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Critics’ Choice Awards returning to The CW

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced that the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 (7:00-10:00p.m. Live ET/ Delayed PT). The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement, and take place once again at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

“The BFCA and BTJA are delighted to continue our successful partnership with The CW,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “It is an adventurous and forward-looking broadcast network and a perfect home for the Critics’ Choice Awards. We look forward to presenting a fabulous celebration of the best of the best on screens of all sizes with our typically gigantic turnout of movie and television stars in the very heart of awards season.”

“We’re thrilled to serve once again as the exclusive home of the Critics’ Choice Awards, and to help honor some of the biggest stars in film and television,” said Gaye Hirsch, Executive Vice President, Development, The CW. “The CCA is one of the most anticipated events in Hollywood, and we’re delighted to partner with the BFCA and BTJA again this year to share the star-studded celebration with our viewers.”

The BFCA and BTJA also announced new timelines for the Film and Television awards:

  • December 3, 2018 – Nominating ballots go out to BFCA members
  • December 7, 2018 – Deadline for returning nominating ballots
  • December 10, 2018 – Critics’ Choice Awards Film nominations announced
  • January 10, 2019 – Final ballots go out to BFCA members
  • January 11, 2019 – Deadline for returning final ballots
  • November 26, 2018 – Nomination Committees begin consideration
  • December 7, 2018 – Nomination Committees render recommendations
  • December 10, 2018 – Critics’ Choice Awards TV nominations announced
  • January 10, 2019 – Final ballots go out to BTJA members
  • January 11, 2019 – Deadline for returning final ballots

Critics’ Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Our found and editor-in-chief Jenna Busch

The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and WME.

(Disclosure: Our founder and editor-in-chief Jenna Busch is a voting member of both the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists’ Association.)

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