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.