Critics' Choice Movie Awards

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Current: 26th Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice icon.png
Awarded forThe finest in cinematic achievements
CountryUnited States
Presented byCritics Choice Association
First awarded1996 (for 1995 films)

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award) is an awards show presented annually by the American-Canadian Critics Choice Association (CCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.[1] Written ballots are submitted during a week-long nominating period, and the resulting nominees are announced in December. The winners chosen by subsequent voting are revealed at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in January. Additionally, special awards are given out at the discretion of the BFCA Board of Directors. This award is also an indicator of success to the Academy Awards.

The awards were originally named simply Critics' Choice Awards. In 2010, the word Movie was added to their name, to differentiate them from the Critics' Choice Television Awards, which were first bestowed the following year by the newly created Broadcast Television Critics Association. The name Critics' Choice Awards now officially refers to both sets of awards collectively.[2]

From 2006 through 2009, the awards ceremony was held in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. From 2010 through 2012, it took place in the refurbished, historic Hollywood Palladium. Broadcasting the ceremony began with the sixth ceremony on E! Entertainment Television in 2001 for four years, followed by The WB Network for two years, before returning to E! for a year. VH1 took over the broadcast in 2008.[3] The live television broadcast of the event moved from VH1 to The CW in 2013,[4] with the 19th ceremony airing on January 16, 2014, live from the Barker Hangar[5][6] in Santa Monica, California.[7] In October 2014, it was announced that the Critics' Choice Movie Awards would move to A&E for 2015 and 2016.[8]



Note: A ceremony is generally referred to by the year of release of the films that it honored, rather than the year in which it was held.


  1. ^ "BFCA" Archived 2015-05-23 at the Wayback Machine, Critics' Choice Awards. [Accessed 30-05-2019]
  2. ^ "Critics' Choice Awards | Home". Critics' Choice Awards. The Broadcast Film Critics Association. Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  3. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 21, 2007). "VH1 becomes Critics' Choice". Reuters.
  4. ^ Weisman, Jon (22 October 2012). "CW grabs Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on 28 December 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  5. ^ Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Ave #203, Santa Monica, CA - Google Maps
  6. ^ Gelb, Andy. "Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 16, 2013). "The CW to Broadcast the 'Critics Choice Movie Awards' & 'Critics Choice Television Awards' in 2014". Zap2it. The CW press release. Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 7, 2014). "A&E Network to Televise 'The Critics' Choice Awards'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards Returns to The CW Network on Sunday, January 9, 2022" (Press release). The CW. May 12, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.

External links[edit]