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Annual BFCA Election – President

May 12th, 2018

As specified in the BFCA By-Laws (Article V, Section 2), it is again time for the BFCA presidential election. This article is the official call for nominees for a two-year term, beginning on July 1, 2018.

As described in the By-Laws, the BFCA President is the general manager and chief executive officer of the Association, responsible for the general supervision, direction and control of the business of the Association, working out of the BFCA office at 9220 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The annual salary for serving as BFCA President remains $180,000.

The BFCA has continued to grow in recent years. It has a full and part-time staff of 10, plus outside lawyers, accountants, consultants and marketing reps. Under the fulltime leadership of the president, BFCA plays a significant role in our industry, while also funding scholarships, film festival grants and other charitable endeavors. Our Critics’ Choice Awards show is well established on television and a central part of the president’s job is dealing with the domestic and international television networks that have licensed or seek to license the rights to broadcast our shows, including the nominations and red carpet specials, in addition to our prestigious awards shows. This involves innumerable and year-round meetings, conference calls, site visits, etc. Working with sponsors and other marketing partners is also critical, along with planning for other BFCA events such as parties, receptions, and our second awards show, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. Maintaining relationships with such important organizations as SAG, WGA, DGA, MPAA, AMPAS, ATAS and every studio and film marketing and distribution company is also crucial. All this is on top of general oversight of the BFCA and our website (www.criticschoice.com), coordinating with BTJA leadership, supervising all BFCA Committees, being available to all members with questions or concerns, and serving as spokesperson for our Association in the media and the industry.

It is the unanimous recommendation of the BFCA Board of Directors that Joey Berlin be reelected as BFCA President for another two-year term. He has confirmed his strong desire to continue to lead the BFCA. He is currently involved in executing our broadcast deal with The CW for CCA and planning for the launch of the Critics’ Choice Reality Awards. We believe maintaining consistent leadership is vital to this process.

If any other member or members wish to run for President, they should signify intention to do so by sending an email to BFCA Secretary Sara Voorhees ([email protected]) by May 25, 2018. The nominating process will close on that date. A new discussion board will be opened on May 28, if necessary, in preparation for an election the week of June 11. Voting will be by secret ballot, tabulated by the accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab. If no one chooses to oppose the current president running for re-election, there will be no voting and the current president will continue to serve.

BFCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John De Simio
Jim Ferguson
Sean O’Connell
Mark Ramsey
Sam Rubin
Sara Voorhees

Update: Joey Berlin has officially been reelected without opposition


Voting for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards is now closed

January 9th, 2018

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OLIVIA MUNN TO HOST THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

January 3rd, 2018

OLIVIA MUNN TO HOST THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA 

(Los Angeles, CA – January 3, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today that actor, author, and activist Olivia Munn will host the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 11, 2018, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on The CW Network at 8PM ET (delayed PT).  

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Olivia hosting this year’s ceremony, and know that she will deliver an entertaining and sharp-witted evening to everyone in the room, and the viewers at home,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “Beyond her skills as an actress, Olivia’s work as an activist within the industry gives her a powerful voice, making her the perfect candidate to lead this night honoring the best and brightest in film and television.”

Olivia Munn is an actor, author and activist and will next be seen on film, as the lead in the action-thriller Hummingbird and starring in Shane Black’s The Predator opposite Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown.  She will also appear in Buddy Games, Josh Duhamel’s directing debut and recently finished shooting the second season of the History Channel’s SIX. Among her most recent movies are The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Office Christmas Party and X-Men: Apocalypse. Munn’s television credits include Aaron Sorkin’s HBO political drama The Newsroom, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

As previously announced, The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and The CW Network will partner at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards to honor “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer Award, which will be presented by director Patty Jenkins.  The #SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders. Viola Davis received last year’s inaugural #SeeHer Award.

The 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 Academy Award nominations.

The “23rd 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.

For a full list of this year’s nominees, visit www.CriticsChoice.com.

To apply for PUBLICIST credentials for this event, interested publicists can visit:
PUBLICIST CREDENTIAL – 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5

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 five-night, ten-hour primetime lineup, Monday 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. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

Follow the “23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

CONTACTS:
Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
[email protected] / [email protected]    

Alana Russo
The CW
818-977-5993
[email protected]


GAL GADOT TO RECEIVE #SEEHER AWARD

December 21st, 2017

GAL GADOT TO RECEIVE
#SEEHER AWARD
AT 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 

Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins Will Present to Gadot
During Gala Event on Thursday, January 11, 2018
Live on The CW Network 

(Los Angeles, CA – December 21, 2017) – The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and The CW Network will partner at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards to honor “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer Award. “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins will present Gadot with the award at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 11, 2018, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on The CW Network 8-10 p.m. ET (delayed PT)

Earlier this year, “Wonder Woman” became the highest-grossing live-action film to be directed by a woman (Jenkins), helping Warner Bros. Pictures cross the $5 billion mark at the global box office in 2017. With Jenkins at the helm and Gadot leading the cast, “Wonder Woman” was more than a financial success, it was also a worldwide phenomenon. Audiences of all ages and genders embraced the character and her fight for justice and humanity in the war to end all wars.

The #SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders. Viola Davis received last year’s inaugural #SeeHer Award.

The #SeeHer movement is spearheaded by the ANA, the largest marketing and advertising association in the United States. The initiative was launched in early 2016 by the ANA’s Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE). #SeeHer’s mission is to lead a movement to accurately portray all women and girls in media so that by 2020 they see themselves reflected as they truly are. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

“We’re honored to recognize Gal this year with the second annual #SeeHer Award,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “Not only was she able to challenge stereotypes in film and find success by starring in one of the biggest blockbusters this year, she also used that success to shine a light on her own industry, and push the boundaries on gender equality in real life.”

“Having critics once again recognize the importance of #SeeHer and including the award in the broadcast is another key milestone for the movement,” added ANA AFE #SeeHer Chair Stephen Quinn. “Entertainment plays such a large part in influencing culture. There has never been a more important time to lean in and support our #SeeHer mission of increasing accurate portrayal of girls and women in media. Gal and Patty are role models for our #SeeHer mission, and we are delighted to have them recognized by the critics and the industry.”

Gal Gadot starred in Patty Jenkins’ smash hit Wonder Woman, one of the year’s most successful films and the highest grossing film of Summer 2017, earning more than $820 million worldwide.  Both the film and Gadot have received praise from audiences and critics alike, with Gadot and Jenkins recently receiving the National Board of Review’s Spotlight Award.  Gadot will also be honored in early 2018 with the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  She debuted the character of Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and reprised the role in this fall’s Justice League.  Born in Israel, Gadot made her film debut in Fast & Furious, as well as its sequels Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6.  She appeared in the 2010 action comedy films Date Night and Knight and Day, the 2014 Israeli film Kicking Out Shoshana, and the 2016 films Triple 9Criminal and Keeping Up with the Joneses.

