Here's What To Expect At The 2018 Critics Choice Awards
The 75th annual Golden Globes Awards, kicked off award season with a night full of firsts and women's empowerment.
The evening featured celebrities wearing all black attire in honor of the "Time's Up" movement, and legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey taking home the Cecil B. DeMille award. The ceremony was also female-driven, as more than 90 percent of the presenters where the elite women of Hollywood.
Next up on the list is the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, which is set to be hosted by actress Olivia Munn.
Munn Takes The Stage
The 37 year-old actress will make her debut as hostess on Jan. 11 for the upcoming award show. The announcement was made at the beginning of 2018 from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association that they have decided to pick the Office Christmas Party actress.
"Beyond her skills as an actress, Olivia's work as an activist within the industry gives her a powerful voice, making her the perfect candidate to lead this night honoring the best and brightest in film and television," a representative for the companies stated.
Munn has been known for sassy attitude and "tell-it-like-it-is" demeanor, which will be surely more than entertaining throughout the evening. The actress also spoke out about her experience with sexual harassment when she accused Rush Hour director, Brett Ratner, of sexual misconduct.
Like the Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards is expected to touch upon the recent sex scandals that has plagued the entertainment industry since September 2017.
Will 'Shape of Water' Sink the Competition?
As for the nominations, Guillermo del Toro's latest fantasy-drama, Shape of Water, is leading with fourteen nominations, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress, for which actress Sally Hawkins is up for. The film won Best Picture and Best Director at the Golden Globes and is also expected to sweep the categories for the 2018 Academy Awards.
Close behind Shape of Water are: Greta Gerwig's drama, Lady Bird, Luca Guadagnino's romance-drama, Call Me by Your Name, and Steven Spielberg's political thriller The Post. The films are also nominated for the same categories as its competitor, including Best Actor, Best Song, and Best Picture.
Last but certainly not least, Wonder Woman and Justice League actress Gal Gadot will receive the #SeeHer award.
The Critics' Choice Awards will air on the CW at 8pm EST, Jan. 11.