Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award) is an awards show presented annually by the American-Canadian Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) 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.

Critics' Choice Movie Awards
25th Critics' Choice Awards
Awarded forThe finest in cinematic achievements
CountryUnited States
Presented byBroadcast Film Critics Association
First awarded1996

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. The live television broadcast of the event moved from VH1 to The CW in 2013,[3] with the 19th ceremony airing on January 16, 2014, live from the Barker Hangar[4][5] in Santa Monica, California.[6] In October 2014, it was announced that the Critics' Choice Movie Awards would move to A&E for 2015 and 2016.[7]



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.


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  2. "Critics' Choice Awards | Home". Critics' Choice Awards. The Broadcast Film Critics Association. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  3. Weisman, Jon (22 October 2012). "CW grabs Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  4. Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Ave #203, Santa Monica, CA - Google Maps
  5. Gelb, Andy. "Critics' Choice Movie Awards". Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  6. 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. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  7. 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.
  8. "The 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Returns to The CW Network on Sunday, January 12, 2020". The Futon Critic. April 8, 2019.
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