Broadcast Television Journalists Association Appoints Ed Martin New President

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The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, one of the organizers of the annual Critics’ Choice Awards, has named MediaVillage editor Ed Martin as its new president. He replaces Joey Berlin, who has topped the organization since it was founded a decade ago. The appointment was made by the BJTA executive committee.
Martin is editor and chief television and content critic at MediaVillage and has written about TV and Internet programming for several Myers publications…

Critics’ Choice Awards Moves To New Date

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association said that their 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony will air live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on  January 11 at 8 PM PT on the CW. The show will continue its combined film and television awards format.
Last year, the awards show aired on A&E on December 11, jumping from its traditional date of January 17.  The move came in hopes to get ahead of the Golden Globes…

Critics Choice Documentary Awards Crown ‘Jane’ As Winner, While Filmmakers Grapple With ‘Fucked-Up Times’

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The Jane Goodall documentary follows the early years of one of the planet’s greatest crusaders, and the choice was echoed by fellow directors like Joe Berlinger, who continues to believe in the power of film to make a difference.

Critics’ Choice TV Nominations Unveiled

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Television nominees for the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced today, with HBO leading all other networks with 22 nominations total. ABC and Netflix were tied in second place with 14 nominations apiece, and FX, riding the success of The People Vs. OJ Simpson in particular, came in fourth with 12 nominations. A month ahead of the 2016 Critics Choice broadcast, the ceremony has already been negatively affected by scandal thanks to the decision by the Broadcast…

Critics’ Choice Awards Org Responds to Backlash Over Entertainment Weekly Partnership

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The governing body of the Critics’ Choice Awards has responded to the backlash associated with their partnership with Entertainment Weekly on a multi-platform content and promotional deal for the upcoming awards ceremony. “EW will have the same role as A&E in determining the Critics’ Choice Awards that we vote on — NONE,” reads the statement from Broadcast Film Critics Association/Broadcast… Read more »

Critics’ Choice Announcement Sparks Resignations

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Seven TV journalists have resigned from the executive committee of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association following today’s news that TV nominations for the next Critics’ Choice Awards will be announced exclusively on EW.com and the People/Entertainment Weekly Network.
Among the seven to resign in protest were the nominating committee’s two co-chairs – TVLine’s Michael Ausiello and Variety‘s Debra Birnbaum, both sister sites to Deadline. The resignations come on…