The Directies: Our First Annual The Direct Podcast Awards

By Liam Crowley Updated:
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Some year that was.

While 2020 was not everything we initially expected, we did have some pretty special moments this year. From officially launching, to The Mandalorian crushing its sophomore season, to a new villain announced to return for Tom Holland's Spider-Man 3 just about every week, we have a lot to look back fondly on.

With that being said, we are proud to announce the first annual The Directies, an award show presented by The Direct Podcast voted on by YOU, the fans!

Voting is now open, click here to cast your votes!

The categories and nominees are...

MCU Breaking News of the Year

Jamie Foxx returns for Spider-Man 3

Fantastic Four is coming to the MCU

Sam Raimi takes over for Scott Derrickson as the director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange will appear in Spider-Man 3

Christian Bale joins Thor: Love and Thunder

Secret Invasion event series announced for Disney+

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Holiday Special coming to Disney+

DCU Breaking News of the Year

HBO Max announces Snyder Cut of Justice League

Ben Affleck returns as Batman for The Flash movie

Michael Keaton returns as Batman for The Flash movie

Wonder Woman 1984 premieres on HBO Max for no extra charge

Gotham PD spin-off series announced for HBO Max

James Gunn announces The Suicide Squad's cast, roles at DC FanDome

Star Wars Breaking News of the Year

Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader for Obi-Wan Kenobi series

The Book of Boba Fett spin-off series announced in first-ever Star Wars post-credits scene

Patty Jenkins to direct Rogue Squadron, the next theatrically released Star Wars film

Temuera Morrison cast as Boba Fett, appears in The Mandalorian

Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano, appears in The Mandalorian

Trailer of the Year

The Batman, DC FanDome

WandaVision, Emmy's

MCU's Disney+ TV Spot, Super Bowl LIV

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney Investor Day

Loki, Disney Investor Day

Casting of the Year

Hailee Steinfeld cast as Kate Bishop for Hawkeye series

Jonathan Majors cast as Kang the Conqueror for Ant-Man 3

Christian Bale cast as Gorr the God Butcher for Thor: Love and Thunder

Oscar Isaac cast as Moon Knight for Moon Knight series

Iman Vellani cast as Ms. Marvel for Ms. Marvel series, Captain Marvel 2

Tatiana Maslany cast as She-Hulk for She-Hulk series

Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano for The Mandalorian, Ahsoka spin-off series

Colin Farrell cast as The Penguin for The Batman

Return of the Year

Boba Fett, The Mandalorian

Luke Skywalker, The Mandalorian

Bo Katan, The Mandalorian

Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman 1984

Rumor of the Year

Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield rumored for Spider-Man 3

Evan Peters rumored to be reprising his X-Men Quicksilver role in WandaVision

Charlie Cox rumored to return as Daredevil for Spider-Man 3

Justice League: The Snyder Cut will be Rated R

Project of the Year

Birds of Prey

The New Mutants

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (final season)

Wonder Woman 1984

The Mandalorian (season two)

Agents of SHIELD (final season)

'Trinity of Trust' Legacy Award

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios

Jon Favreau, Creator and Executive Producer of The Mandalorian

Dave Filoni, Director and Executive Producer of The Mandalorian

Event of the Year

DC FanDome

Disney Investor Day

San Diego Comic-Con @ Home

Podcast Segment of the Year

MCU Costume Draft

Most Rewatchable MCU Movies List

Thanksgiving Dinner Table Draft

Fantastic Four Fancast

Most Anticipated Projects Draft

2021 Wishlist

Most Anticipated New MCU Characters Draft

Spider-Man's Multiverse Sinister Six List

Phase 1 MCU Characters We Want to Return Draft

To cast your votes, click here ! Voting closes at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Tune in to The Direct Podcast this Sunday for the winners!

- About The Author: Liam Crowley

MCU Writer, Editor, Podcaster