or


[01/10/06 - 12:00 AM]
The Broadcast Film Critics Association Announces the Winners for the 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

[via press release from The WB]

THE BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS

AWARDS CEREMONY HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 AND BROADCAST LIVE ON THE WB NETWORK

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners for the 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The 200 members of the BFCA, the largest film critics' organization in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of 19 categories. The winners were announced at the Critics' Choice Awards gala on Monday, January 9, 2006 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The Critics' Choice Awards were created by the BFCA to recognize excellence in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2005. The accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab tallied the written ballots. Historically, the Critics' Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Dennis Miller hosted the 11th Annual Gala which was televised live on the WB Network.

This year the BFCA gave a special tribute to George Clooney, honoring him with the Freedom Award for illuminating our shared values of freedom, tolerance and democracy with his acclaimed film �Good Night, and Good Luck.� Julia Roberts made her first public appearance since having twins to present the award. Clooney joins an illustrious list of special award recipients at the Critics' Choice Awards ceremonies. Past honorees have included Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Peter Weir, Denzel Washington, Muhammad Ali, and Steven Spielberg among many others.

King Kong received a special Distinguished Achievement in Performing Arts Award to recognize the revolutionary cinematic achievement in synthesizing visual effects with an actor's performance to create the character. The award was accepted by actor Andy Serkis, animation director Christian Rivers, animation supervisor Joe Letteri and via special effects, King Kong himself.

�Brokeback Mountain� was the big winner of the night receiving three Critics' Choice Awards for Best Picture, Best Director for Ang Lee, and Best Supporting Actress for Michelle Williams, who shared her award win with Amy Adams in a tie. �Crash� and �Walk the Line� won two awards each with Reese Witherspoon walking away with Best Actress honors and the film winning Best Soundtrack. The cast of �Crash� was honored as Best Acting Ensemble and Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco received the Best Writer award for the film. Philip Seymour Hoffman was named Best Actor for his stirring performance in �Capote� and Paul Giamatti was recognized as Best Supporting Actor for �Cinderella Man.� �The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe� was awarded Best Family Film (Live Action) and John Williams won Best Composer for �Memoirs of a Geisha.�

Presenters at the gala included: Jensen Ackles, Joan Allen, Eric Bana, Angela Bassett, Chris �Ludacris� Bridges, Cedric The Entertainer, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Colin Hanks, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, John Leguizamo, Virginia Madsen, Chad Michael Murray, Jared Padalecki, Robert Patrick, Joaquin Phoenix, Cast of Rent, Julia Roberts, Rebecca Romijn, Emmy Rossum and Rachel Weisz.

Nominees in attendance included: Amy Adams, Joan Allen, Maria Bello, George Clooney, Matt Dillon, Alex Etel, Jennifer Esposito, Dakota Fanning, Dan Futterman, Paul Giamatti, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Haggis, Ron Howard, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Al Kapone, Catherine Keener, Q' Orianka Kilcher, Ang Lee, Joaquin Phoenix, Cast of Rent, Steven Spielberg, David Strathairn, Charlize Theron, Rachel Weisz, Nancy Wilson and Reese Witherspoon.

THE 11TH ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS

BEST PICTURE: Brokeback Mountain

BEST ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman &ndash �Capote�

BEST ACTRESS: Reese Witherspoon � �Walk the Line�

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Paul Giamatti � �Cinderella Man�

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams � �Junebug� Michelle Williams � �Brokeback Mountain�

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE: Crash

BEST DIRECTOR: Ang Lee � �Brokeback Mountain�

BEST WRITER: Paul Gaggis and Bobby Moresco � �Crash�

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: �Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit�

BEST YOUNG ACTOR: Freddie Highmore � �Charlie and the Chocolate Factory�

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS: Dakota Fanning � �War of the Worlds�

BEST COMEDY: The 40 Year-Old Virgin

BEST FAMILY FILM (LIVE ACTION): The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Into the West

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Kung Fu Hustle

BEST SONG: �Hustle & Flow� � performed by Terrence Howard, written by Al Kapone � �Hustle & Flow�

BEST SOUNDTRACK: Walk the Line

BEST COMPOSER: John Williams � �Memoirs of a Geisha�

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: March of the Penguins

# # #





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/19/15 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL, UFC Top Demos for NBC, FOX
Coverage of the NHL Playoffs and UFC on FOX lead the night among adults 18-49.

[04/19/15 - 08:37 AM]
NBC Sports Coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Ties for the Nightlong Win in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 18.

[04/18/15 - 01:32 PM]
Pete Rose Serves FOX Sports as Guest Analyst
In his television role, Rose provides analysis and insight for FOX Sports' pregame and postgame shows as part of its presentation of regular-season MLB games on both FOX and FOX Sports 1.

[04/18/15 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week with "Shark Tank"
Plus: The CW's new Friday lineup opens on par with its offerings from a year ago.

[04/18/15 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Dominates Friday with the Top 3 Shows for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/18/15 - 08:43 AM]
"Grimm" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/17/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC's "The Night Shift" Collaborates with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Joining Forces
The First Lady and Dr. Biden will also appear in the show's episode airing on Monday, May 4.

[04/17/15 - 11:47 AM]
CBS Announces 2014-2015 Season Finale Storylines, Featuring Dramatic Conclusions, Big Reveals and a Couple of Weddings
The Eye details its May sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/17/15 - 10:20 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Horizon Television to Develop Family Drama "Harvest"
The project centers on a mild-mannered cemetery caretaker who finds his small town life in jeopardy when his estranged, criminal father tracks him down.

[04/17/15 - 09:04 AM]
The Black Eyed Peas & ESPN Collaborate to Make 2015 NBA Playoffs "Awesome"
The broadcast open stars The Black Eyed Peas members' will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap and features their hit single "Awesome," which they wrote for the NBA Playoffs and to capture the energy and excitement of the action.

[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Spikes 62% to Move Ahead of NBC's "A.D." in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline" Delivers NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Thursday 10 P.M. Hour in 11 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Returns Up and Wins Its Hour Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
LION BABE Covers Legendary Chicago Artist Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up" for ESPN's NFL Draft
"Chicago has such a great music tradition and since the draft is here for the first time, we really wanted to use the song of a legendary artist from this city," said Kevin Wilson.