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DejaView’s 2021 Disney Plus, Streaming, And TV Awards

It's the 1st annual DejaView Disney Plus. Streaming, and TV Awards! What streaming services, films, and series did we consider the best?

Another year has come and gone, but unfortunately CoVid is not leaving with it. This year saw the streaming industry continue to grow and expand as Paramount+, HBO Max, and Peacock celebrated 1-year anniversaries and Disney+ celebrated its 2-year. With the initial pandemic delays gone, most services had a decent library of originals this year.

Since we’re primary a Disney+ news site we start with awards for Disney+, then move on to general streaming awards before ending with a few linear (traditional) TV awards.

First, a bit of a Disney recap:

Disney+ kinda forgot to purchase or release original films in 2022 and their original series fell off in Q4 due to a new round of pandemic delays that sadly will continue to impact Disney+ output for the first quarter of 2022. Despite that, they had an impressive and full lineup in spring and summer of original series. Unfortunately, the service itself did not evolve with the feature set remaining barebones and new content still suffering from a service that doesn’t promote it outside of the homescreen hero. All that combined with the complete lack of variety or vintage content. plus constant marketing mistakes and blunders adds up to… well… is Disney+ the best service of 2021? Read on…


Drew Ryan, Editor-in-Chief

Disney+ Awards

Best Disney+ Original Film 2021: Luca

Runner up: Flora & Ulysses 

FLORA & ULYSSES (C) 2021 Disney

Best Disney+ Scripted Series 2021: Big Shot

Runner up: Mysterious Benedict Society

Best Disney+ Unscripted Series 2021: Marvel Assembled

Runner up: Marvel Legends

Note: I don’t watch unscripted originals

Best Disney+ Animated Series 2021: Monsters at Work

Runner up: Chip n Dale Park Life (I quit mid-season, did not watch Bad Batch)

Best Disney+ Short or Shorts Series 2021: Dug Days

Runner up: Olaf Presents

DUG DAYS (C) 2021 Disney

Best Disney+ Filler Content 2021: I don’t watch filler.

Runner Up:

Best Disney+ MCU Series 2021: Hawkeye

Runner up: WandaVision

Have to add some defense on this one: I simply enjoyed Hawkeye more. WandaVision was art but I think they should have covered 2 decades per episode and given the extra time to normal MCU action. Hawkeye was a blast every week. Loki is essentially a 3-way tie with them.

KATE BISHOP (Hailee Steinfeld) in HAWKEYE (C) 2021 Disney

General Streaming Awards

Best Streaming Service 2021: Netflix

Runner up: HBO Max

HBO Max is an incredible streaming service.

Most Improved Streaming Service 2021: Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access)

Runner up: Hulu 

Best Streaming Series 2021:  Ginny and Georgia (Netflix)

Ginny & Georgia Trailer

Runner up: Saved by the Bell (Peacock) 

Saved by the Bell Season 2 Trailer

Honorable Mentions (Remaining Top 10):  Only Murders in the Building (Hulu), Big Shot (Disney+), Loki (Disney+), iCarly (Paramount+), Squid Games (Netflix), Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+), WandaVision (Disney+), Hawkeye (Disney+)

Best Streaming Film 2021: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (Amazon Prime)

Runner up: Gunpowder Milkshake (Netflix)

Gunpowder Milkshake Trailer

Honorable Mentions (Remaining Top 10): Tick, Tick, Boom (Netflix), Vivo (Netflix), Fear Street (I count as one, SHUSH) (Netflix), Moxie (Netflix), Luca (Disney+), Finding Ohana (Netflix), Skater Girl (Netflix), Mixtape (Netflix)

Worst Streaming Cancellation 2021: Julie and the Phantoms (Netflix)

Runner up: Turner & Hooch (Disney+)


Linear Awards

Best Linear TV Series 2021: Nancy Drew (Season 2) (CW)

Runner up: Cruel Summer (Freeform)

Nancy Drew Season 2 Trailer

Best New Linear TV Series 2021: Cruel Summer (Freeform)

Runner up: TIE: Hacks (HBO) and Kung-Fu (CW)

Worst Linear Cancellation 2021: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Runner up: Supergirl (CW)

ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (C) 2020 NBC Universal

Greg Bertrand, Data Director

Disney+ Awards

Best Disney+ Original Film 2021: Flora & Ulysses

Runner up: Luca

Best Disney+ Scripted Series 2021: Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society Trailer

Runner up: Big Shot

Big Shot Trailer

Best Disney+ Unscripted Series 2021: Foodtastic

Runner up: Marvel Studios: Legends

Best Disney+ Animated Series 2021: Monsters at Work

Runner up: Chip n Dale Park Life (By default, as I didn’t watch Bad Batch)

Best Disney+ Short or Shorts Series 2021: Us Again

Runner up: Olaf Presents

Best Disney+ Filler Content 2021: Foodtastic

Foodtastic Trailer

Runner Up: Under The Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett

Best Disney+ MCU Series 2021: WandaVision

Runner up: Loki


General Streaming Awards

Netflix is the best streaming service. Period. Look at this beautiful fullscreen hero!

Best Streaming Service 2021: Netflix

Runner up: HBO Max

Most Improved Streaming Service 2021: Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access)

Runner up: Hulu 

Best Streaming Series 2021:  WandaVision (Disney+)

WANDAVISION (C) 2021 Disney

Runner up: Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+)

Honorable Mentions (Remaining Top 8):  Only Murders in the Building (Hulu), Big Shot (Disney+), Loki (Disney+), Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+), Hawkeye (Disney+), The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+)

Best Streaming Film 2021: Tick Tick Boom (Netflix)

tick, tick…BOOM! Trailer

Runner up: Flora & Ulysses (Disney+)

Honorable Mentions (Remaining Top 3): Luca (Disney+)

Worst Streaming Cancellation 2021: The Right Stuff (Disney+)

Runner up: Turner & Hooch (Disney+)


Linear Awards

Best Linear TV Series 2021: Cruel Summer (Freeform)

Runner up

Cruel Summer Trailer

Best New Linear TV Series 2021:

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Worst Linear Cancellation 2021:

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And that’s that! What do you agree with? What do you disagree with? Did we forget something? Leave your list in the comments or reply on social media!

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Drew Ryan is a film, TV, and Disney geek. He has degrees in English, Student Personnel Administration, and Library & Information Science from Lawrence University, Concordia University-Wisconsin, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Interested in the minutia and licensing of streaming service content, he is always publishing lists, suggestions, and advocating for Disney’s missing library to be added to Disney+. Drew subscribes to Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, and Paramount+. You can find him waxing nostalgic over classic Disney Channel or geeking out over Marvel, CW shows, & Disney on Twitter.

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