Everything You Need to Know About the Critics' Choice Awards

by Raphael Chestang 6:51 PM PST, January 15, 2016
Playing Everything You Need to Know About the Critics' Choice Awards

ET's Kevin Frazier and Samantha Harris will be hosting the red carpet pre-show for the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards this weekend, and ET has everything you need to know before tuning in.

What Time Are They On?: The telecast airs live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Lifetime, A&E and LMN.

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Who's Hosting?: Comedian T.J. Miller, who won an award last year for his supporting role on HBO's Silicon Valley, will emcee the evening. The funnyman has been sharing fake ransom notes on Twitter as a part of an ongoing joke that he is determined to follow through with his hosting duties despite "threats."

Who's Presenting?: Those slated to take the stage include Aziz Ansari, Kate Beckinsale, Mary J. Blige, Orlando Bloom, James Corden, Bryan Cranston, Bryce Dallas Howard, America Ferrera, Colin Hanks, Khloe Kardashian, Thomas Middleditch, Randall Park, Fred Savage, John Stamos, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sharon Stone, Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler and more.

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Who's Nominated for the Biggest Awards?: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Johnny Depp (Black Mass), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) are going head to head in the Best Actor category. Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) will face off for Best Actress.