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Apple TV+ nabs 10 Critics Choice Award nominations

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Severance nabbed nominations for Best Drama Series and for Adam Scott's acting.
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The Critics Choice Association showered Apple TV+ Tuesday with 10 nominations for the upcoming 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards. They include Best Drama Series nods for workplace psycho-drama Severance and dark comedy-drama Bad Sisters, plus Best Foreign Language Series noms for Pachinko and Tehran.

Nominations honored six series in total. The other two nominations covered acting in prison suspense thriller Black Bird and family drama The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. See more specifics below.

Apple TV+ nabs 10 Critics Choice Award nominations

The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (CCA) ceremony takes place Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Apple TV+ noted. It also mentioned the some of the various awards the shows have already won:

In the CCA, Severance is up for both Best Drama Series and for Best Actor for Adam Scott, who plays Mark S, an employee who underwent Severance brain surgery at sinister Lumon Industries. Bad Sisters, recently renewed, is up for Best Drama Series and Best Actress for Sharon Horgan, who plays Eva, the oldest Garvey sister planning the murder of a hated brother-in-law.

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie nods for Black Bird go to the late Ray Liotta, who played the father of a young convicted felon offered freedom if he can get a confession from a suspected serial killer in prison, as well as Paul Walter Hauser, who played the suspected killer to chilling effect.

For The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, the same award nomination goes to Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role as a man slipping into worsening dementia and to Dominique Fishback, who plays the orphaned teenager assigned to care for him.

Here’s the full CCA list:

"Bad Sisters" got noms for Best Drama Series and actress Sharon Horgan, right.
“Bad Sisters” got noms for Best Drama Series and actress Sharon Horgan, right.
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Severance

  • Best Drama Series
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series — Adam Scott

Bad Sisters

  • Best Drama Series
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series — Sharon Horgan

Pachinko

  • Best Foreign Language Series

Tehran

  • Best Foreign Language Series

Black Bird

  • Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie — Ray Liotta
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie — Paul Walter Hauser

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

  • Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie — Samuel L. Jackson
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie — Dominique Fishback

Remembering past glories

Last year comedy "Ted Lasso" with Jason Sudeikis racked up Critics Choice Awards.
Last year comedy “Ted Lasso” with Jason Sudeikis racked up Critics Choice Awards.
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Apple TV+ also reminded everyone of last year’s CCA successes:

These nominations mark Apple’s most recent recognition from the Critics Choice Awards, following a Ted Lasso sweep of top comedy categories for the second consecutive year at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards with four awards in total, including back-to-back awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as the first-ever award for Brett Goldstein in the Best Supporting Actor category. The broadly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning Apple Original Film CODA was also honored with star Troy Kotsur winning the award for Best Supporting Actor, becoming the first Deaf actor to be honored with a Critics Choice Award.

So far, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have netted 293 wins and 1,266 award nominations, the streaming service added.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.