The Critics’ Choice Awards will be sharing two special honors with Claire Foy and television producer Chuck Lorre at this year’s event. The recognition will be part of the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast live on the CW Network on January 13th.
Foy is also a Critics’ Choice Awards nominee for Best Supporting Actress in “First Man,” she will be accepting the #SeeHer Award this year. The award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement, a person that continues to push boundaries and one that helps to bring authentic portrayals of women to entertainment. Previous award recipients are Viola Davis and Gal Gadot.
“It’s wonderful to see Claire Foy receive this award,” said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer, AT&T Communications. “When we shine a light on stories that ring true for all women, and celebrate the creators bringing them to life, we come a step closer to a world in which women are authentically portrayed in media and popular culture. It’s why AT&T, as one of the largest advertisers in the country, is proud to support the #SeeHer movement.”
“We are very honored to recognize this acclaimed actress with our third annual #SeeHer Award,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “Claire has delivered many powerful, compelling performances on TV and film, including The Crown, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and First Man. Her portrayals of such strong female characters is an inspiration for our movement.”
Lorre is the creator of “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon” and “The Kominsky Method” (all of those series received Critics’ Choice Award nominations this year), and he will be receiving the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award at this year’s event. The Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award recognizes a body of work that stands out for its sustained excellence over a period of decades on programs that have delighted huge audiences.
“’The Big Bang Theory’ has been called the most successful television comedy ever, so it seems like the perfect time to honor Chuck as that show gets ready to ride off into the sunset,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “Thankfully, we still have ‘Mom,’ ‘Young Sheldon,’ and his latest gift to comedy lovers, `The Kominsky Method’ going strong to help us get over the loss. For a quarter of a century, Chuck has been keeping us in stitches with comedies of remarkable hilarity and consistency, delighting viewers and critics alike.”