CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS to Return to The CW for 2019 Show

CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS to Return to The CW for 2019 Show

CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS to Return to The CW for 2019 Show

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) are pleased to announce 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:

FILM 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

TELEVISION AWARDS

· 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

The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards were hosted by actress and activist Olivia Munn. "The Shape of Water" was the most nominated film and it took home four awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture and Best Director. The top film acting awards were bestowed upon Gary Oldman, who took home Best Actor for his work in "Darkest Hour," and Frances McDormand, awarded Best Actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." McDormand's co-star Sam Rockwell won the trophy for Best Supporting Actor, while Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for her standout performance in "I, Tonya."

"Big Little Lies" also won four awards, including Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Nicole Kidman. "The Handmaid's Tale" won Best Drama Series, while "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" won Best Comedy Series. Gal Gadot received the #SeeHer Award, presented by her "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins.

"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.

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.

About BFCA/BTJA

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the BFCA and includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About The CW:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America's fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW's primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW's digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series.

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