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Claire Foy And Chuck Lorre To Receive Special Honors At The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

December 14th, 2018

CLAIRE FOY AND CHUCK LORRE TO RECEIVE SPECIAL HONORS
AT THE 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

FOY WILL BE RECOGNIZED WITH THIS YEAR’S #SEEHER AWARD,
LORRE WILL RECEIVE THE CRITICS’ CHOICE CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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


(Los Angeles, CA – December 14, 2018)
– Actress Claire Foy and producer Chuck Lorre will receive very special honors at the 24
th annual Critics’ Choice Awards gala, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today. 

Also a Critics’ Choice Awards nominee for Best Supporting Actress in “First Man,” Foy will accept the #SeeHer Award.  The 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 earlier this week), Lorre 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).

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 authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape.  #SeeHer is spearheaded by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers), the largest marketing and advertising association in the United States.  The mission of #SeeHer is to accurately portray all women and girls in media so that by 2020, the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, they see themselves reflected as they truly are. Previous award recipients are Viola Davis and Gal Gadot. 

“We are very honored to recognize this acclaimed actress with our third annual #SeeHer Award,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “Claire has delivered many powerful, compelling performances on TV and film, including The Crown, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and First Man. Her portrayals of such strong female characters is an inspiration for our movement.”

“It’s wonderful to see Claire Foy receive this award,” said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer, AT&T Communications. “When we shine a light on stories that ring true for all women, and celebrate the creators bringing them to life, we come a step closer to a world in which women are authentically portrayed in media and popular culture. It’s why AT&T, as one of the largest advertisers in the country, is proud to support the #SeeHer movement.” 

The Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award recognizes a body of work that stands out for its sustained excellence over a period of decades on programs that have delighted huge audiences with tremendous laughter and clever insights into the human condition.  Chuck Lorre’s creative achievements rank with greatest television producers of all time with an incredible string of hit sitcoms dating back to “Grace Under Fire,” “Roseanne,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Mike & Molly,” and “Two and a Half Men” that shows no sign of letting up.

“`The Big Bang Theory’ has been called the most successful television comedy ever, so it seems like the perfect time to honor Chuck as that show gets ready to ride off into the sunset,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “Thankfully, we still have ‘Mom,’ ‘Young Sheldon,’ and his latest gift to comedy lovers, `The Kominsky Method’ going strong to help us get over the loss.  For a quarter of a century Chuck has been keeping us in stitches with comedies of remarkable hilarity and consistency, delighting viewers and critics alike.”

Claire Foy has a diverse and exceptional range of work across television, film and theater.  In addition to “First Man,” last fall Foy starred as Lisbeth Salander in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”  Foy was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh’s psychological horror film “Unsane” as Sawyer Valentini.  The entire film was shot on an iPhone 7, and received critical acclaim for both Foy’s performance and for Soderbergh’s fresh vision.

Prior to this, Foy was seen in season two of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series “The Crown” about Britain’s Royal Family.  Starring in the much-coveted role of Queen Elizabeth II, her performance won her a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, along with two British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Television Award nominations.  Foy was also seen in “Breathe” alongside Andrew Garfield in October 2017, directed by Andy Serkis and written by William Nicholson – a remarkable story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, who navigate life after he is struck down with paralyzing polio.

Also well known for her incredible television roles, Foy has been on our small screens since she made a name for herself in the titular role of the critically acclaimed BBC adaptation “Little Dorrit.”  The drama won Outstanding Miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.  That same year, Foy’s performance earned her a nomination for Best Actor (Female) at the Royal Television Society Awards. 

Chuck Lorre co-created and serves as executive producer of the blockbuster comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” the critically acclaimed comedy “Mom” and the acclaimed hit comedy “Young Sheldon,” all for CBS, and he created/executive produces the new Netflix comedy “The Kominsky Method,” which stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. Lorre also co-created/executive produced the Netflix comedy “Disjointed,” starring Academy Award® and Emmy® winner Kathy Bates. He previously was executive producer of the hit sitcom “Mike & Molly” and co-created/executive produced the long-running hit comedy “Two and a Half Men.” Before that, he created hits such as “Cybill,” “Dharma & Greg” and “Grace Under Fire,” and also served as co-executive producer on “Roseanne.” In 2009, Lorre received the NATPE Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, was named Television Showman of the Year at the 46th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Ceremony and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, he was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, and in 2016, he was inducted into the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Hall of Fame.

In 2015, The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation (TCLFF) established “The Big Bang Theory” Scholarship Endowment at UCLA to support undergraduate students in need of financial aid who are pursuing their higher education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). And in 2018, continuing its commitment to fund innovative efforts in STEM education, TCLFF announced the creation of a new grant program — THE YOUNG SHELDON STEM INITIATIVE — inspired by the hit comedy series “Young Sheldon.” The program was created to foster excitement for learning in STEM fields, specifically in support of our nation’s public schools, teachers and students.

“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.

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) launched the #SeeHer initiative in June 2016 in a partnership with The Female Quotient (TFQ) at the United State of Women. SeeHer’s mission is to increase the accurate portrayals of women and girls in media 20 percent by 2020, the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the U.S. The group developed a Gender Equality Measure (GEM™) to track progress and the marketing effect of removing unconscious bias from ads and programming. High GEM™ scores directly correlate to improved ROI. GEM™ won the 2017 ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award. The methodology became the industry standard in the U.S., which led to a global rollout in 2018. 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 1,700 companies with 25,000 brands that engage almost 150,000 industry professionals and collectively spend or support more than $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually. The membership is comprised of more than 1,000 clientside marketers and more than 700 marketing solutions provider members, which include leading marketing data science and technology suppliers, ad agencies, law firms, consultants, and vendors. Further enriching the ecosystem is the work of the nonprofit ANA Educational Foundation (AEF), which has the mission of enhancing the understanding of advertising and marketing within the academic and marketing communities.

CONTACTS:

Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com

Jodi Karp
The CW
818-977-2609
Jodi.Karp@cwtv.com


Announcing the Nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

December 10th, 2018

“THE FAVOURITE” LEADS FILM NOMINATIONS FOR
THE 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

“THE AMERICANS,” “ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA,” AND
“THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY”
LEAD TELEVISION RACE WITH FIVE NOMINATIONS EACH

HBO AND NETFLIX TIE WITH 20 NOMINATIONS EACH
GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

 

(Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).

“The Favourite” leads all films this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture, Olivia Colman for Best Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz both for Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Yorgos Lanthimos for Best Director and Best Editing, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for Best Original Screenplay, Robbie Ryan for Best Cinematography, Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton for Best Production Design, Sandy Powell for Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, and Best Comedy.

“Black Panther” impressed with 12 nominations, followed by “First Man” with ten, and “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Star Is Born,” and “Vice” with nine nominations each.  “Roma” earned eight nominations, while “Green Book” has seven.

There are a number of multiple award nominees, led by Alfonso Cuarón who could take home four awards for his work on “Roma” including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.  Bradley Cooper is nominated for his first turn as director for “A Star Is Born” along with nods for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.  In the latter two categories, Cooper is up against Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman.”    Adam McKay’s work on “Vice” earned him nominations for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.  Several actors have been recognized in multiple categories this year including Christian Bale for “Vice,” Emily Blunt for “Mary Poppins Returns,” Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” and newcomer Elsie Fisher for “Eighth Grade.”  Costume Designer Sandy Powell is nominated for her creations for “The Favourite” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”

In the television field, Julia Garner is nominated for her roles in both “Dirty John” and “Ozark.”

Amy Adams stands out as a nominee in both film and television for her roles in “Vice” and “Sharp Objects,” respectively.

