The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards begin at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 13. Awards in 25 film and 17 TV categories will be handed out at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica during a three-hour ceremony hosted by Taye Diggs that airs on the CW. The show will be seen live in the Eastern and Central time zones but on tape delay in the Mountain and Pacific ones. However, the CW is streaming the first hour live nationwide.
On the film front, “The Favourite,” which leads with a whopping 14 nominations, is expected to win just four awards: Best Original Screenplay (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara), Best Film Ensemble, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. (See Gold Derby’s racetrack odds.)
Alfonso Cuaron will outpace this with five individual wins for “Roma.” His personal memoir is favored in Best Picture, Best Director (Cuaron), Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography (Cuaron) and Best Editing (Cuaron and Adam Gough).
Two other films are tipped to take home two awards apiece: “If Beale Street Could Talk (Best Supporting Actress for Regina King and Best Original Score) and “Vice” (Best Actor for Christian Bale and Best Hair and Makeup). Best Actress is predicted to go to Glenn Close (“The Wife”) while Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) is favored for Best Supporting Actor.
“Black Panther” will win 2 of its 12 races: Best Action Movie and Best Visual Effects.
And nine-time nominee “A Star Is Born” will duplicate its Golden Globes showing with a sole victory for Best Song (“Shallow”).
“Mrs. Maisel” is expected to win the same races it did at the Emmys: Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actress for Rachel Brosnahan and Best Comedy Supporting Actress for Alex Borstein. Likewise “Barry” leading man Bill Hader and supporting player Henry Winkler are expected to pick up bookends to their Emmys.
Save for another win by Matthew Rhys of “The Americans,” the Critics’ Choice champs will differ from the Emmys. His show is expected to win Best Drama Series and Best Drama Supporting Actor for Noah Emmerich. Golden Globes champ Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) has the strongest odds to win Best Drama Actress while Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is predicted to prevail in Best Drama Supporting Actress.