The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association have announced Taye Diggs as the host for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Diggs will handle the hosting duties during the much-anticipated 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards set to air on The CW on Sunday, January 13th. The awards show will air live on the East Coast beginning at 7pm (tape delayed on the West Coast).
The 2019 awards gala will take place at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA.
“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,” stated Diggs. “We are all looking forward to a big night celebrating the best of the best in TV and film!”
“We are thrilled to have Taye hosting this year’s ceremony,” said BFCA 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!”
Taye Diggs is currently starring in All American, a new dramatic series airing on The CW on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT.
Diggs’ credits include Set It Up with Zoey Deutch and Lucy Liu, and a guest starring turn as Angelo Dubois in Empire. He recently completed work on River Runs Red with John Cusack and George Lopez. He’s also starred in Murder in the First, The Best Man Holiday, Rent, Chicago, The Way of the Gun, and Brown Sugar.
In addition to keeping busy in front of the camera, Diggs has written three children’s books. The book series is made up of Chocolate Me, Mixed Me!, and I Love You More Than.
The Critics’ Choice Awards are one of the most accurate predictors of the Academy Awards nominations. Topping the list of nominees on the movie side of the CCAs were The Favourite with 14 nominations, Black Panther with 12 nominations, and First Man with 10 nominations.
Special awards will be presented to Best Supporting Actress nominee Claire Foy (First Man) and prolific television series creator Chuck Lorre. Foy will receive the #SeeHer Award and Chuck Lorre will accept the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award.