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There are many award worthy movies and series past and present, but Vikings just won a rather impressive award that’s worth mentioning. The series premiered in 2013 on the History channel, and it’s had a fan following ever since. Last month the show’s final episodes were released on Amazon Prime Video ahead of its premiere on History, concluding the epic saga. Although the series is now officially over, Vikings recently won an award worth boasting about.

Alexander Ludwig and Katheryn Winnick in 'Vikings'
Alexander Ludwig and Katheryn Winnick in ‘Vikings’ | Jonathan Hession/A+E Networks/History

The epic story of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons is now over

Vikings is a tale about Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a farmer turned earl that becomes a legendary king. He chooses to sail west and he lands in England, changing everything for his people. He also makes history with an impressive raid on Paris when he pretends to be dead to enter the gates of the city. 

Once Ragnar is killed by the kings of England the story becomes about his five sons – Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), Sigurd (David Lindström), and Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen). They jointly seek revenge for their father’s death with The Great Heathen Army, making themselves even more famous.

Ragnar’s sons are all so different, and fans have grown to love them over the last few years. With only Ivar, Hvitserk, Bjorn, and Ubbe remaining going into season 6B, fans witness a new beginning for some, and there’s numerous twists and turns throughout the final 10 episodes. 

‘Vikings’ wins a Critics Choice Super Award for Best Action Series

Marco Ilsø in 'Vikings'
Marco Ilsø in ‘Vikings’ | Bernard Walsh/A+E Networks/History

‘Vikings’ Season 6B: The 1 Fan Favorite That Never Returned

The Critics Choice Association is holding its 26th annual Critics Choice Awards on March 7, 2021. It will be broadcast live on the CW, but there is also a new type of award given out this year. The Critics Choice Super Awards, which aired on the CW on January 10, 2021, included awards centered around series and movies in a variety of categories that include action, horror, superheroes, science fiction/fantasy, and animation.

Vikings received three nominations for the series which included Best Action Series, as well as Best Actor in an Action Series nomination for Alexander Ludwig for his role as Bjorn Ironside. Katheryn Winnick, who played Lagertha for six seasons, was nominated for Best Actress in an Action Series as well.

The winners have finally been announced, and the series scored the coveted award for Best Action Series. Fans know the show is full of action, so this award was definitely earned. In season 6 alone, there are many action sequences that are memorable, and it’s nice to see the show walking away with this award.

Katheryn Winnick congratulated ‘the incredible cast and crew’

Winnick recently took to Instagram to congratulate the series on its award. She shared an image of Lagertha in battle with her armor on and her face all muddy from a fight. She congratulates the “cast and crew” as well as Michael Hirst, the creator of the hit series, on the win.

Winnick captioned the post on Instagram: “VIKINGS WINS BEST ACTION SERIES FOR CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS! Huge Congrats to all the incredible cast and crew and to our legendary creator, Michael Hirst. ⚔️.”

‘Vikings’ has won other awards in the past

According to IMDb, the series has won an incredible 39 awards and has been nominated 121 times previously. The most recent award before the Critics Choice Super Awards was an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for episode 10 of season 6 called “The Best Laid Plans.” 

More recent awards that the series scored include Canadian Screen Awards in 2019 for Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series, Best Visual Effects, and Achievement in Overall Sound. In 2018, the show took home more awards from the Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Visual Effects, Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Alexander Ludwig, and Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series.

Vikings won a Critics Choice Super Award, and it’s a fitting acknowledgement that fans know the show deserved.