Actor/comedian T.J. Miller will return to host the Critics Choice Awards, which will be held much earlier in Hollywood’s awards season, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced Thursday.
The 22nd annual Critics Choice Awards will be held Dec. 11 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. That’s roughly one month earlier than previous years, when it was generally held in mid-January.
Joey Berlin, president of the BFCA, said the move will put the event “in the vanguard of the awards season.”
“The role of critics is to assess new films and television shows and advise the public when they are initially released,” Berlin said. “So this new date is actually the most appropriate time for our annual year-end assessment of the finest achievements in both media. Dec. 11 will be the first time all of the year’s major award contenders will be gathered together to celebrate the best of the best.”
The ceremony will be broadcast live on A&E.
Miller appears in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” He appeared in the recent anti-superhero film “Deadpool,” and his credits include films such as “Cloverfield,” “Extract,” “She’s Out of My League,” “Get Him to the Greek” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.”
“T.J.’s tremendous presence and comedic humor complement our mission to make this show bigger and better year after year,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president of programming for A&E. “We are honored to have him return as we lead the way into award season celebrating the best of television and film.”
–City News Service
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