Quentin Tarantino will receive the inaugural Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award at the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, which VH1 will air live from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.
According to a press release, the award “was created to honor a single filmmaker who has not only inspired moviegoers with his cinematic storytelling, but has heightened the impact of film through the brilliant use of source and soundtrack music.”
Maroon 5 , who will serve as the night’s house band, also will perform a musical tribute to the filmmaker as scenes from his iconic films play. “Throughout his career, [Tarantino] has truly harnessed the power of a single song and created unforgettable, heart-breaking, exhilarating and always dynamic moments that remain in the minds of his audience,” the release continues. Tarantino’s classic flicks include “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2″ and “Inglourious Basterds.”
As part of a campaign to promote this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the guys from “Jackass” filmed parodies of “The Social Network” and some of the event’s other Best Picture nominees. “We’re spoofing four movies. We’ve never done anything like this before,” Johnny Knoxville explained. “So God knows how they’re going to turn out. I play Mark Zuckerberg; Wee-Man and Preston play the Winklevoss twins.”
The other movies in the Best Picture category are “127 Hours,” “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Town,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit” and “Winter’s Bone.”
Tune in to the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Friday, January 14, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.