James Corden will host the 2015 Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards, the organization announced Tuesday.
As part of the festivities, Corden will open the untelevised event with a special monologue before launching into the evening where presenters and recipients are announced by the critics.
Corden took over as host of the hit CBS’ “The Late Late Show” on March 23, 2015. During the short time since Corden took the helm,the show has generated a number of viral videos, 23 of which boast more than 1 million views). It was also nominated for a Critics Choice Award.
In addition to his accolades in film and television, Corden has enjoyed an award-winning stage career, taking home the Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 2012 for his performance as Francis Henshall in the farce “One Man, Two Guvnors.”
Since then, he has continued to build his profile with roles in films and television series such as “Little Britain,” “Doctor Who,” and “Into the Woods.”
Corden joins a roster of A-listers who have previously hosted the TCA Awards, including: Terry Crews; Bryan Cranston; Ellen DeGeneres; Conan O’Brien; Drew Carey; Craig Ferguson; Wanda Sykes; the Smothers Brothers; Nick Offerman; Dax Shepard; Key & Peele; and Bob Newhart, among others.
The nominees this year include a number of past winners such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jon Hamm, and shows like “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Daily Show.”
However, there are also a number of first-time nominees this year, including “Better Call Saul” and its star, Bob Odenkirk, as well as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Transparent,” “The Flash,” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”
The 31st Annual Television Critics Association Awards will be presented on August 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.