Claire Foy and Chuck Lorre to Be Honored at Critics' Choice Awards
The show will air live on The CW on Jan. 13.
Claire Foy and producer Chuck Lorre will receive special honors at the upcoming 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
The Crown star will accept the #SeeHer Award, which recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement, launched by the Association of National Advertisers with the goal of accurately portraying all women and girls in media by 2020. Previous recipients of the award include Viola Davis and Gal Gadot.
Foy also received a Critics' Choice Awards nomination for best supporting actress for her role in the film First Man.
“We are very honored to recognize this acclaimed actress with our third annual #SeeHer Award,” ANA CEO Bob Liodice said Friday in a statement. “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, co-creator of sitcoms such as The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, will receive the Critics' Choice Creative Achievement Award. He is being recognized for a body of work that stands out for its sustained excellence over a period of decades.
“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 in a statement. “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."
The awards ceremony will be held Jan. 13 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and will be broadcast live from 7-10 p.m. ET on The CW.