Olivia Munn named as host of the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards as organizers praise her 'activism' in the wake of Hollywood sex assault scandal

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Olivia Munn has been named as the host of the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

The actress, 37, will take the helm of the annual ceremony, which takes place on January 11 at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and will be broadcast on The CW.

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The X‑Men: Apocalypse star is set to follow on from last year's host, actor and comedian T.J. Miller, 36, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman when he was in college.

Munn is among producer Brett Ratner's sexual harassment accusers and has been fighting for reforms in the movie industry.

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The screen star's next movie due for release is action thriller Hummingbird, followed by Shane Black's The Predator, in which she will appear opposite Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown.

Joey Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, said in a statement that her work as an actress along with her activism give her a powerful voice, making her the perfect candidate to lead the night.

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He said: '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.

'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.'

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The annual awards ceremony is organized by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association....
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