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The CW to broadcast the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

After spending a few years on VH1, the Broadcast Film Critics Association have moved their prestigious Critics Choice Awards to the CW to be aired on Oscar nomination day, January 10, 2013 at 8:00pm ET.  Read below for the full details and the 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.

For more information or to request media credentials to cover this show, please contact And Gelb or Stephanie Samson of Slate PR at (310) 461-0114 orandy@slate-pr.com / stephanie@slate-pr.com.

About The Broadcast Film Critics Association:

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 270 television, radio and online critics.  For additional information about the BFCA and its membership, visit its website at www.criticschoice.com.

About The CW

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, particularly women, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning block.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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