Patty Jenkins became the most successful female director in history with her blockbuster film Wonder Woman, which lead the Summer 2017 box office, taking in more than $820 million worldwide, and was one of the most successful films of the year.  Jenkins’ bold take on the superhero garnered both commercial and critical acclaim, most recently highlighted when she and star Gal Gadot received the Spotlight Award from the National Board of Review.  Jenkins, an alumna of the American Film Institute Conservatory Directing Workshop, received their Franklin J. Schaffner Award, as well as the 2004 Independent Spirt Awards’ Best First Feature, for her film Monster, which she wrote and directed.  The film also made AFI’s list of the Ten Best Films of the Year.  She also received the Directors Guild of America’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for her work on the pilot episode of the acclaimed AMC series The Killing.  She was also co-nominated for a DGA Award for Five, a series of short films about breast cancer for Lifetime.  Jenkins began her career as a painter at New York City’s The Cooper Union before transitioning to filmmaking.

The 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 Academy Award nominations.

The “23rd 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.

For a full list of this year’s nominees, visit www.CriticsChoice.com.

To apply for PRESS credentials for this event, interested outlets can visit:
PRESS CREDENTIAL – 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 

To apply for PUBLICIST credentials for this event, interested publicists can visit:
PUBLICIST CREDENTIAL – 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards


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 five-night, ten-hour primetime lineup, Monday 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. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

Follow the “23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

About the #SeeHer Movement
Despite the strides made to accurately portray women and girls in media, an unconscious bias persists against women and girls in advertising, media, and programming. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) launched the #SeeHer initiative in June 2016 in a partnership with The Female Quotient, after the Obama administration announced the elimination of gender bias in media as critical to the nation’s future. #SeeHer’s mission is to accurately portray all women and girls in media by 2020, the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the U.S. For more information, visit www.SeeHer.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About the Association of National Advertisers (ANA)
The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) makes a difference for individuals, brands, and the industry by driving growth, advancing the interests of marketers, and promoting and protecting the well-being of the marketing community. Founded in 1910, the ANA provides leadership that advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry. The ANA’s membership includes more than 1,000 companies with 15,000 brands that collectively spend or support more than $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually. The membership is comprised of more than 750 client-side marketers and 300 associate members, which includes leading agencies, law firms, suppliers, consultants, and vendors. Further enriching the ecosystem is the work of the nonprofit ANA Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF), which has the mission of enhancing the understanding of advertising and marketing within the academic and marketing communities. For more information, visit www.ana.net, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.


CONTACTS: 

Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
[email protected] / [email protected]    

Patty Kerr
ANA, #SeeHer
310-344-4487
[email protected]

Alana Russo
The CW
818-977-5993
[email protected]

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23rd Annual CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS Nominations Announcement

December 6th, 2017

“THE SHAPE OF WATER” AND “FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN” LEAD NOMINATIONS
FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 

“THE SHAPE OF WATER” TOPS FILM NOMINEES WITH 14 POSSIBLE AWARDS

“FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN” COULD TAKE HOME SIX AWARDS

NETFLIX LEADS NETWORKS WITH 20 NOMINATIONS

GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

(Los Angeles, CA – December 6, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the nominees for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The awards show will return to The CW Network and will be broadcast LIVE that night from 8:00 – 10:00pm ET (delayed PT).

“The Shape of Water” leads all films this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture, Sally Hawkins for Best Actress, Richard Jenkins for Best Supporting Actor, Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress, Guillermo del Toro for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay alongside Vanessa Taylor, Dan Laustsen for Best Cinematography, Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, and Jeff Melvin for Best Production Design, Sidney Wolinsky for Best Editing, Luis Sequeira for Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie, and Alexandre Desplat for Best Score.

“Call Me By Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Post” impressed with eight nominations each, and are all in the running for Best Picture and Best Director, among others.  “Blade Runner 2049” earned seven nominations, followed by “The Big Sick” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” each with six, and “Get Out” and “I, Tonya” with five.

There are a number of multiple award nominees, led by Kumail Nanjiani with three, who, with his work on both “The Big Sick” and “Silicon Valley” is eligible for both Film and Television honors this year.  He is up for Best Original Screenplay alongside wife Emily V. Gordon, and Best Actor in a Comedy for “The Big Sick” as well as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Silicon Valley.”  With many of the nominated films’ creators taking on multiple roles, Greta Gerwig, Martin McDonagh, Jordan Peele, and Guillermo del Toro are all nominated for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.  James Franco is nominated for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for his work in “The Disaster Artist,” while breakout star Tiffany Haddish is up for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in “Girls Trip.”  Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan will compete against each other in two categories – Best Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy – for their roles in “I, Tonya” and “Lady Bird,” respectively.

Netflix leads the television honors with 20 nominations, followed by HBO with 15, FX with 13, and ABC with 12.  Topping the list of nominated series is Feud: Bette and Joan (FX) with six.  Big Little Lies (HBO) and Fargo (FX) follow closely behind with five each, as does Glow (Netflix) with four nominations.  American Gods (Starz), Black-ish (ABC), Game of Thrones (HBO), Godless (Netflix), The Good Fight (CBS All Access), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), This Is Us (NBC), and The Wizard of Lies (HBO) each earned three nominations.  Other multi-nominated series include America’s Got Talent (NBC), American Crime (ABC), American Vandal (Netflix), Better Call Saul (AMC), The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Billions (Showtime), Chopped (Food Network), The Crown (Netflix), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Fixer Upper (HGTV), Fresh Off The Boat (ABC), The Good Place (NBC), I Am Elizabeth Smart (Lifetime), Master of None (Netflix), Modern Family (ABC), RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1), Silicon Valley (HBO), The Sinner (USA), Stranger Things (Netflix), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), each with two nominations.

“2017 has proved to be an incredibly exciting year in movies – and one of the most wide-open in terms of awards possibilities,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “The mix of legendary filmmakers and performers along with vibrant new voices representing fresh and varied styles and perspectives has entertained and challenged critics and audiences alike.  It’s been a joy to experience these films and we can’t wait to celebrate them all on January 11th.”

“Choosing a handful of outstanding programs or personalities to nominate in any category is a daunting task given the sheer volume of high quality options today on broadcast and cable television and streaming services,” said BTJA President Ed Martin.  “But after much careful consideration and thoughtful debate I believe we have filled all of our categories with the most deserving nominees.”

