Taye Diggs, who stars in The CW’s drama series All American, has been tapped to host the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The show is set to air live from 7-10 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on Jan. 13 on The CW from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
“I am truly honored and ridiculously excited to be hosting the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, especially since, as an actor, I recognize what a vital role the critics play in the entertainment industry today,” said Diggs, who also recently starred in the romantic comedy Set It Up and just completed the indie film River Runs Red. “We are all looking forward to a big night celebrating the best of the best in TV and film.”
Added Broadcast Film Critics Association president Joey Berlin: “Taye is a star of both film and television, plus his illustrious stage career makes him especially qualified to lead our show. He promises to infuse the Critics’ Choice Awards with his infectious charm and humor, and enrich what already promises to be a memorable night.”
As previously announced, best supporting actress nominee Claire Foy will accept the #SeeHer Award, while Chuck Lorre will receive the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award.
The Favourite leads the nominations for the awards, with 14, followed by Black Panther with 12. On the TV side, FX’s The Americans and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora lead with five noms apiece.
The awards are handed out by the BFCA and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, with Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment producing the show.