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TIMELINE – Television Awards

November 18th, 2019

Critics Choice Association – Television Voting Branch

The following dates apply for the 25th annual CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS, honoring the finest in television achievement in 2019.

November 25, 2019 – NomComs begin consideration
December 6, 2019 – NomComs render recommendations
December 8, 2019 – Critics’ Choice Awards TV nominations announced
January 9, 2020 – Final ballots go out to BTJA members
January 10, 2020 – Deadline for returning final ballots

The 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and will be broadcast live on The CW television network.

Additional information: (310) 860-2665.


Fourth Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Award Winners Revealed

November 10th, 2019

Fourth Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Award Winners Revealed

Apollo 11 Named Best Documentary Feature

Peter Jackson (They Shall Not Grow Old) Ties with Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (American Factory) for Best Director

Apollo 11 Takes Home Five Awards

 

(Brooklyn, NY – November 10, 2019) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards tonight at a gala event, hosted by HGTV’s Property Brothers Jonathan Scott at BRIC in Brooklyn.

Apollo 11 took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary Feature as well as Best Editing for Todd Douglas Miller, Best Score for Matt Morton, Best Archival Documentary, and Best Science/Nature Documentary.

There was a tie for Best Director between Peter Jackson for They Shall Not Grow Old, and Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar for American Factory. They Shall Not Grow Old also brought home the award for Most Innovative Documentary. American Factory also won the award for Best Political Documentary.

“Once again, we are thrilled to celebrate and support the vibrant and groundbreaking work of these talented documentarians. We are proud that our yearly gala event has become an informed and valuable way for people to find the best films out there and for the work of these filmmakers to find their audiences,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “It was a great night of lauding the greats in the documentary field as well as some outstanding newcomers.”

At the ceremony a special new honor, The D A Pennebaker Award, was  presented to legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman. The award, formerly known as the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, is named for prior winner D A Pennebaker, who passed away last summer. It was presented by filmmaker Chris Hegedus, Pennebaker’s long-time collaborator and widow.

Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Apted was presented with The Landmark Award, an honor bestowed upon him for his extraordinary and unparalleled achievement with the Up series, which has just added 63 Up, distributed by BritBox, to this historic work. The award was presented by Michael Moore, who was honored with the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award last year.

Presenters at the star-studded event included Jim Gaffigan (The Pale Tourist Comedy Tour), Zooey Deschanel, Rose McGowan (Citizen Rose), Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Wyatt Cenac (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas), Lou Diamond Phillips, Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot), Erich Bergen (Madam Secretary), Nicole J. Butler and Reggie Currelley (She Shed State Farm commercial), Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Ryan Serhant (Million Dollar Listing New York), and Amir Arison (The Blacklist).

The award for Best Cinematography went to John Chester for The Biggest Little Farm.

Best Narration went to Bruce Springsteen for Western Stars.

Honeyland took home the award for Best First Documentary Feature for directors Tamara Kotevska an Ljubomir Stefanov.

The award for Best Biographical Documentary went to Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.

The Best Music Documentary award went to Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.

Maiden won the Best Sports Documentary award.

The Best Short Documentary Award was given to Period. End of Sentence.

This year’s honorees for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary are Dr. Amani Ballor (The Cave), David Crosby (David Crosby: Remember My Name), Tracy Edwards (Maiden), Imelda Marcos (The Kingmaker), Hatidze Muratova (Honeyland), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin (Knock Down the House), Linda Ronstadt (Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice), and Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Ask Dr. Ruth).

Last year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. The 2019 sponsors include National Geographic Documentary Films, Netflix and Showtime Documentary Films..

 

About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
The fourth annual awards ceremony took place Sunday, November 10, 2019 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards was again produced by Bob Bain Productions.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are an off-shoot of The Critics’ Choice Awards, which are bestowed annually by CCA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

The CW Television Network will again partner with CCA as the exclusive broadcast home for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in both movies and television as part of a three-hour special on The CW on January 12, 2020. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com

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WINNERS OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL
CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

Best Documentary Feature – Apollo 11 (Neon)

Best Director – TIE – Peter Jackson – They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)

Best Director – TIE – Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar – American Factory (Netflix)

Best Cinematography – John Chester – The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)

Best Editing – Todd Douglas Miller – Apollo 11 (Neon)

Best Score – Matt Morton – Apollo 11 (Neon)

Best Narration – Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars (Warner Bros.)

