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The Walt Disney Company Nominated for 40 Critics Choice Awards

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The Walt Disney Company has been nominated for 40 Critics Choice Awards for Television. That’s more than any other studio, streaming service, or broadcaster in the business, and the nominations are spread out across Disney’s many studios and brands.

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Disney and its content brands, like Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel, have had a rough ride at the box office since early 2020, when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of most movie theaters and cinemas across the country. While not every single film has been a failure over the previous three years, the vast majority of Disney-owned releases have fared poorly, whether it was released on the Disney+ streaming platform only or at the box office first.

In 2022, every major film offering released by Disney was met with harsh critical responses and poor returns in ratings and earnings (for those that enjoyed a theatrical release).

Pixar’s Turning Red debuted on Disney+ in March 2022 and fell flat. The studio’s next release, Lightyear, was the first Pixar film to see the inside of a moviehouse since March 2020, when Onward debuted just days into the onset of the pandemic in the U.S. The film, which is a spinoff (of sorts) of the studio’s highly lucrative Toy Story film franchise, was problematic months before its theatrical debut and ultimately did not follow in the footsteps of its predecessors at the box office.

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Then, in November 2022, Disney released its 61st feature animated film, Strange World, and the most that can be said for it is that it was a strange film. Also problematic before its box office release, Strange World cost Disney a fortune, and when combined with the other two film failures of 2022, The Walt Disney Company found itself in quite a mess when it came to box office performance.

The less-than-successful film trend at The Walt Disney Company seems to be continuing, as the studio’s most recent release, Wish, was marketed as a “love story about Walt Disney Animation,” and fans were told there are as many as 150 classic Disney hidden “Easter eggs” in the film, reigniting the excitement over seeing a Disney film for some.

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“Wish” (2022)/Credit: Walt Disney Animation

Sadly, Wish has largely disappointed fans up to this point.

But when it comes to television offerings, Disney takes home the prize, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

 

 

Disney Wins 40 Nominations for Its Television Offerings

On Tuesday, the Critics Choice Association announced nominations for the 2024 Critics Choice Awards in Television. Though Disney wasn’t the only studio nominated, the Mouse House beat out every other studio and broadcaster, amassing 40 nominations in various areas, including Best Animated Series, Best Comedy Series, and Best Made-for-Television Movie.

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The nominations were received for shows across Disney’s many brands, including 20th Century Studios, ABC Entertainment, Disney+, Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television and ABC Signature, FX, FX Productions, Hulu Originals, Marvel Studios, and National Geographic.

Disney’s Complete List of Nominations

Disney’s 2024 Critics Choice nominations for television are:

Abbott Elementary (ABC & 20th Television)

  • Best Comedy Series
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Quinta Brunson
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Janelle James
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Sheryl Lee Ralph

The Bear (FX & Hulu)

  • Best Comedy Series
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeremy Allen White
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Ayo Edebiri
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Loki (Disney+ & Marvel Studios)

  • Best Drama Series
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series – Tom Hiddleston
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Ke Huy Quan
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Sophia Di Martino
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Reservation Dogs (FX & Hulu)

  • Best Comedy Series
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series – D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Devery Jacobs
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Paulina Alexis

A Small Light (Disney+, National Geographic, ABC Signature)

  • Best Limited Series
  • Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Bel Powley
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Liev Schreiber
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Billie Boullet

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

  • Best Comedy Series
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Kayvan Novak
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Harvey Guillén
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“What We Do in the Shadows”/Credit: Disney/FX

Fargo (FX)

  • Best Limited Series
  • Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Juno Temple

Justified: City Primeval (FX)

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series – Timothy Olyphant
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series – Aunjanue Ellis

No One Will Save You (Hulu, 20th Century Studios)

  • Best Movie Made For Television
  • Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Kaitlyn Dever

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu, 20th Television)

  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Steve Martin
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Meryl Streep
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“Only Murders in the Buildings”/Credit: Disney

Bluey (Disney+)

  • Best Animated Series

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Bob’s Burgers (20th Television Animation)

  • Best Animated Series

The Good Mothers (Hulu)

  • Best Foreign Language Series

The Interpreter of Silence (Hulu)

  • Best Foreign Language Series
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Credit: Disney/ABC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC & ABC Signature)

  • Best Talk Show

Moving (Hulu)

  • Best Foreign Language Series

A Murder at the End of the World (FX & Hulu)

  • Best Limited Series

Quiz Lady (Hulu & 20th Century Studios)

  • Best Movie Made for Television

Will Trent (ABC & 20th Television)

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series – Ramón Rodríguez

Watch the Critics Choice Awards in January

The 29th annual Critics Choice Awards will air on January 14, 2024, with comedienne Chelsea Handler hosting the ceremony. The event is set to be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CW television network.

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Handler said she is looking forward to hosting and even poked fun at the experience.

“I am very happy and excited to be hosting the Critics Choice Awards again this year, as last year was one of the most fun nights I’ve had,” said Chelsea Handler. “There is no greater reward than making fun of actors and then getting drunk with them afterward. It’s an honor.”

Final ballots will go out to television branch managers on January 5, 2024, and they will have until January 12 to return those ballots. The ceremony will air two days later, on January 14.

 

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

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