What time, date and television channel are the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards? And which films and stars will move a step closer to Oscar victories?

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which are voted on by the Broadcast Film Critics Association,  is one of the most accurate predictors of Academy Award winners. Per Gold Derby, the BFCA has predicted 13 of the last 18 Best Picture Oscar winners, along with 13 of the Best Actor victors and 10 of the Best Actress champions.

So the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards could be a particularly big night for films snubbed by the Golden Globes. Birdman, which lost Best Motion Picture, Comedy to The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the way with 13 nominations.  The Wes Anderson film is right behind with 11, while Boyhood, the Globes’ Best Motion Picture, Drama winner has eight.

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The 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will also help cement some of the Oscars frontrunners in the acting categories. Still Alice’s Julianne Mooree, Whiplash’s JK Simmons, and Boyhood's Patricia Arquette are likely locks after their Golden Globes wins. But the Best Actor contest will be a showdown between Globe victors Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything). David Oyelowo (Selma) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) cannot be counted out, either.

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There will also be some special honors handed out at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Kevin Costner will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Ron Howard will get The Louis XIII Critics’ Choice Genius Award. And Jessica Chastain will win the first-ever MVP Award, which celebrates her lauded work in multiple films during the same year. She is being honored for her roles in Interstellar, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

The whole show will be hosted by NFL Hall of Famer/current ABC host Michael Strahan. “I am excited to host a night honoring some of the most talented people in the industry,” he said before the 2015 ceremony. “The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ show paves the way for the upcoming awards season, and the best part is that the winners are selected by the very people who make a living watching and reviewing films. It doesn't get much more competitive than that.”

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You can watch the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards live on A&E Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. But if you cannot get to a television, you can also check out a live stream of the ceremony on the A&E website. However, you must have an account with a participating television provider to watch the awards online for free.

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