“The 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 23rd 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.

To apply for PRESS credentials for this event, interested outlets can visit:

PRESS CREDENTIAL – 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards  

To apply for PUBLICIST credentials for this event, interested publicists can visit:

PUBLICIST CREDENTIAL – 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 

 

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 five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup, Monday 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 five-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. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

 

Follow the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

 

CONTACTS:    

Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman

SLATE PR

310-461-0111

[email protected] / [email protected]

Alana Russo

The CW
818-977-5993

[email protected]

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FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST PICTURE

The Big Sick

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Florida Project

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST ACTOR

Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger

Tom Hanks – The Post

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

 

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Meryl Streep – The Post

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name

Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Patrick Stewart – Logan

Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Hong Chau – Downsizing

Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip

Holly Hunter – The Big Sick

Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

 

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Mckenna Grace – Gifted

Dafne Keen – Logan

Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project

Millicent Simmonds – Wonderstruck

Jacob Tremblay – Wonder

 

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Dunkirk

Lady Bird

Mudbound

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Steven Spielberg – The Post

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer – The Post

Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Jordan Peele – Get Out

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist

Dee Rees and Virgil Williams – Mudbound

Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game

Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky – Wonder

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Hoyte van Hoytema – Dunkirk

Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water

Rachel Morrison – Mudbound

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom – Call Me By Your Name

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin – The Shape of Water

Jim Clay, Rebecca Alleway – Murder on the Orient Express

Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis – Dunkirk

Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola – Blade Runner 2049

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Beauty and the Beast

Mark Tildesley, Véronique Melery – Phantom Thread

 

BEST EDITING

Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar – The Post

Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos – Baby Driver

Lee Smith – Dunkirk

Joe Walker – Blade Runner 2049

Sidney Wolinsky – The Shape of Water

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Renée April – Blade Runner 2049

Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread

Jacqueline Durran – Beauty and the Beast

Lindy Hemming – Wonder Woman

Luis Sequeira – The Shape of Water

 

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Wonder

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Thor: Ragnarok

War for the Planet of the Apes

Wonder Woman

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Breadwinner

Coco

Despicable Me 3

The LEGO Batman Movie

Loving Vincent

 

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Baby Driver

Logan

Thor: Ragnarok

War for the Planet of the Apes

Wonder Woman

 

BEST COMEDY

The Big Sick

The Disaster Artist

Girls Trip

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok

Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip

Zoe Kazan – The Big Sick

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

 

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE

Blade Runner 2049

Get Out

It

The Shape of Water

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father

In the Fade

The Square

Thelma

 

BEST SONG

Evermore – Beauty and the Beast

Mystery of Love – Call Me By Your Name

Remember Me – Coco

Stand Up for Something – Marshall

This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

 

BEST SCORE

Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water

Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread

Dario Marianelli – Darkest Hour

Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049

John Williams – The Post

Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

 

NOMINEES BY FILM FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BABY DRIVER (2)
Best EditingPaul Machliss, Jonathan Amos

Best Action Movie

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (2)

Best Actor in a Comedy – Steve Carell

Best Actress in a Comedy – Emma Stone

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (4)

Best Production Design – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran

Best Hair and Makeup

Best Song – “Evermore”

THE BIG SICK (6) 

Best Picture

Best Supporting Actress – Holly Hunter

Best Original Screenplay – Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani

Best Comedy

Best Actor in a Comedy – Kumail Nanjiani

Best Actress in a Comedy – Zoe Kazan

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (7) 

Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins

Best Production Design – Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola

Best Editing – Joe Walker

Best Costume Design – Renee April

Best Visual Effects

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

Best Score – Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer

BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (1) 

Best Foreign Language Film

THE BREADWINNER (1) 

Best Animated Feature

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (8) 

Best Picture

Best Actor – Timothée Chalamet

Best Supporting Actor – Armie Hammer

Best Supporting Actor – Michael Stuhlbarg

Best Director – Luca Guadagnino

Best Adapted Screenplay – James Ivory

Best Cinematography – Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Best Song – “Mystery of Love”

COCO (2)

Best Animated Feature

Best Song – “Remember Me”

DARKEST HOUR (4) 

Best Picture

Best Actor – Gary Oldman

Best Hair and Makeup

Best Score – Dario Marianelli

DESPICABLE ME 3 (1) 

Best Animated Feature

THE DISASTER ARTIST (4) 

Best Actor – James Franco

Best Adapted Screenplay – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

Best Comedy

Best Actor in a Comedy – James Franco

DOWNSIZING (1) 

Best Supporting Actress – Hong Chau

DUNKIRK (8) 

Best Picture

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – Christopher Nolan

Best CinematographyHoyte van Hoytema

Best Production DesignNathan Crowley, Gary Fettis

Best EditingLee Smith

Best Visual Effects

Best Score – Hans Zimmer

A FANTASTIC WOMAN (1) 

Best Foreign Language Film

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER (1) 

Best Foreign Language Film

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (3) 

Best Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Willem Dafoe

Best Young Actor/Actress – Brooklynn Prince

GET OUT (5) 

Best Picture

Best Actor – Daniel Kaluuya

Best Director – Jordan Peele

Best Original Screenplay – Jordan Peele

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

GIFTED (1) 

Best Young Actor/Actress – Mckenna Grace

GIRLS TRIP (3) 

Best Supporting Actress – Tiffany Haddish

Best Comedy

Best Actress in a Comedy – Tiffany Haddish

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (1) 

Best Song – “This Is Me”

I, TONYA (5) 

Best Actress – Margot Robbie

Best Supporting Actress – Allison Janney

Best Hair and Makeup

Best Comedy

Best Actress in a Comedy – Margot Robbie

IN THE FADE (1) 

Best Foreign Language Film

IT (1) 

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

LADY BIRD (8) 

Best Picture

Best Actress – Saoirse Ronan

Best Supporting Actress – Laurie Metcalf

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – Greta Gerwig

Best Original Screenplay – Greta Gerwig

Best Comedy

Best Actress in a Comedy – Saoirse Ronan

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (1) 

Best Animated Feature

LOGAN (3) 

Best Supporting Actor – Patrick Stewart

Best Young Actor/Actress – Dafne Keen

Best Action Movie

LOVING VINCENT (1) 

Best Animated Feature

MARSHALL (1) 

Best Song – “Stand Up for Something”

THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) (1) 

Best Actor in a Comedy – Adam Sandler

MOLLY’S GAME (2) 

Best Actress – Jessica Chastain

Best Adapted Screenplay – Aaron Sorkin

MUDBOUND (4) 

