Television Critics Nominate Krysten Ritter as “Best Actress in a Drama Series” for Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter received a lot of critical acclaim for her portrayal of Jessica Jones, a damaged private investigator with superpowers in Marvel’s atmospheric neo-noir crime series of the same name. A promotional campaign for the predicted that we would “know her name,” and it looks like critics are remembering both Ritter’s name and her haunting performance as awards season starts.

Ritter was nominated for “Best Actress in a Drama Series”  by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. The awards will be given out at the 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards.

“We knew from the moment Krysten walked into her first audition that we’d found the perfect actress to embody Jessica Jones, and now both fans and critics can see what we knew was so special about her performance” said Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb in a prepared statement. “On behalf of all of us here at Marvel Television, I’d like to congratulate Krysten on her incredibly well deserved Critics’ Choice Award nomination.”

The 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards will be televised live on A&E on January 17, 2016.