Critics Choice Awards announce new air date of March 13

The Critics Choice Awards has announced it will air live Sunday, March 13 after it was previously postponed due to COVID-19.

The Critics Choice Association said in a statement Thursday they would be moving forward with an in-person event and working with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department ‘to ensure that the proper COVID-19 protocols to keep all attendees safe and comfortable will be in place’ by March 13.

‘Following the science and tracking the course of the Omicron variant, we believe that March 13th will be the right day to properly honor the finest achievements in film and television during the past year,’ CCA CEO Joey Berlin said in the statement.

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New date! The Critics Choice Awards has announced it will air live Sunday, March 13 after it was previously postponed due to a COVID-19 surge 

‘We could have proceeded with our original January 9th date with limited attendance or switched to a virtual awards show like we did last year, but we decided to wait until we could safely gather in person and truly celebrate with the creative community, industry leaders and our CCA members all together in one beautiful setting for all the world to see.’

The upcoming 27th annual awards show will be co-hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer and will take place at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. It will air 7pm-10pm ET on The CW and TBS. 

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The new date conflicts with another major awards show, the BAFTAS, which is also set to take place March 13. 

According to Variety sources, the CCAs and BAFTAs have been in communication over the issue and have a mutual understanding amongst one another.  

Star-studded: The upcoming 27th annual awards show will be co-hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer and will take place at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. It will air 7pm-10pm ET

The Critics Choice Awards was originally scheduled to occur January 9 but in December the organization announced a postponement with no new date selected. 

In a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the organization said the decision to postpone the show was ‘the prudent and responsible decision at this point.’

The group added they had, ‘thoughtful consideration and candid conversations’ with both The CW and TBS, which were set to broadcast the 27th annual event.

‘We are in constant communication with L.A. County Health Officials, and we are currently working diligently to find a new date during the upcoming awards season in which to host our annual gala in-person with everyone’s safety and health remaining our top priority,’ the statement continued.

Big news: The organization also announced the news via Twitter 

The nominations for the Critics’ Choice Awards were announced in December, with Belfast and West Side Story tied for the most movie nominations with 11 apiece, both of which are up for Best Picture.

Other Best Picture nominees include CODA, Don’t Look Up, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog and tick, tick… BOOM!

The TV side was lead by HBO’s Succession, which earned eight nominations in total, including Best Drama Series.

Also up for Best Drama Series is Evil, For All Mankind, The Good Fight, Pose, Squid Game, This Is Us and Yellowjackets.

Lady Gaga will be battling it out with Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) and Kristen Stewart (Spencer) for Best Actress.

Lady Gaga will be battling it out with Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) and Kristen Stewart (Spencer) for Best Actress

Read more:

  • Critics Choice Awards Move to March After COVID Delay – Variety
  • Critics Choice Awards Postponed Amid COVID-19 Concerns ¿ The Hollywood Reporter