Best Supporting Actress – Mary J. Blige

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Adapted Screenplay – Dee Rees and Virgil Williams

Best CinematographyRachel Morrison

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1) 

Best Production DesignJim Clay, Rebecca Alleway

PHANTOM THREAD (4) 

Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Production Design – Mark Tildesley, Veronique Melery

Best Costume Design – Mark Bridges

Best Score – Jonny Greenwood

THE POST (8) 

Best Picture

Best Actor – Tom Hanks

Best Actress – Meryl Streep

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – Steven Spielberg

Best Original Screenplay – Liz Hannah and Josh Singer

Best Editing – Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar

Best Score – John Williams

THE SHAPE OF WATER (14) 

Best Picture

Best Actress – Sally Hawkins

Best Supporting Actor – Richard Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer

Best Director – Guillermo del Toro

Best Original Screenplay – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

Best Cinematography – Dan Laustsen

Best Production Design – Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin

Best Editing – Sidney Wolinsky

Best Costume Design – Luis Sequeira

Best Hair and Makeup

Best Visual Effects

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

Best Score – Alexandre Desplat

THE SQUARE (1)
Best Foreign Language Film

STRONGER (1) 

Best Actor – Jake Gyllenhaal

THELMA (1) 

Best Foreign Language Film

THOR: RAGNAROK (3) 

Best Visual Effects

Best Action Movie

Best Actor in a Comedy – Chris Hemsworth

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (6) 

Best Picture

Best Actress – Frances McDormand

Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – Martin McDonagh

Best Original Screenplay – Martin McDonagh

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2)
Best Visual Effects

Best Action Movie

WONDER (3) 

Best Young Actor/Actress – Jacob Tremblay

Best Adapted Screenplay – Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky

Best Hair and Makeup

WONDER WOMAN (3) 

Best Costume Design – Lindy Hemming

Best Visual Effects

Best Action Movie

WONDERSTRUCK (1) 

Best Young Actor/Actress – Millicent Simmonds

TELEVISION NOMINATIONS FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Best Drama Series

American Gods (Starz)

The Crown (Netflix)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)

 

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Paul Giamatti – Billions (Showtime)

Freddie Highmore – Bates Motel (A&E)

Ian McShane – American Gods (Starz)

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan (Showtime)

 

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander (Starz)

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix)

Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black (BBC America)

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Robin Wright – House of Cards (Netflix)

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale – Mr. Robot (USA)

Asia Kate Dillon – Billions (Showtime)

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones (HBO)

David Harbour – Stranger Things (Netflix)

Delroy Lindo – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Michael McKean – Better Call Saul (AMC)

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson – American Gods (Starz)

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones (HBO)

Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Cush Jumbo – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Margo Martindale – Sneaky Pete (Amazon)

Chrissy Metz – This Is Us (NBC)

 

Best Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Black-ish (ABC)

GLOW (Netflix)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Modern Family (ABC)

Patriot (Amazon)

 

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish (ABC)

Aziz Ansari – Master of None (Netflix)

Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC)

Ted Danson – The Good Place (NBC)

Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley (HBO)

Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

 

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Kristen Bell – The Good Place (NBC)

Alison Brie – GLOW (Netflix)

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Sutton Foster – Younger (TV Land)

Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Walton Goggins – Vice Principals (HBO)

Sean Hayes – Will & Grace (NBC)

Marc Maron – GLOW (Netflix)

Kumail Nanjiani – Silicon Valley (HBO)

Ed O’Neill – Modern Family (ABC)

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Betty Gilpin – GLOW (Netflix)

Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish (ABC)

Alessandra Mastronardi – Master of None (Netflix)

Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Netflix)

Best Limited Series

American Vandal (Netflix)

Big Little Lies (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Godless (Netflix)

The Long Road Home (National Geographic)

 

Best Movie Made for TV

Flint (Lifetime)

I Am Elizabeth Smart (Lifetime)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)

The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

 

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Jeff Daniels – Godless (Netflix)

Robert De Niro – The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Ewan McGregor – Fargo (FX)

Jack O’Connell – Godless (Netflix)

Evan Peters – American Horror Story: Cult (FX)

Bill Pullman – The Sinner (USA)

Jimmy Tatro – American Vandal (Netflix)

 

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Jessica Biel – The Sinner (USA)

Alana Boden – I Am Elizabeth Smart (Lifetime)

Carrie Coon – Fargo (FX)

Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies (HBO)

Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies (HBO)

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Johnny Flynn – Genius (National Geographic)

Benito Martinez – American Crime (ABC)

Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Alexander Skarsgård – Big Little Lies (HBO)

David Thewlis – Fargo (FX)

Stanley Tucci – Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Judy Davis – Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Laura Dern – Big Little Lies (HBO)

Jackie Hoffman – Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Regina King – American Crime (ABC)

Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Fargo (FX)

 

Best Talk Show

Ellen (NBC)

Harry (Syndicated)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (BRAVO)

 

Best Animated Series

Archer (FX)

Bob’s Burgers (FOX)

BoJack Horseman (Netflix)

Danger & Eggs (Amazon)

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)

The Simpsons (FOX)

 

Best Unstructured Reality Series

Born This Way (A&E)

Ice Road Truckers (History)

Intervention  (A&E)

Live PD (A&E)

Ride with Norman Reedus (AMC)

Teen Mom (MTV)

 

Best Structured Reality Series

The Carbonaro Effect (truTV)

Fixer Upper (HGTV)

The Profit (CNBC)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

 

Best Reality Competition Series

America’s Got Talent (NBC)

Chopped (Food Network)

Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Project Runway (Lifetime)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Voice (NBC)

 

Best Reality Show Host

Ted Allen – Chopped (Food Network)

Tyra Banks – America’s Got Talent (NBC)

Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)

Joanna and Chip Gaines – Fixer Upper (HGTV)

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

NOMINEES BY PROGRAM FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, NBC (2)

Best Reality Competition Series

Best Reality Show Host – Tyra Banks

AMERICAN CRIME, ABC (2)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Benito Martinez

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Regina King

AMERICAN GODS, Starz (3)

Best Drama Series

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Ian McShane

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Gillian Anderson

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, FX (1)

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Evan Peters

AMERICAN VANDAL, Netflix (2)

Best Limited Series

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Jimmy Tatro

ARCHER, FX (1)

Best Animated Series

BATES MOTEL, A&E (1)

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Freddie Highmore

BETTER CALL SAUL, AMC (2)

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Bob Odenkirk

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Michael McKean

THE BIG BANG THEORY, CBS (2) 

Best Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Mayim Bialik

BIG LITTLE LIES, HBO (5)

