The CW Network and TBS Team up for the 27th annual CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS

October 26, 2021 in DOCS, International, MOVIES, News, Press, TV


October 26, 2021 (Burbank, CA) – For the first time in its history, The Critics Choice Awards (CCA) will be made available to an expanded audience across broadcast and cable, as TBS joins forces with The CW Network to simulcast the upcoming 27th annual CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS scheduled to air LIVE on Sunday, January 9, 2022 (7:00-10:00pm ET) (delayed PT – Check local listings). The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement. The awards ceremony will be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, Calif.

CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement.  Historically, they are the most-accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.


  • Monday, November 15, 2021 – Submissions close for CCA TV categories (submissions are not required for film categories)
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – NomComs begin deliberations 
  • Friday, December 3, 2021 – NomComs render official recommendations 
  • Monday, December 6, 2021 – Critics Choice Awards TV nominations announced
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Nominating ballots go out to Film Branch members
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 – Midnight (PT) deadline for final Film ballots 
  • Monday, December 13, 2021 – 9 a.m. PT Film nominations announced 
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – Final CCA ballots emailed to all members 
  • Friday, January 7, 2022 – 9 p.m. (PT) Deadline for returning final ballots 
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 27th annual Critics Choice Awards presented live on The CW and TBS and in-person at the Fairmont Century Plaza.
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 27th annual Critics Choice Awards presented live on The CW and TBS 

The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.  The CCA is represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig. Follow the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.  

About The CW:
THE CW NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, now broadcasts across the week, offering fourteen-hours of primetime programming, Monday through Sunday, beginning in Fall 2021. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. Additionally, The CW broadcasts a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network CW Seed launched in 2013 and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit

About TBS:
TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, good-time entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS’ Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable — “Miracle Workers,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Last O.G.,” “American Dad!” and “Chad.” The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes “The Misery Index,” “Go-Big Show,” “Wipeout,” “Friday Night Vibes” and “The Cube” along with upcoming series, “The Big D”. TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like “Young Sheldon” and “The Big Bang Theory,” classic sitcom favorites such as “Friends,” blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and “ELEAGUE,” WarnerMedia’s eSports gaming competition. Website:

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA):
The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing almost 500 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit:

Media Contacts:

The CW Network:
Nate Kirtman, 818/977-5993
[email protected]

Jodi Karp. 818/977-2609
[email protected]

Shannon Kerr
[email protected] 

The Critics Choice Association:
Andy Gelb/Julia Rossen
[email protected] / [email protected]

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