Apple TV+ scores record 53 Hollywood Critics Association Awards nominations

iPad Pro 2021 with Ted Lasso
iPad Pro 2021 with Ted Lasso (Image credit: Bryan M. Wolfe / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has picked up a record 53 Hollywood Critics Association Awards nominations.
  • Ted Lasso and Severance both have 12 nominations each.
  • There's a very good chance your favorite TV show, movie, or documentary is in the running for an award.

Apple TV+ has picked up no fewer than 53 Hollywood Critics Association Awards nominations with Ted Lasso and Severance basically making them their own. 53 nominations is a new record, with Central Park, Dickinson, and Prehistoric Planet among some of the other nominees.

The nominations cover a number of categories with Severance and Ted Lasso in the running for Best Drama and Best Comedy Streaming categories, respectively, with a whopping total of 12 nominations each.

Again, Ted Lasso is proving insanely popular as we wait for its third season to air.

For the second year in a row, "Ted Lasso" is the most-nominated comedy series, landing numerous recognitions, including Best Actor for Jason Sudeikis; Best Supporting Actress for Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple; and Best Supporting Actor for Brett Goldstein, Nick Mohammed and Toheeb Jimoh, plus four writing and directing nominations. Additionally, the holiday special titled, "Ted Lasso Presents: The Missing Christmas Mustache," earned a nomination for Best Animated Short Form Series.

The full list of nominations is a very long one and you can check them out in an Apple TV+ press release. But the highlights include:

Best Streaming Series, Drama

  • The Morning Show
  • Pachinko
  • Severance

Best Streaming Series, Comedy

  • The Afterparty
  • Dickinson
  • Schmigadoon!
  • Ted Lasso

Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama

  • Severance - Adam Scott
  • Slow Horses - Gary Oldman

Best Actor in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" - Samuel L. Jackson

Best Streaming Docuseries or Non-Fiction Series

  • Prehistoric Planet

Best Streaming Animated Series or TV Movie

  • Central Park

The Hollywood Critics Association Awards will be handed out during an event at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on August 14, 2022.

All of the nominated shows are currently available to stream on Apple TV+, priced at $4.99 per month. Those who already pay for Apple Music and other services who want to see what all the fuss is about can do so while saving some money via the Apple One bundle, too.

If you want to enjoy all of these nominees in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.