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CCA28 Seating

November 23rd, 2022

Thank you to all the members who responded to the CCA28 seating memo sent out earlier this month.  All of those responses have been taken into consideration by the Board as it wrestles with the vexing problem of how to wisely and fairly seat members in the main ballroom of the Fairmont Century Plaza on January 15th and accommodate other members and their guests at the event.  The previous memo reported that we will again be employing a lottery to help determine seating decisions, which remains the case.  But the Board has been persuaded that we need to restrict guests in the main ballroom in order to provide a larger number of members with seats there.

The Board is also considering giving extra seating consideration to members who do the most to help promote the CCA telecast, but believes it is too late in the process to factor this in for this year’s seating decisions.  So, in the interest of giving members time to make their plans for the January 15 event, here is the plan for this year.  Please note that ALL members will be able to attend the Night Before Party, the Pre-Show Cocktail Reception, and the Viewing Party with a guest.  Information about these events will be sent out early in the new year.

Please rsvp to Dera at [email protected] by the end of Friday, December 2 and state which rsvp option you would like:

Option 1.  Enter the lottery for a single ticket in the main ballroom (no guest).  If you do not receive a lottery ticket, please state whether you would like to attend the Viewing Party in the Fairmont Century Plaza (not in the main ballroom), solo or with a guest.

Option 2.  Skip the lottery for a single ticket in the main ballroom.  Rsvp directly for the Viewing Party in the Fairmont Century Plaza (not in the main ballroom), solo or with a guest.

Option 3.  Indicate that you will be watching from elsewhere this year.

*   The seating lottery will be held on December 5.  Everyone will get a number and the members with the lowest lottery numbers will be seated first.  It is impossible to predict how many members we will be able to seat in the main ballroom, but we will have an estimate on December 5 and more updated information before the holidays after studios, nominees, presenters and sponsors have their tables.  At that time, members will still be able to withdraw from the lottery and RSVP for the Viewing Party.

*   Members who are invited by studios to sit at a studio purchased table (with or without a guest) will be seated at the studio table and will not participate in the seating lottery.

*   To try and allow more members to have an opportunity to sit in the main ballroom, members who participate in the lottery and are seated in the main ballroom will not be eligible to enter the following year’s lottery.

*   Membership dues of $150 will be requested from all members, regardless of their attendance at CCA28.  Dues payment information will be going out to all members soon.

Please know that we are working hard to make the Viewing Party wonderful, as opposed to the unsatisfactory experience of being seated in a windowless overflow room last year.  Our goal is to make it a tough decision for members where they prefer to watch the show from.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The CCA Board of Directors


OFFICIAL BALLOT: Critics Choice Documentary Awards

November 7th, 2022

Voting closed on WEDNESDAY, NOV 9, 2022 at 9PM PT.

Winners will be revealed at the 7th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday, November 13, 2022 in New York. Watch the LIVE STREAM on Facebook and YouTube at 7PM ET/4PM PT.



The Critics Choice Association Announces Honorees for 5th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television

November 2nd, 2022

BERRY GORDY, ANGELA BASSETT, NICCO ANNAN, QUINTA BRUNSON, DANIELLE DEADWYLER, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, JONATHAN MAJORS, SCOTT ‘KID CUDI’ MESCUDI, AND GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD AMONG THOSE TO BE HONORED

Taking Place on December 5, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza

(Los Angeles, CA – November 2, 2022) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today honorees for the 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. Hosted by actor, stand-up comedian, and hip-hop icon Bill Bellamy, the event will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. 

The annual event has grown immensely since it began, having honored just one film, 20 Feet from Stardom, at the very first event. The Critics Choice Association continued to expand the Celebration to include additional honorees each year, adding Television categories to the slate last year. Now in its fifth year, the Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will recognize 15 categories as part of a star-studded night honoring standout achievements in Black filmmaking and television.

“The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television has grown tremendously over the last five years,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “We’re thrilled to be able to recognize such outstanding projects across both film and television, and to honor these incredible actors and filmmakers for their work.” 

Songwriter, producer, director, entrepreneur, and founder of Motown Berry Gordy will receive the Icon Award for his unparalleled contribution to music, film and popular culture, while legendary actress Angela Bassett will receive the Career Achievement Award for her extraordinary career and her recent role as Queen Ramonda in the Marvel Studios film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Actor, producer and director Michael B. Jordan will receive the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award for his overall contribution to the industry and in celebration of his directorial debut with the United Artists Releasing film, Creed III. In addition to directing the film, he reprises his role as Adonis Creed, as well as produces under his Outlier Society production banner. Grammy Award winning musician, multi-platinum recording artist and actor Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi will be honored with the Groundbreaker Award for his starring role as Jabari in the Netflix television event, Entergalactic, which he also created.

The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will also honor the following:

Actor Nicco Annan will receive the Actor Award for Television for his role as Uncle Clifford on the STARZ hit series, P-Valley.

Writer and director Elegance Bratton will accept the Social Justice Award for his inspiring work on the A24 film, The Inspection.

Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and actress, Quinta Brunson will be presented with the Actress Award for Television for her role as Janine Teagues on ABC’s hit series, Abbott Elementary, which she created and also executive produces.

Actress Danielle Deadwyler will be honored with the Actress Award for Film for her role as Mamie Till-Mobley in the Orion Pictures and United Artists Releasing film, Till.

Actress and comedian Ayo Edebiri will receive the Rising Star Award presented by IMDbPro for her role as Sydney Adamu on the FX series, The Bear.

Actor Brian Tyree Henry will be awarded with the Supporting Actor Award for his performance as James Aucoin in Apple Original Films and A24’s, Causeway.

Actor Quincy Isaiah will also accept the Rising Star Award presented by IMDbPro for his role as Magic Johnson on the HBO Original series, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, available to stream on HBO Max.

Emmy and Critics’ Choice Award nominated Jonathan Majors will be presented with the Actor Award for Film for his role as Jesse Brown in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media aerial war epic, Devotion.

The Director Award for Film will be awarded to director Gina Prince-Bythewood for her work on TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One’s critically-acclaimed, The Woman King.

Writer/Director Nikyatu Jusu will accept the Breakthrough Film Award for the Amazon Studios and Blumhouse film, Nanny.

The Ensemble Award will be presented to the cast of ABC’s sitcom, The Wonder YearsElisha “EJ” Williams, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Julian Lerner, Amari O’Neil, and Milan Ray.

“It has truly been a year to celebrate,” said CCA Board Member Shawn Edwards, Executive Producer of the event. “The unprecedented amount of content about the Black experience on film and television made it very difficult to choose our honorees for this milestone year. And our special Icon Award honoree, Berry Gordy, pushed open a heavy door during the 70s and 80s through his Motown Productions with a string of movies and TV series that helped pave the way for future Black storytellers.”

The Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will be televised on KTLA in January and shown nationwide on Nexstar stations throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.

The Show is produced by Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.

Event sponsors include Delta Air Lines, Fairmont Century Plaza, GreenSlate, IMDbPro, McBride Sisters Wine Company; Milagro Tequila, and NEP Sweetwater. Event partners are Four Seasons Resort Nevis and Sunkist Growers.

Event logos, headshots, and digital assets can be found HERE.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing nearly 600 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit:

www.CriticsChoice.com.

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Chelsea Handler to host the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards

October 20th, 2022

Airing Live on The CW on Sunday, January 15, 2023 From the Fairmont Century Plaza in LA

(Los Angeles, CA – October 20, 2022) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today that comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate Chelsea Handler will host the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, January 15, 2023 (7:00-10:00pm ET – delayed PT, check local listings), airing live on The CW from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. 

Handler’s humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, a tenure during which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she launched her documentary series Chelsea Does followed by her talk show Chelsea on Netflix in 2016. As an author, she has penned six New York Times best-selling books, including 2019’s “Life Will Be the Death of Me,” which is also being adapted into a TV series for Peacock under her production banner, Chelsea Handler Productions. Handler will executive produce and star in the show.

In 2020, Handler released her first stand-up special in over 6 years, the critically acclaimed Chelsea Handler: Evolution on HBO Max, which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Most recently, she launched her iHeartRadio advice podcast, Dear Chelsea, and embarked on the Vaccinated and Horny Tour, bringing her sensational stand-up set to 80+ cities across North America and winning “The Comedy Act of 2021” at the People’s Choice Awards.

“We are thrilled to have Chelsea Handler joining us at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “We all know and love her work as a standup comedian, a best-selling author, a podcast host, and actress – and now as host of the Critics Choice Awards! I know this will be the best year yet and can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store.”

The 28th annual Critics Choice Awards will be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, and air live on The CW from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT – check local listings). The Critics Choice Awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement and will continue its combined film and television awards format honoring the best in cinematic, televised, and streaming achievement. Historically, they are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award® nominations. The 28th annual Critics Choice Awards show will be executive-produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The CCA is represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.  

This year, the Critics Choice Association will also hold the 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television on December 5, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, the 2nd annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television on November 13, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel and the inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television on November 4, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel.

Follow the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards. Join the conversation using #CriticsChoiceAwards.

Digital assets and artwork can be found HERE.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit:

www.CriticsChoice.com.

About The CW

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Critics Choice Association Selects “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power” and “Bad Sisters” to receive SOFEE Seal

October 19th, 2022

CRITICS CHOICE ASSOCIATION SELECTS “BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER” AS FIRST DOCUMENTARY TO RECEIVE THE SEAL OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT IN ENTERTAINMENT (SOFEE) 

“BAD SISTERS” EARNS RECOGNITION FOR SCRIPTED SERIES

(Los Angeles, CA – October 19, 2022) – The Critics Choice Association Women’s Committee is pleased to announce the second round of recipients of the newly launched Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment, including the first recipient in the documentary category. Called the “SOFEE,” the Seal recognizes outstanding new films and television series that illuminate the female experience and perspective through authentically told female-driven stories. 

