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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Is Celebrating Another ‘Elite Honor’

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Let’s hear it for the dun-dun. Law & Order: SVU is celebrating a haul of nominations for the People’s Choice Awards.

The annual awards show revealed the nominations, Wednesday. Unlike other shows, the People’s Choice Awards then allows fans to vote for the winners.

The Law & Order social media account tweeted: “Talk about an elite honor. #SVU has been nominated for #TheShow and #TheDramaShow of 2021 at the People’s Choice Awards.”

Law & Order: SVU, with 4 Nominations, Trailed Only This Is Us

According to TVLine.com, the NBC series This is Us picked up the most nominations. The show, which starts its final season this spring, had six nominations in five categories.

Besides Law & Order: SVU, the other series tied with four were Grey’s Anatomy, Loki, Outer Banks, Ted Lasso and WandaVision.

The awards show will air Dec. 7 on NBC and E!. Voting started Wednesday and continues through Nov. 17.

Law & Order: SVU is up for the show of 2021 against The Bachelor, Cobra Kai, Grey’s Anatomy, Loki, Saturday Night Live, This Is Us and WandaVision.

And SVU is vying for top drama show against Outer Banks, 9-1-1, Cobra Kai, Grey’s Anatomy, The Equalizer,
The Walking Dead and This Is Us.

Plus, let’s hear it for Law & Order: SVU star Marika Hargitay. She picked up nominations for both female TV star and drama star of the year. For drama star, she’s up against Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Angela Bassett, (9-1-1), Chase Stokes (Outer Banks), Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), Mandy Moore and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) and Queen Latifah (The Equalizer).

SVU Celebrated Milestone Episode Earlier This Month

Here’s betting Law & Order: SVU is popping a lot of champagne this month. The series celebrated its 500th episode last Thursday (Oct. 21).

Hargitay, in interviews leading up to No. 500, said she was too anxious to watch it before it finally played on NBC.

“They sent me the link so many times and I was actually too nervous to watch it,” the beloved Law & Order: SVU star said on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

“Obviously, I’ve been doing this show for so long and Olivia Benson is in me, but I think that the idea of the 500th episode was so much pressure or something on me. And I was so nervous coming to work this day.”

The 500th episode featured a compelling storyline. Olivia Benson and the rest of the unit investigated a 25-year-old case of a high school boy who was sent to prison for raping and murdering his girlfriend. Although the boy confessed, he recanted. Turns out, the high school tennis coach killed the girl. The boy, who now is middle-aged, was cleared and released from prison.

The twist was who represented the boy. Former SVU detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) brought the case to Benson’s attention. And the boy’s champion was true crime writer/podcaster Burton Lowe (Aidan Quinn). He also happened to be Benson’s first love. She dated him when she was 16 and he was 21.

Benson found out that her old boyfriend likely was a predator who took advantage of much younger women.

The next new episode of Law & Order: SVU airs Nov. 4. It’s called “They’d Already Disappeared.”