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26th Annual Critics Choice Awards are Sunday

Longtime readers know that I have been a voting member of the Critics Choice Association for more than a decade. In fact, I usually attend the ceremony in person. This year, due to the pandemic, the show will be handled like most major events, with few people in attendance and most celebrities attending virtually. But don’t worry. I am confident that it will be as entertaining as ever. In fact, there will be something particularly memorable about a distanced awards show. Would it really seem like 2021 if things were handled normally? Taye Diggs is hosting, and the president of our association — Joey Berlin — pointed out in a note I received today that — unlike the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — our membership is remarkably diverse both in terms of geography and demographics. That means a really interesting slate of nominees. We also pride ourselves on strong artistic choices. So, tune in Sunday and give the show a watch. You may find that you like it better than the Golden Globes. Presenters include: Kevin Bacon, Angela Bassett, Mayim Bialik, Phoebe Dynevor, Morgan Freeman, Gal Gadot, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hemsworth, Jameela Jamil, Eva Longoria, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jared Padalecki, Kyra Sedgwick, Yara Shahidi, Courtney B. Vance, John David Washington, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The show airs Sunday, March 7, on the CW at 7 p.m. (6 central).

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Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards winners

As a member of the Critics Choice Association, I was involved in the nomination process for the first Super Awards. The winners were announced Sunday night during a presentation on The CW. Here is the entire list.

The Super Awards are focused on genres that are often underrepresented by traditional film awards programs.

While these awards are chosen by a vote, I feel the need to say that you should absolutely watch “Soul,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “Palm Springs” if you haven’t already. All are fantastic.

FILM WINNERS FOR THE INAUGURAL CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS 

BEST ACTION MOVIE 

Da 5 Bloods (Netflix) 

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE 

Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods (Netflix) 

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE 

Betty Gilpin – The Hunt (Universal) 

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE 

Soul (Disney+) 

BEST VOICE ACTOR IN AN ANIMATED MOVIE 

Jamie Foxx – Soul (Disney+) 

BEST VOICE ACTRESS IN AN ANIMATED MOVIE 

Tina Fey – Soul (Disney+) 

BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE* 

The Old Guard (Netflix) 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE* 

Ewan McGregor – Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE* 

Margot Robbie – Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.) 

BEST HORROR MOVIE 

The Invisible Man (Universal) 

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE 

Vince Vaughn – Freaky (Universal) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE 

Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man (Universal) 

BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 

Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON) 

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 

Andy Samberg – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 

Cristin Milioti – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON) 

BEST VILLAIN IN A MOVIE 

Jim Carrey – Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount) 

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

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