Tony Hale, Jim Parsons & More to Present at CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced the celebrity presenters for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards (CCTA), which will air live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT). Actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer, star, co-creator and executive producer of The Soul Man, host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and host of the upcoming reality series Cedric's Barber Battle on The CW, will host.
Presenters include CCTA nominees Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tony Hale (Veep), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans), as well as Christina Applegate, Fred Armisen (Archer, Portlandia), Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), Demian Bichir (The Bridge), Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Kathy Griffin (comedian), Colin Hanks (Fargo), Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles), Colton Haynes (Arrow), Diane Kruger (The Bridge), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Laura Prepon (Orange Is the New Black), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Isaiah Washington (The 100) and Shane West (Salem).
Jim Parsons will present the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award, established to honor an icon in the television industry, to Ryan Murphy, the Emmy Award-winning creator, writer and director of FX's Emmy-winning American Horror Story; FOX's Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Award-winning Glee; and FX's award-winning Nip/Tuck. Murphy's latest directorial project was the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer's award-winning The Normal Heart, which is nominated for five CCTAs.
Best known for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, now going into its 20th year, the Broadcast Film Critics Association established BTJA and the Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2011 on behalf of television journalists working in electronic media to celebrate outstanding work in television. In addition to honoring the best shows and performers from the previous season in Drama, Comedy, Reality, Movie, Mini Series, Animated and Talk Show categories, the Critics' Choice Television Awards also spotlights the Most Exciting New Series premiering recently or in the coming months, judged from pilots, early episodes and trailers. This year's Most Exciting New Series honorees are Extant (CBS), Gotham (FOX), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), The Leftovers (HBO), Outlanders (Starz), Penny Dreadful (Showtime) and The Strain (FX).
Red-carpet preshow, "Live from the Critics' Choice Television Awards," will begin at 6:00pm ET/6:00pm PT and will air on flagship station KTLA as well as many other CW/Tribune Affiliates across the country.
Event sponsors at the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards gala on June 19 include iPic Entertainment, Pernod Ricard's Elyx and Glenlivet, LINE, Engel & Völkers, Sabra, Sarasota Film Commission, Bradenton Area Film Commission, Flight Source, thalo, Yogurtland and Michele Watches.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. BTJA includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com