Best Limited Series

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Nicole Kidman

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Reese Witherspoon

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Alexander Skarsgård

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Laura Dern

BILLIONS, Showtime (2) 

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Paul Giamatti

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Asia Kate Dillon

BLACK-ISH, ABC (3)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Anthony Anderson

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Jenifer Lewis

BOB’S BURGERS, FOX (1)

Best Animated Series

BOJACK HORSEMAN, Netflix (1)

Best Animated Series

BORN THIS WAY, A&E (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

BROCKMIRE, IFC (1)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Hank Azaria

THE CARBONARO EFFECT, truTV (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

CHOPPED, Food Network (2)

Best Reality Competition Series

Best Reality Show Host – Ted Allen

THE CROWN, Netflix (2)

Best Drama Series

Best Actress in a Drama Series – Claire Foy

DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC (2)

Best Reality Competition Series

Best Reality Show Host – Tom Bergeron

DANGER & EGGS, Amazon (1)

Best Animated Series

ELLEN, NBC (1)

Best Talk Show

FARGO, FX (5)

Best Limited Series

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Ewan McGregor

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Carrie Coon

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – David Thewlis

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, FX (6) 

Best Limited Series

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Jessica Lange

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Alfred Molina

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Stanley Tucci

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Judy Davis

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Jackie Hoffman

FIXER UPPER, HGTV (2)

Best Structured Reality Series

Best Reality Show Host – Joanna and Chip Gaines

FLINT, Lifetime (1)

Best Movie Made for TV

FRESH OFF THE BOAT, ABC (2)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Randall Park

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Constance Wu

GAME OF THRONES, HBO (3)

Best Drama Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Emilia Clarke

GENIUS, National Geographic (1)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Johnny Flynn

GLOW, Netflix (4)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Alison Brie

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Marc Maron

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Betty Gilpin

GODLESS, Netflix (3) 

Best Limited Series

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Jeff Daniels

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Jack O’Connell

THE GOOD FIGHT, CBS All Access (3)

Best Actress in a Drama Series – Christine Baranski

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Delroy Lindo

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Cush Jumbo

THE GOOD PLACE, NBC (2)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Ted Danson

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Kristen Bell

THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Hulu (3)

Best Drama Series

Best Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Ann Dowd

HARRY, Syndicated (1) 

Best Talk Show

HOUSE OF CARDS, Netflix (1)

Best Actress in a Drama Series – Robin Wright

I AM ELIZABETH SMART, Lifetime (2)

Best Movie Made for TV

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Alana Boden

ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, History (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, HBO (1)

Best Movie Made for TV

INTERVENTION , A&E (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, CBS (1)

Best Talk Show

LIVE PD, A&E (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

THE LONG ROAD HOME, National Geographic (1)

Best Limited Series

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, Amazon (3)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Rachel Brosnahan

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Alex Borstein

MASTER OF NONE, Netflix (2) 

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Aziz Ansari

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Alessandra Mastronardi

MODERN FAMILY, ABC (2) 

Best Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Ed O’Neill

MR. ROBOT, USA (1)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Bobby Cannavale

ONE DAY AT A TIME, Netflix (1)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Rita Moreno

ORPHAN BLACK, BBC America (1)

Best Actress in a Drama Series – Tatiana Maslaney

OUTLANDER, Starz (1)

Best Actress in a Drama Series – Caitriona Balfe

PATRIOT, Amazon (1)

Best Comedy Series

THE PROFIT, CNBC (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

PROJECT RUNWAY, Lifetime (1)

Best Reality Competition Series

RAY DONOVAN, Showtime (1)

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Liev Schreiber

RICK AND MORTY, Adult Swim (1) 

Best Animated Series

RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS, AMC (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, VH1 (2)

Best Reality Competition Series

Best Reality Show Host – RuPaul

SHARK TANK, ABC (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

SHERLOCK: THE LYING DETECTIVE, PBS (1)

Best Movie Made for TV

SILICON VALLEY, HBO (2) 

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Thomas Middleditch

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Kumail Nanjiani

THE SIMPSONS, FOX (1)

Best Animated Series

THE SINNER, USA (2)

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Bill Pullman

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Jessica Biel

SNEAKY PETE, Amazon (1)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Margo Martindale

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, FOX (1)

Best Reality Show Host – Cat Deeley

STRANGER THINGS, Netflix (2)

Best Drama Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – David Harbour

TEEN MOM, MTV (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

THIS IS US, NBC (3)

Best Drama Series

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Sterling K. Brown

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Chrissy Metz

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, NBC (1) 

Best Talk Show

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, Netflix (2)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Ellie Kemper

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tituss Burgess

UNDERCOVER BOSS, CBS (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

VICE PRINCIPALS, HBO (1)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Walton Goggins

THE VOICE, NBC (1)

Best Reality Competition Series

 

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN, Bravo (1) 

Best Talk Show

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, TLC (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

WILL & GRACE, NBC (1)

Best Support Actor in a Comedy Series – Sean Hayes

THE WIZARD OF LIES, HBO (3) 

Best Movie Made for TV

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Robert De Niro 

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Michelle Pfeiffer

YOUNGER, TV Land (1)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Sutton Foster

NOMINEES BY NETWORK FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Netflix – 20

HBO – 15

FX – 13

ABC – 12

NBC – 11

Amazon – 6

A&E – 4

CBS – 4

Lifetime – 4

Starz – 4

AMC – 3

CBS All Access – 3

FOX – 3

Hulu – 3

Showtime – 3

USA – 3

Food Network – 2

HGTV – 2

VH1 – 2

National Geographic – 2

Adult Swim – 1

BBC America – 1

Bravo – 1

CNBC – 1

History – 1

IFC – 1

MTV – 1

PBS – 1

TLC – 1

truTV – 1

TV Land – 1


CCA Annual Dues And CCA Tickets

December 5th, 2017

Greetings BFCA & BTJA Members,

It is time to pay your annual membership dues… and also to reserve your tickets to the Critics’ Choice Awards on January 11, 2018, if you have not already rsvp’d.

ANNUAL DUES:

BFCA & BTJA annual membership dues for 2017 remain $100 (US).  You can pay your dues online or by mail.

To pay online by credit card or Paypal, go to: http://www.criticschoice.com/membership-dues/ and follow the instructions.

Or send your $100 (US) dues check, payable to BFCA, to:
BFCA
9220 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90069

For any questions about your membership dues please contact BFCA Membership Director Sara Voorhees: [email protected]

TICKETS to the CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS GALA on January 11, 2018

Dues-paying members are entitled to two complimentary tickets to the CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS gala (member + guest) on Thursday, January 11 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.  Tickets are going to be extremely tight this year – and definitely not transferable.

