Claire Foy and Chuck Lorre will receive special honors at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards gala in January, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalist Association (BTJA) announced Friday.
Foy, who is nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her role in “First Man,” will receive the #SeeHer award, which recognizes a woman who “embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement.” The mission of #SeeHer is to accurately portray women in the media in the hopes that women can see themselves properly reflected in the media by 2020. Previous recipients include Viola Davis and Gal Gadot.
“It’s wonderful to see Claire Foy receive this award,” Fiona Carter, chief brand officer, AT&T Communications, said. “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.”
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Lorre, creator of TV comedies like “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon” and “The Kominsky Method,” will receive the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award.
“‘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,” BFCA President Joey Berlin said. “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.”
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Foy’s other credits include “The Crown,” as well as “Breathe” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” Lorre’s credits include “Disjointed,” “Mike & Molly” and “Two and a Half Men.”
The Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW on January 13.