Oscars 2020: BFCA Awards

The Critics Choice Awards were handed out last night.

The theme of this show is going to be ‘market correction’. That’s my guess. After what the Globes did, I’m expecting the expected winners to come through here in a big way. I don’t expect there to be anything that makes me reconfigure my expectations for the category. And in the case of most of the tech categories, I don’t even have expectations because a lot of the guilds are announcing nominees this week and BAFTA only nominates tomorrow. But for the high-end stuff like acting and what not, I expect this to be more in line with how I’ve been expecting these to play out all along.

I would also like to point out how happy I am that I no longer have to deal with six bullshit categories like “Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Comedy/All Other Genres We Don’t Take Seriously Enough to Let Into the Best Picture Race Plus One Best Picture Nominee You Know Is Gonna Dominate This Subsection of Awards Anyway Picture.”

Here’s what happened and BFCA:

Best Picture

Da 5 Bloods

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom



News of the World


One Night in Miami

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: Nomadland

Yeah, no real surprise there. They’re making that the film of the year. Hard to call anything with just them and the Globes announcing, but this sure looks like the film to beat. I expect Chicago 7 to win SAG and nominally become the second choice, but this category is always gonna be about what BAFTA and the PGA do. I can see this winning all the way through, but until I see them do it, I’m not ready to make any proclamations.

Also, when you saw these lists shaping up, honestly what were the four you figured on in play for the win? Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Chicago 7. Those were my four. Mank now appears to have whiffed at two shows and feels kind of like Lincoln back in 2012 — they’ll give it a nominal award or two but otherwise it’s going home empty-handed despite a slew of nominations (you gotta figure it’ll be the most nominated film of the night, seeing as how Nomadland won’t get nearly the tech nominations that will get). Minari seems like it might go 0-fer (five nominations, six?). There’s always one of those each year. Chicago 7 I wanna see how it does here because who knows what the hell happens with that one. It’s early, but I’ve done this enough that I can see the obvious scenarios starting to play out as they always do. The Academy is nothing if not creatures of habit.

Good news is, as I start to look at what I’m gonna guess for the Best Picture nominees for next week, this is basically the exact set of ten I’m working from (plus maybe two more, just in case). I expect the PGA to back me up (or rather, have already backed me up, based on when you’re probably reading this) with at least nine of these ten. So good to know I’m on track with that.


Best Director

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

David Fincher, Mank

Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods

Regina King, One Night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Winner: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Whatever happens with Picture, it looks like she’s the one to win this category. Of course you have to wait for the DGA. But whatever combination of five you get — I’m gonna assume Spike doesn’t get on (but you never know) and I’m guessing the most likely other exclusion from this list is either Emerald Fennell or Regina King — I don’t expect Fincher to suddenly mount a comeback and I don’t think Sorkin has any shot at this even if his movie wins Picture. And Chung… you’d have seen them start to go for him and the film by now. Feels like Zhao’s gonna win this. We’ll see what BAFTA and the DGA give us, but that’s two in a row and no signs of stopping for her. (Both DGA and BAFTA announce nominees tomorrow, by the way.)


Best Actor

Ben Affleck, The Way Back

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Tom Hanks, News of the World

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods

Gary Oldman, Mank

Steven Yeun, Minari

Winner: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Well this one’s a done deal. Chadwick’s gonna win Best Actor. And honestly, I’m good with it. SAG certainly isn’t gonna break the momentum and BAFTA could, but even then who’s it gonna be? It would have to be Riz Ahmed to make me think there’s any validity there and even then I’m gonna assume Chadwick wins in a walk. The only real intrigue with this category is who the final five are gonna be. And honestly, the second I see BAFTA go up without Lindo, Mikkelsen or Hanks, even that’s a done deal.


Best Actress

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holliday

Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Zendaya, Malcolm & Marie

Winner: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

There’s market correction #1. Wasn’t sold on Andra Day as a serious contender for the win, though the Globes went a long way to shoring her up as nominee #5. Zendaya is the quintessential BFCA ‘never gonna happen’ nominee and Flanigan never had a shot either. The only question was gonna be who #5 (since SAG nominated Amy Adams and you know that’s not happening). BAFTA could throw us a curve (Adams would be hilarious, admittedly), but I expect them to go off the board (since Day isn’t shortlisted there) with someone like Sophia Loren or Kate Winslet and basically render Day the de facto #5 choice based on the Globe win.

