Mescal and Edgar-Jones get Critics Choice Award nods

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones have both been nominated for Critics Choice Awards for their performances in Normal People.

The Crown stars Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin also got nominated in their respective Best Actor and Best Actress categories.

Fellow The Crown star Olivia Colman has also been recognised for her portrayal of the Queen of England.

Their co-stars Tobias Menzies and Gillian Anderson have been nominated in the supporting categories.

The Crown is up for best drama series and has six Critics Choice Awards nods in total, tied for the most with Ozark.

Olivia Colman (left) has been nominated for her role in The Crown

Crime thriller Ozark, another Netflix show, is also up for best drama series while its stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Tom Pelphrey and Julia Garner are all nominated in the acting categories.

Other stars up for the key acting awards include Welsh actor Matthew Rhys, recognised for his leading role in period drama Perry Mason, and Cynthia Erivo for her supporting part in horror series The Outsider.

Small Axe star John Boyega is nominated for best actor in a limited series or movie made for television, alongside Hugh Grant for The Undoing.

Hugh Grant (left) was nominated for his role in The Undoing

In the actress category, Michaela Coel is recognised for her role in I May Destroy You, the acclaimed drama she also created, and will be up against Daisy Edgar-Jones and Anya Taylor-Joy for The Queen’s Gambit.

Homeland star Claire Danes is up against Colman and Corrin for best actress, in a category which also includes Jurnee Smollett for Lovecraft Country and Christine Baranski for The Good Fight.

O’Connor, Bateman and Rhys are nominated for best actor in a drama series alongside Sterling K Brown for This Is Us, Jonathan Majors for Lovecraft Country and Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul.

Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk

As well as Ozark and The Crown, best drama series nominees are Better Call Saul, The Good Fight, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Perry Mason and This Is Us.

Schitt’s Creek leads the comedy categories, with a nomination for best comedy series and nods for its stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy.

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology series is nominated for best limited series, alongside I May Destroy You, Normal People and The Queen’s Gambit.

Overall, Netflix scored 26 nominations to HBO’s 24.

Nominations in the film categories for the Critics Choice Awards will be announced on February 7 and the ceremony is due to take place on March 7.