The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association have announced that the 24th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST. The event will air live on the east coast and delayed in the Pacific Time Zone. The show will continue its combined film and television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement. The show will again be aired from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
The 23rd Critics Choice Awards were hosted by actress and activist Olivia Munn. The Shape of Water was the most nominated feature film, and it won four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro. Top film acting awards went to Gary Oldman for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the drama Darkest Hour, and Frances McDormand, for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDormand’s co-star Sam Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor, while Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for her performance in I, Tonya.
The series Big Little Lies won four awards, including Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or or Limited Series for Nicole Kidman. The Handmaid’s Tale won Best Drama Series and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won Best Comedy Series. Gal Gadot received the #SeeHer Award from her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
The 24th Critics Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing over 300 television, radio and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is its partner organization and includes television, radio and internet journalists who television on a regular basis.
The Capital District’s own Jackson Murphy, aka “Lights Camera Jackson,” is a veteran of six Critics Choice Awards broadcasts. He attended his first one in 2013 when he was fourteen. He had been a professional critic for seven years. These days he is a regular contributor on the subject of the motion picture industry on WGNA radio, where he can be heard on Friday mornings, as well as his own website, Lights Camera Jackson.
“As The CW ushers in Sunday night programming, I’m thrilled that the Critics Choice Awards will air on TV’s biggest night of the week,” Murphy says. “Nearly all of last year’s Critics Choice movie winners matched the Academy Award winners. And I predict that this year, Critics Choice will cover many more categories, Film & TV, over 3 hours than the Oscars will – because the awards themselves have always been, and will continue to be, the top priority.”