Olivia Munn has been picked to host the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards, according to the Los Angeles Times Wednesday.
“.@oliviamunn, actor, author, and activist, to host the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday, January 11, 2018! The event will air live on the @TheCW. #criticschoice #oliviamunn,” the official Twitter account for the Critics’ Choice Awards read. (RELATED: Hollywood Mogul Allegedly Masturbated In Front Of Olivia Munn)
.@oliviamunn, actor, author, and activist, to host the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday, January 11, 2018! The event will air live on the @TheCW. #criticschoice #oliviamunn pic.twitter.com/4XE8yCcJeA
— Critics’ Choice (@CriticsChoice) January 3, 2018
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Olivia hosting this year’s ceremony, and know that she will deliver an entertaining and sharp-witted evening to everyone in the room, and the viewers at home,” Joey Berlin, Broadcast Film Critics Association president, shared. “Beyond her skills as an actress, Olivia’s work as an activist within the industry gives her a powerful voice, making her the perfect candidate to lead this night honoring the best and brightest in film and television.”
In November, Munn spoke out as part of the #MeToo movement and accused director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct.
“I’m thankful that we’re in this moment where our voices actually matter,” the “X-Men: Apocalypse” star shared with the Los Angeles Times. “But I don’t feel like there’s actually an awakening of consciousness in Hollywood.”
For the last two years, actor T.J. Miller hosted the popular program. Last month, the 36-year-old “Silicon Valley” star was accused himself of sexual and physical assault by a former girlfriend in college. In response, he and his wife issued a joint statement strongly denying any wrong doing and claimed to be victims themselves.
The “Critics Choice Awards” will air next Thursday on the CW network.