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KEVIN BACON, ANGELA BASSETT, PHOEBE DYNEVOR, MORGAN FREEMAN, GAL GADOT, JUSTIN HARTLEY, CHRIS HEMSWORTH, JAVICIA LESLIE, CHRISSY METZ, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, YARA SHAHIDI, AND MORE TO PRESENT AT THE 26th ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS

Zendaya To Receive SeeHer Award 

Taye Diggs Will Host the Ceremony 

Airing on The CW on Sunday, March 7 

 (Burbank, CA – March 2, 2021) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today the star-studded line-up of talent that will present during the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards.  Kevin Bacon, Angela Bassett, Mayim Bialik, Orlando Bloom, Phoebe Dynevor, Morgan Freeman, Gal Gadot, Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Chelsea Handler, Justin Hartley, Chris Hemsworth, Tyler Hoechlin, Jameela Jamil, Leslie Jordan, Javicia Leslie, Eva Longoria, Chrissy Metz, Mads Mikkelsen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jared Padalecki, Ashley Park, Kyra Sedgwick, Yara Shahidi, Elizabeth Tulloch, Courtney B. Vance, and Catherine Zeta-Jones will appear throughout the broadcast to honor the best and brightest from this year’s films and series.  The winners will be revealed LIVE on The CW on Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 7-10 pm ET/PT, with acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs returning to host for his third consecutive time.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards show will be an in-person/virtual hybrid, with Diggs and some of the evening’s presenters live on stage in Los Angeles, and nominees appearing live remotely from various locations around the world.  As previously announced, award-winning actress and activist, and current Critics Choice Award nominee, Zendaya, will receive the fifth annual SeeHer Award, presented by her “Malcolm & Marie” co-star John David Washington.

Critics Choice Awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, they are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.  For the full list of nominees, visit https://www.criticschoice.com/.

The 26th annual Critics Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The CCA is represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig. The show will continue it’s combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement.

Follow the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards. Join the conversation using #CriticsChoiceAwards.

Digital assets and artwork can be found HERE.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA)

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 400 television, radio, and online critics and entertainment reporters. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the blurring of the distinctions between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit www.CriticsChoice.com. 

About The CW

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. and CBS, launched in 2006. The CW is a multiplatform network that broadcasts a six-night 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday, and streams its ad-supported content, free, without login or authentication on CWTV.com and The CW app which is available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013 and offers beloved limited-run series, as well as past seasons of recent fan-favorite television shows. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.  

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.