Tonight is the 2019 Critics Choice Awards, which airs from 7 – 10 p.m. ET/4 – 7 p.m. PT/6 – 9 p.m. CT, live from Santa Monica, California. Taye Diggs is hosting the event and it airs on the CW network. For those who would like to watch the show but do not have a cable subscription or any login information, you may be in search of other methods for watching the awards as they air. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the CW on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
The CW (available live in most markets) is one of 75-plus channels included in the main Fubo bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a massive on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including the CW (available live in most markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most shows available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
DirecTV Now offers four different channel packages, all of which include the CW (available live in select markets, which you can find here). You can sign up for a free trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Now includes cloud DVR, although it is in the Beta stage.
At tonight’s awards show, Claire Foy and Chuck Lorre will each be receiving big honors. E! News has reported that Foy will pick up the #SeeHer award for her “authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape.” Chuck Lorre will be given the Critics’ Choice Achievement Award and it will be presented to him by the cast of The Big Bang Theory, which is currently in its final season.
When it comes to Taye Diggs’ big hosting gig for the night, BFCA President Joey Berlin released the following statement, “Taye is a star of both film and television, plus his illustrious stage career makes him especially qualified to lead our show. He promises to infuse the Critics’ Choice Awards with his infectious charm and humor, and enrich what already promises to be a memorable night!”
As for the big nominations at the Critics Choice Awards this year, the movie The Favourite leads with a total of 14. Black Panther is close behind with 12 and First Man has 10. Here is a list of the nominees in some of the bigger categories for the night:
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born
Damien Chazelle – First Man
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay – Vice
Christian Bale – Vice as Dick Cheney
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born as Jackson Maine
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate as Vincent van Gogh
Ryan Gosling – First Man as Neil Armstrong
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed as Reverend Ernst Toller
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book as Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma as Cleodegaria “Cleo” Gutiérrez
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns as Mary Poppins
Glenn Close – The Wife as Joan Castleman
Toni Collette – Hereditary as Annie Graham
Olivia Colman – The Favourite as Queen Anne
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born as Ally Maine
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Lee Israel
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – Green Book as Don Shirley
Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy as Nic Sheff
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman as Flip Zimmerman
Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born as Bobby Maine
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Jack Hock
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther as N’Jadaka / Erik “Killmonger” Stevens
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – Vice as Lynne Cheney
Claire Foy – First Man as Janet Shearon Armstrong
Nicole Kidman – Boy Erased as Nancy Eamons
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk as Sharon Rivers
Emma Stone – The Favourite as Abigail Hill
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite as Sarah Churchill
“All the Stars” – Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies” – Dumplin’
“I’ll Fight” – RBG
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – Mary Poppins Returns
“Shallow” – A Star Is Born
“Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – Mary Poppins Returns