Hollywood royalty, make way for the queen.
Queen Latifah was named host of November’s Hollywood Film Awards on Friday. The show, live on the east coast from the Hollywood Palladium, is set to air on CBS on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.
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Next month’s broadcast will mark the first time that the show comes to TV. A red carpet show will begin a half-hour before the awards portion, a post-show — hosted by Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King — will run for an hour after the last honoree leaves the stage.
The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu — who also executive produces — is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.
“I’m honored to be a part of such a legendary award show,” Latifah said. “The Hollywood Film Awards have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I’m excited to be the first host to bring them to television!”
“Queen Latifah 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.”