Who will submit?
Of course, there will be the usual roster of film and TV notables—Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mayim Bialik, to name a few—but look out for some of the big stars from the sports world this year, too. Serena Williams, whose story was featured in the biopic “King Richard,” and Sean McVeigh, the Los Angeles Rams coach whose team won the Super Bowl last month, will also be handing out the awards.
Who will get special prizes?
The Critics’ Choice Association awards the #SeeHer Award each year, which honors women who push “the limits in changing stereotypes” and promote “real images of women throughout the entertainment landscape.” This year honors were given to Halle Berry, who 20 years ago became the first – and only – black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Comedian Billy Crystal will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
What should I watch?
With the Academy Awards looming, on March 27, films will be looking to advance their causes for the best picture — or the making of it. Belfast, whose cast hasn’t won many awards during awards season yet, could make a comeback with the best picture if it wins the Critics’ Choice Awards. The Best Actress category is once again a sham — as it has at every awards show this year — with the potential to build momentum for Jessica Chastain after her big win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for “Tami Fay’s Eyes.”
On the TV side, Netflix’s hit series “Squid Game” is Best Foreign Language Series and Best Drama Series, although it will face stiff competition in the latter category of series Succession, which tops all shows with eight nominations.
Who do we think will win?
Ariana DeBose, who played Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story,” is basically a sure thing for a Best Supporting Actress. In the supporting actor category, it’s a two-man race between Kotsur and Kodi Smit-McPhee from The Power of the Dog. And the best picture? Maybe it’s between Belfast and Dog Power.
Why are the Critics’ Choice Awards held on the same night as the BAFTA Awards?
Well, the BAFTAs got here first. But after the pandemic forced the Critics’ Choice Association to cancel the January date, Joy Berlin, chief executive of the organization, said, He said While there was only one day between the Super Bowl and the Oscars the show could move to and still meet contractual obligations with networks, sponsors and venues.
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