Best First Documentary Feature – Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov – Honeyland (Neon)

Best Archival Documentary – Apollo 11 (Neon)

Best Biographical Documentary – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Magnolia)

Best Music Documentary – Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Greenwich)

Best Political Documentary – American Factory (Netflix)

Best Science/Nature Documentary – Apollo 11 (Neon)

Best Sports Documentary – Maiden (Sony Pictures Classics)

Most Innovative Documentary – They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)

Best Short Documentary – Period. End of Sentence. (Netflix)

Discretionary Awards:

The D A Pennebaker Award – Frederick Wiseman

The Landmark Award – Michael Apted

 

 


Fourth Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Set For Sunday, November 10, 2019

September 18th, 2019

Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman to Receive the Inaugural Pennebaker Award

Los Angeles, CA (September 18, 2019) — The fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards gala will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) will once again be honoring the finest achievements in documentaries, released in theaters, on TV and on major digital platforms, as determined by the voting of qualified CCA members. 

In addition to the 16 award categories listed below, a special new honor – The Pennebaker Award – will be presented to legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman. This award is named for Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award winner D A Pennebaker, who passed away this summer.

Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin notes, “For the fourth year in a row, we look forward to shining the spotlight on the outstanding documentary filmmaking of the year. We continue to highlight the importance and cultural value of documentaries and are thrilled to give the creative filmmakers the recognition and acknowledgment that they deserve.”

Stand-alone and two-part documentaries are eligible for awards consideration. To qualify for consideration, documentaries must have a theatrical or television/streaming premiere between November 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. 

Last year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. This year’s sponsors include National Geographic Documentary Films and SHOWTIME® Documentary Films.

At last year’s third annual CCDA event, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary as well as the Best Director award for Morgan Neville.  Free Solo took home the awards for Best Sports Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary and Best Cinematography. The film later received many more accolades and awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Award Categories at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will include:

  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Director
  • Best First Documentary Feature
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Narration
  • Best Score
  • Best Editing
  • Best Archival Documentary
  • Best Political Documentary
  • Best Biographical Documentary
  • Best Science and Nature Documentary
  • Best Sports Documentary
  • Best Music Documentary
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Most Compelling Living Subject
  • Most Innovative Documentary

Nomination committee deliberations will begin on Monday, September 23, with nominations announced on Monday, October 14. Winners will be chosen by qualified members of the Critics Choice Association and announced at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards gala on November 10, 2019 at BRIC in Brooklyn.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
The fourth annual awards ceremony will take place Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. 

November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019: Eligibility Period
October 14, 2019: Nominations Announcement
November 10, 2019: Awards Gala

About CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are an off-shoot of The Critics’ Choice Awards, which are bestowed annually by CCA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. 

The CW will partner with CCA as the exclusive broadcast home for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Accolades for the finest achievements in both movies and television will be presented as part of a three-hour ceremony on The CW on January 12, 2020. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About FREDERICK WISEMAN
Frederick Wiseman is a director of 43 films, primarily focusing on American institutions. In 2018, he was the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. In 2016 he received an Honorary Award for lifetime achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Directors. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has won numerous awards, including four Emmys. In recent years, he directed Beckett’s Happy Days and Vasily Grossman’s The Last Letter at the Comédie Française in Paris, and The Last Letter at Theatre for a New Audience in New York. A ballet inspired by his first film, Titicut Follies (1967), premiered at the New York University Skirball Theater in 2017.

CATALYST SPONSORS
National Geographic Documentary Films
Showtime Documentary Films

Contacts
For consideration, password-protected digital screening links or site-wide promo code access for forwarding to nominating committee members for consideration, please send to:
David Freedman
[email protected] 

To request a complete CCA membership list in order to send digital screener links or DVD screeners, please contact:
John De Simio
[email protected] 

For tickets and table sales, please contact:
John Desimio
[email protected]

For talent and bookings, please contact:
Carole Propp
Talent producer
[email protected]

For press inquiries and media accreditation, please contact:
Laura Danford Mandel
Publicist
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For sponsorship, please contact:
Gary Mezzatesta
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“Queer Eye” Leads Winners Of The Inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

June 3rd, 2019

“QUEER EYE” LEADS WINNERS OF THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

Leah Remini Receives First Ever Impact Award at Loni Love Hosted Ceremony

Netflix Tops Networks with Nine Awards
Show Will Air on VH1 on Sunday, June 9

Los Angeles (June 2, 2019) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and NPACT, the trade organization serving the producers of nonfiction entertainment content, announced the winners of the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards tonight, live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.  Television’s brightest shined at the gala event, which will air on VH1 on Sunday, June 9, and was hosted by comedian Loni Love.  Leah Remini received the first ever Impact Award, recognizing her work on her groundbreaking series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

“Queer Eye” led the winners, taking home four awards for Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted SeriesLifestyle Show: Fashion/BeautyMale Star of The Year for Jonathan Van Ness, and Structured Series.  “The Late Late Show with James Corden” also took home multiple awards, for both Late-Night Talk Show (a tie with “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”) and Show Host for James Corden.  Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” won the Short Form Series category, sending the Brit home with three awards total.  The Relationship Show category also resulted in a tie between “Dating Around” and “Married at First Sight.”

