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Critics Choice Super Award Nominees Announced

Nominations have been announced for the 3rd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards, recognizing specifically the work in science fiction, fantasy, and horror film and television along with action and superhero categories.

Administered by the Critics Choice Association, the awards honor “the most popular, fan-obsessed genres” with The Batman leading the pack, garnering six nominations. There’s a tie for second place: EvilHouse of the DragonThe Boys, and What We Do In The Shadows each pulled in four nominations.  Winners will be revealed during a special announcement presentation on Thursday, March 16.

The nominees:

FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS

BEST ACTION MOVIE 

  • Bullet Train
  • RRR
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  • The Woman King

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE 

  • Nicolas Cage – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  • Ram Charan – RRR
  • Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick
  • Brad Pitt – Bullet Train
  • N.T. Rama Rao Jr. – RRR

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE 

  • Sandra Bullock – The Lost City
  • Jennifer Connelly – Top Gun: Maverick
  • Viola Davis – The Woman King
  • Joey King – Bullet Train
  • Joey King – The Princess

BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE*

  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • DC League of Super-Pets
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Thor: Love and Thunder

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE*

  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Paul Dano – The Batman
  • Colin Farrell – The Batman
  • Tenoch Huerta – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Robert Pattinson – The Batman

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE*

  • Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Zoë Kravitz – The Batman
  • Elizabeth Olsen – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Natalie Portman – Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Letitia Wright – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

BEST HORROR MOVIE 

  • Barbarian
  • The Black Phone
  • Pearl
  • Smile
  • Speak No Evil
  • X

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE 

  • Ethan Hawke – The Black Phone
  • Fedja van Huêt – Speak No Evil
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Menu
  • Rory Kinnear – Men
  • Justin Long – Barbarian

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE 

  • Jessie Buckley – Men
  • Aisha Dee – Sissy
  • Anna Diop – Nanny
  • Mia Goth – Pearl
  • Rebecca Hall – Resurrection

BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 

  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Nope
  • The Northman
  • Prey

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 

  • Colin Farrell – After Yang
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Nope
  • Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Ryan Reynolds – The Adam Project
  • Alexander Skarsgård – The Northman

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 

  • Karen Gillan – Dual
  • Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Amber Midthunder – Prey
  • Keke Palmer – Nope
  • Zoe Saldana – Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST VILLAIN IN A MOVIE 

  • Paul Dano – The Batman
  • Mia Goth – Pearl
  • Tenoch Huerta – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Joey King – Bullet Train
  • Elizabeth Olsen – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Mark Rylance – Bones and All

* Superhero categories also include Comic Book and Video Game Inspired Movies

 

TELEVISION NOMINATIONS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS

BEST ACTION SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • 9-1-1 
  • Cobra Kai 
  • Kung Fu 
  • Reacher 
  • Tulsa King 
  • Vikings: Valhalla

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Kevin Costner – Yellowstone 
  • John Krasinski – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan 
  • Ralph Macchio – Cobra Kai 
  • Alan Ritchson – Reacher 
  • Sylvester Stallone – Tulsa King 
  • William Zabka – Cobra Kai

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Angela Bassett – 9-1-1 
  • Queen Latifah – The Equalizer
  • Olivia Liang – Kung Fu 
  • Katherine McNamara – Walker: Independence 
  • Helen Mirren – 1923 
  • Kelly Reilly – Yellowstone 

BEST SUPERHERO SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE*

  • The Boys 
  • Doom Patrol 
  • Ms. Marvel 
  • Peacemaker
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 
  • Werewolf by Night 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE*

  • John Cena – Peacemaker
  • Brendan Fraser – Doom Patrol 
  • Grant Gustin – The Flash 
  • Oscar Isaac – Moon Knight
  • Elliot Page – The Umbrella Academy 
  • Antony Starr – The Boys

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE*

  • Danielle Brooks – Peacemaker 
  • Michelle Gomez – Doom Patrol
  • Caity Lotz – Legends of Tomorrow
  • Tatiana Maslany – She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 
  • Erin Moriarty – The Boys 
  • Iman Vellani – Ms. Marvel 

BEST HORROR SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire 
  • Chucky 
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story  
  • Evil 
  • The Walking Dead
  • Wednesday 
  • What We Do in the Shadows 

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Jacob Anderson – Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire 
  • Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows 
  • Mike Colter – Evil
  • Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows 
  • Evan Peters – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Sam Reid – Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire 

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Jennifer Coolidge – The Watcher 
  • Natasia Demetriou – What We Do in the Shadows
  • Katja Herbers – Evil
  • Niecy Nash-Betts – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story  
  • Jenna Ortega – Wednesday
  • Christina Ricci – Wednesday

BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Andor 
  • For All Mankind
  • House of the Dragon 
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 
  • Stranger Things 

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – The Man Who Fell to Earth 
  • Samuel L. Jackson – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
  • Diego Luna – Andor 
  • Anson Mount – Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 
  • Adam Scott – Severance 
  • Matt Smith – House of the Dragon 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Milly Alcock – House of the Dragon 
  • Patricia Arquette – Severance
  • Morfydd Clark – The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
  • Moses Ingram – Obi-Wan Kenobi 
  • Fiona Shaw – Andor 
  • Sissy Spacek – Night Sky 

BEST VILLAIN IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

  • Ethan Hawke – Moon Knight 
  • Brad Dourif – Chucky
  • Matt Smith – House of the Dragon 
  • Hayden Christensen – Obi-Wan Kenobi 
  • Antony Starr – The Boys 
  • Michael Emerson – Evil
  • Jamie Campbell Bower – Stranger Things 
  • Harriet Sansom Harris – Werewolf By Night 

* Superhero categories also include Comic Book and Video Game Inspired Series

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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