PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS”  CHRIS HEMSWORTH, NICK JONAS, KALEY CUOCO, ALISON BRIE, KUMAIL NANJIANI, JIM PARSONS, DIANE KRUGER AMONG THOSE TO APPEAR  GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018 FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA HOSTED BY OLIVIA MUNN 

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PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS” 

CHRIS HEMSWORTH, NICK JONAS, KALEY CUOCO, ALISON BRIE,

KUMAIL NANJIANI, JIM PARSONS, DIANE KRUGER AMONG THOSE TO APPEAR 

GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018

FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA HOSTED BY OLIVIA MUNN

(Los Angeles, CA – January 9, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the star-studded list of film and television talent slated to present at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The line-up includes Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Anderson, Sean Astin, Rachel Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Alison Brie, Tituss Burgess, Kaley Cuoco, Natalia Dyer, Joseph Fiennes, Jim Gaffigan, David Harbour, Chris Hemsworth, Julianne Hough, Sarah Hyland, Patty Jenkins, Nick Jonas, Joe Keery, Diane Kruger, Justina Machado, Dacre Montgomery, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parsons, Jay Pharoah, Norman Reedus, Sebastian Stan, and many more.  The winners will be revealed live at the Critics’ Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 11, 2018, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on The CW Network at 8PM ET (delayed PT).  As previously announced, actor and activist Olivia Munn will host the ceremony.

“The talent involved in this year’s show is beyond what we could have hoped for.  It is going to be quite an evening, packed with more star power than ever before,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “We are looking forward to celebrating with all of the nominees and making it a night they won’t forget!” 

As previously announced, The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and The CW Network will partner at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards to honor “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer Award, which will be presented by director Patty Jenkins.  The #SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders. Viola Davis received last year’s inaugural #SeeHer Award. 

The Critics’ Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio, and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners, and online audiences. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most- accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.

The “23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and WME.

For a full list of this year’s nominees, visit www.CriticsChoice.com. 

About BFCA/BTJA

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio, and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the BFCA and includes TV, radio, and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About The CW:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a five-night, ten-hour primetime lineup, Monday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network CW Seed launched in 2013 and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

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