Netflix, which led the networks in nominations, also won the most awards, topping nine categories.  CBS, CBS Television/Syndicated, Lifetime, NBC, and PBS each took home two.

Created to give the thriving, ever-evolving genre critical attention and support, the BTJA- and NPACT-developed awards show was adapted from, and replaced, the NPACT Impact Awards held last year.

Bob Bain and Joey Berlin served as Executive Producers.  Ed Martin serves as President of the BTJA.  John Ford is General Manager of NPACT, where Michelle Van Kempen is Head of Policy & Development.  Tiny Horse was on board as Social Media Producer.  The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.

About BFCA/BTJA
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association and is made up of TV, Radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The two groups will join to present the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in film and scripted television, on January 12, 2020 on The CW Television Network.  For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About NPACT
NPACT serves as the voice for the non-fiction creative community, helping producers tackle the challenges they face in an age of media disruption, and offering a forum for producers to address critical business issues. NPACT’s 100+ member companies collectively produce the majority of all non-fiction content for US broadcast, cable television and digital platforms, and NPACT membership encompasses production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies. The organization maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.  Visit www.NPACT.org for more information.

CONTACTS:
Andy Gelb / Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR (for BFCA/BTJA)
[email protected] / [email protected]
310-461-0111

Leslie Oren
Babygrande PR (for NPACT)
[email protected]
310-300-3195

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WINNERS OF THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS


Competition Series

Making It (NBC)

Project Runway (Bravo)

**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (CBS)

Top Chef (Bravo)

 

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

**The Masked Singer (Fox)

The Voice (NBC)

World of Dance (NBC)

  

Unstructured Series

**Born This Way (A&E)

Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Intervention (A&E)

Many Sides of Jane (A&E)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked! (VH1)

 

Structured Series

Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)

Magic for Humans (Netflix)

**Queer Eye (Netflix)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)

Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

 

Business Show

Bar Rescue (Paramount Network)

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Fox)

Selling Sunset (Netflix)

**Shark Tank (ABC)

T-Pain’s School of Business (Fuse)

 

Sports Show

**American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

Losers (Netflix)

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Sunderland ’Til I Die (Netflix)

Warriors of Liberty City (Starz)

 

Crime/Justice Show

Betrayed (ID)

**Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)

In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID)

Making a Murderer: Part 2 (Netflix)

The Innocent Man (Netflix)

 

Ongoing Documentary Series

Chef’s Table (Netflix)

**POV (PBS)

The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth (Showtime)

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Vice (HBO)

 

Limited Documentary Series

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)

Our Planet (Netflix)

Punk (Epix)

Shut Up and Dribble (Showtime)

**Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime)

 

Short Form Series

9 Months with Courteney Cox (Facebook Watch)

Biography Presents: History, Herstory (HISTORY)

**Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV)

Comeback Kids (The Dodo)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes (Comedy Central)

 

Live Show

BUILD (AOL)

La Voz (Telemundo)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

**The Voice (NBC)

Yellowstone Live (National Geographic)

 

Interactive Show

Talking Dead (AMC)

**Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

You vs. Wild (Netflix)

 

Talk Show

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)

**My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix)

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros. Television/Syndicated)

The View (ABC)

 

Late-Night Talk Show (TIE)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

**Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

**The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

 

Entertainment News Show

Access (NBCUniversal Television/Syndicated)

E! News (E!)

**Entertainment Tonight (CBS Television/Syndicated)

Extra (Warner Bros. Television/Syndicated)

Inside Edition (CBS Television/Syndicated)

 

Culinary Show

Chopped (Food Network)

Nailed It! (Netflix)

Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix)

**The Great British Baking Show (PBS)

Top Chef (Bravo)

 

Game Show

Cash Cab (Discovery)

Common Knowledge (Game Show Network)

Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC)

Hollywood Game Night (NBC)

**Jeopardy! (CBS Television/Syndicated)

 

Travel/Adventure Show

Expedition Unknown (Discovery)

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix)

Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

**The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network)

The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC)

 

Animal/Nature Show

Amanda to the Rescue (Animal Planet)

Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet)

Dynasties (BBC America)

Hostile Planet (National Geographic)

**Our Planet (Netflix)

 

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Project Runway (Bravo)

Project Runway All-Stars (Lifetime)

**Queer Eye (Netflix)

Say Yes to the Dress (TLC)