To reserve your tickets you must RSVP by December 22 to:  [email protected]
To avoid a check-in bottleneck, you may NOT pay your membership dues at the event.

Thank you.

BFCA & BTJA


Ed Martin Named President Of The Broadcast Television Journalists Association

November 14th, 2017

LOS ANGELES (November 14, 2017) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the appointment of Ed Martin as its new President. Martin succeeds Joey Berlin, who has served as President since the organization was founded a decade ago.  Martin was selected by the BTJA Executive Committee.

ed_martin_2017-jpg-1440x1000_q85_box-056541432_crop_detailMartin is the Editor of MediaVillage, where he serves as Chief Television and Content Critic.  He is also Editorial Advisor for Jack Myers KnowledgeExchange’s diversity initiatives.  He has written about television and Internet programming for several Myers publications since 2000, including The Myers Report, The Myers Programming Report, MediaBizBloggers and, at present, TV/Video Download on MediaVillage.

Previously, Martin was the television programming columnist for Media Post.  He has written features for Variety, Advertising Age, Television Week, Broadcasting & Cable and TV Guide.  He also worked as a television critic and reporter for USA Today.  Martin began his career in journalism at On Cable Magazine and the award-winning television and advertising trade magazine Inside Media.

Earlier in his career, Martin was Publicity Director for the independent feature film production and distribution company Vestron Pictures, where he orchestrated publicity campaigns and produced electronic press kits for dozens of movies including the Academy Award-winning classic Dirty Dancing, John Huston’s The Dead, Kathryn Bigelow’s Blue Steel, Julien Temple’s Earth Girls are Easy, Abel Ferrara’s China Girl and Ken Russell’s Lair of the White Worm.

Martin is a founding member of the Vagabond Theatre Company in Bridgeport, CT and is currently mentoring several young actors and writers who have appeared in VTC productions.  He has just written his first play for the stage, a nostalgic comedy titled A Friend of the Devil.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) was formed as a collective voice to represent the professional interests of those who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. BTJA is a sister organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and together, the two groups present the highly anticipated Critics’ Choice Awards.  The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest in film and television achievement, will be broadcast live on The CW Television Network on January 11, 2018.

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The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

November 7th, 2017

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS WILL RETURN TO 
THE CW FOR 23 RD ANNUAL CEREMONY 

GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018 
FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA 

(Los Angeles, CA – November 7, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) are pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Thursday, January 11, 2018 (8:00-10:00p.m. ET/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.

“BFCA and BTJA are thrilled to be back on The CW, where many of our finest CCA shows were nurtured,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “The CW is home to some of the best shows anywhere on broadcast television, and we’re looking forward to being back in their company for years to come.  The Critics’ Choice Awards show has grown to be one of the most important and star-studded in Hollywood – and perhaps the most fun.  We can’t wait to gather the brightest lights in film and television together again for what is sure to be a spectacular event on January 11.”

“We are delighted to welcome the Critics’ Choice Awards back to The CW, and showcase the best of both film and television during this live event in January,” said Gaye Hirsch, The CW’s head of development, who also oversees alternative and special programming. “As award season kicks into high gear, we’re thrilled we can bring viewers an exciting night filled with the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood.”

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

FILM AWARDS

December 1, 2017 – Nominating ballots go out to BFCA members

December 4, 2017 – Deadline for returning nominating ballots

December 6, 2017 – Critics’ Choice Awards Film nominations announced

January 8, 2018 – Final ballots go out to BFCA members

January 9, 2018 – Deadline for returning final ballots

TELEVISION AWARDS

November 20, 2017 – Nomination Committees begin consideration

December 4, 2017 – Nomination Committees render recommendations

December 6, 2017 – Critics’ Choice Awards TV nominations announced

January 8, 2018 – Final ballots go out to BTJA members

January 9, 2018 – Deadline for returning final ballots

The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were hosted by actor and comedian T.J. Miller.  “La La Land,” the most nominated film of the evening, took home eight awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle, Best Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Best Production Design for David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, Best Editing for Tom Cross, Best Song, and Best Score for Justin Hurwitz.  Nominated for six awards, the most of any series, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX) took home four trophies including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series.  Sarah Paulson won for Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, Courtney B. Vance for Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, and Sterling K. Brown for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. 

 “The 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 23rd 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. 

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2nd Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

November 2nd, 2017

JANE NAMED BEST DOCUMENTARY
AT SECOND ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

(Brooklyn, NY – November 2, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards tonight at a gala event, hosted by Penn Jillette at BRIC in Brooklyn.

“We are so happy to be able to celebrate the supremely talented, leading voices in this golden age of documentary filmmaking and nonfiction television,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “It was another great night in Brooklyn in support of many of the most underappreciated artists in our business.”

During this year’s celebration, filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the Critics’ Choice Impact Award and filmmaker Errol Morris was awarded the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presenters and attendees at the gala event included Clive Davis, Damien Echols, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Hanks, Dolores Huerta, Barbara Kopple, Lawrence O’Donnell, Linda Perry, Kathryn Schulz, Fisher Stevens, Hannah Storm, and Diane Warren.

Jane took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary.

There was a tie for Best Director between Evgeny Afineevsky for Cries from Syria and Frederick Wiseman for Ex Libris: The New York Public Library.

The award for Best First Documentary went to Kedi.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail won for Best Political Documentary.

The Award for Best Sports Documentary went to Icarus.

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives took home took home Best Music
Documentary.

There was a tie for Most Innovative Documentary between Dawson City: Frozen Time and Last Men in Aleppo.

The Best Song in a Documentary winner was “Jump” from Step , written by Raphael SaadiqTaura Stinson and Laura Karpman , performed by Cynthia Erivo.

Best Documentary Series winner was The Vietnam War.

American Masters won the award for Best Ongoing Documentary Series.

Host Penn Jillette lead the celebrations for this year’s Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honorees — The Cats of Istanbul (Kedi), Etty Ausch (One of Us), Al Gore (An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power), Laird Hamilton (Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton), Dolores Huerta (Dolores), Gigi Lazzarato (This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous), The Sung Family (Abacus: Small Enough to Jail).

The second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honor the finest achievement in documentary features and nonfiction television. The awards were determined by BFCA and BTJA members with expertise in the documentary field.
The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards was produced by Bob Bain Productions.

