PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE "21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS"
ACTOR AND COMEDIAN T.J. MILLER WILL HOST THE CEREMONY,
BROADCAST LIVE ON A&E, LIFETIME AND LMN
ON JANUARY 17TH AT 8PM ET/5PM PT
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 15, 2016) - The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the star-studded line-up set to present awards at the "21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards". Those slated to take the stage include Anthony Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Shiri Appleby, Kate Beckinsale, Mary J. Blige, Orlando Bloom, Carrie Brownstein, James Corden, Bryan Cranston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adam Devine, America Ferrera, Joanne Froggatt, Colin Hanks, Bradley James, Ken Jeong, Khloe Kardashian, Thomas Middleditch, Randall Park, Josh Peck, Fred Savage, John Stamos, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sharon Stone, Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Tracee Ellis Ross, Constance Wu, Constance Zimmer, and more. The "21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards" will be hosted by actor/comedian T.J. Miller and broadcast live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Sunday, January 17 at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT. The "Critics' Choice Red Carpet Live" show will air on A&E at 7PM ET/4PM PT, just before the ceremony, and is hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Samantha Harris and Kevin Frazier, and Fandango's Dave Karger.
As previously announced, Amy Schumer will receive the "Critics' Choice MVP Award" and J. J. Abrams will present the "Critics' Choice Genius Award" to Industrial Light & Magic.
Voting is now open for the "Most Bingeworthy Show" award. Nominees for the fan-voted honor are Empire, Friends, Game of Thrones, Orange Is The New Black, Outlander, and The Walking Dead. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by publicly posting #[Show Name]CCA or at http://www.aetv.com/shows/the-21st-annual-critics-choice-awards/exclusives/bingeworthy-poll. An awards show first, fans will also be able to vote by posting a tweet using the following emojis (along with the @CriticsChoice handle):
· #TheWalkingDeadCCA OR skull emoji @CriticsChoice
· #GameofThronesCCA OR crown emoji @CriticsChoice
· #FRIENDSCCA OR people holding hands emoji @CriticsChoice
· #EmpireCCA OR lion emoji @CriticsChoice
· #OITNBCCA OR orange emoji @CriticsChoice
· #OutlanderCCA OR crossed swords emoji @CriticsChoice
A&E has created a helpful tutorial so fans can learn how to play an active role in voting for their favorite shows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QYLkUU5_Pc.
The winner will be announced live at the Critics' Choice Awards on January 17.
Follow the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Twitter (@CriticsChoice) and Instagram (@CriticsChoice), and on Facebook (Facebook.com/CriticsChoiceAwards).
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 made up of TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com
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