Either way, I expected this, based on the projected five, to go to Carey and I expect the other two awards to go to her as well. Someone’s gonna need a big win elsewhere for me to think they could happen, and if it hasn’t happened now, I’m not sure I believe it will. But, let Viola or Frances win SAG next week and then we can talk. Until then, I assume this is Carey all the way from here on out.


Best Supporting Actor

Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Bill Murray, On the Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami

Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Winner: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Yeah, that was the second one. I knew these were gonna come in quick succession and this should usher in a nice and easy win for Kaluuya. Cohen is the only real competition in the category and unless he pulls off a win at one of the other two shows, this one seems easily like Kaluuya’s to lose. Again, the only question is gonna be what the final category is. Odom seems guaranteed for that third spot and Boseman is likely to get double nominations, so it’s gonna come down to who that final spot is. Murray and Leto have multiple precursors, but they’re not even shortlisted at BAFTA which tells me how likely they probably aren’t. Raci is a sneaky BAFTA bet, but I’m expecting to see some sort of curveball thrown there. We’ll see. A number of options they can go with will give me intriguing possibilities for the category (if Alan Kim gets nominated, look out for him in the final category. Also a Straithairn ‘bring’ with Frances McDormand wouldn’t be out of the question either). So we’ll just need to see what they do before we make any proclamations. Either way, Kaluuya looks like your winner this year.


Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a Woman

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Winner: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Now we’re talking. She’s basically locked into a spot, given how weak the category seems to be this year and now might even contend for a win given what this is shaping up to be. If SAG votes for her you’re gonna have to look long at hard at that possibility. Though I wanna see where BAFTA goes tomorrow. Because these six and Helena Zengel are basically everyone who has a shot at this, theoretically. If BAFTA nominates Jodie Foster, coming off the Globe win, that could mean she has a legitimate chance there. The only other possibility I can see them going with is is Saoirse Ronan, who I’m not sure moves the needle in the category this year. Not without any other precursor. I’m thinking you got eight contenders here, with most of them being on this list. Still no idea who actually wins the category at this point. SAG is gonna be real interesting. Because if Bakalova wins that? Oh boy. Though you’re also gonna have to look hard at BAFTA in that situation to see how much you believe in SAG. This is definitely the most wide open acting category.


Best Acting Ensemble

Da 5 Bloods

Judas and the Black Messiah

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


One Night in Miami

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Yeah, that makes sense. I expect SAG to go there too. It’s too many people. One Night in Miami is 4, Da 5 Bloods is 5. This is 7! (I’m being facetious, but you know what I mean.) But yeah, largely meaningless but does signal me to what SAG is gonna do (especially since your entire SAG category is here).


Best Young Actor/Actress

Ryder Allen, Palmer

Ibrahima Gueye, The Life Ahead

Alan Kim, Minari

Talia Ryder, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Caoilinn Springall, The Midnight Sky

Helena Zengel, News of the World

Winner: Alan Kim, Minari

Yeah, see. He might not be a SAG member, plus there’s the Globes not nominating foreign performances most of the time and BFCA generally not putting children in the big categories because of this one. So if he gets on BAFTA, he might just be your fifth nominee.

I can also see why they voted for him. He’s adorable. Even if Zengel gave the better performance.


Best Original Screenplay



Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: Promising Young Woman

Yeah, that feels like them. Also feels like the only script that can potentially take down Sorkin. But we’ll see what the WGA and BAFTA have to say. Not totally sold on Fennell as a winner yet even though I’d support it. I also feel like this is a pretty easy category to guess nominees for this year, since one of these doesn’t have a chance and the other five seem like locks on face value alone. Pretty much the only other thing you need to consider is Pixar, who has gotten on more than once without precursors in the past. So this one should be real easy to guess nominees for and possibly difficult to guess a winner for (though unless they split between these same two, it probably won’t even be that).


