Traditionally held in January, the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will kick off the season as the first major award show, airing in December this year on A&E.
Last year the Critics’ Choice Awards aired in January after the Golden Globe Awards. This year the Critics’ Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, December 11 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, immediately following Critics’ Choice Red Carpet Live on A&E at 7 PM ET/4 PT, from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.
Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller will return as host of the show honoring the best in movies and television for the second consecutive year, it was announced today by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E, and Joey Berlin, President of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA).
“T.J.’s tremendous presence and comedic humor complement our mission to make this show bigger and better year after year,” said Frontain Bryant. “We are honored to have him return as we lead the way into award season celebrating the best of television and film.”
“The BFCA and BTJA are very excited about moving the Critics’ Choice Awards from the traditional mid-January date to December 11th,” added Berlin. “This is the logical time for the Critics’ Choice Awards to be presented in the vanguard of the awards season. The role of critics is to assess new films and television shows and advise the public when they are initially released. So this new date is actually the most appropriate time for our annual year-end assessment of the finest achievements in both media. December 11th will be the first time all of the year’s major award contenders will be gathered together to celebrate the best of the best.”
A&E Networks is under a deal with the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association to air the awards show through 2017.
The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.