Critics Choice Awards Cement ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ as Emmy Favorites

It’s that time of year when the Critics Choice Awards roll around, giving trophies to shows that critics loved in 2020.

It’s an awards event that can feel a bit predictable, since the people choosing the winners are the same individuals who’ve been stumping for those same shows and performances for the last 12 months, but regardless, the show must go on.With that in mind, it was not necessarily an event full of surprises at the Sunday night ceremony, with Netflix riding high on the horse for the TV winners, buoyed by multiple wins for “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit.” Apple TV+ also had plenty of reasons to celebrate, what with three wins for freshman series “Ted Lasso,” which makes the sports comedy the current frontrunner at the Emmys.The Critics Choice Awards always feel a bit like an awards show on the verge.

While last year

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