The CW Television Network has partnered with the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association to broadcast the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards for the second consecutive year, and also the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2014.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Joey Berlin, BFCA/BTJA president, and John Maatta, executive vice president of The CW.
This marks the first time that the Critics' Choice Television Awards, which takes place in June, will be broadcast in its entirety in primetime.
The 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards gala is slated to air on Jan. 16, 2014. The nominees will be announced on Monday, Dec. 16. Locations and hosts for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Critics' Choice Television Awards will be announced at a later date.
"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with The CW to include the Critics' Choice Television Awards, in addition to the Critics' Choice Movie Awards," Berlin said. "We believe the phenomenal success of our movie awards show on The CW last year was a harbinger of great things to come. Hosting our star-studded event on Jan. 16 - the day the Academy Award nominations are announced and the world is focused on Hollywood - again guarantees that the Critics' Choice Movie Awards celebration will be a must-see highlight of the awards season. And the Critics' Choice Television Awards is poised to become as important to TV audiences as it is already to the TV industry."
"We're very happy to once again be the broadcast home of the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and to add the Critics' Choice Television Awards to our schedule this season, continuing The CW's commitment to more event programming throughout the year," Maatta said. "With the biggest stars in movies and TV, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Critics' Choice Television Awards are fantastic broadcast events for The CW as we keep adding more original hours to our primetime schedule."
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 U.S. and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today's film-going public. The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members.
BTJA is the collective voice of almost 100 journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences.
Since its inception in 1995, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards has been a must-attend bellwether event of the movie awards season. Among the attendees at last year's show were: Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Judd Apatow, Christian Bale, Kathryn Bigelow, Jack Black, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Marion Cotillard, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Joaquin Phoenix, Steven Spielberg and Rebel Wilson.
Historically, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.