Actress Claire Foy and TV producer Chuck Lorre will receive honorary awards at next month’s Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony — Foy for advancing authentic portrayals of women and Lorre for his creative achievements in television, organizers announced Friday.
Foy, who is nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her role in the film “First Man,” will receive the #SeeHer Award, recognizing her work “to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape.”
“Claire has delivered many powerful, compelling performances on TV and film, including `The Crown,’ `The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ and `First Man,”’ said Bob Liodice, CEO of the Association of National Advertisers, which sponsors the award. “Her portrayals of such strong female characters is an inspiration for our movement.”
Lorre, meanwhile, will receive the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award, recognizing a body of work highlighted by “sustained excellence over a period of decades” with programs that deliver laughs and “clever insights into the human condition.”
Lorre is best known as creator or co-creator of shows such as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon,” “The Kominsky Method” and “Two and a Half Men.”
“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,” said Joey Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which presents the Critics’ Choice Awards along with the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
The honors will be presented during the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony, which will be held Jan. 13 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
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