The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards was a rousing success. Everyone seemed to have such a good time – honorees, industry big shots and BFCA/BTJA members and guests – and the television ratings were the best we’ve enjoyed in many years. Other awards shows may be seeing their audiences shrinking, but our audience is growing!
There are far too many people to thank here individually (see the Welcome Message in the program booklet for many deserving thank yous), but our wise voting and the tireless promotional efforts of so many members seems to have paid off. And thank you to all the members who had those seats in the back and still had a great night, understanding that studios, networks, platforms and sponsors must get the best seats. We are the hosts and we are gracious ones.
The show was so successful this year that the very next day The CW picked up its option to be our broadcast partner again next year, when we will be celebrating our Silver Anniversary. In the meantime, planning is underway for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards in Beverly Hills on June 2.
As we like to say, Onward and Upward!