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How to Watch the Critics' Choice Awards Without Cable logo 1/11/2023 Sarah Gottlieb

The Critics Choice Award nominations were announced on Dec. 14, and the film world is abuzz discussing the potential winners. This may be a big year for the Critics Choice Awards in terms of its increasing prestige. It has positioned itself in prime competition for viewership with the Golden Globe Awards (Jan. 10), whose ratings have suffered due to some negative press in the past year.

The Critics Choice Awards returns for its 28th year in 2023. © The Critics Choice Association The Critics Choice Awards returns for its 28th year in 2023.

The Critics Choice Awards offers all the glitter of awards season with red-carpet appearances and interviews, celebrity hosts, and the most exciting films of the year. The great news is that you don’t need a cable subscription to watch the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards. Read on to find out about all the streaming options available to watch the event.

What Channel Are the Critics Choice Awards On and What Time Do They Start?

The Critics Choice Awards are covered by The CW Network. It’s part of several award shows that are scheduled in the lead-up to the closing of Oscar nominations voting on Jan. 17. The show will air live on The CW and be available on multiple streaming services.

The star-studded 2023 event will be hosted in Los Angeles by Chelsea Handler and will feature a lifetime achievement award given to Jeff Bridges. There’s no news of an official pre-show yet, but previous years have featured coverage from venues including Vogue, People, Vanity Fair, and E! If you want to catch the pre-show coverage, get more information about how to watch E! without cable.

  • When are the 2023 Critics Choice Awards: Sunday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET
  • Who is hosting the 2023 Critics Choice Awards: Chelsea Handler
  • Where are the 2023 Critics Choice Awards: Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles
  • What channel is showing the 2023 Critics Choice Awards: The CW Network

The 2023 Critics Choice Awards Nominations

Below are the nominations for the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was the most nominated film of the year, earning a total of 14 nominations. Other frequently honored films in the list include “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Tár,” and “The Fabelmans.”

Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees

How to Watch the 2023 Critics Choice Awards Online Without Cable

The Critics Choice Awards airs on The CW, which unfortunately doesn’t have its own exclusive streaming service. However, other streaming services that offer live TV options are a great way to catch the ceremony with cable.

To stream the 2023 Critics Choice Awards online, you can use Hulu Plus Live TV or YouTube TV. With either service, you’ll need to have The CW as part of your bundle to watch. You can also stream the ceremony through free over-the-air TV with access to The CW.

Hulu + Live TV is an innovative approach to getting the best of both Hulu’s stellar streaming service and live TV channels. The service offers customizable bundles that show you only the channels you want to watch and prices your subscription accordingly. You can check out Hulu Plus Live TV channel bundles to find out how to get The CW included in your service in order to watch the Critics Choice Awards.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is YouTube’s answer to the rise of streaming services and is the perfect option if you’re a big consumer of online video content. In addition to some special benefits when watching YouTube, you can also pick and choose the live TV channels you want to include in your subscription. Find out more about YouTube TV with our review.

Free Over-the-Air TV

You can get a ton of free over-the-air TV channels by installing a digital antenna. The channels you can pick up depend on the strength of your antenna and the distance from your local broadcast towers. Find out more about watching free over-the-air TV with a digital antenna.

Can I Watch the Oscars on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Streaming devices offer the flexibility to enjoy streaming services on a number of different devices including TVs, computers, and mobile devices. Here are the streaming devices on which you can watch the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.

Stream the Critics Choice Awards on these streaming devices. © Stream the Critics Choice Awards on these streaming devices.

More Ways to Stream the 2023 Critics Choice Awards

The 2023 Critics Choice Awards ceremony is only available on The CW, so you’ll want to have cable or streaming subscription that includes the network. Take a look at our guide for a full explanation of how to watch The CW without cable.

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