October 12, 2020 (Burbank, CA) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards, a special event honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, Action and Animation. The awards presentation, which will be produced remotely following COVID safety protocols, will air as a television special on The CW Network on Sunday, January 10, 2021 (8-10 p.m.)

“The time has come to recognize the brilliance, creativity, and artistic excellence showcased in genres that, for far too long, have been overlooked by other award shows,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin.  “We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at The CW to bring these beloved genres to the forefront and give them the recognition they so deeply deserve.”

“We’re excited to broadcast the first Critics Choice Super Awards at The CW to showcase and celebrate the excellence in often overlooked genres during the entertainment industry’s award season,” said Gaye Hirsch, Executive Vice President, Development, The CW, who also oversees alternative and special programming. “We look forward to bringing viewers an exciting event filled with the films, series and stars they are most passionate about.”

The window of eligibility for the Super Awards is January 1 – December 31, 2020.  Eligible movies and series can now be submitted here: https://supersubmissions.criticschoice.com/

CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS TIMELINE

Honoring the finest in film and television achievement in the most popular genres of entertainment in 2020

  • October 12, 2020 – Submissions open
  • November 8, 2020 – Submissions close
  • November 9, 2020 – Nomination Committees begin consideration
  • November 19, 2020 – Critics Choice Super Awards nominations announced
  • December 4, 2020 – Final ballots go out
  • December 6, 2020 – Deadline for returning final ballots

CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS MOVIE CATEGORIES

  • Best Action Movie
  • Best Male Actor in an Action Movie
  • Best Female Actor in an Action Movie
  • Best Animated Movie
  • Best Male Voice Actor in an Animated Movie
  • Best Female Voice Actor in an Animated Movie
  • Best Superhero Movie*
  • Best Male Actor in a Superhero Movie*
  • Best Female Actor in a Superhero Movie*
  • Best Horror Movie
  • Best Male Actor in a Horror Movie
  • Best Female Actor in a Horror Movie
  • Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie
  • Best Male Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie
  • Best Female Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie
  • Best Villain in a Movie (across all genres)
    • * Superhero category also includes Comic Book and Video Game Inspired Movies

CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS TV/STREAMING CATEGORIES

  • Best Action Series
  • Best Male Actor in an Action Series
  • Best Female Actor in an Action Series
  • Best Animated Series
  • Best Male Voice Actor in an Animated Series
  • Best Female Voice Actor in an Animated Series
  • Best Superhero Series*
  • Best Male Actor in a Superhero Series*
  • Best Female Actor in a Superhero Series*
  • Best Horror Series
  • Best Male Actor in a Horror Series
  • Best Female Actor in a Horror Series
  • Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series
  • Best Male Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series
  • Best Female Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series
  • Best Villain in a Series (across all genres)
    • * Superhero category also includes Comic Book and Video Game Inspired Series

The inaugural annual Critics Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions. The CCA is represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.

Follow the Critics Choice Super Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

CW Philly Staff

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