About BFCA/BTJA
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organiz`ation 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

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WINNERS OF THE SECOND ANNUAL
CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

Best Documentary – Jane

Best Director (TIE) – Evgeny Afineevsky (Cries from Syria) and Frederick Wiseman (Ex Libris: The New York Public Library)

Best First Documentary – Kedi

Best Political Documentary – Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Best Sports Documentary – Icarus

Best Music Documentary – Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Best Song in a Documentary – “Jump” (Step) – written by Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson and Laura Karpman, performed by Cynthia Erivo

Best Documentary Series – The Vietnam War

Best Ongoing Documentary Series – American Masters

Most Innovative Documentary (TIE) – Dawson City: Frozen Time and Last Men in Aleppo


SECOND ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS NOMINATIONS UNVEILED

October 10th, 2017

Gala Event to take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at BRIC in Brooklyn.
Penn Jillette to Host for Second Year in a Row.

LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 9, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced the nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

Kedi leads the nominations this year with four nominations and one honor, including Best Documentary, Best First Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary, Ceyda Torun for Best Director and the Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honor for The Cats of Istanbul.

Films that are recognized with three nominations are California Typewriter, Chasing Coral, City of Ghosts, Cries From Syria and Dawson City: Frozen Time.

The nominations for California Typewriter are Best Documentary, Best First Documentary and Doug Nichol for Best Director.

The nominations for Chasing Coral are Best Documentary, Jeff Orlowski for Best Director and Best Song in a Documentary.

The nominations for City of Ghosts are Best Documentary, Best Political Documentary and Matthew Heineman for Best Director.

The nominations for Cries From Syria Best Documentary, Evgeny Afineevsky for Best Director and Best Song in a Documentary.

The nominations for Dawson City: Frozen Time are Best Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary and Bill Morrison for Best Director.

The films that are recognized with two nominations and an honor are Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

The nominations for Abacus: Small Enough to Jail are Best Documentary and Best Political Documentary with an honor for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary for The Sung Family.

The nominations for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power are Best Political Documentary and Best Song in a Documentary with an honor for the Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary for Al Gore.

At the gala event, Academy Award and seven-time Emmy nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger will also be awarded the Critics’ Choice Impact Award.

Berlinger’s films include Brother’s Keeper, the Paradise Lost Trilogy, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Crude and Under African Skies. Berlinger’s most recent film, Intent to Destroy, pulls back the curtain on mass murder censorship in Hollywood due to U.S. government pressure to appease a strategic ally. Intent to Destroy uses a historic feature film production as a springboard to explore the violent history of the Armenian Genocide and legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century. Last summer Netflix released Berlinger’s Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, a vérité film that goes behind the scenes of the mega once-a-year seminar “Date With Destiny.” Killing Richard Glossip, Berlinger’s series for Investigation Discovery that premiered this April, tells the haunting story of a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with. Berlinger’s new eight-part docuseries for Spike TV premiered this summer. Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio, focuses on the deaths and disappearances of six young women in southern Ohio, and a system that failed to protect them. Premiering on SundanceTV in November is Berlinger’s four-part true crime documentary series Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, a reexamination of the crime chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book and the Oscar-nominated film. Berlinger will also be shooting later this year the feature film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron.

“The inaugural event last year was such a fantastic night, we cannot wait to celebrate the leading lights in the doc world at our second annual event,” said Broadcast Film Critics Association President Joey Berlin. “This is a golden age for documentary filmmaking and nonfiction television and we’re proud to help audiences find the best of the best.”

There is a change in the awards categories this year, explained by David Freedman, Chairperson, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominating Committees. “As our industry continues to grow and change, the nominating committees of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association came to the decision together that we needed our categories to better reflect the current way documentaries are released as well as how the audience consumes content. Therefore, the BEST DOCUMENTARY category, which last year was separated into Theatrical Releases and TV/Streaming releases, has been merged into a single category, and the same is also true for the BEST DIRECTOR and BEST FIRST DOCUMENTARY categories.”

The nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are:

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – Director: Steve James (PBS / Blue Ice Films, Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Films Production)
Beware the Slenderman – Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky (HBO, Warner Bros. Television Distribution / HBO Documentary Films, Vermilion Films)
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds – Directors: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens (HBO / Bloomfish Pictures, HBO Documentary Films, Insurgent Docs, RatPac Documentary Films)
California Typewriter – Director: Doug Nichol (Gravitas Ventures / American Buffalo Pictures)
Chasing Coral – Director: Jeff Orlowski (Netflix / Exposure Labs)
City of Ghosts – Director: Matthew Heineman (Amazon Studios, A&E IndieFilms, IFC Films / Our Time Projects)
Cries From Syria – Director: Evgeny Afineevsky (HBO / Afineevsky – Tolmor Production, Cinepost Barrandov, Levy Entertainment Group, Studio Malibu)
Dawson City: Frozen Time – Director: Bill Morrison (Kino Lorber / Hypnotic Pictures, Picture Palace Pictures)
Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis – Director: Colin Hanks (HBO / Live Nation Productions, Company Name)
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library – Director: Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah Films)
Faces Places – Directors: Agnès Varda & JR (Cohen Media Group / Ciné Tamaris, Social Animals, Rouge International, Arte France Cinéma, Arches Films)
Jane – Director: Brett Morgen (National Geographic Documentary Films / National Geographic Studios, Public Road Productions)
Kedi – Director: Ceyda Torun (Oscilloscope Laboratories, YouTube Red / Termite Films)
One of Us – Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady (Netflix / Loki Films)
Spettacolo – Directors: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen (Grasshopper Film / Open Face)
Strong Island – Director: Yance Ford (Netflix / Yanceville Films, Louverture Films)

BEST DIRECTOR
Evgeny Afineevsky – Cries from Syria (HBO / Afineevsky – Tolmor Production, Cinepost Barrandov, Levy Entertainment Group, Studio Malibu)
Amir Bar-Lev – Long Strange Trip (Amazon / Amazon Studios, Double E Pictures, Sikelia Productions, AOMA Sunshine Films)
Matthew Heineman – City of Ghosts (Amazon Studios, A&E IndieFilms, IFC Films / Our Time Projects)
Bill Morrison – Dawson City: Frozen Time (Kino Lorber / Hypnotic Pictures, Picture Palace Pictures)
Doug Nichol – California Typewriter (Gravitas Ventures / American Buffalo Pictures)
Jeff Orlowski – Chasing Coral (Netflix / Exposure Labs)
Irene Taylor Brodsky – Beware the Slenderman (HBO, Warner Bros. Television Distribution / HBO Documentary Films, Vermilion Films)
Ceyda Torun – Kedi (Oscilloscope Laboratories, YouTube Red / Termite Films)
Agnès Varda & JR – Faces Places (Cohen Media Group / Ciné Tamaris, Social Animals, Rouge International, Arte France Cinéma, Arches Films)
Frederick Wiseman – Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Zipporah Films)

