It looks like the Critics Choice Awards are finally in. HBO and Netflix are leading the charge with 20 and 18 nominations respectively. Yet, Marvel has also made quite the splash this year as WandaVision has garnered four nominations, similar to Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso and Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. It currently is nominated for Best Limited Series. Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen got a nomination for Best Actor and Actress in a Limited Series. Not just that, Kathryn Hahn also got nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
That’s not all, as What If…? has also been nominated for Best Animated Series. Sadly, Falcon and the Winter Soldier as well as Loki did not get nominated but it’s still great to see Marvel Studios’ work in long-form storytelling is paying off, especially with WandaVision‘s overall reception, as it won the first Emmy for the studio. Not bad for it being its first series. The Critics Choice Association TV Branch president, Ed Martin, had the following to share on this year’s nominations:
Although the industry is still recovering from the COVID-19 lockdown, you wouldn’t know it from the wealth of amazing television programs our nomination committees pored through to come up with this year’s nominees. We have even more choices than we did before the pandemic, for critics and viewers to embrace. While the streamers continue to break new ground with some wonderfully unexpected offerings, it has been an unusually strong year for all areas of television. We look forward to honoring the year’s finest shows at what promises to be our most exciting awards ceremony yet.Ed Martin
It’ll be interesting to see if the film manages to win their respective nominations, but WandaVision definitely has a good chance. What If…?’s nomination is a pleasant surprise and noteworthy for it being the studio’s first venture into the media format. So, it’s quite the big day for Marvel Studios and Disney+ with these nominations.
Source: Critics Choice