HBO and Netflix lead the networks with 20 nominations each, followed by FX with 17, Amazon with 12, and NBC with 11.  Topping the list of nominated series are The Americans (FX), The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX), and Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) with five each.  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) and Sharp Objects (HBO) follow close behind with four nominations.  A Very English Scandal (Amazon), Atlanta (FX), Barry (HBO), Better Call Saul (AMC), Genius: Picasso (National Geographic), The Good Place (NBC), Homecoming (Amazon), Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC), Killing Eve (BBC America), One Day at a Time (Netflix), and The Tale (HBO) all received three nominations.  Other multi-nominated series include Dirty John (Bravo), The Good Doctor (ABC), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), The Kominsky Method (Netflix), Notes from the Field (HBO), Pose (FX), Succession (HBO), This Is Us (NBC), Will & Grace (NBC), and Young Sheldon (CBS) each with two nominations. 

“The films of 2018 have been some of the most culturally impactful in recent history,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “They’ve portrayed stories from every walk of life, from all different perspectives, and have touched audiences and inspired conversations that we will continue to have for years to come.  We are so excited to have the opportunity to celebrate all of them, and the people who made them, on January 13 on The CW!” 

“The extraordinary wealth of talent and growing number of platforms makes narrowing down each television category an unenviable task,” said BTJA President Ed Martin.  “Despite that, we are thrilled with this year’s nominees and look forward to recognizing their outstanding achievements.”

“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. 

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.

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

CONTACTS:
Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com

Jodi Karp
The CW
818-977-2609
Jodi.Karp@cwtv.com

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FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST PICTURE
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
First Man
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling – First Man
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

BEST ACTRESS
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close – The Wife
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Nicole Kidman – Boy Erased
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Thomasin McKenzie – Leave No Trace
Ed Oxenbould – Wildlife
Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place
Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give
Sunny Suljic – Mid90s

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Vice
Widows

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle – First Man
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay – Vice

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Adam McKay – Vice
Paul Schrader – First Reformed
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski – A Quiet Place

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – Black Panther
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters – A Star Is Born
Josh Singer – First Man
Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
James Laxton – If Beale Street Could Talk
Matthew Libatique – A Star Is Born
Rachel Morrison – Black Panther
Robbie Ryan – The Favourite
Linus Sandgren – First Man

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart – Black Panther
Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez – Roma
Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman – Crazy Rich Asians
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton – The Favourite
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas – First Man
John Myhre, Gordon Sim – Mary Poppins Returns

BEST EDITING
Jay Cassidy – A Star Is Born
Hank Corwin – Vice
Tom Cross – First Man
Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough – Roma
Yorgos Mavropsaridis – The Favourite
Joe Walker – Widows

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alexandra Byrne – Mary Queen of Scots
Ruth Carter – Black Panther
Julian Day – Bohemian Rhapsody
Sandy Powell – The Favourite
Sandy Powell – Mary Poppins Returns

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Suspiria
Vice

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ready Player One

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Grinch
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ready Player One
Widows

BEST COMEDY
Crazy Rich Asians
Deadpool 2
The Death of Stalin
The Favourite
Game Night
Sorry to Bother You

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Christian Bale – Vice
Jason Bateman – Game Night
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
John C. Reilly – Stan & Ollie
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2
Lakeith Stanfield – Sorry to Bother You

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Rachel McAdams – Game Night
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
Annihilation
Halloween
Hereditary
A Quiet Place
Suspiria

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Burning
Capernaum
Cold War
Roma
Shoplifters

BEST SONG
All the Stars – Black Panther
Girl in the Movies – Dumplin’
I’ll Fight – RBG
The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins Returns
Shallow – A Star Is Born
Trip a Little Light Fantastic – Mary Poppins Returns

BEST SCORE
Kris Bowers – Green Book
Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk
Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz – First Man
Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns
 

NOMINEES BY FILM FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

ANNIHILATION – 1
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

AT ETERNITY’S GATE – 1
Best Actor Willem Dafoe

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – 2
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie

BEAUTIFUL BOY – 1
Best Supporting Actor – Timothée Chalamet

BLACK PANTHER – 12
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor – Michael B. Jordan
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Adapted Screenplay – Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Best Cinematography – Rachel Morrison
Best Production Design – Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart
Best Costume Design – Ruth Carter
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie
Best Song – All the Stars
Best Score – Ludwig Göransson

BLACKKKLANSMAN – 4
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor – Adam Driver
Best Director – Spike Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay – Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – 3
Best Actor – Rami Malek
Best Costume Design – Julian Day
Best Hair and Makeup

BOY ERASED – 1
Best Supporting Actress – Nicole Kidman

BURNING – 1
Best Foreign Language Film

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? – 3
Best Actress – Melissa McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor – Richard E. Grant
Best Adapted Screenplay – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty

CAPERNAUM – 1
Best Foreign Language Film

COLD WAR – 1
Best Foreign Language Film

CRAZY RICH ASIANS – 4
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Production Design – Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman
Best Comedy
Best Actress in a Comedy – Constance Wu

DEADPOOL 2 – 3
Best Action Movie
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy – Ryan Reynolds

THE DEATH OF STALIN – 1
Best Comedy 

DUMPLIN’ – 1
Best Song – Girl in the Movies

EIGHTH GRADE – 3
Best Young Actor/Actress – Elsie Fisher
Best Original Screenplay – Bo Burnham
Best Actress in a Comedy – Elsie Fisher

THE FAVOURITE – 14
Best Picture
Best Actress – Olivia Colman
Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone
Best Supporting Actress – Rachel Weisz
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director – Yorgos Lanthimos
Best Original Sceenplay – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
Best Cinematography – Robbie Ryan
Best Production Design – Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
Best Editing – Yorgos Lanthimos
Best Costume Design – Sandy Powell
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Comedy
Best Actress in a Comedy – Olivia Colman

FIRST MAN – 10
Best Picture
Best Actor – Ryan Gosling
Best Supporting Actress – Claire Foy
Best Director – Damien Chazelle
Best Adapted Screenplay – Josh Singer
Best Cinematography – Linus Sandgren
Best Production Design – Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
Best Editing – Tom Cross
Best Visual Effects
Best Score – Justin Hurwitz

FIRST REFORMED – 2
Best Actor – Ethan Hawke
Best Original Screenplay – Paul Schrader

GAME NIGHT – 3
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy – Jason Bateman
Best Actress in a Comedy – Rachel McAdams

GREEN BOOK – 7
Best Picture
Best Actor – Viggo Mortensen
Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali
Best Director – Peter Farrelly
Best Original Screenplay – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Best Actor in a Comedy – Viggo Mortensen
Best Score – Kris Bowers

THE GRINCH – 1
Best Animated Feature

HALLOWEEN – 1
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

THE HATE U GIVE – 1
Best Young Actor/Actress – Amandla Stenberg

HEREDITARY – 2
Best Actress – Toni Collette
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – 5
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress – Regina King
Best Adapted Screenplay – Barry Jenkins
Best Cinematography – James Laxton
Best Score – Nicholas Britell

INCREDIBLES 2 – 1
Best Animated Feature

ISLE OF DOGS – 2
Best Animated Feature
Best Score – Alexandre Desplat

LEAVE NO TRACE – 1
Best Young Actor/Actress – Thomasin McKenzie

MARY POPPINS RETURNS – 9
Best Picture
Best Actress – Emily Blunt
Best Production Design – John Myhre, Gordon Sim
Best Costume Design – Sandy Powell
Best Visual Effects
Best Actress in a Comedy – Emily Blunt
Best Song – The Place Where Lost Things Go
Best Song – Trip a Little Light Fantastic
Best Score – Marc Shaiman

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – 2
Best Costume Design – Alexandra Byrne
Best Hair and Makeup

