It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2021? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 15 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2021.

  1. Olly Alexander (It’s A Sin, Channel 4) Cast Q&A

2. Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin, Channel 4) Cast Q&A

3. Ansel Elgort (West Side Story) Stephen Sondheim Q&A

4. Rory Kinnear (Ridley Road, BBC1) Watch

5. Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin, Channel 4) Cast Q&A

  • Who should win? Tell us in the comments below or email us at Want to know why we like this shortlist? Click on the tags to read our reviews. Winner revealed on this site on 30/12/21.
  • Vote for 2021’s best podcast, best venue , best album, best gig, best song, best new musical, best TV/film actress, best TV show and best revival.
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