 4 Awards Each

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The 26th Critics Choice Awards saw Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland and Netflix’s series The Crown bag four awards each. Minari won the best foreign language film of the year although it got to contest in the best picture category as well.

Nomadland bagged the best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, and the best cinematography awards, while The Crown took home best drama series, best actor by Josh O’Connor (who played Charles, Prince of Wales), and best actress awards in both leading and supporting roles won by Emma Corin (who played Princess Diana) and Gillian Anderson (who played Margaret Thatcher) respectively. The Golden Globes saw the series win in the same categories.

Nomadland and The Crown were also the big winners at the Golden Globe Awards 2021.

Chadwick Boseman won the best actor award posthumously for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The film based on the queen of blues, Ma Rainey, also won the awards for best costume design, and best hair and make-up. Minari, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of Chicago 7 won two awards each. Netflix’s Promising Young Woman won Carey Mulligan the best actress award and the film, best original screenplay. The Trial of Chicago 7 won the best acting ensemble and the best editing awards.

In television, Ted Lasso saw three wins, namely for the best comedy series, best actor and the best supporting actress, both in comedy category. Jason Sudeikis also won the Golden Globe best actor in a comedy series for Ted Lasso.

Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek and The Queen’s Gambit won two awards each.

Winning in the same categories as the Golden Globes, The Queen’s Gambit bagged the best limited series award and the best actress for Anya Taylor-Joy in the same category. Catherine O’Hara won the best actress award in a comedy series for Schitt’s Creek, the same as the Globes, while Daniel Levy won in the supporting actor category.

This year’s ceremony was an in-person/virtual hybrid show, with host Taye Diggs and some of the presenters filming from a stage in Los Angeles, while nominees appeared remotely from various locations around the world

Netflix received 72 nominations, the most a studio or network has achieved so far.

The other awards are as follows (both films and television):

  • Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Best Supporting Actress – Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Best Young Actor/Actress – Alan Kim for Minari
  • Best Production Design – Mank
  • Best Editing – Sound of Metal & The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Best Visual Effects – Tenet
  • Best Score – Soul
  • Best Song – One Night in Miami (Speak Now)
  • Best Comedy – Palm Springs
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Michael K. Williams for Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • TV Movie – Hamilton
  • Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie – John Boyega for Small Axe
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Donald Sutherland for The Undoing
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Uzo Aduba for Mrs. America
  • Best Talk Show – Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Best Comedy Special – Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill
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