This year’s 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony hosted by T.J. Miller in January was so successful, that the Broadcast Film Critics Association doesn’t even want to wait until next year to have Miller host again. So they are moving the ceremony up to December, making Miller the first host to helm the same awards show twice in one year.
The date change, from mid-January to Sunday, December 11th means the Critics’ Choice Awards will now be the first event of the award show season. The ceremony will air on the A&E network at 8pm. Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP of Programming for A&E said in a statement, “T.J.’s tremendous presence and comedic humor complement our mission to make this show bigger and better year after year. We are honored to have him return as we lead the way into award season celebrating the best of television and film.”
Miller was asked to host the 2016 award ceremony after his unorthodox acceptance speech for a 2015 award caught the attention of the award show’s producers. For our money, T.J. was the best awards show host of the 2016 season, and we’re looking forward to seeing how he’ll up his game in December, particularly now that his own star has risen considerably after the increased success of HBO’s Silicon Valley and his role in this year’s R-rated hit movie, Deadpool.
Last year, Miller’s fresh hosting breathed some much needed life into the award show genre with some great physical comedy, hilarious one liners, sketches and the world’s first ball gown t-shirt cannon. Hopefully writing partner and comedian Nick Vatterott will also be along for the ride.
Watch the cold open from January’s Critics’ Choice Awards below, and click here to watch more of Miller’s performance.