 

Relationship Show (TIE)

Born This Way (A&E)

**Dating Around (Netflix)

**Married at First Sight (Lifetime)

The Bachelor (ABC)

Wife Swap (Paramount Network)

 

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

Home Town (HGTV)

Love It or List It (HGTV)

**Property Brothers (HGTV)

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)

Trading Spaces (TLC)

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Crikey! It’s The Irwins (Animal Planet)

**Queer Eye (Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo)

Trading Spaces (TLC)

 

Show Host

RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Stephen Colbert – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

**James Corden – The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Busy Philipps – Busy Tonight (E!)

Jerry Seinfeld – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)

 

Female Star of The Year

Nicole Byer – Nailed It! (Netflix)

Marie Kondo – Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)

**Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)

Samin Nosrat – Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix)

Chrissy Teigen – Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)

Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

 

Male Star of The Year

David Attenborough – Our Planet (Netflix)

RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Hasan Minhaj – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)

Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

**Jonathan Van Ness – Queer Eye (Netflix)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction by a Network or Streaming Platform

A&E

Bravo

FOX

Investigation Discovery (ID)

NBC

**Netflix

 

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Production

A. Smith & Co. Productions

Big Fish Entertainment

Endemol Shine North America

**Kreativ Inc.

The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC)


WINNERS BY PROGRAM FOR THE INAUGRUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

American Ninja Warrior (NBC) – 1

Sports Show


Born This Way (A&E) – 1

Unstructured Series


Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV) – 1

Short Form Series


Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix) – 1

Crime – Justice Show


Dating Around (Netflix) – 1

Relationship Show (TIE)


Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC) – 1

Female Star of The Year – Sandra Lee


Entertainment Tonight (CBS Television – Syndicated) – 1

Entertainment News Show


Jeopardy! (CBS Television – Syndicated) – 1

Game Show
 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – 1

Late-Night Talk Show (TIE)


Married at First Sight (Lifetime) – 1

Relationship Show (TIE)


My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix) – 1

Talk Show


Our Planet (Netflix) – 1

Animal/Nature Show


POV (PBS) – 1

Ongoing Documentary Series


Property Brothers (HGTV) – 1

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden


Queer Eye (Netflix) – 4

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Male Star of The Year – Jonathan Van Ness

Structured Series


RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) – 1

Competition Series


Shark Tank (ABC) – 1

Business Show


Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime) – 1

Limited Documentary Series


The Great British Baking Show (PBS) – 1

Culinary Show


The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network) – 1

Travel/Adventure Show


The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) – 2

Late-Night Talk Show (TIE)

Show Host – James Corden


The Masked Singer (Fox) – 1

Competition Series: Talent/Variety


The Voice (NBC) – 1

Live Show


Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo) – 1

Interactive Show


WINNERS BY NETWORK FOR THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

 

Netflix – 9

CBS – 2

CBS Television/Syndicated – 2

Lifetime – 2

NBC – 2

PBS – 2

A&E – 1

ABC – 1

Apple TV – 1

Bravo – 1

Food Network – 1

Fox – 1

HBO – 1

HGTV – 1

Kreativ Inc. – 1

TLC – 1

VH1 – 1


Board of Directors Elections

May 29th, 2019

As mandated by the BFCA by-laws, it is time for the bi-annual Board of Directors election.  While day-to-day responsibilities are delegated to the President and Executive Vice President, the BFCA Board broadly oversees those operations. The BFCA current Directors are John De Simio, Jim Ferguson, Sean O’Connell, Mark Ramsey, Sam Rubin and Sara Voorhees.  Additionally, BTJA President Ed Martin, will be added to the Board as of July 1, 2019.

As President, I serve on the Board as well.  It has been my pleasure to work closely with John, Jim, Sean, Mark, Sam and Sara.  I believe that their commitment to the BFCA, their wisdom, their experience, and their record of success in building the BFCA continue to make them the perfect team to help run our group.  I am thrilled to report that they all have stated their wish to continue on the Board and I heartily endorse each of them for re-election.  Collectively, their contributions to the BFCA cannot be overstated.

If any other members wish to run for a seat on the Board, in opposition to current Board members, now is the time to throw that hat into the ring.  Members can place their name in nomination or otherwise comment on the election right here.  Or any member can feel free to contact me directly with any questions ([email protected]).

The nominating process will close on June 9, 2019.  A new article will be posted after that date, if necessary, in preparation for an election in June.  If no one chooses to oppose the current Board members running for re-election, there will be no voting and the current Board will continue to serve.

Board members serve two-year terms, beginning on July 1.  The current financial reimbursement for each Board member is $10,000 per year.


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]