For the first time, the least recognized genres in the awards shows – science fiction, action, superheroes, fantasy, horror and animation – had a night entirely dedicated to them as part of the Critics Choice Super Awards this Sunday.
The delivery was taken by the superpowers of “The boys” and with them the streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video, as they were recognized in four categories: Actress, Actor, Villain and Superhero Series.
“Thanks for this, it is fabulous, a great start to 2021 after 2020,” said Antony Starr, recognized as Actor.
“I didn’t think this could happen, but here we are, I’m very happy to be part of this whole team.”
The award was made virtually with the messages of the actors previously recorded as part of the distance measures for the Covid-19 pandemic, which keeps people in confinement in countries like the United States and Mexico.
In that sense, screenwriters Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau received their award for Science Fiction Series for “The Mandalorian” (Disney +), in a video in which they appeared wearing face masks.
“Thank you all the fans, you are the best, this means a lot, you have supported us so much. Thanks to the workers who keep us healthy and safe, we greatly appreciate what you do. May the force be with you,” said Favreau, who is the creator of the series based on the Star Wars universe.
As for feature films, the Hulu and NEON film “Palm Springs” was the most nominated in five categories, of which it won three: Science Fiction or Fantasy Film, Actor for Andy Samberg and Actress for Cristin Milioti.
The second most nominated of the night, Warner Bros.’s “Birds of Prey,” achieved recognition for Actor and Actress for Ewan McGregor and Margot Robbie, respectively.
But if someone showed that it did not matter to be released directly on a streaming service and not in the big theaters because of the pandemic, that was “Soul” (Disney +) by winning Animated Film, Female Voice for Tina Fey and Male Voice for Jamie Foxx, who appreciated that their work was recognized in bringing cartoons to life.
Among the special awards of the night were Patrick Stewart and Sonequa Martin-Green for the “Star trek” franchise, in addition, Stewart became the first winner as Actor in a science fiction or fantasy series, while Jim Carrey left the Villain of the cinema thanks to his role in “Sonic the hedgehog”.
“Thank you for voting me as the best villain of 2020, that’s saying a lot,” the actor shared on video.