Like many of the awards shows coming this year, the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards will be back live and in person – now at a later date than originally planned. The show, originally scheduled for January, will now air on Sunday, March 13, with hosts Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer. However, the new date for the ceremony presents a difficult situation for many nominees, as this year’s BAFTA Film Awards are scheduled to take place this same day.
Although the official list of BAFTA nominations will not be announced until February 3, the long list of awards shares many nominees with CCAs, including Belfast and West Side Story, which lead the CCA package with 11 nominations each.
“We are aware of the rescheduling of the 2022 Critics Choice Awards and understand the unprecedented circumstances that led to their decision this year,” a BAFTA spokesperson told Deadline. “There are no changes to our current plans for an in-person event for the EE British Academy Film Awards on March 13 and we look forward to welcoming everyone to London’s Royal Albert Hall for a safe and memorable event. There are currently no satellite link projects.
“By following the science and following the evolution of the Omicron variant, we believe that March 13 will be the right day to properly honor the finest achievements in film and television over the past year,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin in a statement. “We could have continued our original date of January 9 with limited attendance or moved to a virtual awards show as we did last year, but we have decided to wait until we can meet in person safely. and to truly celebrate with the creative community, industry leaders and our CCA members all gathered in a beautiful setting for the world to see. »
In an interview with Deadline, Berlin further discussed the unfortunate coincidences of the situation, saying he didn’t want the nominees to feel like they “have to choose” which city they will compete in. “I have huge respect for BAFTA, for Amanda Berry and her team and their awards show, and how kind they were. It will never happen again. We would never dream of going on a date that a major awards event has already claimed if the pick was not based on that date, or not at all.
Produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment, CCA 2022 will air simulcast on The CW and TBS, in addition to numerous countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
27and Annual Critics’ Choice AwardsSunday March 13, 7/6c, The CW & TBS