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Critics Choice Awards returns to The CW Network on Sunday, March 7, with Host Taye Diggs

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Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:55 pm

The Critics Choice Association announced the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will air live on The CW Network on Sunday, March 7, 2021 (7-10 p.m. ET/delayed PT), with acclaimed film, television and stage star Taye Diggs returning to host for his third consecutive time. 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, health considerations permitting.

“Now more than ever, people are turning to film and television as a source of comfort, as a means of education, and as a way to connect,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin. “With the revised timeline, we are looking forward to celebrating all of the brilliant new work created during this extended season.”

Television Awards Timeline

Honoring the finest in television achievement in 2020

  • Nov. 2 – Submissions open
  • Jan. 4, 2021 – NomComs begin consideration
  • Jan. 15 – NomComs render recommendations
  • Jan. 18 – Critics Choice Awards TV nominations announced
  • March 4 – Final ballots go out to CCA TV branch members
  • March 5 – Deadline for returning final ballots

Film Awards Timeline

Honoring the finest in cinematic achievement in 2020 and January/February 2021

  • Feb. 1, 2021 – Nominating ballots go out to CCA film branch members
  • Feb. 5 – Deadline for returning nominating ballots
  • Feb. 7 – Critics Choice Awards Film nominations announced
  • March 4 – Final ballots go out to CCA film branch members
  • March 5 – Deadline for returning final ballots

The 25th annual Critics Choice Awards were hosted by award-winning actor Diggs.   

“Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood” took home four film awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt, Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino, and Best Production Design for Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh. Best Actor and Best Actress awards were bestowed upon Joaquin Phoenix for “Joker” and Renée Zellweger for “Judy,” respectively. The Best Director race resulted in a tie between Sam Mendes for “1917” and Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite.” Among the television categories, “Fleabag” took home the most awards, winning Best Comedy Series, Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Andrew Scott. Eddie Murphy received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Kristen Bell took home the #SeeHer Award.

Critics Choice Awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, they are the most-accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations

Follow the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards. 

Diggs was most recently seen in The CW’s critically acclaimed new series “All American.”

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