The CCA is pleased to announce that titles earning the SOFEE Seal are: 

Documentary: “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power” (Kino Lorber)

Scripted Series: “Bad Sisters” (Apple TV+)

“Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power” is an enlightening documentary that challenges the way we see women in film. Director/writer Nina Menkes brilliantly analyzes the movie industry alongside notable directors to uncover the toxic narratives that have been shown about gender, sex, and race. Releasing in theaters Oct. 21, it’s a powerful watch that will encourage a much-needed change to gender roles in the media.

“We are thrilled that Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power is the first documentary film to be awarded the Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment and honored to be included with such projects as The Woman KingA League of Their Own, and Gutsy,” says Menkes. “As our colleague Iyabo Kwayana said, ‘When the camera is predatory, the culture is predatory.’ Brainwashed exposes the myriad ways that the visual language of cinema has infiltrated our consciousness and affected our lives. This meaningful recognition from The Critics Choice Association affirms the urgency and relevance of our film.” 

“Bad Sisters” is a scripted series following the five Garvey sisters who believe their lives would be better if J.P. (Claes Bang), the cruel, controlling, and manipulative husband of their sibling Grace, was dead. Co-created and co-written by star Sharon Horgan, episodes are helmed by female directors and feature female cinematographers. The idiosyncratic Garvey sisters, played by Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson, look just like real women at different stages of life.  

“Making this show was a privilege,” says Horgan. “But I’m only realizing now the full impact of telling these kinds of stories. I’ve received messages from women all around the world who have found themselves in similar situations to Grace but without sisters to save them. All of the team involved in the show are incredibly proud to receive this recognition, and inspired to continue to tell enlightening and entertaining female driven stories.”

Both recipients earned a perfect score in the numerical formula that is used to determine if new titles, nominated by CCA Women’s Committee members, are eligible for a SOFEE. Qualifying projects will have a prominent female character arc, give female characters at least equal screen time to male characters, have female leaders behind the scenes, and pass elements highlighted in the Bechdel test. 

To be considered, new film and television releases must possess an artistic and storytelling value and exceptionality, and score at least 7 out of a possible 10 points in the SOFEE rubric, which can be found at CriticsChoice.com. There are no limits or quotas governing the number of SOFEE seals the CCA may grant. 

The Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment is issued by the CCA Women’s Committee. Members include Tara McNamara (Chair), Hillary Atkin, Lauren Bradshaw, TJ Callahan, Natasha Gargiulo, Toni Gonzales, Teri Hart, Susan Kamyab, Louisa Moore, Gayl Murphy, Mary Murphy, Patricia Puentes, Christina Radish, Amanda Salas, Rachel Smith, Sammi Turano, Lynn Venhaus, and Elizabeth Weitzman, as well as CCA board member Paulette Cohn.

Digital assets and artwork can be found HERE.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

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Nominations Unveiled For The Seventh Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Presented by National Geographic Documentary Films

October 17th, 2022

FIRE OF LOVE LEADS WITH SEVEN NOMINATIONS AND GOOD NIGHT OPPY RECEIVES SIX NOMINATIONS

GALA TO HONOR AWARD WINNERS ON NOVEMBER 13, 2022 AT THE EDISON BALLROOM IN MANHATTAN, MARKING A NEW VENUE FOR THE EVENT

ACTOR AND STANDUP COMEDIAN WYATT CENAC TO SERVE AS HOST

Acclaimed Documentarian Barbara Kopple to Receive The Pennebaker Award Presented by Chris Hegedus

For the Very First Time, the Ceremony Will Be Live-Streamed Through Facebook Live and Instagram Live at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, November 13

Los Angeles, CA (Monday, October 17,  2022) — The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced the nominees for the Seventh Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). The winners will be revealed at a Gala Event on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at The Edison Ballroom in Manhattan, marking a change of venue and borough. The ceremony will be hosted by longtime event supporter, actor, and standup comedian Wyatt Cenac.

Fire of Love leads with seven nominations, including nods for Best Documentary Feature, Sara Dosa for Best Director, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Narration, Best Archival Documentary, and Best Science/Nature Documentary.

Good Night Oppyis recognized with six nominations, including Best Documentary Feature, Ryan White for Best Director, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Narration, and Best Science/Nature Documentary. 

Cenac is an Emmy-winning, WGA-winning, and Grammy-nominated performer, writer, and producer. From 2008 to 2012, he was a writer and popular correspondent on the hit late-night Comedy Central series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he earned three Emmy Awards and one Writer’s Guild Award.

For the very first time, the Awards will be live-streamed through Facebook Live and Instagram Live. Viewing links will be available on the Critics Choice Association website at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, November 13.

The Critics Choice Associationis honoring the year’s finest achievements in documentaries released in theaters, on TV, and on major digital platforms, as determined by the voting of qualified CCA members. 

This year, two categories – Best Ongoing Documentary Series and Best Limited Documentary Series – that have traditionally been included in the Critics Choice Real TV Awards will now be presented at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards.

In addition to the 17 award categories listed below, a most prestigious honor – The Pennebaker Award (formerly known as the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award) – will be presented to esteemed documentarian Barbara Kopple. The award is named for Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award winner D A Pennebaker, who passed away in 2019. The award will be presented to Kopple by Pennebaker’s producing partner and wife, Chris Hegedus.