MID90S – 1
Best Young Actor/Actress – Sunny Suljic

MIRAI – 1
Best Animated Feature

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT – 2
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie

A QUIET PLACE – 3
Best Young Actor/Actress – Millicent Simmonds
Best Original Screenplay – Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET – 1
Best Animated Feature

RBG – 1
Best Song – I’ll Fight

READY PLAYER ONE – 2
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie

ROMA – 8
Best Picture
Best Actress – Yalitza Aparicio
Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón
Best Original Screenplay – Alfonso Cuarón
Best Cinematography – Alfonso Cuarón
Best Production Design – Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez
Best Editing – Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough
Best Foreign Language Film

SHOPLIFTERS – 1
Best Foreign Language Film

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU – 2
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy – Lakeith Stanfield

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE – 1
Best Animated Feature

STAN & OLLIE – 1
Best Actor in a Comedy – John C. Reilly

A STAR IS BORN – 9
Best Picture
Best Actor – Bradley Cooper
Best Actress – Lady Gaga
Best Supporting Actor – Sam Elliott
Best Director – Bradley Cooper
Best Adapted Screenplay – Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters
Best Cinematography – Matthew Libatique
Best Editing – Jay Cassidy
Best Song – Shallow

SUSPIRIA – 2
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

TULLY – 1
Best Actress in a Comedy – Charlize Theron

VICE – 9
Best Picture
Best Actor – Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actress – Amy Adams
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director – Adam McKay
Best Original Screenplay – Adam McKay
Best Editing – Hank Corwin
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Actor in a Comedy – Christian Bale

WIDOWS – 3
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Editing – Joe Walker
Best Action Movie

THE WIFE – 1
Best Actress – Glenn Close

WILDLIFE – 1
Best Young Actor/Actress – Ed Oxenbould


TELEVISION NOMINATIONS FOR THE 24
TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Homecoming (Amazon)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)  

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor (ABC)
Diego Luna – Narcos: Mexico (Netflix)
Richard Madden – Bodyguard (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Billy Porter – Pose (FX)
Matthew Rhys – The Americans (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us (NBC) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America)
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Deuce (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC America)
Elizabeth Olsen – Sorry For Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
Julia Roberts – Homecoming (Amazon)
Keri Russell – The Americans (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Richard Cabral – Mayans M.C. (FX)
Asia Kate Dillon – Billions (Showtime)
Noah Emmerich – The Americans (FX)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO)
Richard Schiff – The Good Doctor (ABC)
Shea Whigham – Homecoming (Amazon) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Dina Shihabi – Jack Ryan (Amazon)
Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix)
Thandie Newton – Westworld (HBO)
Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Holly Taylor – The Americans (FX)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta (FX)
Barry (HBO)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
The Middle (ABC)
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop) 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC)
Ted Danson – The Good Place (NBC)
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)
Bill Hader – Barry (HBO)
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)
Justina Machado – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Debra Messing – Will & Grace (NBC)
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
William Jackson Harper – The Good Place (NBC)
Sean Hayes – Will & Grace (NBC)
Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta (FX)
Nico Santos – Superstore (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin – GLOW (Netflix)
Laurie Metcalf – The Conners (ABC)
Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Zoe Perry – Young Sheldon (CBS)
Annie Potts – Young Sheldon (CBS)
Miriam Shor – Younger (TV Land)

BEST LIMITED SERIES
A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
American Vandal (Netflix)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Sharp Objects (HBO)

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Icebox (HBO)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
King Lear (Amazon)
My Dinner with Hervé (HBO)
Notes from the Field (HBO)
The Tale (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Paul Dano – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Benicio Del Toro – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Amy Adams – Sharp Objects (HBO)
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Connie Britton – Dirty John (Bravo)
Carrie Coon – The Sinner (USA Network)
Laura Dern – The Tale (HBO)
Anna Deavere Smith – Notes From the Field (HBO) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Eric Lange – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Alex Rich – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Peter Sarsgaard – The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Finn Wittrock – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (Amazon) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Ellen Burstyn – The Tale (HBO)
Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects (HBO)
Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Julia Garner – Dirty John (Bravo)
Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Elizabeth Perkins – Sharp Objects (HBO)  

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
Archer (FXX)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
The Simpsons (Fox)
South Park (Comedy Central)


NOMINEES BY PROGRAM FOR
THE 24
TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL (Amazon) – 3
Best Limited Series
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Hugh Grant
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Ben Whishaw

ADVENTURE TIME (Cartoon Network) – 1
Best Animated Series

AMERICAN VANDAL (Netflix) – 1
Best Limited Series

THE AMERICANS (FX) – 5
Best Drama Series
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Matthew Rhys
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Keri Russell
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Noah Emmerich
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Holly Taylor

ARCHER (FXX) – 1
Best Animated Series

THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY (FX) – 5
Best Limited Series
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Darren Criss
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Finn Wittrock
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Penelope Cruz
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Judith Light

ATLANTA (FX) – 3
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Donald Glover
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Brian Tyree Henry

BARRY (HBO) – 3
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Bill Hader
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Henry Winkler

BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) – 3
Best Drama Series
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Bob Odenkirk
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Rhea Seehorn

THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) – 1
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons

BILLIONS (Showtime) – 1
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Asia Kate Dillon

BOB’S BURGERS (Fox) – 1
Best Animated Series

BODYGUARD (Netflix) – 1
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Richard Madden

BOJACK HORSEMAN (Netflix) – 1
Best Animated Series

BROCKMIRE (IFC) – 1
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Hank Azaria

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Fox) – 1
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Andy Samberg

THE CONNERS (ABC) – 1
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Laurie Metcalf

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW) – 1
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Rachel Bloom

THE DEUCE (HBO) – 1
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Maggie Gyllenhaal

DIRTY JOHN (Bravo) – 2
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Connie Britton
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Julia Garner

ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA (Showtime) – 5
Best Limited Series
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Paul Dano
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Benicio Del Toro
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Patricia Arquette
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Eric Lange

GENIUS: PICASSO (National Geographic) – 3
Best Limited Series
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Antonio Banderas
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Alex Rich 

GLOW (Netflix) – 1
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Betty Gilpin

THE GOOD DOCTOR (ABC) – 2
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Freddie Highmore
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Richard Schiff

THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS All Access) – 1
Best Drama Series

THE GOOD PLACE (NBC) – 3
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Ted Danson
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – William Jackson Harper

THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu) – 2
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Yvonne Strahovski

HOMECOMING (Amazon) – 3
Best Drama Series
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Julia Roberts
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Shea Whigham

ICEBOX (HBO) – 1
Best Movie Made for Television

INSECURE (HBO) – 1
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Issa Rae

JACK RYAN (AMAZON) – 1
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Dina Shihabi

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT (NBC) – 3
Best Movie Made for Television
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – John Legend
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Brandon Victor Dixon 

KILLING EVE (BBC America) – 3
Best Drama Series
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Jodie Comer
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Sandra Oh

KING LEAR (Amazon) – 1
Best Movie Made for Television

THE KOMINSKY METHOD (Netflix) – 2
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Michael Douglas

THE LOOMING TOWER (Hulu) – 1
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Peter Sarsgaard   

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (Amazon) – 4
Best Comedy Series
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Rachel Brosnahan
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Shalhoub
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Alex Borstein

MAYANS M.C. (FX) – 1
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Richard Cabral

THE MIDDLE (ABC) – 1
Best Comedy Series

MOM (CBS) – 1
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Allison Janney

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (HBO) – 1
Best Drama Series

MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ (HBO) – 1
Best Movie Made for Television

NARCOS: MEXICO (Netflix) – 1
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Diego Luna

NOTES FROM THE FIELD (HBO) – 2
Best Movie Made for Television
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Anna Deavere Smith

