As the anticipation builds for this year’s Oscar nominations, cinephiles can catch a glimpse of the critics’ favorites at the 29th Critics Choice Awards. Streaming on Lionsgate Play in India on January 15 at 5:30 am, the ceremony promises to be a star-studded affair, honoring outstanding achievements in both film and television.
Where to watch
Mark your calendars for January 15, as the Critics Choice Awards will be available for live streaming on Lionsgate Play.This platform offers Indian audiences the opportunity to witness the second major awards ceremony of the year after the Golden Globes.
Host and venue
Set against the backdrop of the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, the 29th Critics Choice Awards will be hosted by the talented stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler. She returns for her second consecutive year.

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The lineup
The Critics Choice Awards promises a star-studded affair with influential personalities from the industry. An impressive lineup of presenters who will set to grace the stage include stars like Angela Bassett, John Krasinski, Carla Gugino, Awkwafina, Brendan Fraser, Daniel Levy, Kaley Cuoco, Gael García Bernal, Oprah Winfrey, and many more.
Special honors
The ceremony will also feature special honors for two Hollywood luminaries. Director James Mangold, known for ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ will present the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award to the legendary Harrison Ford. Additionally, Margot Robbie, star of ‘Barbie,’ will present her co-star America Ferrera with the SeeHer Award. Both Ford and Ferrera are also contenders for individual awards at this year’s ceremony.

Top nominees
Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster ‘Barbie’ leads the pack with a record-breaking 18 nominations, followed closely by ‘Oppenheimer’ with 13 nods. The fierce competition between these two films, which clashed at the box office last summer, adds an exciting element to the awards ceremony. Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is not far behind with 12 nominations.
Further, in the television categories, ‘The Morning Show’ takes the lead with six nominations, closely followed by ‘Succession’ with five. Other series, including ‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘Beef,’ ‘The Bear,’ ‘Loki,’ ‘Lessons In Chemistry,’ ‘A Small Light,’ and ‘Reservation Dogs,’ are tied with four nominations each.

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