The CW to Broadcast 'The 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards' Live on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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October 22nd, 2012

via press release:



October 22, 2012 (Burbank, CA) –  The CW Television Network will broadcast “The 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, January 10, 2013 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET), it was announced today by Joey Berlin, President of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Thom Sherman, Executive Vice President, Development, The CW.

”The BFCA is thrilled that our awards show has an exciting new broadcast partner that reaches the same audience that most frequently goes to the movies and will most enjoy our glamorous Hollywood party,” says Berlin.  “The CW is breaking out this fall and we expect `The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ to help continue the network’s surge.  With our big event falling on the very day that Oscar nominations are announced, we know everyone is going to be watching our star-studded celebration of the biggest and best movies of the year.”

“As host of the ‘18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards,’ The CW gets the opportunity to throw one of the first major events of the Hollywood awards season with all of the biggest, A-list stars right here on our network,” said Sherman.  “We’re working very closely with the BFCA to give this telecast a cool, current party vibe that both celebrates the year’s best films and fits perfectly with our young adult brand.”

Nominees for the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be announced on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

The awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 270 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.

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 George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Bob Dylan, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.  Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

The 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

The BFCA and Berlin Entertainment were represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and Lance Klein of WME.

Key ballot and submission dates for 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards below:

December 3, 2012 - Nominating ballots sent to BFCA members

December 9, 2012 – Deadline for returning nominating ballots

December 11, 2012 – Nominees announced

January 7, 2013 – Final ballots sent to BFCA members

January 8, 2013 – Deadline for returning final ballots

January 10, 2013 – Winners revealed during live telecast on The CW.

  • GARebelman

    This will probably have larger numbers than 90120 and Gossip Girl combined LOL

  • Tony ^_^

    You can tell that The CW is really trying this season to boost their ratings with Awards Shows, Music Festivals, etc. :p

  • lll

    This ia also another reason not to waste air time with reruns. This can garner ratings and keep CW relevant.

  • Jonny C…. formerly Jon

    Wow… I guess VH1 lost the battle for that. It’s gonna be interesting to watch this on the CW….

  • david

    Good to see the CW geting more specials on the network. To keep people watching insead of showing repeats.

  • forg

    Good move CW

  • Desperate Houseboy

    i hope they will get super bowl someday too.

  • Ram510

    Ok but will this even crack a 2.0? And has any show on The CW ever beat a 2.0. So lets lower the bar, will this even crack a 1.3 (matching Arrow premiere)

  • POI


    The Vampire Diaries Cracked a 2.1 in its premiere, so yes there was a show that cracked a 2.0 and its their most successful show yet.

    Happy that The CW is trying hope they get better ratings this season and next season even some of their shows crack a 2.0 its a dream for them and any show that can crack that number will get renewed instantly and will be guaranteed 4 seasons atleast, i also hope they get ride of these teen shows and bring more shows like Arrow and Supernatural, and bring some good comedies, i just want to see how The CW will choose their comedies and if they will be a success or not i hope they will be but there is a huge chance they will not because every network has their own comedies and its hard to find time except @10 where there are no comedies airing so this might be a problem for them. But then again if it has good word of mouth more people will watch and it could be TBBT of The CW.

    Good Luck CW, Ur Already a Better Network than Last Year.

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