The CW Network to Broadcast LIVE “The Critics’ Choice Awards”

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11 January 2019
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The Critics’ Choice Awards
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 “The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards”
                Sunday, January 13 from 7 to 10 PM ET (delayed PT) on The CW
 
          The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced 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.
 
The Critics’ Choice Awards
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          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.

The Critics’ Choice Awards
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          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.

Critc's Choice Awards
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          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.
 
The Critics’ Choice Awards
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          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 16, 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. 
 
The Critics’ Choice Awards
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          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 Critics’ Choice Awards
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          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.
 
 

 
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