Critics’ Choice Awards 2019

Critics’ Choice Awards 2019: The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards airs Sunday night, the best of the best in TV and film will be honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards begin at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Awards season is in full swing as Hollywood prepares for its second blockbuster red carpet event for 2019.

The Critics Choice Awards will roll out the red carpet for A-listers in California on Sunday local time, and is considered one of the best barometers for predicting the Academy Awards.

Despite missing out on all the big gongs in a shock upset at the Golden Globes last week, it’s expected Lady Gaga and the A Star Is Born team will clean up at the 24th annual event, which celebrates the best work in both film and television and will stream direct from the US on Foxtel.

Gaga unsurprisingly is up for the Best Actress award, as well as Glenn Close (The Wife) who stormed ahead of the singer-turned-actor to take out the Globe.

It will be a tight race between the two, who are up against five other stars including Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Olivia Colman (The Favourite).

Period drama The Favourite leads this years nominations with a total of 14, including best picture, best acting ensemble and best director, followed closely by Black Panther which has notched 12 nods.

First Man came third with 10 nominations, with Mary Poppins Returns, A Star Is Born and Vice trailing closely behind with nine.

Bradley Cooper is up for both Best Actor and Best Director for his work on A Star Is Born, after being snubbed for both awards at the Globes.

Despite cleaning up at the Globes, Bohemian Rhapsody is only up for three awards including Rami Malek in the Best Actor category, as well as Best Costume Design and Best Makeup.

Saints vs Eagles

Saints vs Eagles: After losing to the Saints in New Orleans by a final score of 48 to 7 in Week 11, the Philadelphia Eagles are eager to prove they’re better than that team that got blown out.The game will be played from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will begin at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Philadelphia, led by Nick Foles, just barely squeaked past the Bears in the wild card round. They were in control for much of the game, but the Bears made a late comeback and were in position for a game-winning field goal that was ultimately missed after it hit the upright and then the crossbar.

In that game, Foles completed 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while the team as a whole rushed for just 42 total yards.

The Saints and Eagles also faced off in the regular season, and it was an old-fashioned beatdown, with the Saints winning, 48-7. Drew Brees threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns and wasn’t sacked once, while as a team the Saints rushed for 173 yards.

This was before Carson Wentz’s injury, and he had an awful game, completing 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked three times. The Eagles also only managed 58 yards rushing.

It was a blowout, but perhaps the underdog Foles can take his underdog team further, which seems to be his primary strength as a quarterback. That loss to the Saints left the Eagles at 4-6 on the season, but they went on to win five of their next six games — three under Foles — to make the playoffs at 9-7.

Eagles vs Saints

Eagles vs Saints: In first divisional round of NFL playoff games, the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles will face off on the gridiron, hoping to advance to the next round and keep their dream of the Super Bowl alive.

The New Orleans Saints finished the regular season at 13-3, and now will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs after a week off due to their first-round bye. The game will be played from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will begin at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday. It will be broadcast by FOX (live streaming via FuboTV, FOX Sports GO).

Philadelphia, led by Nick Foles, just barely squeaked past the Bears in the wild card round. They were in control for much of the game, but the Bears made a late comeback and were in position for a game-winning field goal that was ultimately missed after it hit the upright and then the crossbar.

In that game, Foles completed 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while the team as a whole rushed for just 42 total yards.

The Saints and Eagles also faced off in the regular season, and it was an old-fashioned beatdown, with the Saints winning, 48-7. Drew Brees threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns and wasn’t sacked once, while as a team the Saints rushed for 173 yards.

This was before Carson Wentz’s injury, and he had an awful game, completing 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked three times. The Eagles also only managed 58 yards rushing.

It was a blowout, but perhaps the underdog Foles can take his underdog team further, which seems to be his primary strength as a quarterback. That loss to the Saints left the Eagles at 4-6 on the season, but they went on to win five of their next six games — three under Foles — to make the playoffs at 9-7.

Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints

Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints: New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton dismisses the premise that the Philadelphia Eagles could derive extra motivation from the widespread perception that New Orleans ran up the score on them when they met in November.

