‘Succession’ Dominates Critics Choice Awards Nominations — and Other Must-Watch Shows Before the Award Ceremony

HBO’s Succession stomped on every other TV drama series with eight nominations for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards. HBO’s Mare of Easttown and Paramount+’s Evil came in second with five nominations each. Ted LassoOnly Murders in the BuildingThe Good FightThis Is Us, and WandaVision received four nominations each. 

'Succession' cast members Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Brian Cox
HBO’s ‘Succession’: Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Brian Cox | Graeme Hunter/HBO

‘Succession’ received 8 Critics Choice Awards nominations

Like their characters in Succession Season 3, Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong will fight it out for the Best Actor in a Drama Series. The HBO series is against EvilFor All MankindThe Good FightPoseSquid GameThis Is Us, and Yellowjackets in the best drama series category. Succession‘s other nominations include supporting actor nominations for Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen, J. Smith-Cameron, and Sarah Snook. The Critics Choice Awards will air on The CW and TBS on Jan. 9, 2022. The complete list of nominees is available on the Critics Choice Association website. A brief rundown of several major categories is below.

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What is the show ‘Succession’ about?

HBO’s Succession is a dark comedy that follows the Roy family and their global media and entertainment conglomerate, Waystar RoyCo. In the Succession Season 1 opening episode, Logan Roy’s (Cox) health is in question. The following episodes and seasons follow the fallout between his four children vying for his attention and the title of CEO of the company. The Roy family in Succession is similar to the real-life Murdoch family. Every episode finds another adult Roy child pushing and shoving their way into their father’s good graces. At the same time, viewers watch the how the family obscenely spends money traveling to extravagant places. It’s full of dry satire at every turn and worth the binge-watch. 

Where can I watch ‘Succession’?

Sorry Netflix subscribers, Succession is only available on HBO and HBO Max. Viewers need either an HBO subscription through a cable provider or the HBO Max app to watch the series live. It is also available for streaming with a Hulu Live TV subscription. 

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Critics Choice Awards nominations: Best Drama Series

Evil (Paramount+)

For All Mankind (Apple TV+)

The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Pose (FX)

Squid Game (Netflix)

Succession (HBO)

This Is Us (NBC)

Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. BrownThis Is Us (NBC)

Mike Colter – Evil (Paramount+)

Brian Cox – Succession (HBO)

Lee Jung-jae – Squid Game (Netflix)

Billy Porter – Pose (FX)

Jeremy Strong – Succession (HBO)

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba – In Treatment (HBO)

Chiara Aurelia – Cruel Summer (Freeform)

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Katja Herbers – Evil (Paramount+)

Melanie Lynskey – Yellowjackets (Showtime)

MJ Rodriguez – Pose (FX)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nicholas Braun – Succession (HBO)

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Kieran Culkin – Succession (HBO)

Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)

Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO)

Mandy Patinkin – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Andrea Martin – Evil (Paramount+)

Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Christine Lahti – Evil (Paramount+)

J. Smith-Cameron – Succession (HBO)

Sarah Snook – Succession (HBO)

Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC)

Critics Choice Awards nominations 2022: Best Comedy Series

The Great (Hulu)

Hacks (HBO Max)

Insecure (HBO)

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

The Other Two (HBO Max)

Reservation Dogs (FX on Hulu)

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Iain Armitage – Young Sheldon (CBS)

Nicholas Hoult – The Great (Hulu)

Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Kayvan Novak – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Elle Fanning – The Great (Hulu)

Renée Elise Goldsberry – Girls5eva (Peacock)

Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) 

Sandra Oh – The Chair (Netflix)

Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

Jean Smart – Hacks (HBO Max)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education (Netflix)

Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Brandon Scott Jones – Ghosts (CBS)

Ray Romano – Made for Love (HBO Max)

Bowen Yang – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Hannah Einbinder – Hacks (HBO Max)

Kristin Chenoweth – Schmigadoon! (Apple TV+)

Molly ShannonThe Other Two (HBO Max) 

Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Josie Totah – Saved By the Bell (Peacock)

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Critics Choice Awards nominations 2022: Best Limited Series

Dopesick (Hulu)

Dr. Death (Peacock)

It’s a Sin (HBO Max)

Maid (Netflix)

Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Midnight Mass (Netflix)

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

WandaVision (Disney+)

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Critics Choice Awards nominations 2022: Best Movie made for Television

Come From Away (Apple TV+)

List of a Lifetime (Lifetime)

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (Amazon Prime Video)

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)

Oslo (HBO)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (The Roku Channel)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Olly Alexander – It’s a Sin (HBO Max)

Paul Bettany – WandaVision (Disney+)

William Jackson Harper – Love Life (HBO Max)

Joshua Jackson – Dr. Death (Peacock)

Michael Keaton – Dopesick (Hulu)

Hamish Linklater – Midnight Mass (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Danielle Brooks – Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)

Cynthia Erivo – Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)

Thuso Mbedu – The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision (Disney+)

Margaret Qualley – Maid (Netflix)

Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Murray Bartlett – The White Lotus (HBO)

Zach Gilford – Midnight Mass (Netflix)

William Jackson Harper – The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

Evan Peters – Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Christian Slater – Dr. Death (Peacock)

Courtney B. Vance – Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)

Best Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Jennifer CoolidgeThe White Lotus (HBO)

Kaitlyn Dever – Dopesick (Hulu)

Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision (Disney+)

Melissa McCarthy – Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)

Julianne Nicholson – Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Jean Smart – Mare of Easttown (HBO)