Hollywood gathered on Sunday night to celebrate this year's Critics Choice Awards, honoring the best in film and television as voted by the critics. There were plenty of predictable wins throughout the night, but one category that left fans scratching their heads was the race for Best Animated Series. Marvel's What...If? took home the prize, beating out shows like Bluey and Big Mouth for the victory. This lineup had folks wondering, "What about Invincible?"
The hit Prime Video series, based on Robert Kirkman's Image Comics title of the same name, was a breakout hit in 2021 and many felt as though it would be up for major awards. As it turns out, Invincible wasn't even nominated for the Critics Choice Award that What If...? ended up winning. Neither was Arcane, the League of Legends-inspired series from Netflix that took home nine Annie Awards just one day earlier.
The absence of Invincible and Arcane from the nominations was enough to spark a small outrage on Twitter. Invincible started trending on Monday as fans of the show complained about its total absence from the awards.
You can check out a few of the responses below.
Not Even Nominated?
How did Arcane, Invincible, and Smiling Friends not even get nominated https://t.co/wRP0wYGAx4— Jacob (@Dogfacedog_DFD) March 14, 2022
What a Jokeprevnext
INVINCIBLE WAS RIGHT THERE. https://t.co/YsltHNDUwC— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) March 14, 2022
What Happened Here
Arcane, Invincible, Maya and the Three, Castlevania, and The Owl House all not even being nominated is such a head scratcher. Like what happened here? https://t.co/co0giLWl7C— Alllex (@alllex_goodwin) March 14, 2022
You're Telling Meprevnext
Invincible is better.
Invincible clears. But any who… https://t.co/LMs4ilEYIn— Plathanos 🐝🇩🇴 #HIVESZN (@SavinTheBees) March 14, 2022
Dude, I love #WhatIf, I love the MCU, but these ridiculous nominations really be giving the MCU a "favored" status. I mean, #Invincible is not even nominated! And where the hell is #ARCANE!!? If anyone should be winning in animation, it's them! Again, I love Marvel, but damn 😬😬 https://t.co/2dLa1MTgeB— vigilante's boi (@IGetThatBut_) March 14, 2022
Invincible and arcane exist https://t.co/Dfo3diSDQq— Bishop & Battinson | Deathstroke Era 🇺🇦 (@battinsonisbest) March 14, 2022