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father

First Cow

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

News of the World


One Night in Miami

Winner: Nomadland

So we’re facing the very real possibility that Chloe Zhao could win Picture, Director and Screenplay in the same year. That’s a rare hat trick. Last person to hit that was who? The Coens? I think it might be the Coens. Oh no, it has to be Inarritu for Birdman. No, wrong on both accounts, it’s Bong Joon-ho. Somehow my brain took me back to 2007 instead of working present-back. But that’s interesting. I just named the last three people to do it and it’s more common than you might think. And before those three had to be Peter Jackson and before him had to be… oh, you have to go back a ways, huh… I’m running back the winners in my head and all of them so far don’t have the screenplay win… Barry Levinson I don’t think had all three on Rain Man. He might have two but I don’t think he has three…Oliver Stone might be the next one, if he produced Platoon. Oh, but no, that’s a Woody Allen year. Woody won Screenplay whenever he was nominated for Best Picture. Though that does bring up the fact that he might be the next person going backward, for Annie Hall. But let me see… oh, Terms of Endearment might be one. James L. Brooks feels like a person who did that. I like how I’m sitting here doing this when I have an Oscar trivia page that could just tell me. (This is exactly how I was in high school math class. Everyone used calculators and I’d just sit there and do that shit in my head. Why? Because it amused me and occupied my attention for a few minutes. No other reason.)

Anywho, take off First Cow and that’s probably how this category ends up at the Oscars. Maybe BAFTA throws us a White Tiger or Borat curve and puts them more in play than they feel at the moment, but I’m thinking the five up there seem most likely, with Nomadland the eventual most likely winner. I honestly don’t even see how anything beats it at this point. And we don’t even have a category yet.


Best Editing

The Father



Sound of Metal


The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: *TIE* Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Oh, interesting tie. Editing is one of those categories where I need to see what they end up nominating before I can guess. But I’m expecting the five on this list not named The Father, with maybe another Picture nominee in place of Tenet. It’s early though. We don’t even have ACE yet. We’ll know more about this later in the week. But so far this is setting things up for what could potentially be one of the most interesting categories of the year.


Best Cinematography

Da 5 Bloods

First Cow



News of the World



Winner: Nomadland

Yeah. I’ve been trying to think about what could possibly win this category and that’s the one I kept coming back to. I’ll see what ASC and BAFTA do, but that’s where my brain kept leading me. I assume the likely other four actual nominees are Mank, Minari, News of the World and Tenet, but we’ll see what the other two precursors give us this week.


Best Original Score


The Midnight Sky


News of the World



Winner: Soul

That’s two. A BAFTA win gives us the hat trick and basically assures that it’ll win the Oscar. I like when my favorite score of the year is gonna be the winner. I also fully expect your final category to be comprised of scores from this list. Not totally sold on Minari as a nominee, but I don’t think you’re getting outside of these six (unless they pull another Thomas Newman nomination out of their ass like they did with Passengers). BAFTA will tell me a lot about how this one will probably shape up. I wanna see if they go for Pemberton and Chicago 7. That might make me open this one up a bit. But otherwise, I suspect we’ve got a pretty straightforward category here.


Best Song

“Everybody Cries,” from The Outpost

“Fight for You,” from Judas and the Black Messiah

“Husavik,” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

“Io Si (Seen),” from The Life Ahead

“Speak Now,” from One Night in Miami

“Tigress & Tweed,” from The United States vs. Billie Holliday

Winner: “Speak Now,” from One Night in Miami

Yeah, this was my expected winner, even though Diane Warren is always gonna be there. The Globes going for her is something they do, but this is the market correction I expected. We’re not gonna get anymore help with this one, so depending on what the final category ends up being (and as much as the shortlist does help us, it still does feel like a bit of a crapshoot every year), I’m guessing the two precursor winners are really the only two potential winners in the category. So really it’s just gonna come down to how you think they’re gonna vote. And I’m not sure you can convince me enough people are gonna know or care about the Diane Warren thing to vote for her over this film and this song. But… we don’t even have nominations yet, so that’s a premature discussion.


Best Production Design


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


News of the World

The Personal History of David Copperfield


Winner: Mank

Oh hey, there’s the nominal Mank win. That’s the same one that Lincoln won at the Oscars that year too outside of Actor. Waiting on BAFTA but I suspect this should be a fairly straightforward category too. Take off David Copperfield and don’t those five look like the final five? I mean, we’ll wait for BAFTA tomorrow, but sure looks like it to me. Maybe they’ll give us Midnight Sky or Chicago 7, but we’ll see.


