If you loved Peter Dinklage‘s Cyrano, Lady Gaga‘s over-the-top accent in “House of Gucci,” or Jude Hill from “Belfast,” you’ll want to tune in to the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday night to see if any of them receive their due after being overlooked for Oscar nominations last month. Will Jessica Chastain or Penélope Cruz win the best actress competition? Will Troy Kotsur be able to maintain his Oscar momentum with a win in the best supporting actor category? Will “Belfast” or “West Side Story,” which both have 11 nominations, take home the award for the best ensemble? Here’s everything you need to know about the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards, including the candidates, when it airs, and how to watch it online if you don’t have cable. Here’s how to watch Sunday night and what to look out for and, if you have five hours, how to watch both the Critics Choice Awards and the BAFTAs.
When does the Critics Choice Awards 2022 begin?
The three-hour broadcast will air simultaneously on the CW and TBS on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. Eastern. On the West Coast, it will be delayed, so check your local listings. If you’ve gone cord-cutting, you can watch it on FuboTV, or Sling TV. Viewers who can’t make it to the 27th annual event at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles can watch it live from home this year. The awards show is broadcast live on both networks at the same time.
Is it possible to watch the Critics’ Choice Awards on Hulu?
Yes, if you have a Hulu + Live TV subscription, you may watch the Critics’ Choice Awards for free because they will be shown live on TBS. You can watch the CCA online thanks to your membership, which gives you access to 75+ channels, including TBS.
Who will be the host?
For the past three years, “Empire“ actor and Broadway star Taye Diggs has served as host. This time, he’ll co-host the show from Los Angeles with Nicole Byer.
Who decides who wins the awards?
Of course, there are critics, as well as entertainment journalists. They’re all members of the Critics Choice Association, a group of about 500 people.
Who will be given particular recognition?
Every year, the Critics Choice Association honors a woman who pushes “boundaries on breaking preconceptions” and promotes “authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape” with the #SeeHer Award. Halle Berry, the first — and only — Black woman to win an Academy Award for best actress 20 years ago, is this year’s honoree. Billy Crystal, the comedian, will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Why are the Critics’ Choice Awards and the BAFTAs on the same night?
The BAFTAs, on the other hand, arrived first. The Critics Choice Association’s chief executive, Joey Berlin, said at the time that there was only one Sunday between the Super Bowl and the Oscars that the show could move to and still honor contractual obligations with networks, sponsors, and venues after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the January date.
How I’d watch both BAFTAs and Critics Choice Awards?
You’ve come to the right place! (Thank you, elapsed time.) The BAFTAs, which begin at 2 p.m. Eastern on BritBox and will be hosted by Rebel Wilson in the Royal Albert Hall at 5 p.m. London time will be streamable for American audiences beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern, giving you plenty of time to watch before the Critics Choice Awards.