The New Orleans Saints finished the regular season at 13-3, and now will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs after a week off due to their first-round bye. The game will be played from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will begin at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday. It will be broadcast by FOX (live streaming via FuboTV, FOX Sports GO).

Philadelphia, led by Nick Foles, just barely squeaked past the Bears in the wild card round. They were in control for much of the game, but the Bears made a late comeback and were in position for a game-winning field goal that was ultimately missed after it hit the upright and then the crossbar.

In that game, Foles completed 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while the team as a whole rushed for just 42 total yards.

The Saints and Eagles also faced off in the regular season, and it was an old-fashioned beatdown, with the Saints winning, 48-7. Drew Brees threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns and wasn’t sacked once, while as a team the Saints rushed for 173 yards.

This was before Carson Wentz’s injury, and he had an awful game, completing 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked three times. The Eagles also only managed 58 yards rushing.

It was a blowout, but perhaps the underdog Foles can take his underdog team further, which seems to be his primary strength as a quarterback. That loss to the Saints left the Eagles at 4-6 on the season, but they went on to win five of their next six games — three under Foles — to make the playoffs at 9-7.

Saints vs Eagles

Saints vs Eagles: The New Orleans Saints finished the regular season at 13-3, and now will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs after a week off due to their first-round bye. The game will be played from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will begin at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Philadelphia, led by Nick Foles, just barely squeaked past the Bears in the wild card round. They were in control for much of the game, but the Bears made a late comeback and were in position for a game-winning field goal that was ultimately missed after it hit the upright and then the crossbar.

In that game, Foles completed 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while the team as a whole rushed for just 42 total yards.

The Saints and Eagles also faced off in the regular season, and it was an old-fashioned beatdown, with the Saints winning, 48-7. Drew Brees threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns and wasn’t sacked once, while as a team the Saints rushed for 173 yards.

This was before Carson Wentz’s injury, and he had an awful game, completing 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked three times. The Eagles also only managed 58 yards rushing.

It was a blowout, but perhaps the underdog Foles can take his underdog team further, which seems to be his primary strength as a quarterback. That loss to the Saints left the Eagles at 4-6 on the season, but they went on to win five of their next six games — three under Foles — to make the playoffs at 9-7.

Eagles vs Saints

Eagles vs Saints: The final game of divisional weekend is perhaps the most interesting. The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles are traveling to New Orleans to take on the No. 1 seeded Saints, and the two teams’ strengths match up incredibly well in order to set them each up for success.

The New Orleans Saints finished the regular season at 13-3, and now will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs after a week off due to their first-round bye. The game will be played from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will begin at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday. It will be broadcast by FOX (live streaming via FuboTV, FOX Sports GO).

Philadelphia, led by Nick Foles, just barely squeaked past the Bears in the wild card round. They were in control for much of the game, but the Bears made a late comeback and were in position for a game-winning field goal that was ultimately missed after it hit the upright and then the crossbar.

In that game, Foles completed 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while the team as a whole rushed for just 42 total yards.

The Saints and Eagles also faced off in the regular season, and it was an old-fashioned beatdown, with the Saints winning, 48-7. Drew Brees threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns and wasn’t sacked once, while as a team the Saints rushed for 173 yards.

This was before Carson Wentz’s injury, and he had an awful game, completing 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked three times. The Eagles also only managed 58 yards rushing.

It was a blowout, but perhaps the underdog Foles can take his underdog team further, which seems to be his primary strength as a quarterback. That loss to the Saints left the Eagles at 4-6 on the season, but they went on to win five of their next six games — three under Foles — to make the playoffs at 9-7.

Critics’ Choice Awards 2019

Critics’ Choice Awards 2019: The 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards will roll out the red carpet for A-listers in California on Sunday local time, and is considered one of the best barometers for predicting the Academy Awards. The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards begin at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sunday.

With final ballots in and the red carpet all rolled out, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association are all set to shine the spotlight on their dazzling annual awards ceremony— the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs.