ONE DAY AT A TIME (Netflix) – 3
Best Comedy Series
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Justina Machado
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Rita Moreno

OZARK (Netflix) – 1
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Julia Garner

POSE (FX) – 2
Best Drama Series
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Billy Porter

SCHITT’S CREEK (Pop) – 1
Best Comedy Series

SHARP OBJECTS (HBO) – 4
Best Limited Series
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Amy Adams
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Patricia Clarkson
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Elizabeth Perkins

THE SIMPSONS (Fox) – 1
Best Animated Series

THE SINNER (USA Network) – 1
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Carrie Coon

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (Facebook Watch) – 1
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Elizabeth Olsen

SOUTH PARK (Comedy Central) – 1
Best Animated Series

SUCCESSION (HBO) – 2

Best Drama Series
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Matthew Macfadyen

SUPERSTORE (NBC) – 1
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Nico Santos

THE TALE (HBO) – 3
Best Movie Made for Television
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Laura Dern
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Ellen Burstyn

THIS IS US (NBC) – 2
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Milo Ventimiglia
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Justin Hartley

WESTWORLD (HBO) – 1
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Thandie Newton

WILL & GRACE (NBC) – 2
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Debra Messing
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Sean Hayes

YOUNG SHELDON (CBS) – 2
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Zoe Perry
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Annie Potts

YOUNGER (TV Land) – 1
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Miriam Shor

NOMINEES BY NETWORK FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

HBO – 20
Netflix – 20
FX – 16
Amazon – 12
NBC – 11
Showtime – 6
ABC – 4
CBS – 4
AMC – 3
BBC America – 3
Fox – 3
Hulu – 3
National Geographic – 3
Bravo – 2
Cartoon Network – 1
CBS All Access – 1
Comedy Central – 1
Facebook Watch – 1
FXX – 1
IFC – 1
Pop – 1
The CW – 1
TV Land – 1
USA Network – 1


Inaugural ‘Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards’ Honoring Nonfiction And Reality Content

November 16th, 2018

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BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION AND NPACT JOIN FOR INAUGURAL “CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS” HONORING NONFICTION AND REALITY CONTENT

Awards Show to Take Place Sunday, June 2, 2019

Los Angeles, CA (November 16, 2018) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and NPACT, the trade organization serving the producers of nonfiction entertainment content, announced today they have joined forces and will spin off the Critics’ Choice Awards “Reality Show” categories to create a brand new, stand-alone awards show dedicated to nonfiction, unscripted and reality television content.

The inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards will take place Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Bob Bain and Joey Berlin will serve as Executive Producers.

Collaborating on an event that gives the thriving, ever-evolving genre its due respect and support, the BTJA- and NPACT-developed awards show recognizes excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Adapted from and replacing the first NPACT Impact Awards held earlier this year, the new event also will recognize leaders in the industry with awards highlighting careers and honoring lifetime achievements.

The Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards categories will be announced in January.

“The time has come for the best nonfiction, unscripted and reality television programming to have its own, large-scale awards show, which recognizes the fact that superlative creative work is being done in this area,” said BFCA President and Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards executive producer Joey Berlin. “The industry has matured over the last two decades, and nonfiction and reality have never been more relevant. They deserve their own night of celebration.”

Added NPACT General Manager John Ford, “The community of creative entrepreneurs that inspired NPACT drives our industry to expand its influence. As the producers of this compelling content across myriad genres, we are honored to work with BTJA to launch this robust awards program.”

To ensure the integrity of the awards, BTJA will monitor all awards submissions and select the nominees in all competitive categories. NPACT will lead the selection of non-competitive discretionary awards. A call for submissions in all competitive categories will take place in early 2019. A blue ribbon nominating committee made up of BTJA members with expertise in nonfiction, unscripted and reality television will determine the nominees, who will be announced in early May. Winners will be chosen by a vote of the BTJA membership and announced at the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards gala on June 2.  Submission details and official show categories will be announced in January.


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 again join to present the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in film and scripted television, on January 13 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. With 100+ member companies, including production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies, NPACT members collectively produce the majority of all non-fiction content for US broadcast, cable television and digital platforms. NPACT maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.


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Andy Gelb
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310-461-0111, andy@slate-pr.com 

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Named Best Documentary At Third Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

November 10th, 2018

WON’T YOU BE BY NEIGHBOR? NAMED BEST DOCUMENTARY
AT THIRD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

MORGAN NEVILLE WINS BEST DIRECTOR

FREE SOLO TAKES HOME THREE AWARDS

(Brooklyn, NY – November 10, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards tonight at a gala event, hosted by Bill Nye at BRIC in Brooklyn.

“As the documentary world is exploding with great works, we are thrilled to shine a light on the best of the best,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “In The Year of the Documentary this was a very special night celebrating the giants in our business and some amazing newcomers.”

During the awards show, filmmaker Michael Moore was honored with the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Robert De Niro. Renowned documentarian Stanley Nelson was honored with the Critics’ Choice Impact Award, presented by Joe Berlinger, who received the same honor last year.

Presenters and attendees at the gala event included Rashida Jones, Pamela Adlon, Matt Dillon, Natasha Lyonne, Steve James, D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Bing Liu, and Morgan Neville.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary as well as Best Director for Morgan Neville and the award for Best Editing.

Free Solo took home the award for Best Sports Documentary, the award for Best Innovative Documentary and was honored for Best Cinematography.

The award for Best Limited Documentary Series went to The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

The Best Ongoing Documentary Series award went to Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

The Best Political Documentary winner was RBG.

Quincy took home the award for Best Music Documentary.

There was a tie for Best First Time Director between Bing Liu for Minding the Gap and Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster for Science Fair.

Host Bill Nye lead the celebration of this year’s honorees for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary  — Scotty Bowers (Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), Alex Honnold (Free Solo), Joan Jett (Bad Reputation), Quincy Jones (Quincy), David Kellman and Bobby Shafran (Three Identical Strangers), John McEnroe (John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection) and Leon Vitali (Filmworker).

This year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. The inaugural sponsors included Focus Features, National Geographic Documentary Films, Netflix, CNN FIlms, and CuriosityStream.

The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are determined by qualified members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), and feature multiple categories across both television and film.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
The third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honor the finest achievement in documentary features and non-fiction television. The nominees are determined by two committees, made up of BFCA and BTJA members with a background and expertise in the documentary field, chaired by Jennifer Merin and Christopher Campbell. Winners are chosen from among the nominees by a vote of qualified members of the BFCA and BTJA. The third annual awards ceremony is produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

The eligibility period for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards runs from January 1, 2018 and includes any film or television program scheduled to premiere on or before December 31, 2018.

About 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 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 CW will partner with the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) as the exclusive home to The 24th 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 Sunday, January 13, 2019. 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

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WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL
CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

Best Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best Limited Documentary Series: The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Best Ongoing Documentary Series: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Best Director: Morgan Neville for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best First Time Director: TIE: Bing Liu for Minding the Gap, and Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster for Science Fair

Best Political Documentary: RBG

Best Sports Documentary: Free Solo

Best Music Documentary: Quincy

Most Innovative Documentary: Free Solo

Best Cinematography: Free Solo

Best Editing: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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Robert De Niro To Present Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore With The Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award At The Third Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

November 5th, 2018

ROBERT DE NIRO TO PRESENT DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER MICHAEL MOORE
WITH THE CRITICS’ CHOICE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
AT THE THIRD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

JOE BERLINGER TO PRESENT DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON
WITH THE CRITICS’ CHOICE IMPACT AWARD

GALA EVENT HOSTED BY BILL NYE
TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
AT BRIC IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

RASHIDA JONES, NATASHA LYONNE, MATT DILLON, AMONG OTHERS
ARE SET TO BE PRESENTERS

FREE SOLO, MINDING THE GAP AND WILD WILD COUNTRY
LEAD THE 2018 NOMINATIONS

LOS ANGELES, CA (NOVEMBER 5, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced that Robert De Niro will present the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore at the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards.

