IJR Awards 2021: Nominations, Pt. I – TV, Games, Music etc.

Today, I am revealing the first half of the 2021 nominations for my blog’s annual awards (I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards [IJR Awards]). The nominations that I will reveal today concern the television, video games, superhero, and music categories. The second half of the nominations — the film categories — will be revealed later in the month.

Do note that, as always, I have two honorary ‘legend’ awards for television and film, the recipients of which will be revealed when the rest of the winners are revealed. Without further ado, let’s get to the first half of the 2021 nominations.


Gaming Awards

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A VOICE ACTOR IN A GAMING EXPERIENCE

  • Erika Mori – ‘Alex Chen’ – Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Katy Bentz – ‘Steph Gingrich’ – Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Maggie Robertson – ‘Lady Dimitrescu’ – Resident Evil Village

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • The Artful Escape – Beethoven & Dinosaur – Annapurna Interactive
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games – XBox Game Studios
  • Life is Strange: True Colors – Deck Nine – Square Enix

Music Awards

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “abcdefu,”GAYLE.
  • “Driver’s License,”Olivia Rodrigo.
  • “Good 4 U,”Olivia Rodrigo.
  • “Happy Endings,”Mike Shinoda featuring iann dior and UPSAHL.
  • “How Not To Drown,”CHVRCHES featuring Robert Smith.
  • “Your Power,”Billie Eilish.

For the film-specific Best Original Score Award, check back when I announce the Film Awards nominations. More details at the bottom of the article.


Superhero Awards

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO FILM OR TELEVISION SHOW

  • Andrew Garfield Spider-Man: No Way Home.
  • Tom HollandSpider-Man: No Way Home.
  • Tony LeungShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
  • Paul BettanyWandaVision.
  • Willem DafoeSpider-Man: No Way Home.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO FILM OR TELEVISION SHOW

  • AwkwafinaShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
  • Elizabeth OlsenWandaVision.
  • Florence PughBlack Widow.
  • Hailee SteinfeldHawkeye.
  • Margot RobbieThe Suicide Squad.

SUPERHERO FILM OF THE YEAR

  • Black Widow – Disney
  • Eternals – Disney
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Disney
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home – Sony
  • The Suicide Squad – Warner Bros.

Television Awards

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR OR ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • Evan PetersMare of Easttown.
  • Jennifer CoolidgeThe White Lotus.
  • Kathryn HahnWandaVision.
  • Kieran CulkinSuccession.
  • Matthew MacFadyenSuccession.
  • Rahul KohliMidnight Mass.

BEST NEW TV SHOW 

  • LokiDisney+.
  • Mare of EasttownHBO.
  • Midnight MassNetflix.
  • Scenes From A MarriageHBO.
  • Squid GameNetflix.
  • WandaVisionDisney+.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • Brian CoxSuccession.
  • Hamish LinklaterMidnight Mass.
  • Jason SudeikisTed Lasso.
  • Jeremy StrongSuccession.
  • Michael KeatonDopesick.
  • Oscar IsaacScenes From A Marriage.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • Alexandra DaddarioThe White Lotus.
  • Elizabeth OlsenWandaVision.
  • Jessica ChastainScenes From A Marriage.
  • Kate WinsletMare of Easttown.
  • Samantha SloyanMidnight Mass.
  • Sarah SnookSuccession.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • For All MankindApple TV+.
  • Mare of EasttownHBO.
  • Midnight MassNetflix.
  • SuccessionHBO.
  • Ted LassoApple TV+.
  • WandaVisionDisney+.

TELEVISION EPISODE OF THE YEAR

  • “All The Bells Say,”Succession.
  • “Chiantishire,”Succession.
  • “Illusions,” Mare of Easttown.
  • “Retired Janitors of Idaho,”Succession.
  • “The Grey,”For All Mankind.
  • “Too Much Birthday,” Succession.

TELEVISION SHOW OF THE YEAR

  • For All MankindApple TV+.
  • Mare of EasttownHBO.
  • Midnight MassNetflix.
  • SuccessionHBO.
  • Ted LassoApple TV+.
  • WandaVisionDisney+.

UNFORGETTABLE TELEVISION QUOTE OF THE YEAR

  • “My hunch is that you are going to get fucked. Because I’ve seen you get fucked a lot. And I’ve never seen Logan get fucked once.” – Succession: What It Takes.
  • “Privacy. Pussy. Pasta.” – Succession: Too Much Birthday.
  • “Well, because it can’t all be sorrow, can it? I’ve always been alone, so I don’t feel the lack. It’s all I’ve ever known. I’ve never experienced loss because I have never had a loved one to lose. But what is grief, if not love persevering?” – WandaVision: Previously On.
  • “What am I gonna do with a soul anyways? Souls are boring! Boo, souls!” – Succession: All The Bells Say.
  • “You’re going to sue Greenpeace? I like your style, Greg. Who do you think you are going to go after next? Save the Children?” – Succession: Retired Janitors of Idaho.

The winners of the 2021 TV, Games, Superhero, and Music IJR Awards will be revealed on February 8th, 2022.

My annual Top Ten TV-Shows of the Year-list for 2021 will be revealed on February 11th, 2022.


The nominations for the remaining Film Awards will be revealed: Mid-February 2022.

My annual Top Ten Films of the Year-list for 2021 will be revealed: Mid/Late-February 2022.


– Article Written by Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.

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