BEST FIRST DOCUMENTARY
California Typewriter – Director: Doug Nichol (Gravitas Ventures / American Buffalo Pictures)
Kedi – Director: Ceyda Torun (Oscilloscope Laboratories, YouTube Red / Termite Films)
Nowhere to Hide – Director: Zaradasht Ahmed (East Village Entertainment / Ten Thousand Images)
Step – Director: Amanda Lipitz (Fox Searchlight / Impact Partners, Stick Figure Productions)
Strong Island – Director: Yance Ford (Netflix / Yanceville Films, Louverture Films)
Whose Streets? – Director: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis (Magnolia Pictures)

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
11/8/16 – Directors: Duane Andersen, Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce, Yung Chang, Garth Donovan, Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker, Vikram Gandhi, Raul Gasteazoro, Jamie Goncalves, Andrew Beck Grace, Alma Har’el, Daniel Junge, Alison Klayman, Ciara Lacy, Martha Shane, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Bassam Tariq (The Orchard / Cinetic Media)
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – Director: Steve James (PBS / Blue Ice Films, Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Films Production)
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk (Paramount / Actual Films, Participant Media)
City of Ghosts – Director: Matthew Heineman (Amazon Studios, A&E IndieFilms, IFC Films / Our Time Projects)
Dolores – Director: Peter Bratt (PBS Distribution / 5 Stick Films)
The Reagan Show – Directors: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez (Gravitas Ventures, CNN Films)

BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
AlphaGo – Director: Greg Kohs (Submarine Entertainment / Moxie Pictures, Reel As Dirt)
Disgraced – Director: Pat Kondelis (Showtime Networks / Bat Bridge Entertainment)
Icarus – Director: Bryan Fogel (Netflix / Alex Productions, Diamond Docs, Impact Partners)
Speed Sisters – Director: Amber Fares (First Run Features)
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton – Director: Rory Kennedy (Sundance Selects / Moxie Firecracker Films)
Trophy – Directors: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz (CNN Films, The Orchard / Candescent Films, Pulse Films, Reel Peak Films)

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives – Director: Chris Perkel (Apple Music / IM Global, Scott Free Productions)
Contemporary Color – Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross (Oscilloscope / The Department of Motion Pictures, Public Domain, Todo Mundo)
Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis – Director: Colin Hanks (HBO / Live Nation Productions, Company Name)
I Called Him Morgan – Director: Kasper Collin (FilmRise, Submarine Entertainment / Kasper Collin Produktion, Sveriges Television, Film i Väst)
Long Strange Trip – Director: Amir Bar-Lev (Amazon / Amazon Studios, Double E Pictures, Sikelia Productions, AOMA Sunshine Films)
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Director: Catherine Bainbridge, Co-Director: Alfonso Maiorana (Kino Lorber / ARTE G.E.I.E, Rezolution Pictures)

MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY
The Cats of Istanbul – Kedi (Oscilloscope Laboratories, YouTube Red / Termite Films)
Etty – One of Us (Netflix / Loki Films)
Al Gore – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Paramount / Actual Films, Participant Media)
Laird Hamilton – Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (Sundance Selects / Moxie Firecracker Films)
Dolores Huerta – Dolores (PBS / 5 Stick Films)
Gigi Lazzarato – This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (YouTube Red / SelectNext, Cabin Creek Films)
The Sung Family – Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films Production and WGBH/FRONTLINE)

MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY
78/52 – Director: Alexandre O. Philippe (IFC Midnight / ARTE, Exhibit A Pictures, Milkhaus, Screen Division, Sensorshot Productions)
Casting JonBenet – Director: Kitty Green (Netflix / Forensic Films, Symbolic Exchange, Meridian Entertainment)
Dawson City: Frozen Time – Director: Bill Morrison (Kino Lorber / Hypnotic Pictures, Picture Palace Pictures)
Karl Marx City – Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker (Bond/360 / Pepper & Bones)
Kedi – Director: Ceyda Torun (Oscilloscope Laboratories, YouTube Red / Termite Films)
Last Men in Aleppo – Director: Feras Fayyad (Grasshopper Film / Aleppo Media Center, Larm Film)

BEST SONG IN A DOCUMENTARY
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – “Truth to Power” – Written by Ryan Tedder and T Bone Burnett – Performed by OneRepublic (Paramount / Actual Films, Participant Media)
Chasing Coral – “Tell Me How Long” – Written by Dan Romer and Teddy Geiger – Performed by Kristen Bell (Netflix / Exposure Labs)
Cries From Syria – “Prayers for This World” – Written by Diane Warren – Performed by Cher with The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir (HBO / Afineevsky – Tolmor Production, Cinepost Barrandov, Levy Entertainment Group, Studio Malibu)
Dina – “Best I Can” – Written by Michael Cera – Performed by Michael Cera featuring Sharon Van Etten (The Orchard / Cinereach, El Peligro, Killer Films)
Served Like a Girl – “Dancing Through the Wreckage” – Written by Linda Perry, Neil Giraldo, and Pat Benatar – Performed by Pat Benatar (Entertainment Studios, Freestyle Digital Media)
Step – “Jump” – Written by Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson, and Laura Karpman – Performed by Cynthia Erivo (Fox Searchlight / Impact Partners, Stick Figure Productions)

BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES (TV/STREAMING)
The Defiant Ones (HBO)
Five Came Back (Netflix / Amblin Television, IACF Productions, Netflix, Passion Pictures, Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment)
The Keepers (Netflix / Film 45, Tripod Media)
The Nineties (CNN / CNN, Playtone, Herzog & Company)
Planet Earth II (BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV / BBC Natural History Unit, BBC America, ZDF, Tencent, France Télévisions)
The Vietnam War (PBS / Florentine Films, WETA-TV Washington)

BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES (TV/STREAMING)
30 for 30 (ESPN / ESPN Films)
American Masters (PBS / WNET New York City)
Frontline (PBS / WGBH-TV Boston)
Independent Lens (PBS / Independent Television Service, Inc.)
POV (PBS / American Documentary, Inc.)
VICE (HBO / VICE Media)

Qualified members of BFCA and BTJA will choose the winners from amongst the nominees in voting October 30 – October 31.

The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions.

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About CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are presented in concert with the Critics’ Choice Awards. The 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 almost 100 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 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards gala will be held on December 10, 2017 in Santa Monica, California.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
The second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will honor the finest achievement in documentary features and non-fiction television. The awards are determined by a committee of BFCA and BTJA members with a background and expertise in the documentary field. The second annual awards ceremony will take place November 2, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York.
For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com

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