Boasting a diverse pool of A-list stars expected to be in attendance, the organizer’s signature showpiece event has the reputation for being one of the best predictors of the Academy Awards nominations.

This year, in the film categories, “The Favourite” leads the pack with 14 nominations, including best picture, best acting ensemble and best director for Yorgos Lanthimos. “Black Panther” follows closely with 12 nominations while “First Man” lands the third place with 10 nominations.

In television, “The American,” “The Association of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “Escape at Dannemora” reign supreme garnering 5 nominations each while both “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Sharp Objects” follow closely behind with 4 nominations each.

When the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards airs Sunday night, the best of the best in TV and film will be honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). That means you’ll not only see some of your favorite actors accept awards, but you’ll also see them shine on the red carpet.

It all goes down during The CW’s live broadcast of the event, from 7 to 10 p.m. EST. Most of that time will be dedicated to the actual affair, but from 7 to 7:20 p.m. EST, the network will be airing a preshow of sorts, which will focus on the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards celebrity arrivals.

One star you can really expect to see hit the red carpet during tonight’s show is Taye Diggs, as he’s been tapped to host the event.

“We are thrilled to have Taye hosting this year’s ceremony,” BFCA President Joey Berlin said in a press release. “Taye is a star of both film and television, plus his illustrious stage career makes him especially qualified to lead our show. He promises to infuse the Critics’ Choice Awards with his infectious charm and humor, and enrich what already promises to be a memorable night!”

As for the “All American” star, he shared in the press release that he’s “honored and ridiculously excited” to host the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Los Angeles Chargers vs New England Patriots

Los Angeles Chargers vs New England Patriots: The New England Patriots can reach their eighth consecutive AFC Championship Game with a win Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL divisional round. The Patriots’ divisional matchup with the Chargers kicks off at 1:05 p.m.

One of the dominating storylines heading into today’s divisional round playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers is quarterback Philip Rivers’ record against his opponent: a Rivers-led team has never beaten the Patriots when they had Tom Brady under center, losing all seven meetings dating back to 2006. However, past performance has little impact on today’s matchup between the two clubs.

Rivers, after all, is having a tremendous season by all standards. The Pro Bowl selection completed 347 of his 508 regular season pass attempts (68.3%) for 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions before also playing a key role his team’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens and their outstanding defense in the wild card round last week. All in all, the 37-year old is in the middle of one of his best seasons to date.

In order to find out more about Rivers and the unit around him, we spoke to Jamie Sewell who works as an assistant editor for our sister site Bolts From the Blue. And for him, Rivers’ excellence so far this season has one primary reason. “I think there’s a lot of little factors that come into play, but I think the biggest thing for Rivers this year is that he finally trusts in his team enough to not try and play what Chargers fans refer to as ‘Hero Ball,’” said Jamie about the quarterback.

Jamie then went on to explain what exactly he meant by this description of the NFL’s 2013 comeback player of the year. “In the past, Rivers has had a tendency to make some incredibly ill-advised throws, and that usually came down to him trying to put the team on his back and drag them to victory himself,” he said. “In reality, he’d usually end up throwing a terrible pass into double coverage and costing the Chargers any chance of a comeback.”

“This year, be it because of the talent around him, the coaching staff in place or because of Philip himself, he’s been far more comfortable in playing smart football and putting the ball in the hands of other players, and it’s been rewarded with one of his finest seasons yet,” Jamie continued. “He’s still got an errant decision in him when he thinks he sees something that isn’t there, but I’d distrust any list that doesn’t have him in the top three quarterbacks this year.”

As Jamie mentioned, the talent around Rivers is also a factor in the quarterback’s performance this season. “He’s got a legitimate, healthy number one wide receiver for the first time in a while in Keenan Allen, excellent #2 and #3 targets in Mike and Tyrell Williams, his old buddy (and I do mean old, because that dude is SLOW) Antonio Gates, and the best running game the Chargers have had since LaDainian Tomlinson was in town,” he said.

