Actor Taye Diggs, who was most recently seen on season four of “Empire” as Angelo Dubois, said he’s “truly honored and ridiculously excited” after being named to host the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, airing Sunday, Jan. 13, on the CW.
The gala event will air live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
In the CW’s announcement, Diggs is quoted saying: “I am truly honored and ridiculously excited to be hosting the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, especially since, as an actor, I recognize what a vital role the critics play in the entertainment industry today. We are all looking forward to a big night celebrating the best of the best in TV and film!”
Diggs starred in three seasons of “Murder in the First,” alongside Kathleen Robertson. For his role in the series, Diggs earned a 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.
Click here for more about Diggs and the awards in the full announcement from the CW.