Best Costume Design


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom



The Personal History of David Copperfield

Promising Young Woman

Winner: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Sure? I’m not sure I put a lot of stock into who they vote for in a vacuum, but okay. I’m still trying to decide whether or not I think they’re gonna nominate Promising Young Woman as a contemporary film. BAFTA’s category is gonna go a long way for me tomorrow and that’s what I’m waiting for. This is gonna be a marginal win at best until I see a final category and see where the guild and BAFTA go with their wins. It’s gonna take a lot for me to assume the frills don’t automatically win this category.


Best Hair and Makeup


Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Promising Young Woman

The United States vs. Billie Holliday

Winner: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Oh hey, they gave it another one. Makeup precursors are generally unhelpful, since you have to see what the final category looks like. Most voters barely care and just use the eye test. Bombshell — fat suits. Vice — Cheney. So I’m waiting to see what they nominate. Though theoretically this could be something that could contend. Gonna be tough without seeing where BAFTA goes.


Best Visual Effects


The Invisible Man


The Midnight Sky



Wonder Woman 1984

Winner: Tenet

I mean, obviously. What the hell did you think was gonna win? Even the final category. Only four of these are even shortlisted for the Oscar and only three feel like they have a legitimate shot at it (unless BAFTA loves Mulan for some reason). Tenet should win this category easily. And once we get to the actual shortlist, you’ll see just how easy it’s gonna be to guess the five nominees. BAFTA should confirm that tomorrow.


Best Comedy

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Forty-Year-Old Version

The King of Staten Island

On the Rocks

Palm Springs

The Prom

Winner: Palm Springs

Yup. The Globes are the Borat people and the critics are the Palm Springs people. There’s no surprise there.


Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round


La Llorona

The Life Ahead


Two of Us

Winner: Minari

I love that we’re gonna get NO help from these precursors because Minari’s gonna sweep them all. And then we’re gonna have to just assume Another Round is the de facto winner there.

I’m still trying to figure out what they’re gonna nominate. I’m hoping BAFTA gives me a little clarity, because otherwise this is one of the only categories that’s giving me anything to think hard about.

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And now TV. This’ll be quick.

Best Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Ozark (Netflix)

Perry Mason (HBO)

This Is Us (NBC)

Winner: The Crown

Oh, so it’s gonna sweep here too, huh?


Best Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman – Ozark (Netflix)

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Jonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Josh O’Connor – The Crown (Netflix)

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason (HBO)

Winner: Josh O’Connor – The Crown

That’s two.


Best Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Olivia Colman – The Crown (Netflix)

Emma Corrin – The Crown (Netflix)

Claire Danes – Homeland (Showtime)

Laura Linney – Ozark (Netflix)

Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Winner: Emma Corrin – The Crown

And three. So they did sweep it.


Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)

John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)

Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)

Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)

Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Winner: Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country

All right Michael K! Love that they went with him.


Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson – The Crown (Netflix)

Cynthia Erivo – The Outsider (HBO)

Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix)

Janet McTeer – Ozark (Netflix)

Wunmi Mosaku – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Winner: Gillian Anderson – The Crown

And even SHE won. Damn, they went all in on this show.


Best Comedy Series

Better Things (FX)

The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

Mom (CBS)

PEN15 (Hulu)

Ramy (Hulu)

Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Winner: Ted Lasso

I mean, it’s the critics. Of course they did.

I’m still awestruck at how blatantly they fill in the neat little sheet of nominees from every corner rather than just voting which ones they think are best. This, to me, is as bad as everything the Globes are being accused of doing and because no one really gives a shit about this awards show or pays attention, no one’s ever gonna bring it up. But seriously, guys… stop being so obvious.

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC)

Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Nicholas Hoult – The Great (Hulu)

Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu)

Winner: Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso

I mean, who else was it gonna be? I’m still shocked that Brockmire is even still on the air. That was a Funny or Die video that somehow became a show with what? Five seasons?


Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon – Better Things (FX)

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me (Netflix)

Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

Natasia Demetriou – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

Winner: Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek

I like that she’s getting a victory tour. Good for her. I also like the Pamela Adlon inclusion.


Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)

Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime)

Winner: Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

I love that Fichtner got nominated. 100% chance they’ve never watched the show or haven’t since season 1, but I love him so I’m happy he’s here.