Joe Berlinger is set to present the Critics’ Choice Impact Award to documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson.

The Lifetime Achievement and Impact Awards will be presented at a gala event, hosted by science educator and television personality Bill Nye, on Saturday, November 10, at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

Other presenters at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards include Rashida Jones (Quincy), Matt Dillon, Natasha Lyonne, Ken Solomon (CEO, Tennis Channel), Steve James (America to Me), David Kellman/Bobby Shafran (Three Identical Strangers), Ryan Fox/Anjali Chadha/Dr. Serena McCalla (Science Fair), Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi/Alex Honnold (Free Solo), and Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?).

Free Solo leads this year with six nominations and one honor, including Best Documentary, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for Best Directors, Best Sports Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and a Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honor for Alex Honnold.

Recognized with five nominations are Minding the Gap and Wild Wild Country.

The nominations for Minding the Gap are Best Documentary, Best Sports Documentary, Bing Liu for Best Director and for Best First Time Director, and Best Cinematography.

The nominations for Wild Wild Country are Best Documentary, Chapman Way and Maclain Way for Best Directors, Most Innovative Documentary, Best Cinematography, and Best Limited Documentary Series.

Recognized with four nominations are Dark MoneyHitler’s Hollywood and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The nominations for Dark Money are Best Documentary, Kimberly Reed for Best Director, Best Political Documentary and Best Editing.

The nominations for Hitler’s Hollywood are Best Documentary, Best Political Documentary, Rüdiger Suchsland for Best Director, and Most Innovative Documentary.

The nominations for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? are Best Documentary, Morgan Neville for Best Director, Most Innovative Documentary and Best Editing.

Three Identical Strangers received three nominations and an honor, including Best Documentary, Tim Wardle for Best Director, Best Editing and an honor for David Kellman and Bobby Shafran for Most Compelling Living Subjects of a Documentary.

For the first year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards has introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. The inaugural sponsors include Focus Features, National Geographic Documentary Films, Netflix, CNN Films, and CuriosityStream.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this year’s outstanding documentary work at the upcoming event,” said Broadcast Film Critics Association President Joey Berlin. “2018 has been called ‘The Year of the Documentary’ and we are so happy to give these films and shows the recognition and high praise that they deserve.”

The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are determined by qualified members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), and feature categories across both television and film. Qualified members of the BFCA and BTJA will choose the winners from amongst the nominees in voting from November 7 – November 9, 2018.

As previously announced, the nominees for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are:


BEST DOCUMENTARY

Crime + Punishment – Director: Stephen Maing (Hulu)

Dark Money – Director: Kimberly Reed (PBS)

Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Hal – Director: Amy Scott (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)

Minding the Gap – Director: Bing Liu (Hulu)

RBG – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)

Three Identical Strangers – Director: Tim Wardle (Neon, CNN Films)

Wild Wild Country – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way (Netflix)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Director: Morgan Neville (Focus Features)


BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES

America to Me (Starz)

Dirty Money (Netflix)

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (HBO Documentary Films, Sony Pictures Television)

Flint Town (Netflix)

One Strange Rock (National Geographic)

The Fourth Estate (Showtime Networks)

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (HBO)

Wild Wild Country (Netflix)


BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES

30 for 30 (ESPN)

American Masters (PBS)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)

Frontline (PBS)

Independent Lens (PBS)

Making a Murderer (Netflix)

POV (PBS)

The History of Comedy (CNN)


BEST DIRECTOR

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi – Free Solo (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Bing Liu – Minding the Gap (Hulu)

Morgan Neville – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features)

Kimberly Reed – Dark Money (PBS)

Rüdiger Suchsland – Hitler’s Hollywood (Kino Lorber)

Tim Wardle – Three Identical Strangers (Neon, CNN Films)

Chapman Way and Maclain Way – Wild Wild Country (Netflix)

 

BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR

Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster – Science Fair (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Heather Lenz – Kusama – Infinity (Magnolia Pictures)

Bing Liu – Minding the Gap (Hulu)

Stephen Nomura Schible – Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (MUBI)

Amy Scott – Hal (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Rudy Valdez – The Sentence (HBO Documentary Films)

 

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY

RBG – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)

Dark Money – Director: Kimberly Reed (PBS)

Fahrenheit 11/9 – Director: Michael Moore (Briarcliff Entertainment)

Flint Town – Directors: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper, Jessica Dimmock (Netflix)

Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)

John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls – Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt (HBO)

The Fourth Estate – Directors: Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman (Showtime Networks)

 

BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Andre the Giant – Director: Jason Hehir (HBO)

Being Serena (HBO)

Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Film)

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection – Director: Julien Faraut (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Minding the Gap – Director: Bing Liu (Hulu)

The Workers Cup – Director: Adam Sobel (Passion River)

 

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Bad Reputation – Director: Kevin Kerslake (Magnolia Pictures)

David Bowie: The Last Five Years – Director: Francis Whately (HBO Documentary Films)

Elvis Presley: The Searcher – Director: Thom Zimny (HBO Documentary Films, Sony Pictures Television)

Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow – Director: Stephen Kijak (Showtime Networks)

Quincy – Directors: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones (Netflix)

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible (MUBI)

Whitney – Director: Kevin Macdonald (Roadside Attractions, Miramax)


MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY
(ALL LISTED IN THE CATEGORY WILL BE HONORED AT THE EVENT)

Scotty Bowers – Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Greenwich Entertainment)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – RBG (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)

Alex Honnold – Free Solo (National Geographic Documentary Film)

Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (Magnolia Pictures)

Quincy Jones – Quincy (Netflix)

David Kellman and Bobby Shafran – Three Identical Strangers (Neon, CNN Films)

John McEnroe – John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Leon Vitali – Filmworker (Kino Lorber)

 

MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY

306 Hollywood – Directors: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin (PBS, El Tigre)

Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Film)

Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible (MUBI)

Wild Wild Country – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way (Netflix)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Director: Morgan Neville (Focus Features)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

306 Hollywood – Cinematographers: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin, Alejandro Mejía (PBS, El Tigre)

The Dawn Wall – Cinematographer: Brett Lowell (The Orchard)

Free Solo – Cinematographers: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Minding the Gap – Cinematographer: Bing Liu (Hulu)

Pandas – Cinematographer: David Douglas (Warner Bros., IMAX)

Wild Wild Country – Cinematographer: Adam Stone (Netflix)

 

BEST EDITING

Dark Money – Editor: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg (PBS)

Filmworker – Editor: Tony Zierra (Kino Lorber)

Free Solo – Editor: Bob Eisenhardt (National Geographic Documentary Films)

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection – Editor: Julien Faraut (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Three Identical Strangers – Editor: Michael Harte (Neon, CNN Films)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Editors: Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickenden (Focus Features)

 

About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

The third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will honor the finest achievement in documentary features and non-fiction television. The nominees are determined by two committees, made up of BFCA and BTJA members with a background and expertise in the documentary field, chaired by Jennifer Merin and Christopher Campbell. Winners will be chosen from among the nominees by a vote of qualified members of the BFCA and BTJA. The third annual awards ceremony will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

The eligibility period for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards runs from January 1, 2018 and includes any film or television program scheduled to premiere on or before December 31, 2018.

At last year’s second annual event, Jane took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary before going on to win 18 national critics group awards, The National Board of Review award, and multiple guild awards. The Award for Best Sports Documentary went to Icarus. The film received many more accolades and awards following the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. And 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.


