A&E has announced that they’ve partnered with the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association to become the host network for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2015 and 2016.
“Our new partnership will help establish The Critics’ Choice Awards as one of the most coveted awards by celebrating the best talent achievements in the entertainment industry with two of the most respected institutions in Hollywood,” said David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network. “These bi-annual live tent-pole events will be key highlights of the movie and television awards seasons for A&E viewers.”
Said to be the most accurate Oscar predictor, The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed by the BFCA, the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada with nearly 300 voting members. Meanwhile, The Critics’ Choice Television Awards are held by the BTJA and represent the collective opinions of nearly 100 television journalists. Last year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were dominated by Gravity, which went on to win seven trophies and nearly double its closest competition (American Hustle); the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards found Fargo and Orange Is the New Black tied for the most wins with three, edging out the likes of Breaking Bad, Cosmos, and The Normal Heart, all of whom went home with two trophies.
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards typically air in January as an Oscar pre-cursor, while The Critics’ Choice Television Awards air in June as an Emmy pre-cursor. Both ceremonies were previously broadcast on The CW.
Will you be watching The Critics’ Choice Awards? Do you think A&E feels like the right home for both shows? Who would you like to see host the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards next year?