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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.


2019 CCRA Nominees & Entry Videos

May 17th, 2019

To review the video submissions for each entry, click the “Watch Now” link next to each nominee listed.


COMPETITION SERIES:


Making It: Watch Now

Project Runway: Link to video unavailable

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Watch Now

Survivor: David vs. Goliath: Link to video unavailable

Top Chef: Watch Now

 


COMPETITION SERIES: TALENT/VARIETY:


America’s Got Talent: The Champions: Watch Now

So You Think You Can Dance: Watch Now

The Masked Singer: Watch Now

The Voice: Watch Now

World of Dance: Link to video unavailable

 


UNSTRUCTURED SERIES:


Born This Way: Watch Now

Deadliest Catch: Watch Now

Intervention: Watch Now

Many Sides of Jane: Watch Now

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked!: Watch Now

 


STRUCTURED SERIES:


Lip Sync Battle: Watch Now

Magic for Humans: Watch Now

Queer Eye: Watch Now

Shark Tank: Watch Now

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Watch Now

Who Do You Think You Are?: Watch Now

 


BUSINESS SHOW:


Bar Rescue: Watch Now

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Watch Now

Selling Sunset: Link to video unavailable

Shark Tank: Watch Now

T-Pain’s School of Business: Watch Now

 


SPORTS SHOW:


American Ninja Warrior: Watch Now

Losers: Watch Now

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Watch Now

Sunderland ’Til I Die: Watch Now

Warriors of Liberty City: Watch Now

 


CRIME/JUSTICE SHOW:


Betrayed: Watch Now

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: Watch Now

In Pursuit with John Walsh: Watch Now

Making a Murderer: Part 2: Watch Now

The Innocent Man: Watch Now

 


ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES:


Chef’s Table: Watch Now

POV: Link to video unavailable

The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth: Watch Now

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell: Watch Now

Vice: Watch Now

 


LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES:


Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: Watch Now

Our Planet: Watch Now

Punk: Watch Now

Shut Up and Dribble: Watch Now

Surviving R. Kelly: Watch Now

 


SHORT FORM SERIES:


9 Months with Courteney Cox: Link to video unavailable

Biography Presents: History, Herstory: Watch Now

Carpool Karaoke: The Series: Watch Now

Comeback Kids: Link to video unavailable

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes: Watch Now

 


LIVE SHOW:


BUILD: Link to video unavailable

La Voz: Link to video unavailable

So You Think You Can Dance: Watch Now

The Voice: Watch Now

Yellowstone Live: Watch Now

 


INTERACTIVE SHOW:


Talking Dead: Watch Now

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: Watch Now

You vs. Wild: Watch Now

 


TALK SHOW:


Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Watch Now

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Watch Now

Red Table Talk: Link to video unavailable

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Watch Now

The View: Watch Now

 


LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW:


Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Link to video unavailable

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Watch Now

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Watch Now

The Late Late Show with James Corden: Watch Now

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Watch Now



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SHOW:


Access: Watch Now

E! News: Watch Now

Entertainment Tonight: Watch Now

Extra: Watch Now

Inside Edition: Link to video unavailable



CULINARY SHOW:


Chopped: Link to video unavailable

Nailed It!: Watch Now

Salt Fat Acid Heat: Watch Now

The Great British Baking Show: Link to video unavailable

Top Chef: Watch Now

 


GAME SHOW:


Cash Cab: Watch Now

Common Knowledge: Link to video unavailable

Ellen’s Game of Games: Watch Now

Hollywood Game Night: Watch Now

Jeopardy!Link to video unavailable

 


TRAVEL/ADVENTURE SHOW:


Expedition Unknown: Watch Now

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy: Watch Now

Somebody Feed Phil: Watch Now

The Great Food Truck Race: Link to video unavailable

The Voyager with Josh Garcia: Watch Now

 


ANIMAL/NATURE SHOW:


Amanda to the Rescue: Watch Now

Dodo Heroes: Watch Now

Dynasties: Watch Now

Hostile Planet: Watch Now

Our Planet: Watch Now

 


LIFESTYLE SHOW: FASHION/BEAUTY:


Project Runway: Link to video unavailable

Project Runway All-Stars: Watch Now

Queer Eye: Watch Now

Say Yes to the Dress: Link to video unavailable

 


RELATIONSHIP SHOW:


Born This Way: Watch Now

Dating Around: Watch Now

Married at First Sight: Watch Now

The Bachelor: Watch Now

Wife Swap: Watch Now

 


LIFESTYLE SHOW: HOME/GARDEN:


Home Town: Watch Now

Love It or List It: Link to video unavailable

Property Brothers: Watch Now

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Watch Now

Trading Spaces: Watch Now

 


ENSEMBLE CAST IN AN UNSCRIPTED SERIES:


Crikey! It’s The Irwins: Watch Now

Queer Eye: Watch Now

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Watch Now

The Real Housewives of New York City: Watch Now

Trading Spaces: Watch Now

 


SHOW HOST:


RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race: Watch Now

Stephen Colbert – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Watch Now

James Corden – The Late Late Show with James Corden: Link to video unavailable

Busy Philipps – Busy Tonight: Watch Now

Jerry Seinfeld – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Watch Now

 


FEMALE STAR OF THE YEAR:


Nicole Byer – Nailed It!: Watch Now

Marie Kondo  – Tidying Up With Marie Kondo: Watch Now

Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper: Link to video unavailable

Samin Nosrat – Salt Fat Acid Heat: Watch Now

Chrissy Teigen – Lip Sync Battle: Watch Now

Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race: Watch Now

 


MALE STAR OF THE YEAR:


David Attenborough – Our Planet: Watch Now

RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race: Watch Now

Hasan Minhaj – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Watch Now

Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil: Watch Now

Jonathan Van Ness – Queer Eye: Watch Now


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.  

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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 

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