Also, who the fuck else was gonna win this category? I mean, seriously. I watch zero TV and even I could’ve given you most of these winners.

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Lecy Goranson – The Conners (ABC)

Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Pop)

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Ashley Park – Emily in Paris (Netflix)

Jaime Pressly – Mom (CBS)

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Winner: Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso

Wow, they just sweep-voted that show too. Okay then.

Also good for them for only going for the one non-white person in Emily in Paris to both acknowledge the lightning rod that is that show without fully endorsing it. That was slick, guys.


Best Limited Series

I May Destroy You (HBO)

Mrs. America (FX)

Normal People (Hulu)

The Plot Against America (HBO)

The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

Small Axe (Amazon Studios)

The Undoing (HBO)

Unorthodox (Netflix)

Winner: The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

I’m sure it’s fine and I know it was the darling of the year… but Small Axe, guys. Really. They still get partial credit for nominating I May Destroy You though. All I keep hearing is how great that show is. And you knew the Globes were too racist/provincial to go there. So good for BFCA for at least acknowledging the show’s existence.


Best TV Movie

Bad Education (HBO)

Between the World and Me (HBO)

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime)

Hamilton (Disney+)

Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios)

What the Constitution Means to Me (Amazon Studios)

Winner: Hamilton

Oh, fucking really.


Go watch that immediately, because it’s amazing and timely and necessary.


Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

John Boyega – Small Axe (Amazon Studios)

Hugh Grant – The Undoing (HBO)

Paul Mescal – Normal People (Hulu)

Chris Rock – Fargo (FX)

Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much is True (HBO)

Morgan Spector – The Plot Against America (HBO)

Winner: John Boyega – Small Axe (Amazon Studios)

I can’t help but feel like this slightly lets the Globes off the hook and I kinda wish that didn’t happen. Because they don’t deserve it. But also, good for John Boyega. Anything that helps them not try to blackball him like I know a certain segment of Hollywood is trying to do or will do unconsciously going forward. Also interesting that Ruffalo didn’t win this for a change.


Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America (FX)

Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You (HBO)

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People (Hulu)

Shira Haas – Unorthodox (Netflix)

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

Tessa Thompson – Sylvie’s Love (Amazon Studios)

Winner: Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

No shit.

Also, how do you nominate Chris Rock for Fargo and not Jessie Buckley. Did you not watch that show? Also, Salvatore Esposito? This tells me you just voted from a list without actually seeing the performances.

Anyway, of course Anya Taylor-Joy won this. Was there more of a sure thing on this entire ballot?


Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Daveed Diggs – The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)

Joshua Caleb Johnson – The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)

Dylan McDermott – Hollywood (Netflix)

Donald Sutherland – The Undoing (HBO)

Glynn Turman – Fargo (FX)

John Turturro – The Plot Against America (HBO)

Winner: Donald Sutherland – The Undoing (HBO)

Sweet. That’s… surprising? All I heard during the run of this show was about his eyebrows. I’m assuming that’s the only show anyone voting actually watched, which is why he won.


Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Uzo Aduba – Mrs. America (FX)

Betsy Brandt – Soulmates (AMC)

Marielle Heller – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

Margo Martindale – Mrs. America (FX)

Winona Ryder – The Plot Against America (HBO)

Tracey Ullman – Mrs. America (FX)

Winner: Uzo Aduba – Mrs. America (FX)

Cool. I also truly don’t even know what Soulmates or Plot Against America are.


Best Talk Show

Desus & Mero (Showtime)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC/Syndicated)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

Winner: Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Desus & Mero should’ve won.


Best Comedy Special

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty (Netflix)

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (Netflix)

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (Netflix)

Marc Maron: End Times Fun (Netflix)

Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix)

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Netflix)

Winner: *TIE* Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (Netflix)

Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix)



Best Short Form Series

The Andy Cohen Diaries (Quibi)

Better Call Saul: Ethics Training with Kim Wexler (AMC/Youtube)

Mapleworth Murders (Quibi)

Nikki Fre$h (Quibi)

Reno 911! (Quibi)

Tooning Out the News (CBS All Access)

Winner: Better Call Saul: Ethics Training with Kim Wexler

Aww, no awards for Quibi.

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