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Critics’ Choice Awards 2022 Streaming: Whare to Live 27th Critics Choice Awards Online

The Critics Choice Awards 2022 ceremony will finally airing soon. And it’s almost time to watch the Critics Choice Awards 2022 live stream, honoring the past year’s to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Viewers who won’t be in town to attend at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles can tune into the 27th annual event live at home this year.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming ceremony, including the night’s nominees, when it starts, and how to stream the 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards online if you don’t have cable.

When are the Critics Choice Awards 2022?

The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards were initially slated for Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, California. They’ve subsequently been rescheduled for Sunday, March 13, 2022.

What time do the Critics Choice Awards start?

The three-hour broadcast begins Sunday at 7 p.m. Eastern simultaneously on the CW and TBS. It will be delayed on the West Coast, so check your local listings. If you’ve cut the cord, you can also stream it on Hulu with live TV, FuboTV and Sling TV. Check this website to see where you can watch.

Where to watch the 2022 Critics Choice Awards?

TBS and The CW Network are teaming up in 2022 to broadcast a simulcast of the award show. 

How to Watch the Critics’ Choice Awards on TV

Anyone with access to local networks and cable stations, including the CW Network or TBS, should be able to watch the Critics’ Choice Awards for free on their TVs at the same time as the live broadcast on Sunday.

But if you don’t have traditional cable, you might need to purchase an HD antenna, like the one below. With a digital antenna, you can watch everything from local weather updates to local channels and events like the Critics’ Choice Awards on your TV without paying for cable (though we still recommending checking which stations are available in your location with the antenna before purchasing one).

Critics’ Choice Awards nominations 2022

Find the full list of 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards nominees below.

Best Picture



Don’t Look Up


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

Tick, Tick … Boom!

West Side Story


Best Actor

Nicolas Cage, Pig

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Peter Dinklage, Cyrano

Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick … Boom!

Will Smith, King Richard

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth


Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart, Spencer


Best Supporting Actor

Jamie Dornan, Belfast

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Jared Leto, House of Gucci

J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog


Best Supporting Actress

Caitríona Balfe, Belfast

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Ann Dowd, Mass

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Rita Moreno, West Side Story


Best Young Actor/Actress

Jude Hill, Belfast

Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones, CODA

Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon

Saniyya Sidney, King Richard

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story


Best Acting Ensemble


Don’t Look Up

The Harder They Fall

Licorice Pizza

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story


Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Denis Villeneuve, Dune


Best Original Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Zach Baylin, King Richard

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Adam McKay, David Sirota, Don’t Look Up

Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos


Best Adapted Screenplay

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Siân Heder, CODA

Tony Kushner, West Side Story

Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, Dune


Best Cinematography

Bruno Delbonnel, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Greig Fraser, Dune

Janusz Kaminski, West Side Story

Dan Laustsen, Nightmare Alley

Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog

Haris Zambarloukos, Belfast


Best Production Design

Jim Clay, Claire Nia Richards, Belfast

Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau, Nightmare Alley

Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, The French Dispatch

Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, West Side Story

Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos, Dune


Best Film Editing

Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn, West Side Story

Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, Belfast

Andy Jurgensen, Licorice Pizza

Peter Sciberras, The Power of the Dog

Joe Walker, Dune


Best Costume Design

Jenny Beavan, Cruella

Luis Sequeira, Nightmare Alley

Paul Tazewell, West Side Story

Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan, Dune

Janty Yates, House of Gucci


Best Hair and Makeup



The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Nightmare Alley


Best Visual Effects


The Matrix Resurrections

Nightmare Alley

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


Best Comedy

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Don’t Look Up

Free Guy

The French Dispatch

Licorice Pizza


Best Animated Feature




The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon


Best Foreign Language Film

A Hero

Drive My Car


The Hand of God

The Worst Person in the World


Best Song

“Be Alive,” King Richard

“Dos Oruguitas,” Encanto

“Guns Go Bang,” The Harder They Fall

“Just Look Up,” Don’t Look Up

“No Time to Die,” No Time to Die


Best Score

Nicholas Britell, Don’t Look Up

Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog

Jonny Greenwood, Spencer

Nathan Johnson, Nightmare Alley

Hans Zimmer, Dune


Who is the host of the show this year?

Taye Diggs, who has hosted the show for the past three years, has been tapped to host it again in 2022—but this time, he’ll be joined by Nicole Byer, who is best known for her position as host and judge of Netflix competition series Nailed It!.

Is there a red carpet?

Yes. Your best bet for catching all the looks is social media, but many CW stations will be broadcasting a red-carpet show before the ceremony. Check your local listings.

Who votes on the awards?

Critics of course; also entertainment journalists. They’re all members of the Critics Choice Association, which has a little more than 500 members.

Who will be presenting?

Of course, there’ll be the usual slate of film and television notables — Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mayim Bialik, to name just a few — but look for some big stars from the sports world this year, too. Serena Williams, whose story is featured in the biopic “King Richard,” and Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams coach whose team won the Super Bowl last month, will also hand out awards.


Who will receive special awards?

The Critics Choice Association gives out the #SeeHer Award each year, which honors a woman who pushes “boundaries on changing stereotypes” and furthers “authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape.” This year’s honoree is Halle Berry, who 20 years ago became the first — and only — Black woman to win an Academy Award for best actress. The comedian Billy Crystal will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

What should I watch for?

With the Oscars just around the corner, on March 27, films will be looking to bolster their cases for best picture — or make them. “Belfast,” whose cast hasn’t taken home many prizes during awards season so far, could mount a best picture comeback if it wins big at the Critics Choice Awards. The best actress category is once again a tossup — as it has been at every awards show this year — with the potential for Jessica Chastain to build momentum after her big win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

On the television side, the hit Netflix series “Squid Game” is up for both best foreign language series and best drama series, though it’ll have stiff competition in the latter category from “Succession,” which leads all shows with eight nominations.

Who do we think will win?

Ariana DeBose, who played Anita in the Steven Spielberg remake of “West Side Story,” is essentially a sure thing for best supporting actress. In the supporting actor category, it’s a two-man race between Kotsur and Kodi Smit-McPhee of “The Power of the Dog.” And best picture? It’s probably between “Belfast” and “The Power of the Dog.”

Why are the Critics Choice Awards happening the same night as the BAFTAs?

Well, the BAFTAs got here first. But after the pandemic forced the Critics Choice Association to scrap the January date, Joey Berlin, the organization’s chief executive, said at the time that there was only one Sunday between the Super Bowl and the Oscars that the show could move to and still honor contractual obligations with networks, sponsors and venues.