Critics’ Choice Awards to Honor Claire Foy and Chuck Lorre with Special Awards

First Man star Claire Foy

Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong in ‘First Man’ (Photo Credit: Universal Pictures)

The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will recognize Claire Foy and prolific producer Chuck Lorre with special awards. Foy has been selected to receive the #SeeHer Award, joining previous honorees Viola Davis and Gal Gadot. Award-winning producer Lorre will be recognized with the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award.

According to the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and Broadcast Film Critics Association*, the #SeeHer award was created to recognize “a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape. #SeeHer is spearheaded by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers), the largest marketing and advertising association in the United States. The mission of #SeeHer is to accurately portray all women and girls in media so that by 2020, the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, they see themselves reflected as they truly are.”

“We are very honored to recognize this acclaimed actress with our third annual #SeeHer Award,” stated ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “Claire has delivered many powerful, compelling performances on TV and film, including The Crown, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and First Man. Her portrayals of such strong female characters is an inspiration for our movement.”

“It’s wonderful to see Claire Foy receive this award,” said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer, AT&T Communications. “When we shine a light on stories that ring true for all women, and celebrate the creators bringing them to life, we come a step closer to a world in which women are authentically portrayed in media and popular culture. It’s why AT&T, as one of the largest advertisers in the country, is proud to support the #SeeHer movement.”

Foy is also nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in First Man.

Chuck Lorre’s the creative force behind such popular shows as The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Young Sheldon, and The Kominsky Method. He was chosen to receive the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award in recognition of his decades-long work in television. The award “recognizes a body of work that stands out for its sustained excellence over a period of decades on programs that have delighted huge audiences with tremendous laughter and clever insights into the human condition.”

The Big Bang Theory has been called the most successful television comedy ever, so it seems like the perfect time to honor Chuck as that show gets ready to ride off into the sunset,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “Thankfully, we still have Mom, Young Sheldon, and his latest gift to comedy lovers, The Kominsky Method going strong to help us get over the loss. For a quarter of a century Chuck has been keeping us in stitches with comedies of remarkable hilarity and consistency, delighting viewers and critics alike.”

The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The awards show will air live on The CW Network beginning at 7pm ET (tape-delayed on the West Coast).

(*Disclosure: I’m a member of the BFCA and BTJA.)


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