Kopple, a director of documentaries, narrative TV, and film, is a two-time Academy Award winner and ten-time Emmy Award nominee. Her most recent project is the forthcoming documentary Gumbo Coalition, which premieres at DOC NYC as the Centerpiece Presentation in November 2022. 

Kopple produced and directed Harlan County USA and American Dream, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.  Her other films include Miss Sharon Jones!Desert OneThe House of SteinbrennerWoodstock:  Now and ThenShut Up and SingHavocA Conversation with Gregory PeckMy GenerationWild Man BluesRunning From CrazyFallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike TysonThis is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, and many more.  

For the second year in a row,  the Critics Choice Documentary Awards welcomes back National Geographic Documentary Films as the Presenting Sponsor.

The Catalyst Sponsor for the Seventh Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards is Peacock, with more sponsor announcements forthcoming.

“This year’s nominees prove that documentaries of all lengths and formats are advancing nonfiction media like never before,” said Christopher Campbell, Co-President of the Critics Choice Association Documentary Branch. “And we are excited to celebrate the tremendous talents who contributed to all of these brilliant films and series.” 

Carla Renata, Co-President of the Critics Choice Association Documentary Branch added, “We are also thrilled to witness an exemplary number of women filmmakers and female-focused subjects being represented, further solidifying the Critics Choice Documentary Awards’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the documentary landscape.”

Last year at the Sixth Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards,Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) received the award for every category in which it was nominated, including the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary Feature, as well as Best Director (TIE), Best First Documentary Feature, Best Editing, Best Archival Documentary, and Best Music Documentary. Subsequently, the film took home the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.

The nominees for the Seventh Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards Presented by National Geographic Documentary Films are:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Aftershock (Hulu/Onyx Collective)

The Automat (A Slice of Pie Productions)

Descendant (Netflix)

Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon)

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down (Briarcliff Entertainment/CNN Films/TIME Studios)

Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

The Janes (HBO Documentary Films)

Moonage Daydream (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)

Navalny (CNN Films/HBO Max/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Sidney (Apple TV+)

BEST DIRECTOR

Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio – George Carlin’s American Dream (HBO Documentary Films)

Margaret Brown – Descendant (Netflix)

Sara Dosa – Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon)

Reginald Hudlin – Sidney (Apple TV+)

Brett Morgen – Moonage Daydream (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)

Laura Poitras – All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)

Daniel Roher – Navalny (CNN Films/HBO Max/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ryan White – Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

BEST FIRST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Andrea Arnold – Cow (IFC Films)

Lisa Hurwitz – The Automat (A Slice of Pie Productions)

Jono McLeod – My Old School (Magnolia Pictures)

Amy Poehler – Lucy and Desi (Amazon Studios)

Alex Pritz – The Territory (National Geographic Documentary Films)

David Siev – Bad Axe (IFC Films)

Bianca Stigter – Three Minutes: A Lengthening (SUPER)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Benjamin Bernhard, Riju Das – All That Breathes (HBO Documentary Films/Sideshow)

Magda Kowalczyk – Cow (IFC Films)

Lucas Tucknott – McEnroe (Showtime Documentary Films)

Gabriela Osio Vanden, Jack Weisman, Sam Holling – Nuisance Bear (The New Yorker)

The Cinematography Team – Our Great National Parks (Netflix)

Alex Pritz, Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wau – The Territory (National Geographic Documentary Films)

BEST EDITING

Jabez Olssen – The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)

Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput – Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon) 

Joe Beshenkovsky – George Carlin’s American Dream (HBO Documentary Films)

Helen Kearns, Rejh Cabrera – Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

Brett Morgen – Moonage Daydream (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)

Langdon Page, Maya Daisy Hawke – Navalny (CNN Films/HBO Max/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Katharina Wartena – Three Minutes: A Lengthening (SUPER)

BEST SCORE

Hummie Mann – The Automat (A Slice of Pie Productions)

Nicolas Godin – Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon)

Blake Neely – Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

Max Avery Lichtenstein – The Janes (HBO Documentary Films)

David Schwartz – Lucy and Desi (Amazon Studios)

Marius de Vries, Anna Drubich, Matt Robertson – Navalny (CNN Films/HBO Max/Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST NARRATION

Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story (Fin and Fur Films)

   Written by Ben Masters

   Performed by Matthew McConaughey

Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon)

   Written by Shane Boris, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput, Sara Dosa

   Performed by Miranda July

Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

   Written by Helen Kearns, Ryan White

   Performed by Angela Bassett

Our Great National Parks (Netflix)

   Performed by Barack Obama

Riotsville, U.S.A. (Magnolia Pictures)

   Written by Tobi Haslett

   Performed by Charlene Modeste

Three Minutes: A Lengthening (SUPER)

   Written by Bianca Stigter

   Performed by Helena Bonham Carter

BEST ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTARY

The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)

Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon)

Moonage Daydream (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)

Nothing Compares (Showtime Documentary Films)

Riotsville, U.S.A. (Magnolia Pictures)

