Michael Strahan Warms Up for Critics' Choice Awards

by Raphael Chestang 2:00 PM PST, January 15, 2015
Playing Michael Strahan Warms Up for Critics' Choice Awards

The Critics' Choice Awards are tonight and ET is with Michael Strahan as he prepares to host the big show.

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The pro football hall of famer, 43, is now one of the hardest working people on television, juggling three steady jobs as co-host of Fox NFL Sunday, Live with Kelly and Michael and contributor for Good Morning America.

Strahan gets to learn from the best in the business every day, but he doesn't often emcee in front of a live audience. As the show is for the critics, ET asked the 6' 5" former defensive end his plan for dealing with any negative critiques of his hosting performance.

"As a critic, if I had to review myself I would say, 'Write something nice because [I'm] bigger than [you],'" Strahan joked. "And before they criticize I ask for everybody's address, so I know where they all live."

The 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards airs live for the first time tonight at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT on A&E. Presenters will include Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Rosario Dawson, Chris Evans, Vera Farmiga, Josh Gad, Ethan Hawke, Chris Hemsworth, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jared Leto, Leslie Mann, Tyler Perry, Rene Russo, Adam Scott and Sir Patrick Stewart. Special award recipients include Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner and Ron Howard.

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Birdman was given the most nominations this year, being in the running for a potential 13 awards, including Best Picture, Michael Keaton for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy, Edward Norton for Best Supporting Actor, Emma Stone for Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Alejandro G. Inarritu for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Comedy and Best Score.