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The Critic's Choice Awards is an annual awards program that celebrates the best productions and performances of the year in films. The first ceremony was held in 1996 and the ceremony is held a full month ahead of the Academy Awards. The Critic's Choice Awards have usually been a precursor to that year's other Award shows. Each category has the nominees listed and winner's announced based on the input of an organization of professional film critics.
One category has been retired and that was Best Family Film. The awards that are presented each year include Best Action Movie, Best Animated Film, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Comedy Film, Best Costume Design, Best Documentary Film, Best Editing, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Makeup, Best Song, Best Musical Score, Best Sound, Best Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Director.
There are several awards presented each year for acting. One category unique to this awards show is Best Young Performer. Some of the winners in this category have included Haley Joel Osment, Dakota Fanning, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld. The 2013 winner for Best Young Performer was Quvenzhané Wallis for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
There are awards presented for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress each year as well. The Biggest three categories are for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Film.
Some of Hollywood's greatest have taken home big acting prizes including Renee Zellweger, Anne Hathaway, Kevin Spacey, Anthony Hopkins, Eddie Murphy, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney and Sean Penn.
The Critic's Choice Awards were the first major award show to have ten nominees for Best Film. Argo was the winning film in 2013.
Critics' Choice Awards Full Episode Guide
The 21st Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 17, 2016 at the Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar in California, honoring the finest achievements in 2015 filmmaking. It was broadcast on A&E, and hosted by T. J. Miller. Nominees for the awards were announced on December 14, 2015.
Watch the 20th Annual Critics Choice Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. "Birdman" leads all films with 13 nominations. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood" are also top contenders with 11 and 8 nominations respectively.
Watch the 19th Annual Critics Choice Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" both have 13 nominations.
Watch the 18th Annual Critics Choice Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. "Lincoln" leads all films with 13 nominations.
Paul Scheer and Rob Heubel host the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. "The Artist" and "Hugo" lead all films with 11 nominations apiece. Fitz and the Tantrums serve as the house band.
Watch the Red Carpet Premiere of the 17th Annual Critics Choice Awards.