Friday, December 07, 2007

Academy Award-Winning Actress Marisa Tomei To Announce the Critics' Choice Award Nominees

7 Dec 2007 18:49 Africa/Lagos

Academy Award-Winning Actress Marisa Tomei Joins New York Broadcast Film Critics Association Chairman Neil Rosen and VH1 EVP and General Manager Tom Calderone to Announce the Critics' Choice Award Nominees

Nominations to be Telecast Live on VH1 and on the 44 1/2 Jumbotron in Times Square December 11, 2007 at 8:30 AM ET/PT

The First Major Film Awards Show Of The Season Will Air Live From The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium On VH1, Monday, January 7 At 9PM (ET/PT)

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ --

Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei, currently starring in "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead," will announce the nominees for the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards(TM) on Tuesday, December 11 at 8:30 AM ET/PT. She will be joined by Chairman of the New York chapter of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and NY1 film critic Neil Rosen as well as Tom Calderone, VH1 Executive Vice President and General Manager.

The Critics' Choice Awards(TM) nominations in ten film categories will be revealed that morning LIVE from VH1 Headquarters in Times Square, New York. The nominations announcement will be telecast LIVE on VH1 and on the 44 1/2 Jumbotron in Times Square. The announcement will also be available on demand at later that day.

A complete list of nominees in all 18 categories will be revealed at once the nominees are announced. VH1's "Critics' Choice Awards" site, which launches the morning of December 11, will be home to detailed information about the awards and will provide a forum for both the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) critics and users to comment on this year's nominees.

The press conference will be made available via a LIVE satellite feed from 8:30am - 9:00am EST and 5:30am - 6:00am PST at the following coordinates:

Galaxy 11/ 13 Ku-Band Analog
91 Degrees W
Downlink Freq.: 11960 Horizontal
36 MHz

Actor and Comedian D.L. Hughley will host the Broadcast Film Critics Association's (BFCA) "The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" gala live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, January 7 at 9pm (ET/PT). The awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Since its inception in 1995, the "Critics' Choice Awards" has become a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. The BFCA consistently picks nominees and winners that go on to garner more Academy Award nominations and wins than any other movie awards show.

VH1 and the cinematic experts from the BFCA guide viewers on the most important movies and performances of the year in VH1's pre-awards season special "The Critics' Choice: Best Movies of 2007" premiering Saturday, December 15 at 10 PM (ET/PT). Our moderator Sam Rubin, from the "KTLA Morning News," will preside over a four-person panel of BFCA critics that will debate and give an inside look at the nominees for the upcoming Critics' Choice Awards. The panel includes Pete Hammond, a film critic for Maxim Magazine as well as awards columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne Wolf, a widely respected critic and entertainment journalist for Parade Magazine, Carrie Keagan, the naughty critic from NO GOOD TV and the hyper-opinionated entertainment anchor from CW31's "Good Day Sacramento," Mark S. Allen. The critics will debate about the best films and performances of 2007, while giving viewers the inside track on who has the best shot at winning a Critics' Choice Award(TM) -- the most historically reliable predictor of OSCAR(TM) GOLD!

Counting down to the LIVE premiere of the Critics' Choice Awards, VH1 will air the "13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere" pre-show LIVE on Monday, January 7 at 8pm (ET/PT) and will also stream it LIVE on Covering the excitement of the celebrity arrivals on the red carpet will be "KTLA Morning News" entertainment reporter Sam Rubin and The Tonight Show's Ross the Intern.

"The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" is executive produced by Bob Bain for Bob Bain Productions and Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment. Lee Rolontz serves as executive producer for VH1.

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Contacts: Scott Acord Lori Bogin
310-752-8075 212-846-7131

Source: VH1

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