Los Angeles, CA – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that Kristen Bell, Jessica Chastain, Jonah Hill, Kellan Lutz, Jared Padalecki, Julia Roberts, Ian Somerhalder, and others will present awards at this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be hosted by Aisha Tyler The star-studded awards gala will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Red Carpet Pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets immediately before the awards ceremony.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association also announced yesterday they will be honoring Forest Whitaker with the Joel Siegel Award, bestowed to one who uses their celebrity as a platform to do good work for others.
The award will be presented to Whitaker by his castmate from Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and fellow philanthropist,Oprah Winfrey. The BFCA will also be honoring Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater for their collaborative work on the “Before” movie series. Matthew McConaughey will be presenting them with the LOUIS XIII Genius Award, which recognizes “an unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.”
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today's film going public. Eligible films were released in 2013. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.
Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards have been the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Among the nominees expected to attend Thursday’s gala are Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Bruce Dern, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Tom Hanks, Spike Jonze, Jared Leto, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Julia Roberts, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Hans Zimmer.
The 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.