The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT

HOSTED BY AISHA TYLER

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced live at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Two hour pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets before the awards ceremony.

Aisha Tyler will grace the show as this year’s host. Tyler, who is not new to the duties that come with hosting a show, serves as the new host of the critically acclaimed improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” on The CW Network. Tyler is also currently a co-host of Emmy-nominated show “The Talk.”

“12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” tie this year with thirteen nominations each. “12 Years a Slave” has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Michael Fassbender, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Score for Hans Zimmer.

The nominations for “American Hustle” include Best Picture, Best Actor for Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor for Bradley Cooper, Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for David O. Russell, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy for Christian Bale, and Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams.

“Gravity” also impressed with ten nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Actress in An Action Movie for Sandra Bullock, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Score.

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Her,” “Captain Phillips,” and “Nebraska” all received six nominations while “The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug” received five. “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “August: Osage County,” “Enough Said,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Rush” received four nominations. Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock were both nominated for their comic performances in “The Heat,” with two more acting nominations for Bullock for Best Actress and Best Actress in an Action Movie for “Gravity.” Jennifer Lawrence also has multiple acting nominations for Best Supporting Actress in “American Hustle” and Best Actress in an Action Movie for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Christian Bale and James Gandolfini both also have multiple acting nominations.

Since its inception in 1995, theCritics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season.  Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Among the attendees at last year’s show were Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix and Steven Spielberg.

The 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

About BFCA/BTJA:

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics. BTJA is a branch of the BFCA.  For additional information about the BFCA, BTJA and their memberships, visit www.criticschoice.com.

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