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Presenters Announced for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

January 9th, 2019

VIOLA DAVIS AND THE CAST OF THE BIG BANG THEORY TO PRESENT SPECIAL AWARDS AT
THE 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

AWKWAFINA, ANGELA BASSETT, KRISTEN BELL, TED DANSON, AMERICA FERRERA, STEPHAN JAMES, NICOLE KIDMAN, KIKI LAYNE, EUGENE LEVY, RICKY MARTIN, CHRISSY METZ, MANDY MOORE, SARAH SILVERMAN,

BEN STILLER, AND MORE ALSO JOIN THE BROADCAST

GALA EVENT, HOSTED BY TAYE DIGGS, WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

(Los Angeles, CA – January 9, 2019) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the star-studded line up of presenters who will take the stage during the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  Previous #SeeHer Award recipient Viola Davis will present this year’s honoree, Claire Foy, with her #SeeHer Award.  The cast of “The Big Bang Theory,” including Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons, and Melissa Rauch will be on hand to recognize show creator Chuck Lorre with the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award, just in time to celebrate the show’s final season.  Additional stars from some of this year’s favorite films and television shows who will present throughout the evening include Awkwafina, Angela Bassett, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Nina Dobrev, Winston Duke, America Ferrera, Sara Gilbert, Josh Hutcherson, Stephan James, Jameela Jamil, Nicole Kidman, Joel Kinnaman, KiKi Layne, Eugene Levy, Justina Machado, Ricky Martin, Jeanine Mason, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn, Catherine O’Hara, Edgar Ramirez, Haley Lu Richardson, Sarah Silverman, Cole Sprouse, Ben Stiller, and Bradley Whitford.  They all join previously announced host Taye Diggs

The Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13th, from 7 – 10 p.m. ET (delayed PT).

“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. 

Follow the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

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. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.  

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

Jodi Karp
The CW
818-977-2609
[email protected]


Sam Rubin along with the BFCA Board and DSM Luxury invite you and a guest to our “Night Before” party!

January 8th, 2019

We are pleased to announce what will be an annual tradition.

Sam Rubin along with the BFCA Board and DSM Luxury invite you and a guest to our “Night Before” party.

In advance of the “Critics’ Choice Awards,” a fantastic opportunity to celebrate ourselves AND to pick up your Critics’ Choice Awards tickets and membership pins.

Saturday, January 12th – 6 pm until 9 pm.

Drinks and Appetizers – and a Special Toast To The Membership at 8 pm.

Museum Of Flying
3100 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(ample parking available)

Cocktail Attire

In advance of the “Critics’ Choice Awards,” it’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate ourselves AND to pick up your Critics’ Choice Awards tickets and membership pins if you have already RSVP’d for the awards. (Tickets and pins can also be picked up at the Barker Hangar on the day of the awards.)


Taye Diggs To Host 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

January 3rd, 2019

TAYE DIGGS TO HOST 24TH ANNUAL
CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

(Los Angeles, CA – January 3, 2019) – Acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs will host the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today.  Diggs is currently starring in The CW drama “All American” and was recently seen in the romantic comedy “Set It Up.”

As previously announced, Best Supporting Actress nominee Claire Foy will accept the #SeeHer Award, while Chuck Lorre, creator of such acclaimed TV comedies as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon” and “The Kominsky Method” (which all received Critics’ Choice Award nominations last month), will receive the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award.

The star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13th, from 7 – 10 p.m. ET (delayed PT).

“I am truly honored and ridiculously excited to be hosting the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, especially since, as an actor, I recognize what a vital role the critics play in the entertainment industry today,” said Diggs.  “We are all looking forward to a big night celebrating the best of the best in TV and film!”

“We are thrilled to have Taye hosting this year’s ceremony,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “Taye is a star of both film and television, plus his illustrious stage career makes him especially qualified to lead our show.  He promises to infuse the Critics’ Choice Awards with his infectious charm and humor, and enrich what already promises to be a memorable night!”

