How To Watch 2020 Critics' Choice Awards: Live Stream, Air Time, And More

The Critics' Choice Awards will air on Sunday with a handful of anticipated moments. The awards ceremony, which falls between the Golden Globes and the Oscars, will celebrate the best film and television releases of the last year with a few milestone moments, too.

Nominations for the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards were revealed in early December. Netflix leads the bill this year with a whopping 61 nominations for shows and movies. Some of their biggest names of 2019, like Marriage Story and The Irishman, are up for awards. This follows suit for the Golden Globes, where both were nominated for best picture.

Here's everything you need to know about the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards and how to watch them live.

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A view of the audience and stage during The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. Mike Windle/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards/Getty

When They Air

The 2020 Critics' Choice Awards will air Sunday, January 12 at 7 p.m. ET.

How To Watch

If you aren't attending the awards in person—they take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California—you can stream the awards live. A cable subscription is necessary to tune into the show, which will premiere exclusively on The CW. For the 2019 awards, an online live stream is also available through The CW website.

Hulu Live and YouTube TV also broadcast the awards show on their platforms, which act similarly to cable.

What Is Nominated

The Irishman leads nominations in 2020, according to the Critics' Choice Awards website. It's up for this year's best picture alongside 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Joker, Ford v Ferrari, Uncut Gems and Parasite.

Television shows that are nominated for Best Drama Series are Pose, The Crown, This Is Us, David Makes Man, Game of Thrones, The Good Fight, Succession and Watchman. Best Comedy Series nominations include Mom, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fleabag, One Day At A Time, Barry, Pen15, and Schitt's Creek.

Eddie Murphy's and Kristen Bell's Milestone Moments

Both comedian Eddie Murphy and actor Kristen Bell will be honored at the 2020 awards.

Murphy will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. A press release on the awards show's website explains that "Eddie Murphy is the most commercially successful African American actor in the history of the motion picture business and is one of the industry's top-five box-office performers overall. Murphy is on the very short list of actors who have starred in multiple $100 million pictures over the past three decades, from Beverly Hills Cop to Daddy Day Care."

Murphy's latest success, Dolemite Is My Name, is a Netflix film that won Best Picture: Musical/Comedy at the 2020 Golden Globes.

Bell will be honored with the fourth ever #SEEHER award. The award is given to a woman who "embodies the values set forth by the SeeHer movement, to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and acknowledge the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape," according to the Critics Choice Awards website.

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