Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The Critics' Choice Awards (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award) is an awards show presented annually by the American-Canadian Critics Choice Association (CCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.[1] Written ballots are submitted during a week-long nominating period, and the resulting nominees are announced in December. The winners chosen by subsequent voting are revealed at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in January. Additionally, special awards are given out at the discretion of the BFCA Board of Directors.

Critics' Choice Awards
Current: 29th Critics' Choice Awards
Awarded forThe finest in cinematic achievements
CountryUnited States, Canada
Presented byCritics Choice Association
First awarded1996 (for 1995 films)

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The awards were originally named simply Critics' Choice Awards. In 2010, the word Movie was added to their name, to differentiate them from the Critics' Choice Television Awards, which were first bestowed the following year by the newly created Broadcast Television Critics Association. The name Critics' Choice Awards now officially refers to the ceremony honoring performances in both film and television.[2]

From 2006 through 2009, the awards ceremony was held in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. From 2010 through 2012, it took place in the refurbished, historic Hollywood Palladium. Broadcasting the ceremony began with the sixth ceremony on E! Entertainment Television in 2001 for four years, followed by The WB Network for two years, before returning to E! for a year. VH1 took over the broadcast in 2008.[3] The live television broadcast of the event moved from VH1 to The CW in 2013,[4] with the 19th ceremony airing on January 16, 2014, live from the Barker Hangar[5][6] in Santa Monica, California.[7] In October 2014, it was announced that the Critics' Choice Movie Awards would move to A&E for 2015 and 2016.[8]

It then returned to The CW for 2017, where it has aired since. Traditionally the ceremony has aired in the second week of January, deferring to the Golden Globe Awards, which has long claimed the first Sunday of January to open up the previous year's film awards season. It then claimed the first Sunday of January in 2022 after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association became enshrined in controversy over a lack of membership diversity and other building issues, and after the organization had not done enough, an industry boycott developed to the point where NBC said it would not carry the 2022 ceremony and would not televise it again until the HPFA made significant progress in fixing its issues. The CCA then claimed the first January, and by October 26, 2021, a simulcast agreement with TBS (which is a sister network to The CW through their joint venture between Paramount Global and Warner Bros. Discovery) was announced to broaden its viewership.[9][10][11]

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Note: A ceremony is generally referred to by the year of release of the films that it honored, rather than the year in which it was held.

References edit

  1. ^ "BFCA" Archived May 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Critics' Choice Awards. [Accessed May 30, 2019]
  2. ^ "Critics Choice Awards". Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  3. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 21, 2007). "VH1 becomes Critics' Choice". Reuters.
  4. ^ Weisman, Jon (October 22, 2012). "CW grabs Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  5. ^ Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Ave #203, Santa Monica, CA – Google Maps
  6. ^ Gelb, Andy. "Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Archived from the original on December 15, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 16, 2013). "The CW to Broadcast the 'Critics Choice Movie Awards' & 'Critics Choice Television Awards' in 2014". Zap2it. The CW press release. Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 7, 2014). "A&E Network to Televise 'The Critics' Choice Awards'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards Returns to The CW Network on Sunday, January 9, 2022" (Press release). The CW. May 12, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  10. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (July 27, 2021). "Critics Choice Awards out to replace Golden Globes". Boston Globe. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  11. ^ Hammond, Peter (October 26, 2021). "TBS & CW To Simulcast 2022 Critics Choice Awards On January 9". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  12. ^ "Critics Choice Association Announces Slate of Upcoming Awards Shows & Celebrations" (Press release). The CW. July 19, 2022. Retrieved July 22, 2022 – via The Futon Critic.

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