About MICHAEL MOORE

Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan. He became an Eagle Scout, attended the seminary for the Catholic priesthood, and at age 18 became the youngest elected official in the country. At 22, he founded the Flint Voice, a nationally-recognized alternative newspaper. In 1989, Michael made his first film, the ground-breaking Roger and Me, which gave birth to the modern-day documentary movement. Moore went on to break the documentary box office record two more times with his 2002 Oscar-winning film, Bowling for Columbine and the Palme d’Or-winning Fahrenheit 9/11. Moore’s 2018 American political documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, had its world premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival. Other notable films include the Oscar-nominated SickoCapitalism: A Love Story, and Where To Invade Next.  Michael won the Emmy Award for his prime-time NBC series TV Nation and is one of America’s top-selling nonfiction authors, with such books as Stupid White Men and Dude, Where’s My Country? and Here Comes Trouble. Michael lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where he founded the Traverse City Film Festival and two art house movie palaces, the State Theatre and the Bijou by the Bay. He has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.


About STANLEY NELSON

Stanley Nelson is one of the foremost chroniclers of the African American experience working in nonfiction film today. His films, many of which have aired on PBS, combine compelling narratives with rich and deeply researched historical detail, shining new light on both familiar and under-explored aspects of the American past. Nelson, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, has received numerous honors over the course of his career, including five Primetime Emmy Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Emmys, the Peabodys, and IDA; as well as Honorary Degrees from Duke University and Marymount Manhattan College. In 2013, Nelson received the National Medal in the Humanities from President Barack Obama. His latest film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017, and aired nationally on the acclaimed PBS series, Independent Lens in early 2018.

In 2000, Mr. Nelson, along with his wife, Marcia A. Smith, founded Firelight Media, a non-profit production company dedicated to using historical film to advance contemporary social justice causes, and to mentoring, inspiring and training a new generation of diverse filmmakers committed to advancing underrepresented stories.


About BILL NYE

Bill Nye is a science educator, mechanical engineer, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the Emmy-nominated Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix. In his role as the creator and host of the 18-time Emmy-award winning Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye helped introduce the millennial generation to science and engineering in an entertaining and accessible manner, fostering an understanding and appreciation for the science that makes our world work. Today, Nye is a respected champion of scientific literacy, who has challenged opponents of evidence based education and policy on climate change, evolution, and critical thinking.  He currently serves as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest and most influential non-governmental space organization, co-founded by Carl Sagan. He has authored three New York Times bestselling books – Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (2015), Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World (2016), and Everything All At Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem (2017) and also co-authored the middle-grade reader series Jack and the GeniusesNye is the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy which premiered at SXSW 2017 and aired on PBS Spring 2018.


About 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 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 CW will partner with the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) as the exclusive home to The 24th 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 Sunday, January 13, 2019. 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

 

About CURIOSITYSTREAM

Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning global streaming and on demand destination that ignites the world’s curiosity. Immersive experiences showcase world-class filmmakers, stunning visuals, and unrivaled storytelling with the best in science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle documentary features and series. With over 1,800 binge-worthy titles, including exclusive originals, many in Ultra HD 4K, CuriosityStream is available to watch on most devices and platforms worldwide.


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Third Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations Unveiled

October 15th, 2018

THIRD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
NOMINATIONS UNVEILED

FREE SOLO, MINDING THE GAP AND WILD WILD
COUNTRY

LEAD THE 2018 NOMINATIONS

GALA EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
AT BRIC IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
STANLEY NELSON TO RECEIVE
CRITICS’ CHOICE IMPACT AWARD

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
MICHAEL MOORE TO RECEIVE
CRITICS’ CHOICE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 15, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced the nominees for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event, hosted by science educator and television personality Bill Nye, on Saturday, November 10 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

Free Solo leads this year with six nominations and one honor, including Best Documentary, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for Best Directors, Best Sports Documentary,  Most Innovative Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and a Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honor for Alex Honnold.

Recognized with five nominations are Minding the Gap and Wild Wild Country.

The nominations for Minding the Gap are Best Documentary, Best Sports Documentary, Bing Liu for Best Director and for Best First Time Director, and Best Cinematography.

The nominations for Wild Wild Country are Best Documentary, Chapman Way and Maclain Way for Best Directors, Most Innovative Documentary, Best Cinematography, and Best Limited Documentary Series.

Recognized with four nominations are Dark Money, Hitler’s Hollywood and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The nominations for Dark Money are Best Documentary, Kimberly Reed for Best Director, Best Political Documentary and Best Editing.

The nominations for Hitler’s Hollywood are Best Documentary, Best Political Documentary, Rüdiger Suchsland for Best Director, and Most Innovative Documentary.

The nominations for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? are Best Documentary, Morgan Neville for Best Director, Most Innovative Documentary and Best Editing.

Three Identical Strangers received three nominations and an honor, including Best Documentary, Tim Wardle for Best Director, Best Editing and an honor for David Kellman and Bobby Shafran for Most Compelling Living Subjects of a Documentary.

At the gala ceremony, filmmaker Stanley Nelson will be presented with the Critics’ Choice Impact Award.

As previously announced, multi award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore will be honored with the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the first year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards has introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. The inaugural sponsors include Focus Features, National Geographic Documentary Films, Netflix, Curiosity Stream, and others.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this year’s outstanding documentary work at the upcoming event,” said Broadcast Film Critics Association President Joey Berlin. “The year 2018 has been called ‘The Year of the Documentary’ and we are so happy to give these films and shows the recognition and high praise that they deserve.”

The Critics’ Choice Awards are determined by qualified members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), and feature multiple categories across both television and film. Qualified members of BFCA and BTJA will choose the winners from amongst the nominees in voting from November 7 – November 9, 2018.

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Crime + Punishment – Director: Stephen Maing (Hulu)
Dark Money – Director: Kimberly Reed (PBS)
Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Films)
Hal – Director: Amy Scott (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)
Minding the Gap – Director: Bing Liu (Hulu)
RBG – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)
Three Identical Strangers – Director: Tim Wardle (Neon, CNN Films)
Wild Wild Country – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way (Netflix)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Director: Morgan Neville (Focus Features)


BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES

America to Me (Starz)
Dirty Money (Netflix)
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (HBO Documentary Films, Sony Pictures Television)
Flint Town (Netflix)
One Strange Rock (National Geographic)
The Fourth Estate (Showtime Networks)
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (HBO)
Wild Wild Country (Netflix)


BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES

30 for 30 (ESPN)
American Masters (PBS)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Frontline (PBS)
Independent Lens (PBS)
Making a Murderer (Netflix)
POV (PBS)
The History of Comedy (CNN)


BEST DIRECTOR

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi – Free Solo (National Geographic Documentary Films)
Bing Liu – Minding the Gap (Hulu)
Morgan Neville – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features)
Kimberly Reed – Dark Money (PBS)
Rüdiger Suchsland – Hitler’s Hollywood (Kino Lorber)
Tim Wardle – Three Identical Strangers (Neon, CNN Films)
Chapman Way and Maclain Way – Wild Wild Country (Netflix)


BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR

Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster – Science Fair (National Geographic Documentary Films)
Heather Lenz – Kusama – Infinity (Magnolia Pictures)
Bing Liu – Minding the Gap (Hulu)
Stephen Nomura Schible – Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (MUBI)
Amy Scott – Hal (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Rudy Valdez – The Sentence (HBO Documentary Films)


BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY

RBG – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)
Dark Money – Director: Kimberly Reed (PBS)
Fahrenheit 11/9 – Director: Michael Moore (Briarcliff Entertainment)
Flint Town – Directors: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper, Jessica Dimmock (Netflix)
Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)
John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls – Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt (HBO)
The Fourth Estate – Directors: Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman (Showtime Networks)


BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Andre the Giant – Director: Jason Hehir (HBO)
Being Serena (HBO)
Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Film)
John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection – Director: Julien Faraut (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Minding the Gap – Director: Bing Liu (Hulu)
The Workers Cup – Director: Adam Sobel (Passion River)


BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Bad Reputation – Director: Kevin Kerslake (Magnolia Pictures)
David Bowie: The Last Five Years – Director: Francis Whately (HBO Documentary Films)
Elvis Presley: The Searcher – Director: Thom Zimny (HBO Documentary Films, Sony Pictures Television)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow – Director: Stephen Kijak (Showtime Networks)
Quincy – Directors: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones (Netflix)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible (MUBI)
Whitney – Director: Kevin Macdonald (Roadside Attractions, Miramax)


MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY
(ALL LISTED IN THE CATEGORY WILL BE HONORED AT THE EVENT)

Scotty Bowers – Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Greenwich Entertainment)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – RBG (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)
Alex Honnold – Free Solo (National Geographic Documentary Film)
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (Magnolia Pictures)
Quincy Jones – Quincy (Netflix)
David Kellman and Bobby Shafran – Three Identical Strangers (Neon, CNN Films)
John McEnroe – John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Leon Vitali – Filmworker (Kino Lorber)


MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY

306 Hollywood – Directors: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin (PBS, El Tigre)
Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Film)
Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible (MUBI)
Wild Wild Country – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way (Netflix)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Director: Morgan Neville (Focus Features)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

306 Hollywood – Cinematographers: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin, Alejandro Mejía (PBS, El Tigre)
The Dawn Wall – Cinematographer: Brett Lowell (The Orchard)
Free Solo – Cinematographers: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer (National Geographic Documentary Film)
Minding the Gap – Cinematographer: Bing Liu (Hulu)
Pandas – Cinematographer: David Douglas (Warner Bros., IMAX)
Wild Wild Country – Cinematographer: Adam Stone (Netflix)


BEST EDITING

Dark Money – Editor: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg (PBS)
Filmworker – Editor: Tony Zierra (Kino Lorber)
Free Solo – Editor: Bob Eisenhardt (National Geographic Documentary Film)
John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection – Editor: Julien Faraut (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Three Identical Strangers – Editor: Michael Harte (Neon, CNN Films)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Editors: Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickenden (Focus Features)


About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

The third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will honor the finest achievement in documentary features and non-fiction television. The nominees are determined by two committees, made up of BFCA and BTJA members with a background and expertise in the documentary field, chaired by Jennifer Merin and Christopher Campbell. Winners will be chosen from among the nominees by a vote of qualified members of the BFCA and BTJA. The third annual awards ceremony will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

The eligibility period for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards runs from January 1, 2018 and includes any film or television program scheduled to premiere on or before December 31, 2018.

At last year’s second annual event, Jane took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary before going on to win 18 national critics group awards, The National Board of Review award, and multiple guild awards. The Award for Best Sports Documentary went to Icarus. The film received many more accolades and awards following the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. And 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.


About MICHAEL MOORE

Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan. He became an Eagle Scout, attended the seminary for the Catholic priesthood, and at age 18 became the youngest elected official in the country. At 22, he founded the Flint Voice, a nationally-recognized alternative newspaper. In 1989, Michael made his first film, the ground-breaking Roger and Me, which gave birth to the modern-day documentary movement. Moore went on to break the documentary box office record two more times with his 2002 Oscar-winning film, Bowling for Columbine and the Palme d’Or-winning Fahrenheit 9/11. Moore’s 2018 American political documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, had its world premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival. Other notable films include the Oscar-nominated Sicko, Capitalism: A Love Story, and Where To Invade Next.  Michael won the Emmy Award for his prime-time NBC series TV Nation and is one of America’s top-selling nonfiction authors, with such books as Stupid White Men and Dude, Where’s My Country? and Here Comes Trouble. Michael lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where he founded the Traverse City Film Festival and two art house movie palaces, the State Theatre and the Bijou by the Bay. He has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.


About STANLEY NELSON

Stanley Nelson is one of the foremost chroniclers of the African American experience working in nonfiction film today. His films, many of which have aired on PBS, combine compelling narratives with rich and deeply researched historical detail, shining new light on both familiar and under-explored aspects of the American past. Nelson, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, has received numerous honors over the course of his career, including five Primetime Emmy Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Emmys, the Peabodys, and IDA; as well as Honorary Degrees from Duke University and Marymount Manhattan College. In 2013, Nelson received the National Medal in the Humanities from President Barack Obama. His latest film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017, and aired nationally on the acclaimed PBS series, Independent Lens in early 2018.

In 2000, Mr. Nelson, along with his wife, Marcia A. Smith, founded Firelight Media, a non-profit production company dedicated to using historical film to advance contemporary social justice causes, and to mentoring, inspiring and training a new generation of diverse filmmakers committed to advancing underrepresented stories.


About BILL NYE

Bill Nye is a science educator, mechanical engineer, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the Emmy-nominated Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix. In his role as the creator and host of the 18-time Emmy-award winning Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye helped introduce the millennial generation to science and engineering in an entertaining and accessible manner, fostering an understanding and appreciation for the science that makes our world work. Today, Nye is a respected champion of scientific literacy, who has challenged opponents of evidence based education and policy on climate change, evolution, and critical thinking.  He currently serves as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest and most influential non-governmental space organization, co-founded by Carl Sagan. He has authored three New York Times bestselling books – Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (2015), Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World (2016), and Everything All At Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem (2017) and also co-authored the middle-grade reader series Jack and the Geniuses. Nye is the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy which premiered at SXSW 2017 and aired on PBS Spring 2018.


About 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 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 CW will partner with the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) as the exclusive home to The 24th 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 Sunday, January 13, 2019. 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


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Critics’ Choice Awards Will Return To The CW For 24th Annual Ceremony

September 11th, 2018
CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS WILL RETURN TO

THE CW FOR 24th ANNUAL CEREMONY

The Gala Event Will Air Live Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
From the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

(Los Angeles, CA – September 5, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) are pleased to announce that the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 (7:00-10:00p.m. Live ET/ Delayed 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.

“The BFCA and BTJA are delighted to continue our successful partnership with The CW,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “It is an adventurous and forward-looking broadcast network and a perfect home for the Critics’ Choice Awards. We look forward to presenting a fabulous celebration of the best of the best on screens of all sizes with our typically gigantic turnout of movie and television stars in the very heart of awards season.”

“We’re thrilled to serve once again as the exclusive home of the Critics’ Choice Awards, and to help honor some of the biggest stars in film and television,” said Gaye Hirsch, Executive Vice President, Development, The CW. “The CCA is one of the most anticipated events in Hollywood, and we’re delighted to partner with the BFCA and BTJA again this year to share the star-studded celebration with our viewers.”

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

FILM AWARDS

  • December 3, 2018 – Nominating ballots go out to BFCA members
  • December 7, 2018 – Deadline for returning nominating ballots
  • December 10, 2018 – Critics’ Choice Awards Film nominations announced
  • January 10, 2019 – Final ballots go out to BFCA members
  • January 11, 2019 – Deadline for returning final ballots

TELEVISION AWARDS

  • November 26, 2018 – Nomination Committees begin consideration
  • December 7, 2018 – Nomination Committees render recommendations
  • December 10, 2018 – Critics’ Choice Awards TV nominations announced
  • January 10, 2019 – Final ballots go out to BTJA members
  • January 11, 2019 – Deadline for returning final ballots

The 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were hosted by actress and activist Olivia Munn. “The Shape of Water” was the most nominated film and it took home four awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture and Best Director. The top film acting awards were bestowed upon Gary Oldman, who took home Best Actor for his work in “Darkest Hour,” and Frances McDormand, awarded Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” McDormand’s co-star Sam Rockwell won the trophy for Best Supporting Actor, while Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for her standout performance in “I, Tonya.”

