Make way for the queen!
This year will be the first that the awards show is broadcast on live TV. The broadcast will include a half-hour red carpet pre-show and an hour-long post show hosted by Charlie Rose, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King of "CBS This Morning."
Founded in 1997, the Hollywood Film Awards are considered the official launch of the awards season.
"I'm honored to be a part of such a legendary award show," stated Latifah. "The Hollywood Film Awards been a staple in the awards season for years, and I'm excited to be the first host to bring them to television!"
The event's executives are also excited about bringing the awards and Queen Latifah to TV.
"Queen Latifah is a world-class entertainer," said Carlos de Abreu, founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards. "From film and music to television, her humor, quick wit and ability to entertain live audiences make her the perfect choice to host the Hollywood Film Awards."
"Queen Latifa is the real deal. She is a triple threat - she can act, she can sing, she can dance - she is beloved by audiences across multiple genres and she entertains millions of people every day," added Jack Sussman, executive vice president of Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. "We look forward to having her as our host for the inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards."
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