“Obviously, an offense having that many weapons is always going to be dangerous, but I think that it’s really helped Rivers decision making this year,” Jamie continued. One part of this is the veteran’s ability to correctly read and react to defensive alignments, and play the mental game on as high a level as any other passer in the league: Rivers has seen it all over the course of his 15-year career, and it shows.

“One thing that I don’t think gets spoken enough about with Rivers is his football IQ,” said Jamie about Rivers. “Outside of your own Tom Brady, I don’t think there’s another quarterback in the league who comes close to mastering Philip’s command of the offense and the way he dictates things at the line of scrimmage — again, that factors into the whole ‘putting the team on his back when the chips are down’ thing.”

“That can be a weakness in itself, however, as the playcalls from offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt take a while to arrive, and by the time Rivers has assessed the defense, sorted out the protections upfront and possibly checked into a different look or a new play, there’s usually only a couple of seconds on the play clock left,” the Chargers writer continued about the operations within Los Angeles’ offense.

Patriots vs Chargers

Patriots vs Chargers: A look at how the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots match up for an AFC divisional playoff game. Be prepared for a very cold afternoon at Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in an AFC Divisional Round playoff matchup.

Arguably no other game in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs is more evenly matched than the tilt that will go down in Foxboro, Mass., on Sunday. The second-seeded New England Patriots — playing their first game of the postseason — will host the fourth-seeded Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium.

The Chargers had a better regular-season record than the Patriots, but were unable to win the AFC West. They fought off a late comeback by the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card round, advancing by earning the 23-17 victory at M&T Bank Stadium. New England, meanwhile, is hoping to put a less than stellar (by its standards) regular season in the past and reach its eighth straight AFC Championship.

The New England Patriots host the Los Angeles Chargers in an AFC divisional NFL playoffs 2019 game on Sunday.

Kickoff is set for 12:05 p.m. Central, 1:05 p.m. Eastern, with the game to be broadcast live via CBS. The Patriots are a 4-point favorite, according to Vegas Insider.

Los Angeles beat Baltimore 23-17 in a wild-card round game last week, while New England had a first-round bye. The Chargers went 12-4 during the regular season, while the Patriots went 11-5.

Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley might be feeling the most pressure going into Sunday’s AFC divisional-round game at New England.

Bradley’s game plan of using seven defensive backs to neutralize Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson resulted in a 23-17 win. His challenge this week is coming up with the right strategy to contain Patriots QB and five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

Bradley isn’t tipping his hand about using seven DBs for a second straight week, saying each opponent is different.

“I learned through Larry Coyer when I was in Tampa about the importance of personnel placement,” Bradley said on Thursday. “We talk about personnel placement every week. I think for that game, that was more of a decision we made for that game and every week is different.”

Chargers vs Patriots

Chargers vs Patriots: The New England Patriots host the Los Angeles Chargers in an AFC divisional NFL playoffs 2019 game on Sunday. The second seeded New England Patriots playing their first game of the postseason will host the fourth-seeded Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium.

One of the dominating storylines heading into today’s divisional round playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers is quarterback Philip Rivers’ record against his opponent: a Rivers-led team has never beaten the Patriots when they had Tom Brady under center, losing all seven meetings dating back to 2006. However, past performance has little impact on today’s matchup between the two clubs.

The Patriots’ divisional matchup with the Chargers kicks off at 1:05 p.m. The game will air on CBS. The game-time temperature is projected to be about 25, but it will feel like 18.

Los Angeles beat Baltimore 23-17 in a wild-card round game last week, while New England had a first-round bye. The Chargers went 12-4 during the regular season, while the Patriots went 11-5.

Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley might be feeling the most pressure going into Sunday’s AFC divisional-round game at New England.

Bradley’s game plan of using seven defensive backs to neutralize Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson resulted in a 23-17 win. His challenge this week is coming up with the right strategy to contain Patriots QB and five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

Bradley isn’t tipping his hand about using seven DBs for a second straight week, saying each opponent is different.

“I learned through Larry Coyer when I was in Tampa about the importance of personnel placement,” Bradley said on Thursday. “We talk about personnel placement every week. I think for that game, that was more of a decision we made for that game and every week is different.”