Three Minutes: A Lengthening (SUPER)

BEST HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY

The Automat (A Slice of Pie Productions)

Descendant (Netflix)

The Janes (HBO Documentary Films)

Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power (Peacock)

Still Working 9 to 5 (Mighty Fine Entertainment)

Three Minutes: A Lengthening (SUPER)

The U.S. and the Holocaust (Florentine Films/WETA)

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARY

George Carlin’s American Dream (HBO Documentary Films)

The Last Movie Stars (HBO Max/CNN Films)

Lucy and Desi (Amazon Studios)

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Peacock)

Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (Sony Pictures Classics)

Sidney (Apple TV+)

Sr. (Netflix)

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (Sony Pictures Classics)

If These Walls Could Sing (Disney Original Documentary)

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues (Apple TV+)

Moonage Daydream (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)

Nothing Compares (Showtime Documentary Films)

The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile (Sony Pictures Classics)

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY

Aftershock (Hulu/Onyx Collective)

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down (Briarcliff Entertainment/CNN Films/TIME Studios)

The Janes (HBO)

Navalny (HBO Max/CNN Films/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Retrograde (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (Winter on Fire Production)

BEST SCIENCE/NATURE DOCUMENTARY

All That Breathes (HBO Documentary Films/Sideshow)

Cow (IFC Films)

Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon)

Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

Nuisance Bear (The New Yorker)

Return to Space (Netflix)

The Territory (National Geographic Documentary Films)

BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Citizen Ashe (HBO Max/CNN Films)

Hockeyland (Greenwich Entertainment)

Kaepernick & America (Dark Star Pictures) 

McEnroe (Showtime Documentary Films)

The Redeem Team (Netflix)

Welcome to Wrexham (FX)

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

38 at the Garden (HBO Documentary Films)

Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices From a Plantation Prison (MTV Documentary Films)

The Flagmakers (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Four Seasons Total Documentary (MSNBC)

My Disability Roadmap (The New York Times Op Docs)

Nuisance Bear (The New Yorker)

Stranger at the Gate (The New Yorker)

BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES

The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)

Hostages (HBO Documentary Films)

The Last Movie Stars (HBO Max/CNN Films) 

The Lincoln Project (Showtime Documentary Films)

Our Great National Parks (Netflix)

The U.S. and the Holocaust (Florentine Films/WETA)

We Need to Talk About Cosby (Showtime Documentary Films)

BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES

30 for 30 (ESPN)

American Masters (PBS)

Cheer (Netflix)

The Circus (Showtime Documentary Films)

Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix)

Welcome to Wrexham (FX)

About the Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Documentary Awards are an offshoot of the Critics Choice Awards, which are bestowed annually by the CCA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, the Critics Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.

The Critics Choice Awards ceremony will be held on January 15, 2023 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, CA, and will be broadcast live on the CW.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, in recognition of the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

To learn more about the Critics Choice Documentary Awards and see the full list of nominees, visit the Critics Choice Association website.

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The Critics Choice Association Announces Honorees for the 2nd Annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television

October 14th, 2022

DESI ARNAZ, GUILLERMO DEL TORO, ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, LAZ ALONSO, GLORIA CALDERÓN KELLETT, SANTIAGO MITRE, JENNA ORTEGA AND GINA TORRES AMONG THOSE TO BE HONORED

Taking Place on November 13, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza

(Los Angeles, CA – October 14, 2022) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today select honorees for the 2nd annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television. Hosted by actress and producer Justina Machado, the event will take place on November 13, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. 

The Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television showcases standout Latino performances and work, both onscreen and offscreen. This year’s event has expanded to include television honorees, in addition to film honorees.

Actor, producer, and musician Desi Arnaz will be posthumously honored with the Icon Award for his incredible career. Arnaz is the subject, alongside his wife and partner Lucille Ball, of Prime Video’s documentary, Lucy and Desi. Their daughter, actress, singer, and producer Lucie Arnaz, will accept the award on his behalf. Two-time Oscar-winning producer, writer and director Guillermo del Toro will receive the Career Achievement Award for his decades-long career, and for his recent work on Netflix’s film, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, while five-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu will receive the Director Award for Film for Netflix’s film, Bardo.

“These Celebrations are not only reflective of the CCA’s ever-increasing diverse membership, but of the industry as well,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “The range of Latino talent in front of and behind the camera at this year’s event is incredible.”

Additional honorees include the following:

Actor Laz Alonso will receive the Actor Award for Television for his performance as Mother’s Milk in Prime Video’s six-time Emmy-nominated series, The Boys.

Writer and executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett will receive the Producer Award for Television for her work on Prime Video’s series, With Love.

Actor Cristo Fernández will receive the Rising Star Award for Television presented by IMDbPro for his performance as Dani Rojas in Apple TV+’s Emmy-winning series, Ted Lasso.

Actress Jenna Ortega will receive the Rising Star Award for Television presented by IMDbPro for her performance as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s upcoming series, Wednesday.

Actor Brandon Perea will receive the Rising Star Award for Film presented by IMDbPro for his performance as Angel Torres in Universal Pictures’ film, Nope.

