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The CW to air Critics' Choice Awards

  |   Oct. 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The CW Television Network says it will broadcast the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards live in January from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The prize presentation is to take place Jan. 10.

VH1 aired the 2012 edition of the show.

"The BFCA is thrilled that our awards show has an exciting new broadcast partner that reaches the same audience that most frequently goes to the movies and will most enjoy our glamorous Hollywood party," Joey Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, said in a statement Monday. "The CW is breaking out this fall and we expect The Critics' Choice Movie Awards to help continue the network's surge. With our big event falling on the very day that Oscar nominations are announced, we know everyone is going to be watching our star-studded celebration of the biggest and best movies of the year."

"As host of the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, The CW gets the opportunity to throw one of the first major events of the Hollywood awards season with all of the biggest, A-list stars right here on our network," Thom Sherman, executive vice president of development at The CW, said in a statement. "We're working very closely with the BFCA to give this telecast a cool, current party vibe that both celebrates the year's best films and fits perfectly with our young adult brand."

Nominees for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be announced Dec. 11.

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