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Nomadland And Netflix Dominate The Critics Choice Awards 2021

The season of cinema awards keeps rolling. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards during an in-person/virtual hybrid ceremony hosted for the third time by acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs.

Nomadland led the winners in the film categories, taking home four awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Chloé Zhao, and Best Cinematography for Joshua James Richards. Zhao is the first Chinese woman to win as either director or writer.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom followed closely behind, winning three categories including Best Actor for the late Chadwick Boseman, Best Costume Design, and Best Hair and Makeup. Best Actress was awarded to Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman, which also earned a Best Original Screenplay win for Emerald Fennell. Best Supporting Actor went to Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah, and Best Supporting Actress to Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

In the series categories, The Crown took four categories, the most of the night, winning Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series for Josh O’Connor, Best Actress in a Drama Series for Emma Corrin, and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Gillian Anderson. In the comedy genre, Ted Lasso won all three categories for which it was nominated: Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham. The Queen’s Gambit took the prize for Best Limited Series, and its leading lady Anya Taylor-Joy won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television.

After leading the nominations, Netflix also won the most awards of any studio/network with a total of 14.

See all nominees and winners here.

Critics Choice Awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, they are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.

Source: Press release at


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