Director, Writer, Producer Santiago Mitre will receive the International Film Award for Amazon Studio’s film, Argentina, 1985.

Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno will receive the Breakthrough Actress Award for Television for her performance as Tabitha Matthews in the EPIX, soon to be MGM+ series, FROM.

Late-night personality Guillermo Rodriguez will receive the Special Honoree Award for his 19+ years working side by side with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Actress Gina Torres will receive the Actress Award for Television for Fox’s series, 9-1-1: Lone Star.

Additional honorees will be announced in the coming weeks. 

“Recognizing the achievements of Latino artists, performers and visionaries must be paramount in our entertainment industry,” said CCA Board Member and Co-Programmer/Co-Writer Clayton Davis. “I’m proud to be a part of this vital and special Celebration that brings even more visibility and recognition to our vast culture.”

“We’re also immensely proud to be part of this special Celebration recognizing the achievements of the Latino community. It is so important to showcase these performances of our extremely talented honorees” said CCA Co-Programmers/Event Producers, Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante. 

A portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to fund scholarships for Latine Artists participating in Sundance Collab, Sundance Institute’s digital online learning and community platform.

Sponsors of the event include: Delta Air Lines, Fairmont Century Plaza, GreenSlate, IMDbPro, McBride Sisters Wine Company, and Milagro Tequila.

Event partners include: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.

Event logos, headshots, and digital assets can be found HERE.


About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 
The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.


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The Critics Choice Association Announces Slate of Honorees for the Inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television

September 29th, 2022

PARK CHAN-WOOK, ZOË CHAO, JOHN CHO, AULI’I CRAVALHO, JAMES HONG, KARYN KUSAMA AND NICK MOHAMMED AMONG THOSE TO BE HONORED

Gala Event to Take Place on November 4, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza

(IMAGE ABOVE: L to R: Park Chan-wook, Zoë Chao, John Cho, Auli’i Cravalho, James Hong, Karyn Kusama, Nick Mohammed)

(Los Angeles, CA – September 29, 2022) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today honorees for its inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television, honoring the finest achievements in front of and behind the camera. The Celebration will take place on November 4, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. 

The Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television showcases both emerging and established talent. The inaugural event could not come at a better time, following an abundance of show-stopping performances and work in recent projects including Everything Everywhere All at Once, Decision to Leave, Ms. Marvel, Turning Red, Squid Game, Pachinko, The Cleaning Lady, Fire Island, and many more.

This year’s honorees include the following:

Actor James Hong will receive the Icon Award for his incredible career and most recently, his performance as Gong Gong in A24’s film, Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Actor Joel Kim Booster will receive the Breakthrough Actor Award for Film for his performance as Noah in Searchlight Pictures’ film, Fire Island, which he also wrote.

Director and producer Park Chan-wook will receive the Director Award for Film for his work on MUBI’s film, Decision to Leave, which he also co-wrote.

Actress Zoë Chao will receive the Actress Award for Television for her performance as Zoë on Apple TV+’s series, The Afterparty

Actor John Cho will receive the Actor Award for Film for his performance as Max Park in Prime Video’s film, Don’t Make Me Go.

Actress Auli’i Cravalho will receive the Rising Star Award for Film presented by IMDbPro for her performance as AJ Campos in Hulu’s film, Crush.

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk will receive the Director Award for Television for his Emmy-winning work on Netflix’s series, Squid Game.

Actress Park Eun-bin will receive the Rising Star Award for Television presented by IMDbPro for her performance as Woo Young-woo on Netflix’s series, Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

Executive producer and showrunner Soo Hugh will receive the Showrunner Award for her work on the Emmy-nominated Apple TV+ series, Pachinko.

Li Jun Li will receive the Breakthrough Actress Award for Film for her performance as Lady Fay Zhu in Paramount Pictures’ film, Babylon.

Emmy-nominated executive producer and director Karyn Kusama will receive the Trailblazer Award for her remarkable career, and especially, her work on Showtime’s series, Yellowjackets.

Two-time Emmy nominee Nick Mohammed will receive the Actor Award for Television for his performance as Nathan Shelley on Apple TV+’s Emmy-winning series, Ted Lasso.

Director and writer Domee Shi will receive theAnimated Film Award for her work on Disney and Pixar’s film, Turning Red.

Director and producer David Siev will receive the Social Justice Award for his work on IFC Films’ documentary, Bad Axe.

Actress Élodie Yung will receive the Breakthrough Actress Award for Television for her performance as Thony on Fox/Warner Bros. Television’s series, The Cleaning Lady.

Cast members from the Disney+ series Ms. Marvelwill receive the Ensemble Award for Television for their performances in the show.

“We are thrilled with the response from the studios and networks and their support in recognizing the outstanding talent from the Asian American Pacific Islander community at our inaugural Celebration,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. 

“For a first-time event, it makes us immensely proud to showcase these films and shows and shine a light on these extraordinary individuals,” said Critics Choice Association member and Co-Programmer/Co-Writer for the event Kylie Mar.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) to assist with funding a Film Production Grant for one rising filmmaker.

