2021 Critics’ Choice TV Awards: Full list of nominations by shows

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the nominees for the 11th annual edition of its TV awards on January 18. Two Netflix dramas, “Ozark” and “The Crown,” lead with six bids each. Right behind at five apiece are the drama “Lovecraft Country,” the limited series “Mrs. America,” and the comedies “Schitt’s Creek” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” Scroll down to see the full list of 2021 nominees by shows.

The CCA is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 400 television, radio and online critics and entertainment reporters. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the blurring of the distinctions between film, television, and streaming content.

Winners will be revealed alongside those for the movie awards on a live telecast on the CW on March 7.

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“Ozark” (Netflix)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor – Jason Bateman
Best Drama Actress – Laura Linney
Best Drama Supporting Actor – Tom Pelphrey
Best Drama Supporting Actress – Julia Garner
Best Drama Supporting Actress — Janet McTeer

“The Crown” (Netflix)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor – Josh O’Connor
Best Drama Actress – Olivia Colman
Best Drama Actress – Emma Corrin
Best Drama Supporting Actor – Tobias Menzies
Best Drama Supporting Actress – Gillian Anderson


“Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor – Jonathan Majors
Best Drama Actress – Jurnee Smollett
Best Drama Supporting Actor – Michael K. Williams
Best Drama Supporting Actress – Wunmi Mosaku

“Mrs. America” (FX)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actress – Cate Blanchett
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actress  – Uzo Aduba
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actress – Margo Martindale
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actress – Tracey Ullman

“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor – Eugene Levy
Best Comedy Actress – Catherine O’Hara
Best Comedy Supporting Actor – Daniel Levy
Best Comedy Supporting Actress – Annie Murphy

“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor  – Matt Berry
Best Comedy Actress – Natasia Demetrio
Best Comedy Supporting Actor – Harvey Guillén
Best Comedy Supporting Actor – Mark Proksch


“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor – Bob Odenkirk
Best Drama Supporting Actor – Jonathan Banks
Best Drama Supporting Actress – Rhea Seehorn

“The Plot Against America” (HBO)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actor – Morgan Spector
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actor – John Turturro
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actress – Winona Ryder


“Mom” (CBS)
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Supporting Actor– William Fichtner
Best Comedy Supporting Actress – Jaime Pressly

“Normal People” (Hulu)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actor – Paul Mescal
Best Limited/Movie Actress – Daisy Edgar-Jones

“Perry Mason” (HBO)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor – Matthew Rhys
Best Drama Supporting Actor – John Lithgow

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor – Jason Sudeikis
Best Comedy Supporting Actress – Hannah Waddingham

“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actress – Anya Taylor-Joy
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actress – Marielle Heller

“The Undoing” (HBO)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actor – Hugh Grant
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actor  – Donald Sutherland

“This Is Us” (NBC)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor – Sterling K. Brown
Best Drama Supporting Actor – Justin Hartley


“Better Things” (FX)
Best Comedy Serie
Best Comedy Actress – Pamela Adlon

“Fargo” (FX)
Best Limited/Movie – Chris Rock
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actor – Glynn Turman

“I May Destroy You” (HBO)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actress – Michaela Coel

“Ramy” (Hulu)
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actor – Ramy Youssef

“Small Axe” (Amazon Studios)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actor – John Boyega

“Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Studios)
Best TV Movie
Best Limited/Movie Actress  – Tessa Thompson

“The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
Best Comedy Series
Best Comedy Actress – Kaley Cuoco

“The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actress – Christine Baranski

“The Good Lord Bird” (Showtime)
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actor – Daveed Diggs
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actor – Joshua Caleb Johnson

“Unorthodox” (Netflix)
Best Limited Series
Best Limited/Movie Actress  – Shira Haas


“Bad Education” (HBO)
Best TV Movie

“Better Call Saul: Ethics Training with Kim Wexler” (AMC/Youtube)
Best Short Form Serie

“Between the World And Me” (HBO)
Best TV Movie

“Black Monday” (Showtime)
Best Comedy Supporting Actor – Andrew Rannells

“Brockmire” (IFC)
Best Comedy Actor – Hank Azaria

“Dead to Me” (Netflix)
Best Comedy Actress – Christina Applegate

“Desus & Mero” (Showtime)
Best Talk Show

“Emily in Paris” (Netflix)
Best Comedy Supporting Actress – Ashley Par

“Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty” (Netflix)
Best Comedy Special

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
Best Talk Show

“Hamilton” (Disney+)
Best TV Movie

“Hannah Gadsby: Douglas”(Netflix)
Best Comedy Special

“Hollywood” (Netflix)
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actor – Dylan McDermott

“Homeland” (Showtime)
Best Drama Actress – Claire Danes

“I Know This Much is True” (HBO)
Best Limited/Movie Actor – Mark Ruffalo

“Insecure” (HBO)
Best Comedy Actress – Issa Rae

“Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill” (Netflix)
Best Comedy Special

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC)
Best Talk Show

“Mapleworth Murders” (Quibi)
Best Short Form Series

“Marc Maron: End Times Fun” (Netflix)
Best Comedy Special

“Michelle Buteau; Welcome to Buteaupia” (Netflix)
Best Comedy Special

“Nikki Fre$h” (Quibi)
Best Short Form Series

“One Day at a Time” (Pop)
Best Comedy Supporting Actress – Rita Moreno

“Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything” (Netflix)
Best Comedy Special

“Pen15” (Hulu)
Best Comedy Series

“Red Table Talk” (Facebook Watch)
Best Talk Show

“Reno 911!” (Quibi)
Best Short Form Series

“Soulmates” (AMC)
Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actress  – Betsy Brandt

“The Andy Cohen Diaries” (Quibi)
Best Short Form Series

“The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel” (Lifetime)
Best TV Movie

“The Conners” (ABC)
Best Comedy Supporting Actress – Lecy Goranson

“The Great” (Hulu)
Best Comedy Actor – Nicholas Hoult

“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (NBC/Syndicated)
Best Talk Show

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
Best Talk Show

“The Mandalorian” (Disney+)
Best Drama Series

“The Outsider” (HBO)
Best Drama Supporting Actress – Cynthia Erivo

“Tooning Out the News” (CBS All Access)
Best Short Form Serie

“What the Constitution Means to Me” (Amazon Studios)
Best TV Movie

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC)
Best Comedy Supporting Actor – Alex Newell

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