Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer will co-host the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards on The CW and TBS on January 9, 2022 at 7 p.m., according to the Critics Choice Association.
The All American star, who is soon to repeat his job of Harper Stewart in Peacock’s The Best Man: The Final Chapters, will have for the fourth sequential year and will be joined by Wipeout have Byer.
The show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The CCA is repped by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.
Diggs is best known for his role in the ABC medical drama “Private Practice” as Sam Bennett. Other prominent credits include appearing in the film “Brown Sugar” and the original Broadway production of “Rent.” Currently, he stars on The CW drama “All American.”
Byer first broke out with her appearance on MTV’s “Girl Code” and has since become known for hosting the competition series “Nailed It!” and “Wiped Out!,” the podcast “Why Won’t You Date Me?,” and appearing in supporting and recurring roles in comedy series such as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Tuca & Berie.” Most recently, she debuted her Netflix comedy special “Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo).” Up next, she stars on NBC’s “Grand Crew.”
Succession almost lapped the field when the assignments were declared recently. The HBO dramatization grabbed eight noms, with the exceptional cabler’s Mare of Easttown and Paramount +’s Evil next with five each.
HBO edged Netflix for the most noms for the 27th yearly Critics Choice Awards, scoring 20 to the decoration’s 18.
Succession and Evil will compete for the Best Drama Series prize alongside Apple TV+’s For All Mankind, Paramount+’s The Good Fight, FX’s Pose, Netflix’s Squid Game, NBC’s This Is Us and Showtime’s Yellowjackets.
Mare of Easttown is up for Best Limited Series against a decoration substantial field of Dopesick (Hulu), Dr. Death (Peacock), It’s a Sin (HBO Max), Maid (Netflix), Midnight Mass (Netflix), The Underground Railroad (Prime Video) and WandaVision (Disney+).
Tussling for the Best Comedy Series prize will be Hulu’s The Great and Only Murders in the Building, HBO Max’s Hacks and The Other Two, HBO’s Insecure, FX on Hulu’s Reservation Dogs, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso and FX’s What We Do in the Shadows.
“Excited to be again hosting The Critics Choice Awards with Miss Nicole Byer,” said Diggs. “It’s always a fun time and Miss Byer is hilarious. Very much looking forward to it.”
“Ooooh! What a nice treat, I am so excited to be hosting the Critics Choice Awards with Taye!,” added Byer. “Oh, the gowns, the stars, the attention… on me on a stage cohosting! I’m very excited for all of it.”
“This is definitely going to be the best Critics Choice Awards show ever,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin. “Imagine Taye and Nicole up in front of a big, beautiful room full of all the biggest stars in film and television – all dressed to kill, drinking champagne and hoping to win. It’s going to be a blast.”
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