Sponsors of the event include: Delta Air Lines, Fairmont Century Plaza, GreenSlate, IMDbPro, and Milagro Tequila.

The show will be produced by Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.

Event logos, honoree headshots, and digital assets can be found HERE.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit:

www.CriticsChoice.com.

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Critics Choice Association Announces Slate of Upcoming Awards Shows & Celebrations

July 19th, 2022

28th Annual Critics Choice Awards Will Air Live on The CW on Sunday, January 15, 2023

(Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2022) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today the dates for upcoming awards shows and celebrations including the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards, the 7th annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, and the three Critics Choice Association’s Celebrations. The Celebrations include the 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television, the 2nd annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television, and the inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television.

The 28th annual Critics Choice Awards will return to the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 15, 2023, airing live on The CW from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT – check local listings). The show will continue its combined film and television awards format honoring the best in cinematic, televised, and streaming achievement. Historically, the Critics Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations. Bob Bain will serve as the Executive Producer.

The 7th annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards are set for November 13, 2022 at a new and larger venue this year, the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. The deadline for submissions is September 16, 2022; nominations will be announced on October 17, 2022. Last year’s winners included Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), The Rescue, Val, The Crime of the Century, Becoming Cousteau, The Alpinist, and The Queen of Basketball. Bob Bain will serve as the Executive Producer.

The 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will be held December 5, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. Last year’s honorees included Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Hudson, Barry Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors, Danielle Brooks, Robin Thede and Kenan Thompson. Critics Choice Association Board Member Shawn Edwards serves as the Executive Producer/Co-Writer of the Celebration of Black Cinema & Television.

The 2nd annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television will hold its first in-person ceremony at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel on November 13, 2022, following the success of last year’s virtual event. The 2021 inaugural celebration honored Rita Moreno, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Demián Bichir, Gloria Estefan, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Clifton Collins Jr., Eugenio Derbez and Olga Merediz. This year’s event has expanded to include television honorees, in addition to film awardees. Critics Choice Association Board Member Clayton Davis will serve as the Co-Programmer/Co-Writer for the Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television.

The inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television will debut on November 4, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. With noteworthy performances in projects such as Everything Everywhere All at Once, Turning Red, Squid Game, Pachinko, Never Have I Ever, Station Eleven, and many more, there has never been a better time to launch the inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television. Critics Choice Association member Kylie Mar will serve as the Co-Programmer/Co-Writer for the event.

Each of the three Celebrations will be produced by Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.

“It truly is an embarrassment of riches,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “We’re thrilled the Critics Choice Awards is returning to its original January date on The CW and has become more popular than ever before. Our Documentary Awards receives more and more submissions every year. And as the CCA membership has grown over the last year and become even more diverse, it gives us great pleasure to respond accordingly with the expansion of our portfolio of events. The addition of our inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television along with the success of last year’s first Celebration of Latino Cinema and the 5th year milestone of our Celebration of Black Cinema & Television allows us to continue honoring the finest achievements in front of and behind the camera, and shine a light on underrepresented and underappreciated storytellers.”

Event logos can be found HERE.

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About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: 

www.CriticsChoice.com.

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The winners of the 4th Annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards

June 13th, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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“RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” AND “TOP CHEF” LEAD WINNERS OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

Bob Saget Honored With Critics Choice Real TV Impact Award Presented by John Stamos and Accepted by Kelly Rizzo

Bravo Tops Networks with Five Awards

Los Angeles (June 12, 2022) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) and nonfiction producers’ organization NPACT unveiled today the winners for the fourth annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, which recognize excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Hosted by the Sklar Brothers, the annual event returned to an in-person ceremony and gala this year on June 12 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Top Chef” led the winners, taking home three awards each. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” captured Best Unstructured Series and Best Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series, while “Top Chef” won for Best Culinary Show and Best Show Host – Padme Lakshmi; the two shows shared a win as well, tying in the Best Competition Series category.

In the fan-voted categories, Robert Irvine of “Restaurant: Impossible” (Food Network) was awarded Male Star of the Year, while Selena Gomez of “Selena + Chef” (HBO Max) was named Female Star of the Year.

Bravo was the most awarded network of the evening, topping five categories.  

The late Bob Saget was honored with this year’s Critics Choice Real TV Impact Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual for career excellence and the positive impact they have made on the world of nonfiction content. John Stamos presented the Impact Award to Kelly Rizzo, wife of the late Bob Saget. Saget starred in many successful unscripted television shows, including the long-running “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and A&E’s “Strange Days with Bob Saget,” in addition to starring in the iconic “Full House.” He was also a Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. Saget also previously hosted the inaugural NPACT Impact Awards (now the Critics Choice Real TV Awards) in 2018.

The Critics Choice Real TV Awards were launched in 2019 as a large-scale awards platform to give the robust (and still growing) unscripted genre critical attention and support. The awards celebrate programming across platforms, and also recognize industry leaders with special awards highlighting career achievements. Bob Bain and Joey Berlin serve as Executive Producers. Michelle Van Kempen also executive produces the show. 

