Outlander snubbed at Critics Choice Super Awards

Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ
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Outlander failed to bring home any awards at the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards

There was a new awards ceremony on Sunday night, and once again Outlander didn’t win any of the awards for which it was nominated.  The critics have spoken, and they’re ignoring Outlander in what was arguably one of its best seasons.

The Critics Choice Super Awards were for movies and TV shows in fan-favorite categories such as animated, superhero/comic book, and action.  Outlander was nominated for three awards in the Science Fiction/Fantasy Series category.

Viewers were in for one treat, however.  Sam Heughan presented the awards for Best Actor and Actress in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie.  He talked about his new movie Text for You and was sporting a “Team Celine Dion” t-shirt.

Outlander was up for three awards, but is Sci-Fi/Fantasy really the best category for it?

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan were up for the Best Actress and Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series awards.  They lost to Natasia Demetriou from What We Do in the Shadows and Patrick Stewart from Star Trek: Picard.

The show was also nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series, but The Mandalorian won.  I can’t say I’m all that surprised.  Season 2 was pretty epic, especially that ending!

Diana Gabaldon has always said the genre of her books is difficult to define, and the same goes for the TV show.  It has sci-fi elements but isn’t really sci-fi.  It’s a drama, but it’s more than that at the same time.  Perhaps that’s why critics and award show voters have such a hard time with it when it’s competing against more traditional entries in a genre.

It’s always frustrating when Outlander doesn’t win the awards it’s nominated for or is snubbed altogether.  Any nomination is a good one, but it hurts to lose again and again.

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