Critics Choice Awards 2020: Live Coverage–Tune In

The 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards gala, hosted by Taye Diggs, is broadcast live on CW TV Network on Sunday night.

“The Irishman” has picked up the most film nominations for the ceremony.

Scorsese’s gangster drama goes into the awards show with 14 noms, including best picture, director and acting ensemble as well as best actor (Robert De Niro) and supporting actor (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci).

Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” earned 12 nominations.

Rounding out the top of the list are “Little Women” with nine nominations and “Marriage Story” with eight followed by “Jojo Rabbit” and “Parasite” with seven each.

Scarlett Johansson is a double nominee for her work in “Marriage Story” and “Jojo Rabbit.” Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”), Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”), Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”) and Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) picked up noms for director and their screenplays.

“Roma” picked up the best picture trophy last year as well prizes for director (Alfonso Cuarón), cinematography and best foreign film. Cuarón went on to win the Oscars for director, cinematography and foreign-language film, but the Academy named “Green Book” the year’s best picture.

Also at last year’s Critics’ Choice, “Vice” star Christian Bale won lead actor and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) and Glenn Close (“The Wife”) tied for lead actress. Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) and Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) won in the supporting categories.

The Oscar for lead actor went to Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) while Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) was recognized as lead actress. Ali and King followed their Critics’ Choice wins with Oscar gold.

Except for best picture, the Academy limits each Oscar category to five nominees. The Critics’ Choice has up to seven in many categories.

“When They See Us,” “This Is Us” and “Schitt’s Creek” lead the Critics’ Choice Awards noms for television.

This most-nominated trio represents an interesting diversity of platform, with “When They See Us” being from streamer Netflix, “This Is Us” being a broadcast drama (NBC) and “Schitt’s Creek” coming from cable (Pop TV).

“When They See Us” takes the top spot for nominations this year with six: limited series, limited series/TV movie actor for Jharrel Jerome, supporting limited series/TV movie actor for both Asante Blackk and John Leguizamo and supporting limited series/TV movie actress for both Marsha Stephanie Blake and Niecy Nash.

“This Is Us” and “Schitt’s Creek” scored five nominations each. “This Is Us” picked up noms in the drama series category, as well as categories for drama actor (for Sterling K. Brown), supporting drama actress (for Susan Kelechi Watson) and two for supporting drama actor (for Asante Blackk and Justin Hartley). Meanwhile, “Schitt’s Creek” is seeing attention in the following categories: comedy series, comedy series actor (for Eugene Levy), comedy series actress (for Catherine O’Hara), supporting comedy actor (for Daniel Levy) and supporting comedy actress (for Annie Murphy).

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