The Critics Choice Association monitors all awards submissions and selects the nominees in all competitive categories. Blue-ribbon nominating committees made up of CCA members with expertise in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming determine the nominees. Winners are chosen by a vote of the CCA membership. NPACT leads the selection of non-competitive discretionary awards and awards for platforms and production companies.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 525 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About NPACT

NPACT is the trade association for nonfiction production companies doing business in the U.S. Its members are comprised of production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies. NPACT serves as the voice for the nonfiction creative community, providing a forum for producers as they navigate changes in media and tackle business issues. For more information visit NPACT.org.

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WINNERS OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

BEST COMPETITION SERIES

Chopped (Food Network)

Making It (NBC)

**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

**Top Chef (Bravo)

The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)

BEST COMPETITION SERIES: TALENT/VARIETY

Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Finding Magic Mike (HBO Max)

Legendary (HBO Max)

**Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Prime Video)

Next Level Chef (Fox)

The Voice (NBC)

BEST UNSTRUCTURED SERIES

Couples Therapy (Showtime)

**RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)

The Kardashians (Hulu)

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)

The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans (Paramount+)

We’re Here (HBO)

BEST STRUCTURED SERIES

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)

Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic)

**How To with John Wilson (HBO)

Sketchbook (Disney+)

BEST CULINARY SHOW

Cooking with Paris (Netflix)

Crime Scene Kitchen (Fox)

Is It Cake? (Netflix)

Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Magnolia)

The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)

**Top Chef (Bravo)

BEST GAME SHOW

Family Game Fight! (NBC)

Holey Moley (ABC)

**Jeopardy! (Syndicated)

Supermarket Sweep (ABC)

The Price Is Right (CBS)

Weakest Link (NBC)

BEST TRAVEL/ADVENTURE SHOW

Alone (History)

Family Dinner (Magnolia)

**Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (Netflix)

BEST BUSINESS SHOW

American Greed (CNBC)

Bar Rescue (Paramount+)

Million Dollar Wheels (Discovery+) 

Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network)

**Shark Tank (ABC)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST ANIMAL/NATURE SHOW

Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Discovery)

**Critter Fixers: Country Vets (National Geographic)

Eden: Untamed Planet (BBC America)

Growing Up Animal (Disney+)

Penguin Town (Netflix)

The Wizard of Paws (BYUtv)

BEST CRIME/JUSTICE SHOW

911 Crisis Center (Oxygen)

Cold Justice (Oxygen)

Heist (Netflix)

Rich & Shameless (TNT)

**Secrets of Playboy (A&E)

Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (National Geographic)

BEST SPORTS SHOW

30 for 30 (ESPN)

Bad Sport (Netflix)

**Cheer (Netflix)

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (CMT)

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (Freevee)

BEST RELATIONSHIP SHOW

90 Day Fiancé (TLC)

La Máscara del Amor (Estrella TV)

**Love Is Blind (Netflix)

Love on the Spectrum (Netflix)

My Mom, Your Dad (HBO Max)

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (Netflix)

BEST LIFESTYLE: HOME/GARDEN SHOW

Celebrity IOU (HGTV)

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Magnolia)

Houses with History (HGTV)

Married to Real Estate (HGTV)

**Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo)

Rock the Block (HGTV)

BEST LIFESTYLE: FASHION/BEAUTY SHOW

Glow Up (Netflix)

Love, Kam (SurvivorNetTV)

Making the Cut (Prime Video)

My Unorthodox Life (Netflix)

**Project Runway (Bravo)

The Hype (HBO Max)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

Abraham Lincoln (History)

Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (Netflix)

Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (Netflix)

Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo (Netflix)

Theodore Roosevelt (History)

**We Need to Talk About Cosby (Showtime)

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN AN UNSCRIPTED SERIES

Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)

The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans (Paramount+)

The Voice (NBC)

Top Chef (Bravo)

BEST SHOW HOST

Mayim Bialik – Jeopardy! (Syndicated)

Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker and Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez – Desus & Mero (Showtime)

**Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu); Top Chef (Bravo)

Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

John Oliver – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

MALE STAR OF THE YEAR

Jeff Goldblum – The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)

**Robert Irvine – Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network)

Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Stanley Tucci – Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)

FEMALE STAR OF THE YEAR

Samantha Bee – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

Kelly Clarkson – The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndicated); The Voice (NBC); American Song Contest (NBC)

Joanna Gaines – Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Magnolia); Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Magnolia)

**Selena Gomez – Selena + Chef (HBO Max)

Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu); Top Chef (Bravo)

Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PROGRAMMING BY A NETWORK OR STREAMING PLATFORM

Discovery+

**HBO Max

Hulu

Netflix

TLC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PRODUCTION

Bunim/Murray Productions

**The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC)

Kinetic Content

Raw TV

Sharp Entertainment

World of Wonder

WINNERS BY NETWORK FOR

THE FOURTH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

Bravo – 5

HBO / HBO Max – 3

Netflix – 3

VH1 – 3

A&E – 1

ABC – 1

CBS Television/Syndicated – 1

Food Network – 1

Hulu – 1

National Geographic – 1

Prime Video – 1

Showtime – 1