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Critics’ Choice Awards host Seth Rogen took direct aim at the home of the awards network during his moment at the microphone, blasting The CW for its lack of competition in the television race.

In the first hour, Rogen reacted strongly to the show’s unusual format, simultaneously introducing the male and female winners in the main acting categories. For example, Giancarlo Esposito won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work on AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” and Jennifer Coolidge won Best Supporting Actress for HBO’s “White Lotus,” both appearing on stage at the same time. to give speeches one after another

As he stepped up to introduce, Rogen commented on the strange flow.

“It was weird,” he told the industry crowd Sunday night at the Fairmont Century Plaza. “Why are they doing this? Are we poor for time? Give it another hour, it can’t be that expensive,” Rogen said between smiles.

“Do you know how I know that? This show airs at 4pm on The CW. It can’t be an expensive schedule from my understanding of how this all works,” he said, referring to the fact that the live broadcast has to air in the late afternoon on the West Coast to start at 7pm in East Coast markets.

“I’m not saying the CW is bad. What I will say is that it’s the only network that got zero Critics’ Choice nominations,” Rogen said. “You say it’s bad. We’re on your least favorite network. How did that happen?”

Rogen’s free-flowing riff then veered into a departure from the trend of awards telecasts honoring other coedcasts, such as the Emmys, which give awards to the producers of the Academy Awards. Rogen suggested that Critics Choice voters could save themselves and the CW embarrassment in the future.

“Next time nominate yourself. You’ll have one,” Rogen explained as the crowd laughed. “No one will think it’s weird. They will think it’s good.”

From there, Rogen appeared to go even further before moving on to handing out awards.

“If you’ve been a regular CW viewer, this is an amazing image to see on your television right now,” Rogen said. “I might be the first Jew on the CW in history. Absorbs it.”


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