Actor Jeff Bridges will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards, airing live on The CW from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
“We are thrilled to be honoring the one and only Jeff Bridges with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Critics Choice Awards,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “From his debut with his dad on Sea Hunt, to his iconic performance as “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski, to his Oscar-winning performance in Crazy Heart, right through his amazing work in The Old Man, his decades-spanning career is unmatched. We look forward to celebrating his incredible career before an audience of millions of fans on January 15th.”
Jeff Bridges is a seven-time Academy Award nominee, as well as a singer and producer. His 2009 performance in Crazy Heart garnered his first Oscar for Best Actor. The performance also earned him the Critics Choice Award, SAG Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor.
He has starred in numerous box office hits, including the Coen Brothers’ cult comedy The Big Lebowski, Gary Ross’ Seabiscuit, Terry Gilliam’s offbeat comedic drama The Fisher King (co-starring Robin Williams), the multi-award nominated The Fabulous Baker Boys (co-starring his brother Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer), Jagged Edge (opposite Glenn Close), Francis Ford Coppola’s Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Blown Away (co-starring his late father Lloyd Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones), Peter Weir’s Fearless (with Isabella Rossellini and Rosie Perez) and Martin Bell’s American Heart (produced by Bridges’ company, AsIs Productions). That film earned Bridges an Independent Spirit Award in 1993 for Best Male Lead. In the summer of 2004 he appeared opposite Kim Basinger in the critically acclaimed The Door in the Floor for director Tod Williams and Focus Features, which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead.
In December 2010 his reunion with the Coen Brothers in the critically acclaimed western True Grit landed him another Critics Choice Award nomination and his sixth Oscar nomination. In 2017 he received his third Critics Choice Award nomination and seventh Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor as a retiring Texas Ranger in Hell or High Water. The critically acclaimed film, written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie, premiered Un Certain Regard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. He also received a SAG nomination for his performance. In 2018, Bridges was seen and heard in the documentary Living in the Future’s Past, directed by Susan Kucera and co-produced by Bridges.