“Big Little Lies” also won four awards, including Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Nicole Kidman. “The Handmaid’s Tale” won Best Drama Series, while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won Best Comedy Series. Gal Gadot received the #SeeHer Award, presented by her “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins.

“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.

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.

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

CONTACTS:
Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com

Alana Russo
The CW
818-977-5993
Alana.Russo@cwtv.com


Winners Announced For The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

January 11th, 2018

“THE SHAPE OF WATER” NAMED BEST PICTURE, TAKES FOUR AWARDS
AT 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 

“THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” EARNS THREE AWARDS 

“BIG LITTLE LIES” LEADS TELEVISION RECIPIENTS WITH FOUR AWARDS

(Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards tonight, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.  Hollywood’s brightest stars shined at the gala event, which aired on The CW Network at 8PM ET (delayed PT), and was hosted by actor and activist Olivia Munn.

“The Shape of Water,” the most nominated film of the evening, took home four awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, Best Production Design for Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin, and Best Score for Alexandre Desplat.

The top film acting awards were bestowed upon Gary Oldman, who took home Best Actor for his work in “Darkest Hour,” and Frances McDormand, awarded Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”  McDormand’s co-star Sam Rockwell won the trophy for Best Supporting Actor, while Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for her standout performance in “I, Tonya.”

Nominated for five awards, Big Little Lies (HBO) earned four trophies including Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Nicole Kidman, while co-stars Alexander Skarsgård and Laura Dern were named Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, respectively.  The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) won Best Drama Series, in addition to Best Actress in a Drama Series for Elisabeth Moss, and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Ann Dowd.  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) won Best Comedy Series, in addition to Best Actress in a Comedy Series for its leading lady, Rachel Brosnahan.

As previously announced, Gal Gadot received the #SeeHer Award presented by the Association of National Advertisers in conjunction with The CW Network.  Gadot accepted the award from her “Wonder Woman” director, Patty Jenkins.

“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 was 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.
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 Saturdaymorning 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
andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com

Alana Russo
The CW
818-977-5993
Alana.Russo@cwtv.com

WINNERS OF THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

FILM:

BEST PICTURE – “The Shape of Water”

BEST ACTOR – Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

BEST ACTRESS – Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST DIRECTOR – Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, “The Shape of Water”

BEST EDITING (TIE) – Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos, “Baby Driver”

BEST EDITING (TIE) – Lee Smith, “Dunkirk”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Mark Bridges, “Phantom Thread”

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP  “Darkest Hour”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS  “War for the Planet of the Apes”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – “Coco”

BEST ACTION MOVIE – “Wonder Woman”

BEST COMEDY  “The Big Sick”

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE – “Get Out”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM  “In The Fade”

BEST SONG  “Remember Me” from “Coco”

BEST SCORE  Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”

 

TELEVISION:

BEST COMEDY SERIES – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Ted Danson, The Good Place, NBC

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Walton Goggins, Vice Principals, HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS

BEST DRAMA SERIES – The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us, NBC

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – David Harbour, Stranger Things, Netflix

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

BEST LIMITED SERIES – Big Little Lies, HBO

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TV – The Wizard of Lies, HBO

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES – Ewan McGregor, Fargo, FX

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES – Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies, HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES  Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies, HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES – Laura Dern, Big Little Lies, HBO

BEST TALK SHOW – Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC

BEST ANIMATED SERIES – Rick and Morty, Adult Swim

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES – Born This Way, A&E

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES – Shark Tank, ABC

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES – The Voice, NBC

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST – RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1

 

WINNERS BY FILM FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 

BABY DRIVER (1)

Best Editing (TIE) – Paul Machliss

 

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (1)

Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins

 

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (1)
Best Adapted Screenplay – James Ivory

 

COCO (2)

Best Animated Feature

Best Song – “Remember Me”

 

DARKEST HOUR (2)

Best Actor – Gary Oldman

Best Hair and Makeup

 

DUNKIRK (1)

Best Editing (TIE) – Lee Smith

 

GET OUT (2)

Best Original Screenplay – Jordan Peele

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

 

I, TONYA (2)

Best Supporting Actress – Allison Janney

Best Actress in a Comedy – Margot Robbie

 

IN THE FADE (1)

Best Foreign Language Film

 

PHANTOM THREAD (1)

Best Costume Design – Mark Bridges

 

THE BIG SICK (1)

Best Comedy

 

THE DISASTER ARTIST (1)

Best Actor in a Comedy – James Franco

 

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (1)
Best Young Actor/Actress – Brooklynn Prince

 

THE SHAPE OF WATER (4)

Best Picture

Best Director – Guillermo del Toro

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

Best Score – Alexandre Desplat

 

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (3)

Best Actress – Frances McDormand

Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell

Best Acting Ensemble

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1)

Best Visual Effects

 

WONDER WOMAN (1)

Best Action Movie

WINNERS BY PROGRAM FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

BIG LITTLE LIES – HBO (4)

Best Limited Series

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

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

 

BORN THIS WAY – A&E (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

 

FARGO – FX (1)

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

 

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! – ABC (1)

Best Talk Show

 

RICK AND MORTY – ADULT SWIM (1)

Best Animated Series

 

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE – VH1 (1)

Best Reality Show Host – RuPaul

 

SHARK TANK – ABC (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

 

STRANGER THINGS – NETFLIX (1)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – David Harbour

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY – CBS (1)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Mayim Bialik

 

THE GOOD PLACE – NBC (1)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Ted Danson

 

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

 

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL – AMAZON (2)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Rachel Brosnahan

 

THE VOICE – NBC (1)

Best Reality Competition Series

 

THE WIZARD OF LIES – HBO (1)

Best Movie Made for TV

 

THIS IS US – NBC (1)

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Sterling K. Brown

 

VICE PRINCIPALS – HBO (1)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Walton Goggins

 

WINNERS BY NETWORK FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

A&E – 1

ABC – 2

ADULT SWIM – 1

AMAZON – 2

CBS – 1

FX – 1

HBO – 6

HULU – 3

NBC – 3

NETFLIX – 1

VH1 – 1


Presenters announced for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

January 9th, 2018

PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR
THE “23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS”

CHRIS HEMSWORTH, NICK JONAS, KALEY CUOCO, ALISON BRIE,
KUMAIL NANJIANI, JIM PARSONS, DIANE KRUGER AMONG THOSE TO APPEAR

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

HOSTED BY OLIVIA MUNN

(Los Angeles, CA – January 9, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the star-studded list of film and television talent slated to present at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The line-up includes Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Anderson, Sean Astin, Rachel Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Alison Brie, Tituss Burgess, Kaley Cuoco, Natalia Dyer, Joseph Fiennes, Jim Gaffigan, David Harbour, Chris Hemsworth, Julianne Hough, Sarah Hyland, Patty Jenkins, Nick Jonas, Joe Keery, Diane Kruger, Justina Machado, Dacre Montgomery, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parsons, Jay Pharoah, Norman Reedus, Sebastian Stan, and many more.  The winners will be revealed live at the 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).  As previously announced, actor and activist Olivia Munn will host the ceremony.

“The talent involved in this year’s show is beyond what we could have hoped for.  It is going to be quite an evening, packed with more star power than ever before,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “We are looking forward to celebrating with all of the nominees and making it a night they won’t forget!”

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.

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 Saturdaymorning 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
andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com

Alana Russo
The CW
818-977-5993
Alana.Russo@cwtv.com


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
andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com

Alana Russo
The CW
818-977-5993
Alana.Russo@cwtv.com

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