Awards season officially kicks into high gear this week with three big events. The National Board of Review handed out motion picture honors in New York City on Tuesday (January 11) and the Golden Globe Awards are set to air on Sunday. But next up are the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, which air live on on VH1 Friday.
The award shows are always star-studded affairs, and the 2011 CCMAs will be no different. The show's organizers have announced their presenters, and the A-list lineup includes Hank Azaria, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel and the Kardashians (Khloé, Kim and Kourtney). Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Julianne Moore, Joan Rivers, Paul Scheer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Silverman, Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara have also been tapped as presenters.
Blunt and late-night host Kimmel are set to present Matt Damon with the Joel Siegel Award, and for your musical entertainment, Maroon 5 will be on hand as the official house band performing live as part of the pre-show and during the ceremony.
"Black Swan" leads the nominees at the 16th annual CCMAs with 12 nods, followed by "True Grit" and "The King's Speech," tied for second with 11 nominations.
In anticipation of the event, MTV and VH1 teamed up with the "Jackass" cast to spoof the four films nominated for Best Picture, including "The Social Network." Watch out for their antics leading up to Friday's show!
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards air on Friday, January 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
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