In The CW’s new drama “All American,” Taye Diggs plays Billy Baker, the head coach of Beverly High’s football team, who can’t let go of his glory days in the NFL. He recruits Spencer (Daniel Ezra) from South Crenshaw, maybe because he sees himself in Spencer, maybe because he wants to win, or maybe a bit of both.

Diggs recently starred in the romantic comedy “Set It Up” opposite Zoey Deutch and Lucy Liu. He also completed the independent film “River Runs Red,” featuring John Cusack and George Lopez.

He was most recently seen on season four of “Empire” as Angelo Dubois. Diggs starred in three seasons of “Murder in the First,” alongside Kathleen Robertson. For his role in the series, Diggs earned a 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.”

His television credits include “Private Practice” (NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor), “Rosewood,” “The Good Wife,” “Daybreak,” “Kevin Hill” (NAACP Image Award for Best Actor– Television), “Ally McBeal,” “Will & Grace,” “Ed,” “The West Wing,” “New York Undercover” and “Law & Order.”

Earlier this year, Diggs and collaborator Shane Evans released their third children’s book, “I Love You More Than.” This book is a follow up to his first two children’s books, “Chocolate Me” and “Mixed Me!,” through Macmillan Publishers.

An acclaimed stage actor, Diggs was the first African American to star as the title role on Broadway in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Additional theatre credits include “A Soldier’s Play” (Second Stage Theatre), “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “The Wild Party” (Manhattan Theatre Club), “Rent” and “Carousel.”

Diggs’ film credits include “The Best Man Holiday,” “Baggage Claim,” “Rent,” “Chicago,” “Brown Sugar,” “Equilibrium,” “Basic,” “The Way of the Gun,” “The Best Man,” “Just a Kiss,” “The House on Haunted Hill,” “Go,” “Drum,” “Cake” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted.”

“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.

To apply for PRESS credentials for this event, interested outlets can visit:
PRESS CREDENTIAL – 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
DEADLINE:  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019 

To apply for PUBLICIST credentials for this event, interested publicists can visit:
PUBLICIST CREDENTIAL – 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

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.

Follow the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

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. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com 

CONTACTS:

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

Jodi Karp
The CW
818-977-2609
[email protected]


Post-CCA President’s Message

January 17th, 2018

Well, we did it again.

The 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards was certainly one of the finest yet mounted, in my humble opinion.  Of course, I’m a bit prejudiced.  What did you think?

Please post your reviews of our show in the comments section below.  How did you like Olivia Munn as host?  Did we do ourselves proud with our choices?  How cute IS Brooklynn Prince?

About half the membership attended the CCA this year.  Hopefully the other half watched at home.  How did it play in the room?  On TV?  Streaming?

Thoughts?


The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

November 7th, 2017

I am extremely pleased to report that the Critics’ Choice Awards are returning to The CW!

Several of our finest CCA shows were broadcast on The CW, which guarantees a far bigger audience for our spectacular awards gala this year. This renewal of our partnership means a return to our traditional show date in the middle of awards season – this year on Thursday night, January 11. Our experiment with moving the show into December succeeded in drawing hundreds of stars to our show, but it seems that viewing audiences need a little more time to connect to the year’s contenders.

Moving the CCA back into January means we’ll have a bit more time to consider our nominations. On the TV side, NomComs begin deliberations on November 20. On the film side, nomination balloting will take place from December 1 to December 4. Nominations for all the Critics’ Choice Awards will be announced on December 6.

As always, the support of our membership in publicizing and promoting our big event is crucial. Our team at The CW and Slate PR will be providing tools for members use and we count on your input and suggestions as to how to accomplish our main goal – to make our celebration of the finest achievements in film, television and streaming content valuable to entertainment consumers and the creative community. Bringing our CCA show back to The CW is a big step in that direction.